Irish Cranes supplies Raimondi cranes for work in Dublin city centre

22 October 2021

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Tower cranes to contribute to build of mixed-use College Square jobsite.

Killarney, Ireland-based crane sales and rental firm Irish Cranes & Lifting recently supplied and erected two Raimondi flat top tower cranes as part of a four-crane package on the College Square jobsite in Dublin, Ireland. Once complete College Square will be a mixed-use development that will include both residential and commercial space spread over a 21-storey tower.

Irish Cranes & Lifting erected an MRT159 and a MRT189 for Dublin-based contractor Walls Construction. The two flat tops will be joined by a Raimondi LRH174 luffing hydraulic crane and an MRT213 topless tower crane.

The MRT159, MRT189, and LRH174 are all new cranes recently purchased by Irish Cranes & Lifting, which is also a Raimondi dealer.

The MRT159 and MRT189 were erected within one day in September 2021 and will remain onsite for approximately 22 to 24 months. The LRH174 hydraulic luffer and the MRT213 are scheduled for installation in the upcoming months.

The cranes are equipped with remote crane assistance and monitoring and fitted with the Raimondi’s Deluxe R16 Crane Cabin. 

“Our fleet now counts 70 cranes out of which 60 are Raimondi models,” said Robert Coffey, director of Irish Cranes. “The decision to purchase the MRT159, MRT189, and LRH174 models, along with one flat top MRT234 already at work on another site, come from the market demand of having higher free-standing cranes with excellent performance in terms of lifting capacity and ease of installation.

“The eight-tonne MRT159 deployed on College Square, currently presents a jib length of 50 m and a height under hook of 44 m that will be later climbed to the final freestanding height of 99 m. The ten-tonne MRT189 city crane with a jib length of 54 m has already reached the final height of 78 m. Chosen for meeting customer needs in terms of fast and safe assembly, as well as large load capacity, the cranes will be lifting rebar, shuttering, and skipping concrete.”