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Mr Saigon 18 July, 2008 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 16 May, 2008 Partha Basista reports on how cranes are helping extend Delhi, India’s metro system in congested city-centre job sites.

The tower entrepreneurs 25 April, 2008 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 03 April, 2008 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 06 March, 2008 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 24 January, 2008 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 14 January, 2008 Japan crane rental company Uchimiya used a Kobelco 7800 SHL to set a viaduct girder weighing more than 240t.

Excon 2007, Bangalore, India 23 November, 2007 Twenty crane manufacturers took part in Excon 2007, twice as many as in 2005. P.P. Basistha and Will North report.

Interview: Potain India 17 August, 2007 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 11 May, 2007 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 14 June, 2006 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 31 January, 2006 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 04 January, 2006 Shirke, the largest producer of tower cranes in India, has big plans for the future

Jack magic 16 September, 2005 Two recent projects in India by Fagioli PSC illustrate the advantages of using strand jacks in heavy lifting applications

Load warriors 13 July, 2005 Palfinger’s agent in Singapore is reporting a significant upswing in loader crane sales, says David Hayes

Escorts looks for expansion 23 April, 2004 Indian manufacturer Escorts reports growing demand, at home and abroad, for its pick and carry cranes. David Hayes reports

Automatic erection 09 November, 2002 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?

JDN establishes Singapore subsidiary 15 April, 2002

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 01 August, 2001 Installation of a 300t steam turbine at an Indian power plant

Pre-cast push 01 August, 2001 Keith Ng reports on the crane system used for the construction of Singapore’s Sengkang and Ponggol LRT lines

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