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.

Constructing any high-rise building in central Hong Kong poses challenges in terms of space limitations. So main contractor Yau Lee Building Construction and Decoration opted for the Potain luffing jib which has both the compact operating capabilities and capacity to handle the work.

The MR 618 was erected at an initial working height of 32.8m and will reach 101.8m by the time the building is completed in September 2020. The 32t-capacity crane is fitted with 40m of its 60m jib. Its biggest lifts so far were 28t loads handled at a 16m radius.

The new medical centre is located on Hong Kong Island and will be dedicated to cancer treatment.