The crane has worked with a fleet of Potain cranes to help construct the stadium, which is home to Olympique Lyonnais.

The RT550E, owned by the Italian rental company Vernazza Autogru, joined eight MD 485 B M20s and two MD 365 B L16s.

The Grove RT550E is a 45t capacity rough-terrain crane, which offers the highest capacity and longest boom in its class at 39 m, the manufacturer saud.
Davide Camperi, area sales manager for mobile cranes at Manitowoc Crane Group Italy, said the RT550E was used owing of its operating speed, strength and precision on site.

He said: ""At industrial sites it is necessary to use cranes that can handle a wide range of operations.

"The strength and size of the RT550E makes it a very versatile machine that’s perfectly suited to handling a variety of jobs quickly and efficiently."
The Manitowoc cranes were in near constant use at the site, lifting much of the 7,000 t of steel needed to build the stadium.
Camperi added: "The crane performed the typical tasks of a rough-terrain crane such as pick and carry activities and general handling duties on the jobsite.

"But additionally, thanks to its long boom and high lifting capacities, it carried out installation at heights that are normally achieved using two and three axle all-terrain cranes.

"One of the most appreciated features when completing an installation at height is that our CCS system allows the electronic controllers to be reprogrammed by the operator for specific requirements, making it easier to achieve more accurate results."
French construction firm Vinci rented the RT550E from the Italian crane specialist Vernazza Autogru for the project.

"The RT550E is a unique machine offering a telescopic boom of 39 m and is quick and easy to set-up," explained Diego Vernazza, owner of Vernazza Autogru. "With its ease of use and affordability, the RT550E was a great edition to the jobsite."