Terex towers for EU’s tallest building

14 March 2019

Terex CTT 332-16 and CTL 340-24 tower cranes are being used for the construction of the Varso Tower, EU’s tallest budiling.

The Varso Tower, being built in the Warsaw district of Wola, Poland, will reach a total height of 310m.

Polish crane service provider Herkules is using several terex Tower cranes for this project.  The company ordered the CTT 332 and CTL 340 models especially for this project as they matched the site requirements.

Such a gigantic construction project requires extremely meticulous planning and coordination with all those involved in the construction. The Terex application engineering department provided support by developing  the optimal construction site layout for the tower cranes and the technically sophisticated concept for the successive setup of the cranes parallel to the construction progress of the building.

Sound technical expertise was required, particularly for the CTL 340-24 crane, as it is planned for it to climb continuously with the building up to a height of 240m.

The two cranes were quickly transported from the nearby Herkules branch near Warsaw to the construction site, where a four-man Herkules team assembled them ready for lifting in four days. A Terex Cranes technical service employee was on site during the entire setup phase.

For the construction of the Varso Tower, the Terex cranes will remain on site for around two years: and this is probably just the beginning. Mateusz Rychlewski, sales director at Hercules, expects a real boom in the construction of tall and very tall buildings in Poland over the next few years.