Potains help construct new Serbian development

16 May 2018

Six Potain tower cranes are helping construct a unique development in Serbia’s capital city, Belgrade.

The development is the first of its kind in the country. Named Belgrade Waterfront, it will include over 6,000 residences, with offices, hotels and shopping malls, and will add 1.8 million sqm to the city’s riverfront.

The cranes on-site include two self-erecting cranes – an HD 40 A and an Igo T 85A – and four top-slewing cranes – an MDT 109, an MDT 178 and two MDT 219 cranes – all working on a development of 296 apartments spread between two 20-story towers that are part of the scheme. Work on site is continuous, with materials needed 24/7.

The cranes were supplied by K.I.G.O., Manitowoc’s distributor for Potain cranes in Serbia, and are working for main contractor Strabag. Sebastian David, general manager at K.I.G.O., said the cranes were helping the project stay on schedule.

“This project is really ambitious, but we are getting great use from this mix of Potain cranes,” he said. “We are on track to meet all deadlines and the cranes offer the highest levels of productivity. We are proud to be associated with such a unique project.”

K.I.G.O. is the Serbian representative of Ferokov, Manitowoc’s official dealer in Slovenia.