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Liebherr used two mobile harbour cranes and two lattice boom mobile cranes to lift its new RL-K 7500 subsea crane ahead of shipment to Asia.Read more
Terex has introduced its 130t Explorer 5500 all terrain crane, designed to be the company’s most compact crane in its capacity class.
Liebherr subsea crane lifted by four mobile cranes
Liebherr used two mobile harbour cranes and two lattice boom mobile cranes to lift its new RL-K 7500 subsea crane ahead of shipment to Asia.
NBT16 provides Epcor with electric speed
Epcor, a Canadian electrical project specialist, is using a 16t National Crane NBT16 boom truck to complete jobs within demanding time constraints.
Rope manufacturer Samson expands Washington facility
Samson, which manufactures the synthetic hoist rope used by Manitowoc on its Grove RT770E crane, has completed the expansion of its facility at Ferndale, Washington.
NCSG acquires Montana’s H&H Crane Service
The US subsidiary of Canadian company NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation has purchased the assets of Montana-based H&H Crane Service.
The oldest remaining hammerhead crane in the UK has been identified as one of the ten mostendangered buildings in the country.
Tower of power
Soaring demand for electricity around the world, particularly in emerging markets, is prompting a boom in power plant construction. As prefabricated concrete sections and other components get bigger, to allow for faster construction, so does the need for high capacity tower cranes. Steve Powney reports
Quake recovery leads the way
New Zealand’s construction sector is one of its largest and most economically important, employing over 7% of the workforce and growing. It generates around NZ$30bn (US$23.4bn) of gross revenues annually, Chris Webb reports.
Batting below average?
Australia’s construction sector has failed to hit forecasts as commodity prices have fallen. Chris Webb looks at analysts’ outlook for the sector, and visited CICA to report on the cranes on show.
Looking back, seeing how far we've come
This issue, our backpage features an interview with George Cossington, who entered the crane industry in the 1950s. Cossington told Spitalfileds Life, a London history blog, how he came to the industr y as part of a family of steeplejacks. He describes his father insisting that here, in construction, rather than in the Merchant Navy he had wanted to join, he'd find a secure job with a pension.
Paying attention to process
This summer, I toured Japan, visiting four of the country's biggest crane exporters. On the way, I think I learnt a little about the importance of process. While some of these ideas were first implemented in factories, I think they can also offer insights into how we can work better on a job site or in an office.
It takes an industry
There's a saying that it takes a village to raise a child. I think it's fair to say that it takes an industry to train and support a crane operator.
A new Fleet File approaches
Some of our more observant readers (many of you, I am sure) will have noticed that this June we missed our regular Fleet File feature. For the past seven years, we've run this listing of crane fleets around the world in every issue.