Whiting – A Polar Crane Pioneer
Reactor servicing cranes, or polar cranes, operate on a circular runway located near the spring line of the containment/reactor building. These cranes are primarily used to removal and replacement of the reactor head, as well as during the refueling process.
We have been designing cranes for nuclear facilities for over four decades and pioneered the use of the polar crane and single failure proof crane concepts.
Whiting is certified ISO 9001:2008, 10 CFR 50 Appendix B and ASME NQA-1.
Our current design utilizes the best elements of the original designs, while using modern materials and processes – making them lighter and easier to use.