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Chinese drilling rig builder Honghua says it is building a movable gantry crane able to lift 22,000t modules and work on 10 rigs at once in a single basin.
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UK firm ALE has successfully completed its heaviest Peruvian lift, a 463t de-ethaniser column being installed for the Malvinas Gas Plant expansion project.
Terex Noell has received an order for four Elevated Busbar Rubber-Tyred Gantry Cranes (ERTGs) from Ningbo Port Group to support expansion of container handling operations at Yuandong port terminal in China.
Indian contractor Afcons has hired Yousef Mousa Cranes in Jordan for testing of three cranes to be used in constructing a local phosphate terminal, despite the absence of national lifting safety legislation.
Port and industrial crane builder Demag AG, itself the subject of rumoured and actual takeover bids from Terex and Konecranes, has formed a strategic alliance with Chinese crane builder Weihua Group.
Due to an overwhelming response from the crane industry, Cranes Today is extending the deadline for entries to its global industry survey to 19 October, 2009.
Taisun, Yantai Raffles Shipyard’s 20,000t gantry crane system, has successfully completed its second commercial lift operation, mating the hull and 12,000t deckbox of Schahin’s new semi-submersible drilling rig, SS Pantanal, and announced its next lift, a 17,000t deckbox for Saipem.
Cranes Today, the independent magazine of the cranes industry, has joined the micro blogging community Twitter and will be posting regular updates on the construction crane and lifting industry.
US health and safety agency OSHA has issued citations against Sarens, and its joint venture with Greg Nordholm, Norsar, over a fatal accident during a Goliath crane dismantling job at a Quincy, Massachusetts, shipyard. OSHA says the companies changed their lift plan while the job was taking placing.
Houston, Texas, based TNT Crane has acquired the assets of Americrane, based in Dallas-Fort Worth. The deal bring's TNT's total crane fleet up to 94 units. Americrane's former owner and CEO Kenny Emigh will be staying with the company.
Sarens Netherlands has designed a jacking frame and used two telescopic cranes to lift frames that support the overhaul of one of the world's biggest ship unloaders.
Memphis, Tennessee-based Barnhart Crane and Rigging will maintain the brand of the Connecticut-based subsidiary it acquired in September, as it has done with another northeastern business it acquired in 2005.
A major engineering project to remove a 1,450 deadweight dockside crane, used to refuel Royal Navy submarines, was successfully completed in Plymouth, UK on September 28.
Abnormal Load Engineering is planning to demonstrate the first crane it has ever made, the 4,300t (4,740 US ton) capacity SK 90 at a customer event in Breda, Netherlands in September.
Barnhart relocated two electro-static precipitators at a paper mill.
Barnhart was chosen to erect an overhead crane in a midwest USA nuclear facility.
South African firm Vanguard’s prize-winning job was for diamond mining company De Beers. It was contracted to install a 16,000t-capacity double frame hydraulic press in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Lift Systems has launched its largest-ever hydraulic extending gantry system that is self-contained. The Model 4240SCTI, which has a lifting capacity of 240 US ton (218t) with four legs.
Using a climbing jack system to erect a 3,400t shipyard crane allowed Bidlift to control the lift with millimetre precision. Will North reports
The Manitowoc M1200 ringer crane on the jack up rig ‘Jumping Jack’, owned by wind turbine installation specialists A2Sea has collapsed, at the port of IJmuiden, near Amsterdam.