The project features two residential towers being built by construction company ITD (Italian-Thai Development PLC). For this project, ITD counted on the support of two luffing-jib cranes from Linden Comansa, supplied by its Thai distributor, Smart (1994) Co. Ltd.

At almost 269m high, the 52-storey tower, The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, will be the shorter of the two. A Linden Comansa LCL165 luffing-jib crane, is working at the top of it. With a maximum load capacity of 8t the crane was assembled using an internal climbing system. The LCL165 is finishing the installation of the crown’s cladding and will be disassembled shortly.

The second tower, Magnolias Waterfront Residences, will house only luxury apartments and will become the tallest building in Thailand. With 70 storeys crowned by a pinnacle, this 318m building will surpass the MahaNakhon tower in height. A Linden Comansa LCL190 crane, with 12t maximum load, worked from January 2016 to May 2018 on the building. Assembled with an external climbing system the final tower height was 287m.

In order to lift and move the loads to such heights without any problem, the LCL165 and LCL190 cranes were fitted with optional hoist cable drums, with capacities for 1,000m and 1,280m meters respectively.

The construction of both towers has been challenging since deadlines were tight: contracts specified 38 months from first foundation work to delivery to the client. This pace of work has not only required that cranes work almost 20 hours a day, but also that they do so at high speeds. The cranes were therefore equipped with optional high-speed hoisting motors, which greatly shorten the work cycles. The LCL190 was able to reach speeds of up to 303m/min; the LCL165 can reach 310m/min. Thanks to this rapidity of load lifts the Magnolias Waterfront Residences tower reached a growth rate of one floor every four days, or seven floors each month.

In addition to supplying the cranes, Smart also carries out the maintenance and service of the cranes.