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December 2018

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Zoomlion buys Wilbert
10 December 2018 On the occasion of the construction industry trade fair Bauma China, it was announced that Wilbert TowerCranes, based in Waldlaubersheim, Germany, is going to be sold to Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology.

Raimondi expands in Africa
10 December 2018 ZLT Cranes has been appointed as the official agent representing Raimondi Cranes across eight African countries from its base in Midrand, South Africa.

Mammoet moves to West Africa
10 December 2018 Mammoet is expanding its footprint in Africa with the opening of a new office in Accra, Ghana.

Link-Belt 75RT used for infrastructure project
10 December 2018 The Interstate 20/Center Point Road Interchange project in Texas received by Ed Bell Construction includes new exit and on ramps and three new bridges, as well as redirection of three miles of two-way frontage roads for improved mobility and safety.

Single-line guiding system from Liebherr
10 December 2018 Liebherr has developed the SLGS single-line guiding system for the installation of individual wind turbine blades using rotor blade yokes.

MegaMax for RT transportation
10 December 2018 Company Geo Transport and Construction from Cebu, the Philippines, has used a Faymonville low bed trailer to transport a rough terrain crane.

ALE designs Transition Piece Carrier
10 December 2018 ALE has designed a new modular transport frame specialised in carrying transition pieces (TPs) within marshalling ports, to reduce offshore wind project costs.

Scotload supplies 1,000t shackle to CNOOC
06 December 2018 The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is using a 1,000t load monitoring shackle from Scotload for testing of a 600t FPSO hose lifting system.

Modular spreaders for modular construction
06 December 2018 Modulift’s modular spreader beams have been used in over 200 lifts on the modular construction of a new CitizenM hotel in Seattle, WA.

Potain launches internal elevator
06 December 2018 With new French regulations demanding operator elevators on tower cranes coming into effect in January, Manitowoc has launched a new internal elevator for Potain tower cranes, Cab-IN, developed with GEDA.

Testing complete on synthetic rope
06 December 2018 Liebherr has completed testing on the new soLITE synthetic rope it is developing with Teufelberger for its tower cranes. The process saw more than 70,000m of rope tested over 55,000 hours, on test benches and in the field. The rope will be used on a new tower crane, launching at Bauma in April.

Terex team at Ferenc Puskás Stadium
06 December 2018 A fleet of Terex tower cranes, from local Hungarian crane rental company TDH Toronydaru Kft., supported by a Demag CC 6800-1 from Sarens, are working on the Ferenc Puskás Stadium in Budapest.

November 2018

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Barnhart completes six-year project
30 November 2018 Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co. recently transported its sixth water runner bound for a hydroelectric power plant in Michigan, completing a project begun in 2013.

Twin mobile cranes lift hanging trains
30 November 2018 Crane and heavy logistics firm Neeb has used two Liebherr cranes to carefully remove hanging trains from Wuppertal’s suspension railway. The replacement of the trains, dating back to 1972, provoked local controversy, and many have been sold or raffled for re-use.

Experimental luff
30 November 2018 Conbit, the structural engineering and lifting subsidiary of ALE, has successfully completed a load test of a 10t flare tip using its unique luffing system, for an upcoming replacement project in Kazakhstan.

Synthetic Singapore slings
30 November 2018 Singapore-based Franklin Offshore will be partnering with Lankhorst, the fibre rope specialist arm of WireCo World Group, to develop the market for heavy lift fibre slings.

SSAB goes from Strenx to Strenx
30 November 2018 SSAB has launched an upgraded high strength steel, Strenx 1100 Plus. Strenx steel is widely used in telescopic booms. SSAB says this new version “virtually eliminates” welding weaknesses.

More Mega Jack 300s in Europe
21 November 2018 ALE has expanded its Mega Jack 300 fleet, the next-generation jacking solution, throughout Europe for upcoming civil projects.

Falcon flies at Shipdham airfield
21 November 2018 UK-based Falcon Tower Crane Services has invested in enhancing its fleet, establishing a training centre and additional workshop and storage area.

Compact crane in power
21 November 2018 A Liebherr LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane was used to carry out maintenance work at a power plant in Saxony.