Five of the eight Potain tower cranes and two Manitowoc 2250 crawler cranes have left the site.

The Potain cranes used in this project were four MR 605 B, three MD 485 B and one MD 345 B. All the cranes were supplied by Novarka, a consortium formed by French construction companies Bouygues TP and Vinci Grand Projects. Manitowoc’s Ukrainian distributor Hoist Machines Ltd, provided technical support on site.

“The cranes provided the majority of the heavy lifting work for the largest land-based moving structure ever built,” the manufacturer said.

Thibaut Le Besnerais, global product director for tower cranes at Manitowoc said: “ This really was a challenging job, and Manitowoc was one of only a few companies capable of providing equipment up to the task. Our involvement in this work dates back to 2005, when a special application Potain MD 3200 was used to built the first concrete containment shelter for the project. Our expertise and customer care was also crucial as every task had to be meticulously planned within a highly detailed and organized working plan.”