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February 2019

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Made in India by TII
20 February 2019 Indian company JH Parabia, specialized in moving heavy cargo, has ordered a girder bridge TIIGER-STB-550 from TII India, a subsidiary of the German TII-Group.

Potain MR 618 for medical facility
20 February 2019 A Potain MR 618 from Manta Engineering and Equipment’s fleet is being used to build a new private hospital in downtown Hong Kong.

Further growth for Palfinger
20 February 2019 Palfinger Group reported a record annual revenue of €1.62bn in 2018, 9.8% higher than the previous year.

Gathering power
20 February 2019 Mammoet has completed a critical lift at Shell’s Pennsylvania Chemicals Project in Potter Township, using its MSG80 ring crane to hoist a 2,000USt quench tower into position.

LR 11000 hoists railway bridge
20 February 2019 German crane contractor Wiesbauer has used its 1,000t Liebherr LR 11000 to remove a decommissioned steel bridge in a natural reserve.

ALE delivers Thai wind farm
20 February 2019 ALE has completed the transportation, craneage and installation of 13 wind turbines at Rom Klao wind farm in Mukdahan, eastern Thailand.

Nooteboom granted patent for LIFTAD
13 February 2019 Nooteboom has been granted the European patent (Number EP1558464) for the LIFTAD, the special lift adaptors for the Mega Windmill Transporter.

Four for I-4
13 February 2019 Three Terex HC crawler cranes and a Demag AC 700 all terrain are being used for the construction of the I-4 Ultimate infrastructure project, in Orlando, USA.

Tadano sees crane sales boost
13 February 2019 Tadano has seen an increase in sales revenue from both its mobile crane and truck loader crane divisions in the first three quarters of its fiscal year, from April 1 to December 31 2018.

Revenue growth for Manitowoc
13 February 2019 The Manitowoc Company has reported total revenue of $1.85bn for the year 2018, 17% ($265.5m) higher than the previous year.

Sales rise for Kobelco cranes
13 February 2019 Kobe Steel, Kobelco’s parent company, reported an increase in unit sales of crawler cranes in the first nine months of its fiscal year, April 1 to December 31 2018.

Hiab sales up, but group profits down, at Cargotec
13 February 2019 Hiab, the knuckleboom and load handling subsidiary of Cargotec, has reported sales revenue of €1.15bn in 2018, 6% higher than the previous year. The company’s profitability was underminded in part, however, by currency and supply chain challenges.

BKL continues expansion
13 February 2019 BKL Baukran Logistik has acquired the mobile crane and heavy haulage provider Bruns Spezial Logistik, based in Giesen, Germany.

Boom selector
05 February 2019 Manitowoc Cranes has released a new smartphone app for iOS and Android devices, to help crane operators and owners to quickly and easily determine the overall boom and jib length combination required for a lift.

Tower erection without a jib
05 February 2019 A new Liebherr LTM 1450-8.1 from Franz Bracht Kran-Vermietung’s fleet, part of Bracht Group, was used to erect a Liebherr 172 EC-B Litronic tower crane at a cement plant in Erwitte, Germany.

Mammoet’s MTC 15 put to work
05 February 2019 Mammoet has installed one of its heavy-lift MTC 15 cranes at its multi-purpose terminal at Westdorpe, near Terneuzen, The Netherlands.

RSS rigging gear in the Antarctic
05 February 2019 Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) has provided lifting and rigging products to BAM Nuttall Limited (BAM), which will utilise the equipment during the landmark modernisation of the Rothera Research Station in the Antarctic.

Crane at zoo
05 February 2019 A Potain MD 689 M40 top-slewing crane is helping to construct the new ‘BioDome’ in the famous ZooParc de Beauval in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, France.

January 2019

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LGH moves, and moves safely
31 January 2019 Descriptively-named rigging supplier Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has moved its London depot to a new location, to be closer to customers. It has also received silver accreditation from the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), which sets standards for safe transport operations in the busy city.

Europe to Asia, via Marr’s
31 January 2019 Australian heavy lift tower crane specialist Marr Contracting—known as The Men From Marr’s—have won a globally-competitive tender to help build the 1915 Çannakale Bridge, linking Gallipoli on the European side of the country, with Lapseki on the Asian side. The job will use one of the world’s biggest luffing tower cranes, a Favelle Favco M2480D.