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Mr Saigon Four Potain tower cranes are at the heart of construction on the Saigon Pearl development in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Cranes reach into Delhi's belly Partha Basista reports on how cranes are helping extend Delhi, India’s metro system in congested city-centre job sites.
The tower entrepreneurs Will Dalrymple talks to two Australian tower crane rental companies changing their business, and the two manufacturers new to Australia that support them
Two Chinese wheels In 2006, China completed The Star of Nanchang, which at 160 meters high cut short the 135-meter London Eye’s tenure as world’s tallest. But it is a traditional, compression-braced Ferris wheel built in the middle of nowhere. Nanchang was sleepy backwater until Ford built an automobile factory in 1995. The city got rich overnight and the city fathers commissioned the project, perhaps in a fit of civic pride.
Singapore flyer Since the London Eye was erected in 2000, large, modern, Ferris wheels have captured the imagination of city planners. Glenn Smith reports on three recent wheels in China and Singapore; On page 35, Greg Keane reports on another in Melbourne.
Outlook for construction markets in Japan Japan offers the world's second largest construction market, behind only the United States. However, it is also one of the slowest growing markets with less than one percent compound annual growth over the past five years.
Big viaduct lifted by bigger crawler Japan crane rental company Uchimiya used a Kobelco 7800 SHL to set a viaduct girder weighing more than 240t.
Excon 2007, Bangalore, India Twenty crane manufacturers took part in Excon 2007, twice as many as in 2005. P.P. Basistha and Will North report.
Interview: Potain India Will Dalrymple spoke to the new president of Potain India, the company formed by Manitowoc’s acquisition of Indian licensee and dealer Shirke, a few days after the deal was done
Jost claims Singapore victory The Malaysia-based dealer for tower crane manufacturer Jost, Jost Maschinenbau Sdn Bhd, which trades as Jost Cranes Asia, has sold its first Jost topless luffing-jib tower crane in Singapore. The crane is the 120tm-class JTL 108.6. Owner Franc Jost told Cranes Today that the deal was significant because the Singapore market is conservative, and will not consider a crane unless it can see it on site in Singapore.
Ace's high ACE Cranes is capitalising on India's increasing demand for construction industry machinery that reduces construction costs, reports David Hayes
Tower power beats dam building problems It was a daunting prospect for HCC to erect, use, and then dismantle several tower cranes in a dam project in the heart of India, but the company achieved it
Leader in a growing market Shirke, the largest producer of tower cranes in India, has big plans for the future
Jack magic Two recent projects in India by Fagioli PSC illustrate the advantages of using strand jacks in heavy lifting applications
Load warriors Palfinger’s agent in Singapore is reporting a significant upswing in loader crane sales, says David Hayes
Escorts looks for expansion Indian manufacturer Escorts reports growing demand, at home and abroad, for its pick and carry cranes. David Hayes reports
Automatic erection Japanese contractor Penta-Ocean is running a pilot project for a new automated building system in Singapore. Could it be the end of the operator?
German air hoist manufacturer JD Neuhaus has set up a subsidiary in Singapore to supply and support the Southeast Asia market.
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Wings on a generator Installation of a 300t steam turbine at an Indian power plant
Pre-cast push Keith Ng reports on the crane system used for the construction of Singapore’s Sengkang and Ponggol LRT lines