Italian crane manufacturer Jekko has introduced to the market a lithium-battery powered version of its SPX1280 spider crane.
- Cranes Today Magazine
- June 21 @ 5:40 am
The Liebherr Group is to sell its tower crane rental business in Ile-de-France, a region in north-central France surrounding Paris, and Northern France to Hexagone Services. The handover is to take place on September 1.
A Liebherr LR 1300.1 SX crawler crane from Structural Unlimited’s fleet was used for the construction of the new Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) Mental Healthcare facility parking garage in Norfolk, Virginia.
In the year of its 75th anniversary, Dutch crane service provider Hovago has ordered nine cranes from Tadano: three AC 5.220-1 and two AC 5.250-1 all terrain cranes, two GTC-1800EX telescopic crawler cranes and two CC 38.650-1 lattice boom crawler cranes.
The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) announced its leadership slate for 2021-2022. The newly-elected officers will serve one-year terms that expire at the conclusion of the Association’s 2022 Annual Conference, to be held April 25-29, 2022 in Washington.
The tower cranes used for the construction of the building that will house the two nuclear reactors of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK are equipped with DCS 61-S, the latest generation anti-collision and zoning system from AMCS technologies.
Tadano Group has announced a number of strategic initiatives that will transform the company’s global presence. This transformation is part of Tadano’s long-term strategy to become the top lifting equipment manufacturer worldwide.
Three Liebherr eight-axle mobile cranes from Eisele AG Crane & Engineering and Riga Mainz’s fleets were used for the refurbishment of two historic railway bridges at a crossing used by Deutsche Bundesbahn in Darmstadt, Germany.
Indonesian construction equipment rental company PT Superkrane Mitra Utama (Superkrane) used the country’s first Grove GMK6300L-1 for the construction of a flyover bridge across an existing rail line in Jakarta City.
Manitowoc has expanded its Potain flat top range for the Asian market, with the introduction of the 8t MCT 185. Like the rest of the models of the range, this model will be manufactured at Manitowoc’s facility in Zhangjiagang, China.
German crane and heavy haulage specialist Autokrane Schares provided a Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 for the removal of a 104t tower crane concrete foundation, which remained under the floor slab of a department store in Herne for over 30 years.
A few weeks ago, an AMCS technologies DCS 61-S anti-collision system was commissioned between a Demag AC55-3 mobile crane and one of the four Wolff 7534.16 tower cranes on the construction site of the operations center for lines 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express in Aulnay-sous-Bois.
Ainscough Crane Hire assisted in the removal and replacement of two rail bridges along the Middlewich branch railway line, in works carried out for construction and engineering company J Murphy & Sons on behalf of Network Rail.
Terex Cranes has appointed Andreas Ernst as its new general manager for the Americas.Ernst will be based at Terex’s office in Wilmington, North Carolina and will be responsible for the rough terrain, tower crane and pick and carry business across the region, including sales, service and business development.
Austrian special transport and lifting specialist Felbermayr along with its subsidiary companies Bau-Trans and Haeger & Schmidt combined efforts to transport 100 components via road and water to a new refinery in Tiszaújváros, Budapest.
UK special transport company Collett & Sons was called on to collect a 68t electrical transformer from the manufacturing facility in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and deliver it via the Port of Vlaardingen to a substation in Tilbury, Essex.
UAE-headquartered Al Faris transported a tugboat and pontoons over a distance of 140km from a port to the Hatta Dam high in the Hajar Mountains of Dubai, where a 250MW pumped storage hydropower plant is being built.
Mammoet has enhanced its SK crane line with the addition of the SK6,000, which has a maximum capacity of 6,000t and an outreach with jib up to 200m. The heavy lift specialist says the crane will allow for the construction of bigger FSPO and FLNG modules onshore.
Saudi Arabia-headquartered crane and heavy equipment rental company Fahad S Al Tamimi & Partners Co (Tamimi Rentals) is adding 50 new Grove GRT8100 rough terrain cranes to the its rental fleet to support expansion in the oil and gas sector.
Crane contractor Movitram Grúas delivered an LTM 1220-5.2 to the mountainous and forested coffee region in Columbia to install a bridge, with the 220t Liebherr all terrain crane travelling 8km on the Rio Cauca on a barge.
Crane and heavy haulage contractor MaxiKraft used its new 800t Liebherr LR 1800-1.0 crawler crane to install a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Berlin-Spandau Ship Canal, connecting the previously divided neighbourhoods of Moabit and Mitte.
US contractor Link Construction, based in Shakopee, Minnesota, cut the construction time of two new homes by three weeks by using one Potain Igo MA 21 self-erecting crane which could reach the entire jobsite.
Full-service rigging and transport company ProLift Rigging has acquired the US operations of Entrec Cranes and Heavy Haul, which serves the oil and gas industry from its headquarters in Dickinson, North Dakota and other locations in Colorado and Texas.
Four Raimondi MRT294 topless tower cranes have been deployed on a project building a suspension bridge over the Danube, linking the two Romanian cities of Brăila and Jijila. The bridge will be the third biggest in Europe once completed.
Enerpac has announced new accessories for its JS-Series jack-up multi-point lifting system, including a new adjustable top barrel, bracing kits, and Base Frame Trolley System. The manufacturer says these accessories enhance the capabilities of the system.
Tower crane specialist NFT is using five Potain tower cranes cranes, two MCT 565 and three MCT 385, to construct public housing in Hong Kong. All the cranes belong to the range of Potain topless cranes built in Zhangjiagang, China.
Davis Erecting of South Carolina, USA, is using its 300USt (272t) Link-Belt 348 Series 2 lattice crawler crane for the construction of a four-storey, 250,000sqft (23,225sqm) parking garage in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Crane companies Aertssen Kranen and Michielsens have been jointly contracted by Total Antwerp for lifting work during turnarounds and maintenance works on a five-year contract. The joint venture will be operated by a new company called AMI.
Mammoet has transported Kenmare Resources PLC’s mining plant from its previous location at Namalope, Mozambique to Pilivili—a new high-grade ore zone at the Moma Mine— in one piece. The transport consisted of a wet concentrator plant (known as WCP B) and its dredge.
Abu Dhabi, UAE-based tower crane specialist NFT finalised a deal with a UK company in December 2019 to track its fleet of tower cranes using Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) solution. From July to September 2020, 200 tower cranes have been successfully tagged.
Queensland, Australia-based Xtreme Engineering has taken delivery of the Tadano ATF-120-5.1. This is the first crane of this model to be delivered in Australia and the first brand new crane put into operation by Xtreme Engineering.
A Liebherr 630EC-H 40 Litronic crane hammerhead crane was used for a modernisation project at the Port of San Martin in Peru. The project includes the construction of a warehouse, a desalination plant and a liquid waste plant.
Tidd Ross Todd Limited (TRT) has expanded the Kobelco sales and customer service network in Australia with the appointment of Baden Davis Crane Connection (Crane Connection) as sub-distributor for New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory.
Deggendorf, Germany-based Kran Saller, used two Liebherr all terrain cranes to carry out a tandem lift of a 60t component of a pedestrian bridge over a railway track. The cranes were position very close to each other for the overnight job in Munich and were within 20cm of touching during the lift.
Hanover-based Nolte Autokrane installed a 70m cantilever connection bridge made up of four components and a number of connecting elements which had to be assembled in the air between two buildings of the newly erected headquarters of Continental AG (Conti).
Bennetts Cranes has begun the process of erecting a Raimondi LR 213 luffer at a site in Fulham, UK, that will reach a freestanding height of 105m. The tower crane rental company claims that when that height is reached, it will be the tallest freestanding luffer in operation in the country.
Tom Klijn, the director of the European mobile crane and special transport association ESTA, has written to Wind Harmony to call for greater emphasis on lifting and transportation safety during the construction of onshore wind farms.
Developed to meet the requirements of the dam project Spitallamm in Switzerland, Wolffkran’s new TV 60 tower section measures 6m x 6m. Installation of the new XXL tower in combination with two Wolff 1250 B luffers at the Grimsel Pass is estimated to take place in late summer.
Lifting, weighing and below-the-hook equipment manufacturer Airpes has shipped the first in a series of 75t adjustable spreader beams to a wind turbine manufacturer. Airpes says the beam can also be used beneath the hooks of mobile cranes in the field.
UK company Ainscough Crane Hire has appointed a new chairman, CEO and CFO.Andrew Taylor takes the role of chairman at the company. He previously held C-Suite positions at Algeco Group, Northrop Grumman (Europe), and the Ministry of Defence.
Unic Cranes Europe, the European master dealer for Unic mini spider cranes, has delivered 12 units of the URW-1006+ model to the Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO, or in Danish Forsvarsministeriets Materiel- ogIndkøbsstyrelse, FMI).
Enerpac has introduced new accessories to boost the capabilities of its gantry range, including increased side shift options, skid track end stops, header beam sling guides and a power distribution unit for simpler power connectivity.
Canadian crane and heavy haul contractor Myshak Crane and Rigging took delivery of their first Liebherr LG1750 SX mobile crane in December 2019 and their second upcoming this month. They are the first two LG 1750 with the powerful SX boom system in North America.