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Russian construction company Mostotrest has been using a 120t Sennebogen 3300 crawler crane from Kwintmadi to assemble bridge components in Moscow.Read more
Scheuerle vehicles have been used to transport 54 of a planned 67 monopiles EEW Special Pipe Constructions to the Veja Mate offshore wind park.Read more
Liebherr Chile has supplied two big 550EC-H440 Litronic tower cranes to aid with construction of the new Metro Line 3 in Lima, the capital of neighbouring Peru.
Spie and Sparrows Group form strategic alliance
Offshore crane firm Sparrows Group and technical service provider Spie Oil & Gas Services have agreed to collaborate globally on projects supporting the energy sector.
Raimondi Cranes erected at Capital Dock
Irish Cranes & Lifting supplied six Raimondi tower cranes for contractor John Sisk & Son at Capital Dock, a major mixed use development project in Dublin.
CITB adds the new Kobelco CKE900G to its fleet
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has added a new Kobelco CKE900G crawler crane to its National Construction College training fleet. The crawler crane was delivered in April following its European launch at Bauma 2016.
Fassi and Hiab in Swedish show
Knuckleboom manufacturers Fassi and Hiab are showing some of their crane models at the Swedish industrial vehicle show Lastbil, taking place in Elmia in Sweden between the 24th and 27th of August.
Bernadette Ballantyne talks to Liebherr’s Christoph Eiwan about some of the challenges posed to tower crane standards bodies and manufacturers by a move to cycle-based classification.
Closing the loop
Harmonization of design standards is not an easy task but it is an important one. A huge number of committees consisting of the world’s leading crane and machinery experts are currently working on updating standards to ensure that cranes are operating as effectively and safely as possible.
As time goes by
As design standards increasingly adopt cycle-based classification, Bernadette Ballantyne talks to Professor Markus Golder who explains how to move between this and the previous time-based approach. Over the following pages, Eberhard Becker of Terex traces the adoption of cycle-based classification across the lifting industry, and Liebherr’s Christoph Eiwan talks about some of the challenges posed to tower crane standards bodies and manufacturers by a move to cycle-based classification.
Paola De Pascali attended the M. Verschoor 50th anniversary event and spoke with the founder Marteen Verschoor about the crane hire company’s history and growth.
Western Europe projects round up
This month we review projects from Germany, Austria, France and Spain.
Over the past few years, we've been working to refine Fleet File, our annual survey of crane fleets around the world. The 2016 survey is now open, and offers a quick, easy, and free way show the world what cranes you have available.
What did the EU ever do for us?
I am writing this comment shortly after the UK referendum on the country's membership of the European Union. A scant majority of British voters chose to leave the EU.
MSHA to ban rigging?
Late in May I received a press release from Sims Crane, announcing that they would be appealing a decision earlier that month by a US Mining Safety and Health Administration judge that would, they say, redefine spreader bars and similar equipment as a 'load', making it impossible to rig them.
A good Bauma?
This year's Bauma showed some positive signs, for the first time in almost a decade. We saw some exciting new products, heard good sales reports from parts of the industry, and learnt of some positive regulatory news.
We've just received the latest circulation audit for Cranes Today. I'm pleased to say we continue to beat our rivals on all useful measures.
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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.
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