New News information at Cranes Today New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Cranes Today XCMG cranes used in Antarctica by Sotiris Kanaris<br/> <br/> Four XCMG truck cranes are being used for the reconstruction of the Brazilian scientific research station Comandante Ferraz in Antarctica, which burnt down in 2012. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:35:50 GMT Sarens performs four heavy lifts in Egypt by Sotiris Kanaris<br/> <br/> Sarens has lifted four absorbers weighing around 384mt each, at the West Nile Delta Project in Egypt for Bechtel Overseas Corporation. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:32:27 GMT 3D printed offshore crane hook passes test by Sotiris Kanaris<br/> <br/> In the first week of 2018, the world’s first 3D printed offshore crane hook— manufactured by Huisman—successfully passed its load test (80t) and all associated quality control checks. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:29:19 GMT Mammoet and Stoof’s vision comes into focus by Will North<br/> <br/> Piet Stoof first talked about his idea for a new design of very heavy lift crane with Cranes Today in 2013. Now, Mammoet has further elaborated the concept and is ready to build it. Stoof and Mammoet innovations director Wessel Helmens explain an extension of the original concept that will allow the giant crane to be assembled vertically in cramped spaces at working refineries. This effectively has led to two new types of crane. Will North reports. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:21:00 GMT Hitachi Sumitomo in Switzerland by Sotiris Kanaris<br/> <br/> Swiss contractor Gebr. Brun has invested in a new Hitachi Sumitomo SCX800A-3 to replace one of its existing crawler cranes. The company’s fleet includes three KH180-3s and one KH150-3. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:22:52 GMT Potain used for Malaysia’s largest mall construction by Sotiris Kanaris<br/> <br/> Construction firm CB Construction, based in Sereban, Malaysia, is using a Potain MC 310 K12 tower crane to construct the country’s largest shopping mall for retail group AEON. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:19:27 GMT Cometto MSPE trailers for Navantia by Sotiris Kanaris<br/> <br/> Spanish company Navantia recently received nine modular combinations of self-propelled MSPE 48t trailers from Cometto. adding up to a total of 46 axle lines. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:15:41 GMT Aertssen Group to take over Michielsens by Sotiris Kanaris<br/> <br/> Contracting, crane and transport company Aertssen Group, with headquarters in Stabroek, Belgium, is planning to take over the activities and personnel of fellow Belgian crane rental company Michielsens. Tue, 09 Jan 2018 11:58:31 GMT Kobelco launches new crawlers by Sotiris Kanaris<br/> <br/> Kobelco Construction Machinery has launched new hydraulic crawler cranes with a maximum lifting capacity of 300t (330USt) for standard crane and 350t with an SHL specification. The models are CK3300G-2 (North American model), CKE3000G (European model) and CKS3000 (standard model). Tue, 09 Jan 2018 11:54:35 GMT Orders and deliveries by Sotiris Kanaris<br/> <br/> This month’s fleet updates include orders and deliveries of Liebherr, Grove, Demag, Terex, Fassi, Kato, Tadano, Kobelco, Potain, Zoomlion and Spierings. Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:09:00 GMT