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Comansa joint venture develops first automated lifting system for Nabralift 2.0 wind towers.Read more
German manufacturer Sennebogen will launch its first battery-powered telescopic crawler crane at the forthcoming Bauma trade show.
Chorus of cranes
Seven Potain top-slewing cranes, plus two Potain self-erectors, help build Italian smart city.
Bauma exhibitors: send us your product info now!
If you are exhibiting at this year’s Bauma show and wish to be included in our show guide then send us your press releases as soon as possible.
Laing O’Rourke pioneers equal parenting approach
Six months parental leave on full pay will be available to Laing O’Rourke employees.
Ainscough Crane Hire expands fleet with Scania trucks
18 new single-fuel-tank Scania S-Series trucks boost Ainscough’s fleet.
Market analysis and trend detection, for tower and mobile cranes, across the Indian sub-continent, China and SE Asia. Stuart Anderson reports.
Rough terrains in transition
Rough terrains will in future be powered by electricity or hydrogen. For the present, they are moving towards greener and more efficient operation. Julian Champkin reports.
Building onshore wind farms demands high lifts in limited spaces at remote locations in strong winds. Julian Champkin looks at the challenges and various approaches.
Building Kentucky's tallest bridge
An incremental bridge launching approach was used by Kentucky, USA-based contractor Bush and Burchett to build the Pond Creek Bridge on US460 in Pike County, Kentucky.
Ensuring site safety
Heavy lift engineers Mustafa Al Abdulmohsin and Hussain Al Nassir, part of oil and gas company Saudi Aramco’s Heavy Lift Engineering Group, a division of its Transportation and Equipment Services Department, explain how the company is taking heavy equipment safety to new levels.
With summer having well and truly arrived here in the UK, it is with a feeling of optimism that I write this month's Comment. It's not just the sunshine that has returned; international travel is back on the agenda, too. With forthcoming Terex and Liebherr trips, plus Bauma 2022 tickets now booked, I'm looking forward to getting away from a desk and meeting people face-to-face again.
The path of progression
Progression; development; evolution; and refinement: these are the key themes that underpin much of the content in this month's issue. They are, of course, positive attributes true of mankind in general but they are highlighted, showcased even, when viewed through the focused lens of the construction industry.
I'd like to start this month's comment with an apology.
For those of you into your tower crane history, we have a real treat for you this month. Contributor Stuart Anderson's article on page 31 provides great insight into how the tower crane market has developed since its start and, crucially, how it has changed over the last 20 years.
A golden anniversary
In November 1972 the first ever edition of Cranes Today magazine was published. This means, later this year, we will turn 50! To celebrate this golden anniversary, over the course of 2022, we will look back at some classic issues from across the decades. This will be in print, across our social media pages and on our website. Digital copies of archive issues will also be made available; if you're interested in obtaining one please get in touch.
Green Pin® introduces the Power Sling® Shackle in action!
Sponsored: The History of Åkerströms Björbo AB
Founded in 1918, Akerstroms Bjorbo AB develops, produces, markets and services robust products to a global market for radio remote control of industrial cranes, mobile applications, door-opening systems and locomotives.
Sponsored: Did you make the SOLAS deadline?
Cranes Today sponsor DLM updates readers on requirement of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
Sponsored: LTM offers GIS lifting solutions for local malt producers
Cranes Today sponsor LTM explains its GIS range
Sponsored: Kobelco celebrates order of Mammoet for 17 units Kobelco cranes at Bauma
On Thursday 14th April 2016, the 4th day of BAUMA 2016, KOBELCO celebrated the order of MAMMOET for 17 units KOBELCO cranes with a speech and handshake followed by a traditional Japanese sake ceremony with the MAMMOET team and the KOBELCO team dressed in MAMMOET red Japanese happi coats. Ceremonial hammers were used to break open the sake barrel, after which the sake was shared with the gathered crowd in typical Japanese square wooden cups with the logos of MAMMOET and KOBELCO branded on opposite sides. KOBELCO also handed over to MAMMOET: a Kabuko samourai helmet, sword and bow with arrows.