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Sarens team picks up pipe
Sarens used 11 mobile cranes to lift and place a 274m gas pipe in Merksem, Belgium.
PTC 200 DS in Brazil
Mammoet has successfully completed the process of weighing, transporting and lifting the modules of the P-76 FPSO platform for the Technip-Techint consortium at the Techint Offshore Unit in Pontal do Paraná, Brazil.
Setting sail in Venice
Italian heavy transport and lifting company Fagioli used Cometto vehicles to transport a number of reactors in Italy earlier this year.
Mega Jack raises 13,000t topside
Heavylift specialist ALE has used its Mega Jack system to raise a 13,000t topside 14m in Mexico.
In the first of two articles, Stuart Anderson, president of Chortsey Barr, looks at the development of heavy duty crawlers. In part two, next month, he looks in more detail at the Japanese industry, and a variety of attachments and applications for these machines
States of happiness
The crane market in North America faces steel tariffs and mid-term election uncertainties. Nevertheless, Julian Champkin finds optimism, even in hard-hit areas.
Tube banks on overhead crane
A major upgrade to one of the world’s oldest deep underground railways, at Bank in London, relies on a single overhead crane nestled in a side street. Positioning the crane, and the logistics of its operation, posed a considerable challenge. Will North reports from the site, and sees how the crane contributes to work below ground.
Gulf cranes multiply
Construction activity is strong across the Middle East, Sotiris Kanaris looks at the crane market and interesting projects in the region.
The new sweet spot
Rough terrain cranes are getting bigger. With 100USt models now the ‘sweet spot’ in the USA, 100t and 90t models are finding new markets around the world. Julian Champkin reports.
New premises, new cranes
GGR Group has been serving the glazing sector for more than two decades, being an exclusive distributor—among other products—for glass vaccum lifters, glazing robots and spider cranes manufacturers.
Reaching for the sky
Modern cities are almost defined by high-rise skyscrapers clad in glass or in pre-cast panels. Julian Champkin looks at the lifting challenges presented by their construction.
Testing the limits
As demand for heavy lifts increases, Sotiris Kanaris looks at equipment with capacities of 1,000t or more and how it has been used in the past year.
Heavy haulage contractor Salgert used six Liebherr mobile cranes for the roof construction of anindustrial building near Mechernich, Germany.
A moving pedestal
Sarens has demonstrated the advantages of its new ‘mobile’ pedestal crane, the Terex PC 3800-1, on a wind farm project in Germany. The crane was used to erect three 159m wind turbine towers.
High speed rail
When a 70-year-old bridge needed to be removed, Austrian state rail company ÖBB called on Austria’s strongest all terrain, a Terex-Demag AC 1000, from Prangl.
Steil speeds with demag split tray
Terex’s Split Tray ballast system helped Steil set up quickly in limited space for a bridge job in Eppelborn
US certification on the way?
At long last a nationwide mandatory certification requirement for crane operators in the US may be about to happen. Federal OSHA seems poised to make an announcement soon. Amid uncertainty and delay the NCCCO’s industry-led scheme has for years been filling the gap. Julian Champkin spoke to Graham Brent, CEO of the NCCCO and former editor of this magazine.
ECOL pilot takes off
In Europe, progress towards a single agreed certification or licence for crane operators has taken time—but it is approaching its goal at last. Julian Champkin talked to Ton Klijn, director of ESTA, who explained the scheme and its background.
Race to the top
Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam extended the main boom of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s jack up vessel Brave Tern, allowing it to take on the latest generation of offshore wind turbines.
Crane flock in Stockholm
Ten Liebherr tower cranes from BinSell’s fleet have been erected in Stockholm for two adjoining inner city projects. COO Daniele Solito talks to Sotiris Kanaris about these jobs.