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Kobelco duo for port expansion
06 April, 2020
Marine, civil engineering and building contractor Keating Construction is using a Kobelco BM700 and a CKE1100G crawler cranes for work on the expansion of the Dinish Wharf in Castletownbere, County Cork, Ireland.
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Big changes 16 March, 2020 The last ten years have been very challenging for large crawler manufacturers, reports Stuart Anderson, president of Chortsey Barr. But, these tough conditions have prompted innovation, offering users more flexibility.
Lifting from below 16 March, 2020 While the use of cranes underground may be limited, when they are used, specific adaptations are often required. Ian Vallely spoke to tunnelling experts about their requirements, and crane companies who’ve met these demands.
Fast growth 16 March, 2020 Mini crane manufacturer Hoeflon has changed multiple premises in its 14-year history, as demand for its cranes kept exceeding the capacity of its facilities. Sotiris Kanaris met export manager David Fokker at the company’s new headquarters.
Design for purpose 16 March, 2020 Sotiris Kanaris visits Nooteboom’s manufacturing plant and talks to Harm van de Logt, sales manager for Benelux, about the company’s products for the crane industry.
Game changer 16 March, 2020 After years of development, Mammoet’s Focus is currently being fabricated. Sotiris Kanaris visited the company’s office in Schiedam, the Netherlands, and talked to Jacques Stoof, global director market development and innovation, about the new crane.
Folding to fit 16 March, 2020 Will North visited PM’s facility in Castelfranco, Italy, and spoke to Giuseppe Ceraolo, product manager, about global demand for articulated cranes, Manitex’s acquisition of the Italian company, and Tadano’s subsequent investment in the US firm.
On land and water 16 March, 2020 In Gothenburg, a Skanska MT Højgaard joint venture used a floating sheerleg and land-based crawler in tandem to lift sections of the new Hisingsbron, or Hisingen bridge.
Bring the light 07 February, 2020 As countries around the world look for low carbon energy generation, the traditional power sources of coal and gas may be losing favour but that’s not to say they are on the literal or metaphorical scrap heap yet. Keren Fallwell reports.
Trading places 07 February, 2020 There are often good business reasons to consider buying second-hand rather than new cranes, although the market remains steady at best and sluggish at worst, reports Ian Vallely.
The new 'small' 07 February, 2020 Drawing on the exclusive data collected by his firm Chortsey Barr Associates, Stuart Anderson explains the history of small all terrains, and current sales in the 55-60t capacity class.
The way ahead 07 February, 2020 In December, Will North visited Manitowoc’s Shady Grove, Pennsylvania plant, and learned how the company is working to deliver new cranes in a rapid development cycle.
Lifting with a view 07 February, 2020 A Liebherr LTM 1130-5.1 mobile crane was used to erect a container village in the Swiss Alps for the workers and specialists involved in a dam wall construction project.