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A new wireless wind speed system from Mantracourt aims to become a leader within the crane industry
A message on the wind
Etesian, makers of a self-powered anemometer, have added text messaging capabilities to their latest device.
Biala bridge built
A Liebherr all terrain and a crawler worked together to build a bridge in the Tatra Mountains, Poland.
Crossing Brazos River
Two Liebherr LTM 1500- 8.1s were used for the construction of the Loop 340 bridge over the Brazos River in Waco, Texas.
Bridge removal in record time
Burkhalter Rigging has used an Enerpac JS-Series jack-up system to remove parts of San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge's old east span
GAVSA takes RT into desert
In July 2017, GAVSA, of Tabasco, Mexico, was awarded a crane rental contract for the Atizapán–Atlacomulco Highway project, working on a job site in Mexico’s central desert.
Cranes rise in Kuwait
Many cranes will be used for the construction of a new passenger terminal in Kuwait’s International Airport. NFT is providing a fleet of Potains, while Mammoet will deploy big crawler cranes.
There is a small but increasingly competitive market for 700tm luffing cranes able to lift as much as 64t to great heights. Originating in the needs of cities like New York for cranes that can operate in confined spaces, they are now spreading worldwide, and finding uses beyond city-centre skyscrapers. Julian Champkin reports.
The Grand Paris Express project aims to improve transport arround the Île-de- France region surrounding Paris.
Plane flies with Prangl
Austrian hire firm Prangl has ‘flown’ a plane to the roof of a hotel in Graz.
Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS) is raising the capacity and diversity of its rigging stock, whilst equipping itself to respond to increasing demand for complex below-the-hook solutions, to more efficiently serve the heavy-lift sector.
Family houses are much the same the world over, but the cranes used to construct them vary widely. Julian Champkin reports.
The mobile alternative
Sotiris Kanaris tours around Spierings’s modern manufacturing facility in Oss, the Netherlands, and interviews commercial director Koos Spierings about the new hybrid City Boy and the market for mobile tower cranes.
At the headquarters of subsidiary Kenz Figee, Sotiris Kanaris met MeeMaken’s managing partner Roderik van Seumeren and operational partner Natasja Sesink and talked about the business.
Strength and reach
Sotiris Kanaris visits Huisman’s facility in Schiedam and learns about the company’s new offshore and land based products.
Signed, sealed, delivered
Rui Pedro Faria, senior engineer, Lankhorst Ropes, explains how new certification under DNVGL-OS-E303 can give users of fibre rope slings confidence in the products.
Sotiris Kanaris visits Hovago’s headquarters in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, and interviews general manager Marcel Riemslag about the bare rental model, the business and the market.
Avezaat director Bert Avezaat talks to Sotiris Kanaris about the business, the facility in Dubai and plans for the future.
Polish crane rental company Corleonis used a Terex CTT 332-16 flat top tower crane to erect a 150m-tall cooling tower for the Bogatynia power plant in southwestern Poland, on behalf of construction company Budimex. Terex designed a system to tie the crane to the cooling tower’s slab.
The youngest manufacturer from the ones included in this series is Remdevice, which entered the market in 2003. Like its fellow radio remote control makers, the company started with a focus on the construction industry, with its first products being the patented Brick and Pail.