Whiting Overhead Cranes for Nuclear Facilities



Whiting has been designing cranes for nuclear facilities for over four decades, pioneering the polar crane and single failure proof crane concepts.  Our experience plays a key role in the design of overhead cranes for the nuclear power industry. Three out of every four nuclear power plants in the United States use at least one Whiting crane in their facilities - a testament to our knowledge and capabilities within the nuclear power industry. 

In addition to actively participating in several overhead crane industry committees, Whiting is also a member of the Nuclear Industry Assessment Committee (NIAC), as well as the Nuclear Overhead and Gantry Crane Sub-Committee of ASME (NOG) and is audited by the Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee (NUPIC).  

Whiting is ISO 9001:2008 certified and also performs contracts with 10 CFR Appendix B and ASME NQA-1 quality standards.

Our current design utilizes the best elements of our original designs, while using modern materials and processes - making them lighter and easier to use.


Our new equipment line to meet any Generation III+ requirement includes:

Single Failure Proof Wire Rope Cranes

  • Reactor Building / Polar Cranes
  • Spent Fuel Handling

Double Girder Cranes

  • Turbine Building
  • Radioactive Waste Handling

Also see:

Engineering Services

Nuclear Services Division

Parts for Nuclear Facilities

Reactor Room Cranes

Spent Fuel / Cask Handling Cranes

Turbine Room Cranes

Rad Waste Cranes



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