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XCMG cranes used in Antarctica 15 January, 2018 | By Sotiris Kanaris
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.
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Sarens performs four heavy lifts in Egypt
Monday, January 15, 2018 by Sotiris Kanaris
Sarens has lifted four absorbers weighing around 384mt each, at the West Nile Delta Project in Egypt for Bechtel Overseas Corporation.
3D printed offshore crane hook passes test
Monday, January 15, 2018 by Sotiris Kanaris
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.
Mammoet and Stoof’s vision comes into focus
Monday, January 15, 2018 by Will North
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.
Hitachi Sumitomo in Switzerland
Monday, January 15, 2018 by Sotiris Kanaris
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.
Potain used for Malaysia’s largest mall construction
Monday, January 15, 2018 by Sotiris Kanaris
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.
Cometto MSPE trailers for Navantia
Monday, January 15, 2018 by Sotiris Kanaris
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.
Aertssen Group to take over Michielsens
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 by Sotiris Kanaris
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.
Kobelco launches new crawlers
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 by Sotiris Kanaris
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).
Orders and deliveries
Monday, January 08, 2018 by Sotiris Kanaris
This month’s fleet updates include orders and deliveries of Liebherr, Grove, Demag, Terex, Fassi, Kato, Tadano, Kobelco, Potain, Zoomlion and Spierings.
New Enerpac low-height skidding system
Monday, January 08, 2018 by Sotiris Kanaris
Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology has introduced the Low-Height Skidding System, expanding the jack and slide options for heavy lift and rigging contractors and machinery movers.

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