Cranes Today Magazine
Morrow has supplied five hammerhead tower cranes to contractor Webcor Concrete for the construction of the Oceanwide Plaza hotel in downtown Los Angeles.Read more
In the mountainous regions of northern Greece, Sarens operators have been installing a coal power plant structure at the PPB Power Plant Ptolemaida Unit V.Read more
La Grange Crane used a Grove GMK5275 all-terrain crane to build an underground water detention system in Rosemont, Illinois, near O’Hare International Airport.
Progress in energy project construction for Max Bögl
Max Bögl Group has moved to the next stage of its energy generation and storage project near Schwäbisch Hall in the north-east of Baden-Württemberg, making use of a nine-axle all terrain and a tower crane.
Wolffkran introduces new flat top tower crane
Wolffkran has launched the WOLFF 6020 clear, a 140mt flat-top tower crane, which will replace the WOLFF 6015 clear that was introduced in 2008.
Trail King launches new gooseneck trailer
Trail King Industries has introduced the Commercial MG-HG detachable gooseneck trailer featuring four interchangeable gooseneck styles.
Three giants teaming up
For the first time three of Mammoet’s biggest cranes have worked together at the same time, as part of a job to help realise an ambitious construction schedule for Malaysian state-owned oil and gas firm Petronas.
Over recent years, the recovery in the UK lifting industry has been lead by London, with demand slower across the rest of the country. At Vertikal Days, crane dealers and users told Will North that the market is now more evenly spread across the country. However, exchange rates remain a concern for some.
Ready for the boom
The boom truck crane market was negatively affected by the recent fall in oil prices, but spirits are high. Sotiris Kanaris reports.
Working within tight limits
Mobile cranes can now calculate real time loading for a full complement of outrigger positions,maximising capacity and improving safety. Bernadette Ballantyne reports.
HBC-radiomatic has been developing and manufacturing radio systems since 1947. Today, it produces remote controls for many of the world’s leading crane companies, with a strong focus on in-house production. Will North reports.
Porr builds Munich high rises
Porr Deutschland has put four Wolff cranes to work on the Bavaria Towers project, a new high-rise complex at the gateway of the Bogenhausen district consisting of three offi ce towers and a hotel tower.
As the crane rental industry around the world leans towards recovery—we saw confidence at ConExpo in the USA, and, as described in this issue, at Vertikal Days in the UK—many this year will be hoping to see fleets upgrading and growing.
Disaster and hope in London
As this issue of Cranes Today was being written, London was hit by one of its worst disasters in decades. A fire took hold in the Grenfell Tower, a social housing block in one of the city's richest areas, Kensington, killing around 80 people. The details emerging from the police investigation—which treats the disaster as a potential manslaughter case—are horrifying.
Selling cranes to the world at large
The crane industry is at once ever-present in the public eye, yet largely invisible.
Trials of faith, signs of redemption
The crane industry's long march out of the slump caused by the global financial crisis continues like the final stages of the Compestela pilgrimage – a painful and exhausting crawl on bloody hands and knees.
Borders, deadlines threaten US industry
As the worldwide construction-equipment event cycle evolves, it has become harder and harder for any event other than bauma in Munich to really claim to represent the global industry. ConExpo in Las Vegas certainly makes a good showing, but with launches in a hard market recently focused on the German show a year before, it is hard for it to claim to be anything other than the biggest show in the Americas, not a transatlantic contender for the global crown.
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