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May 2021


Five WOLFFs for London development
11 May 2021 Four Wolff 166 B hydraulic luffers and one Wolff 180 B luffer were used for the construction of the two residential blocks of the Nine Elms development in London, UK.

Manitex’s backlog at a five year-high
10 May 2021 Cranes and specialised industrial equipment manufacturer Manitex International has reported net sales revenue of $47.2m for the first quarter of 2021, down $1.5m year-on-year.

Manitowoc reports sales growth in Q1
10 May 2021 The Manitowoc company has reported sales revenue of $354.3m in the first quarter of the year, 7.6% higher than the same period in 2020.

Hiab sees orders surge in Q1
06 May 2021 Hiab, the knuckleboom and load handling subsidiary of Cargotec, has reported sales revenue of €287m for the first quarter of the year, down 5% compared to the same period in 2020.

Palfinger reports revenue growth for Q1
05 May 2021 The Palfinger Group reported a revenue of €405.9m for the first quarter of the year, up €12.7m (3.2%) compared to the previous year.

Goldhofer launches second version of Stepstar
05 May 2021 Goldhofer has introduced a second version of the Stepstar self-tracking semi lowloader series, with one or two pairs of wheel recesses and the new ‘Mega’ gooseneck.

Three-axle Tadano returns home
05 May 2021 A Tadano ATF 50G-3 from Nuremberg crane service provider Gebrüder Markewitsch’s fleet, was used for the construction of crane washing bays at Tadano’s plant in Lauf an der Pegnitz, Germany.

Potain expands MDT flat top range
05 May 2021 Potain has launched the MDT 489 flat top tower crane, available in 20t (22USt) and 25t versions. The crane has an 80m jib and offers a tip load of 3.5t.

LG 1750 erects two 170m wind turbines
04 May 2021 Dutch crane contractor M. Verschoor has recently used its new Liebherr LG 1750 lattice boom mobile crane with SX3 lattice boom system to erect two Vestas wind turbines in north-east Germany.

April 2021


Hydraulic gantry removes 470t generator
27 April 2021 Algerian heavy lift company Global Freight Transit SARL used an Enerpac SBL1100 hydraulic gantry to lift a 470t generator at the Koudiet Eddraouch power station in El-Tarf province, Algeria.

Jekko delivers 80 MPK06 in four months
27 April 2021 Treviso, Italy-based crane manufacturer Jekko has announced that it has sold 80 MPK06 minipickers in the first four months of the year.

Telecrawler for precast panel lifts
27 April 2021 Derr and Isbell Construction used a 140USt (127t) Link-Belt telecrawler for the placement of more than 250 precast panels for the construction of The Stack, a 16-storey mixed-use development in Dallas.

Bauma postponed to October 2022
23 April 2021 Messe München, organisers of bauma, have announced that the trade fair will be postponed to autumn 2022, more specifically October 24-30. Initially bauma was to be held from April 4-10 of the same year.

Hiab to supply 37 rail cranes
21 April 2021 Hiab, part of Cargotec, will supply 37 loader cranes to ADIF (Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias), the Spanish state-owned railway infrastructure manager.

Hinkley Point tower cranes equipped with DCS 61-S
20 April 2021 The tower cranes used for the construction of the building that will house the two nuclear reactors of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK are equipped with DCS 61-S, the latest generation anti-collision and zoning system from AMCS technologies.

The Crosby Group acquires BlokCorp
20 April 2021 Lifting, rigging and load securement hardware provider The Crosby Group has acquired UK-based BlokCorp, a manufacturer of camera and alert systems for tower and mobile cranes.

Liebherr’s annual turnover exceeds €10bn
20 April 2021 The Liebherr Group achieved a turnover of €10.34bn in 2020, down €1.41bn (12%) compared to the previous year.

Grove telecrawler for environmentally sensitive project
16 April 2021 A Grove GHC130 was used for the reconstruction of a river embankment and relaying of a gas line in Mazomanie, Wisconsin, USA.

11 Raimondi cranes for UAE megaproject
15 April 2021 Raimondi Middle East has erected 11 flat top tower cranes for the construction of the East Village in Aljada, a district under construction by developer Arada in the city of Sharjah, UAE.

CC 3800-1 lifts heat recovery steam generators
14 April 2021 Al Faris used its Demag CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler crane to install 16 double-wall heat recovery steam generators for a power plant expansion project in the United Arab Emirates.