I'm not impressed easily these days but when you see something like this it's really amazing what we can accomplish.
First a little background on what's going on in the video using a series of massive shackles, spreader bars and crane ropes this behemoth of a crane moves a whole module of a nuclear power plant weighing in at 1,000 tons.
Georgia Power announced today the completion of another major milestone in the construction of Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 near Waynesboro, Ga. On Saturday, the project team successfully placed the CA20 module into the Unit 4 nuclear island. Weighing nearly two million pounds, or 1,000 tons, and towering more than five stories tall, the module is the heaviest lift at the project so far this year. With a footprint of approximately 67 feet long by 47 feet wide, the critical module will house various plant components, including the used fuel storage area. It was lifted into place using a 560-foot tall heavy lift derrick, one of the largest cranes in the world.