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Sponsored: German (re-)engineering - Quality to rely on Liebherr has sold used cranes since 1974, with the business established as its own department in 1980. It has sold almost 10,000 cranes in 42 years, and offers customers around the world a way to find the used crane they want, backed up by the support of one of the world’s most respected manufacturers. Used cranes have a long history within the mobile crane business of Liebherr.
Sponsored: Integrated service Fagioli Group’s wide range of activities can be summarised by its acronym, FIS – Fagioli Integrated Service. The company says that applying this total supply chain concept is unique in the transport, lifting and project forwarding market.
Raising the mast Over the past year, Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) oversaw the lifting and rigging of Magma Structures composite masts for a yacht in Portsmouth, UK.
Spain projects round up This month we review projects from Marín, Cádiz, Cabo de Peñas and Bilbao.
Brighter shores After the Spanish housing construction market was severely damaged during the recession, the country’s crane manufacturers had to look abroad and expand their portfolios. Daniel Searle reports from Zaragoza.
Western Europe Project round up This month we review projects from France, Germany.
South Europe Project round up This month we review projects from France, Spain, Italy and Turkey.
Rising above the ruins Italy has a long and proud history of crane-building and was for many years one of the world’s leading markets for both rough terrains and tower cranes. Today though, it’s domestic market is decimated and crane builders are having to look for new opportunities. Will North visited some of these and Samoter in Verona.
Spain explores the world With domestic demand in Spain as low as it has ever been, crane manufacturers and rental companies are focusing on opportunities overseas. Liliam Molina reports.
Europe Project round up This month we review projects from Guernsey, France, Sweden and Germany.
In our fleet: BKV In 1979 Chris Deij formed Barneveldse Kraanverhuur B.V. (BKV). In 1998 the ownership was passed on to the four sons of Chris Deij: Daan, Dick, Henry and Albert. BKV B.V. currently has 23 cranes with a lifting capacity of between 40t and 750t. Daan Deij, the current MD, talks about the range of the company’s activities.
Rapid prototyping Dutch heavy lift and wind energy specialists BKV diverted their new Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 from a job in northern Germany to help regular client Lagerwey Wind erect a new design of wind turbine.
Emergency recovery When a helicopter crashed into a tower crane in Central London, crane owners Brookfield Multiplex confounded pessimists by arranging the supply of one of the country's biggest mobile cranes from hirers Ainscough. Will North reports
In our fleet Turkish tower crane firm Tekno Group has had a role in developing the market in Turkey, says its vice president, Sinan Tureyen.
Weldex’s crawler sinks tunneling machine Weldex has used a 1,350t Liebherr crawler to lower a tunnel boring machine for the new Crossrail line connecting London's Heathrow airport in the west, with Canary Wharf in the east.
From Austria to the world
Over the last ten years Palfinger has worked to diversify its product range and internationalise its sales. Will North spoke to CEO Herbert Ortner, and managers of the group's new worldwide
businesses, during the company's 80th birthday celebrations near Salzburg
Wagenborg helps scan the skies Wagenborg Nedlift took part in a historic lift at the Dwingelderveld National Park in the Netherlands where the iconic Dwingeloo Radio Telescope was being restored.
Pragotechnik was established in 1991, right after the Velvet Revolution. It was established by
German and Czech businesses to trade cranes between Germany and the Czech Republic.
Under-the-hook update This month Cranes Today takes a look at rigging products developed for wide-ranging industries including light construction, oil and gas, and salvage. The Versabar Claw is designed to quickly remove sunken topsides offshore. Other companies focus on lighter loads, such as Pemco, offering a pipe safety hook. For lifting light loads without electricity, we interview Global Track on a new hook for its manual overhead crane.