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Damen Shipyards Group introduced a design for its Damen Offshore Carrier 7500 (DOC), which may be used with a heavy-lift crane.
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In the last two months Sarens Australia secured more than four contracts for heavy cranage and heavy transport for works such as the Gorgon and Gladstone LNG Projects in Australia.
Using the Sky Crane allowed researchers to deliver a rover outfitted with extra equipment that brought the weight up to over 1t (900kg/2000lbs).
The British Ministry of Defence has purchased a fleet of Japanese Unic minicranes from Unic Cranes Europe, part of GGR Group, to do lifting for the British Forces.
HBC-radiomatic in Germany has announced that its “wii-style” Pilot controller is now available to with a new function controlling the crane though tilting hand movement.
Oil States Industries has launched a 500USt marine crane, dubbed Nautilus7000L, to meet the high capacity construction needs of the oil decommissioning and wind power generation markets.
Results from Demag Cranes, now majority owned by Terex, showed it had continued to increase new orders and revenues in the second quarter of financial year 2011/2012, thanks in part to a productive port technology segment.
Cargotec has developed a new smart device for cargo handling, the MacGregor Active Rotation Control (ARC), which it claims can reduce handling times by 20–30% during ship loading operations.
Kobelco Cranes reported a JP¥7.04bn increase in sales for fiscal 2011 citing strong demand in the US and South East Asia, and restoration work following the Great East Japan Earthquake.
James Lomma has been acquitted of all charges relating to the May 2008 collapse of a tower crane on East 91st Street, New York City, which killed two people.
Crane builder Brunnhuber has completed testing for the first of two 50t portal cranes for emergency work on the locks of the Moselle River.
Finnish port and industrial crane manufacturer Konecranes has released its January-March 2012 interim report.
UK heavy lift and transport specialists ALE has recently used an AL.SK190 crane to help complete two site expansion projects in Abu Dhabi requiring lifts of loads weighing almost 2,000t.
At Intermat, Cranes Today spoke to Terex Cranes’ president Kevin Bradley about the reasoning behind the company’s new deal with Sinomach, and what it will mean for Terex truck cranes manufactured in the country.
Finnish manufacturer Cargotec has released its 2011 Annual Report, saying sales grew despite the Eurozone crisis and Asian natural disasters.
On the first day of Intermat, Chinese manufacturer Zoomlion launched the first of a new series of flat top tower cranes based on designs by Franc Jost, one of the pioneers of this crane type.
Manitowoc’s first factory in Latin America has been opened this month and is expected to start production of rough-terrain cranes within the week, with the first deliveries scheduled for mid-June.
Following an independent review of health and safety legislation in the UK, British workplace health and safety regulator the HSE has announced proposals to drop its public tower crane database. Despite costing the regulator £51,000 to run, only three members of the public queried the database.
Effective from 8th June, the American National Standards Institute’s Accreditation Program for Personnel Certification Bodies will be recognised in West Virginia Legislature’s Crane Operator Certification Act.
A Swiss special transport firm has completed a difficult job requiring navigation of steep tracks through forest terrain while carrying wind turbine components, including rotor blades measuring over 40m long.