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Coal conveyor belt dismantling
22 January, 2021 A Demag CC 3800-1 lattice-boom crawler crane from Vernazza Autogru’s fleet, was used to dismantle the enclosed coal conveyor belt at the decommissioned Vado Ligure power plant in Italy.
  • Rope pull technology for LTC 1050-3.1
    Liebherr now offers a shorter boom featuring rope extension technology as an alternative option to the Telematik fast cycle technology system for its LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane.
  • Monitoring wear on site
    Renewable energy and specialty civil construction company IEA Constructors (IEA) used four Manitowoc crawler cranes, two MLC650s and two MLC300s, for the installation of 200 turbines at a wind farm in Texas.
  • First Tadano GTC-1800EX handed over
    The first unit of the new Tadano GTC-1800EX telecrawler was handed over to Trier, Germany-based crane and heavy haulage provider Steil Kranarbeiten.
  • Al Faris in Iraq
    UAE-headquartered crane and heavy haulage provider Al Faris has expanded its international presence with a new corporate office in Iraq.


Towering upwards
13 January, 2021 Tower cranes are ubiquitous; every city seems to have several on its skyline. But getting them erected to do their tasks—and dismantling them afterwards—calls for the help of all terrain cranes. Julian Champkin finds that owners of each type of crane need to talk.
  • Reaching the limit?
    The wind turbines are getting bigger, leading to the deployment of higher capacity cranes for their installation. Are we reaching the limit as to the way the crane industry can serve this market? Sotiris Kanaris reports
  • USA keeps lifting
    The USA has been one of the worst hit countries by the coronavirus pandemic globally, which has inevitably affected construction activity with delays in projects and downtime. In addition, the sector faced the uncertainty that accompanies a presidential election.
  • Family heritage
    With heavy lifting at the core of its business, Lampson International developed its own Transi-Lift cranes to meet demand for lifting capacities up to 3,000USt. Simon Hastelow talks to director of PR and communications Kate Lampson.
  • Continuous growth
    Morrow Equipment Company operates from 23 locations worldwide and maintains the largest fleet of tower cranes in North America. Simon Hastelow talks to Peter Juhren, president and chief operating officer, about the current US rental market.


By the thousands
11 January, 2021 At the end of 2020, Mammoet launched the 6,000t-capacity SK6,000, which the company says will allow for the construction of bigger FSPO and FLNG modules onshore. This was the second launch of a machine with a capacity exceeding 1,000t within a period of few weeks.
  • Turn of events
    The pandemic has definitely altered the way that people interact on a professional level. The shaking of hands and the exchange of business cards may be deemed risky under these strange circumstances.
  • The Bigger Picture
    As some of you may have noticed, since the beginning of the pandemic we have been very careful as to how we cover its effects on our industry. Our aim was to let some time pass before covering this subject in-depth, so that we could provide a more accurate analysis on the impact.
  • Build, build, build
    The US-headquartered Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) conducted a survey of member company executives on the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on equipment manufacturers.
  • Changing habits
    Different types of tower cranes are popular in different markets, which is why the major manufacturers in this segment have more than one type in their portfolio.


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17 May, 2017 Green Pin® introduces the Power Sling® Shackle in action!
  • Sponsored: The History of Åkerströms Björbo AB
    Founded in 1918, Akerstroms Bjorbo AB develops, produces, markets and services robust products to a global market for radio remote control of industrial cranes, mobile applications, door-opening systems and locomotives.
  • Sponsored: Kobelco celebrates order of Mammoet for 17 units Kobelco cranes at Bauma
    On Thursday 14th April 2016, the 4th day of BAUMA 2016, KOBELCO celebrated the order of MAMMOET for 17 units KOBELCO cranes with a speech and handshake followed by a traditional Japanese sake ceremony with the MAMMOET team and the KOBELCO team dressed in MAMMOET red Japanese happi coats. Ceremonial hammers were used to break open the sake barrel, after which the sake was shared with the gathered crowd in typical Japanese square wooden cups with the logos of MAMMOET and KOBELCO branded on opposite sides. KOBELCO also handed over to MAMMOET: a Kabuko samourai helmet, sword and bow with arrows.