Comansa CM scores Aussie rules win

20 November 2017

Crane rental company WA Universal Rigging and Cranes has supplied eight 21CM290 tower cranes from brand Comansa CM, sister brand of Linden Comansa, for the construction of the Perth Stadium.

The Perth Stadium is being built in Burswood, very close to Perth’s central business district, but on the other side of the Swan river. It will have around 60.000 seats and will be used mainly for Australian football and cricket, although it will also be suitable for other sports such as soccer and rugby, and events such as concerts.

The Westadium consortium—made up of John Laing, Brookfield Multiplex, Brookfield Financial and Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions—was awarded the design, build, finance and maintenance contract, and then chose WA Universal Rigging as the tower crane supplier.

The 21CM290 tower cranes have a maximum load capacity of 18t and maximum reach of 74m. All eight cranes were erected on the site with anti-collision systems.

Their modular design made it possible to erect them on fixing angles with freestanding heights from 63.1m to 75.1m.

The tower cranes were located in what it is now the external ring of the stadium and they helped to build the stands by laying steel structures and the prefabricated stands.

The manufacturer cites the freestanding height as a key factor behind the choice of this tower crane model for the project. A flat-top design was also important for this project, as the jibs of the cranes had to overlap each other in certain points of the jobsite.

Apart from the Comansa tower cranes, WA Universal Rigging & Cranes also supplied mobile cranes for the construction of the stadium.

Australia’s third largest stadium in capacity will officially open on 21 January 2018.