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Demag AT lifts heat exchanger
27 January 2021 Calabrese Autogru used its 160t Demag AC 160-5 all-terrain crane to lift a heat exchanger in the centre of Turin, Italy.

AL Faris equipment for UAE power plants construction
27 January 2021 Al Faris has recently provided heavy lifting and heavy transport solutions for the expansion and upgrade of two power plants in the UAE.

Potains build tower in Costa Rica
27 January 2021 Two Potain cranes, an MCT 205 flat top and an MC 205 B hammerhead, were used for the construction of the Universal Tower in San José, the capital of Costa Rica.

Coal conveyor belt dismantling
22 January 2021 A Demag CC 3800-1 lattice-boom crawler crane from Vernazza Autogru’s fleet, was used to dismantle the enclosed coal conveyor belt at the decommissioned Vado Ligure power plant in Italy.

Rope pull technology for LTC 1050-3.1
19 January 2021 Liebherr now offers a shorter boom featuring rope extension technology as an alternative option to the Telematik fast cycle technology system for its LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane.

Monitoring wear on site
19 January 2021 Renewable energy and specialty civil construction company IEA Constructors (IEA) used four Manitowoc crawler cranes, two MLC650s and two MLC300s, for the installation of 200 turbines at a wind farm in Texas.

First Tadano GTC-1800EX handed over
18 January 2021 The first unit of the new Tadano GTC-1800EX telecrawler was handed over to Trier, Germany-based crane and heavy haulage provider Steil Kranarbeiten.

Al Faris in Iraq
18 January 2021 UAE-headquartered crane and heavy haulage provider Al Faris has expanded its international presence with a new corporate office in Iraq.

All terrain installs sky bridge
12 January 2021 Murray, Utah-based Wagstaff Crane Service used its 800t (900USt) Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 to install a sky bridge at the new Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers at Huntsman Cancer hospital.

Mammoet installs pedestrian bridge in Colorado
12 January 2021 Mammoet moved and installed a 550t pedestrian bridge in downtown Colorado Springs, USA, on behalf of Kiewit Infrastructure.

Raimondi cranes in Milan
12 January 2021 Assistedile, Raimondi Cranes agent for Milan, has erected seven crane for the construction of the Sei Milano development in Sella Nuova, on the West side of the Italian city.

Samoter postponed to 2023
12 January 2021 The 31st edition of Samoter, which was to be held in Verona this March, has been postponed to March 2023 due to the uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tower cranes go virtual
11 January 2021 Cranes Today’s first Tower Crane Virtual Conference will take place on February 11, 2021. The Exhibition space will open at 11:00 GMT, while the conference will start at 12:00 GMT.

Uperio completes P&J Arcomet acquisition
06 January 2021 North American tower crane rental and service company is now wholly-owned by international tower crane solutions provider Uperio Group, which previously owned a 50% stake in the company.

Intermat 2021 cancelled
06 January 2021 The organisers of Intermat have decided to cancel the 2021 exhibition, which was to take place in Paris from April 19 to 24, due to the uncertainties arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gigantic stone move
06 January 2021 A Cometto SPMT self-propelled vehicle was used to move a 5.8m-long, 4.9m-wide and 2.9m-high stone from a field in Hüven to the small town’s centre.

Demag AC 1000-9 lifts TBM in Mumbai
05 January 2021 Indian crane service provider Steel Carriers used its Demag AC 1000-9 to lift a tunnel-boring machine (TBM) at the Bombay Central Metro Station site in Mumbai.

Anti-collision systems for wind farm construction
05 January 2021 AMCS technologies DCS 61-S anti-collision systems will be installed on 18 Potain tower cranes working on the foundations of an offshore wind farm in France.

Scheuerle upgrades PPUs
04 January 2021 Scheuerle has upgraded its Z180 and Z390 Power Pack Units (PPUs), which now feature a new colour display and enhanced electronics.

Tadano Demag and Faun restructuring plan submitted
04 January 2021 Tadano Demag and Tadano Faun submitted their restructuring plan to the Zweibrücken District Court on December 23, an important milestone in the companies’ restructuring process.



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