UK-based Select Plant Hire has ordered four new Terex CTL1600 luffing jib tower cranes – bringing its fleet total of CTL1600s to nine. Terex Tower Cranes says this makes it the largest and newest fleet of these cranes in the world.

According to Terex, its CTL1600 is a popular choice for construction and rental companies globally and is well-suited for high-rise buildings on urban job sites. With a maximum capacity of 66 t (72.8 USt) and jib length of 75 m (246 ft) it is the biggest luffing jib crane in its range. It is also equipped with features including T-Torque slewing technology, Terex Power Plus, and Terex Power Match.

Terex Tower Cranes says, due to its heavy capacity, the CTL1600 is in high demand in the UK – especially for heavy lift requirements such as precast and other projects that incorporate offsite manufacturing and modern methods of construction, with Select Plant Hire identifying particular demand for using these cranes coming from the waste-to-energy and data centres being commissioned across the UK.

Clare Rodgers, business stream leader for Select Tower Cranes, said: "We are really excited to have placed orders for numbers six, seven, eight and nine to add to our CTL1600 fleet, as these machines are ideal for the UK market—in fact they are in high demand from clients in several sectors. Looking ahead, we see a big demand coming for these cranes among the energy and data sectors, as our UK market research has indicated that work in these areas will continue to grow. We are committed to investing in expanding the Select fleet to provide our clients with the most up-to-date plant available on the market."

Lee Maynard, global sales director – Terex Tower Cranes, added that it’s becoming evident that the demand for large luffers is growing both in the UK and globally: “We are seeing increasing numbers of projects in Europe, Middle East, and Australia all demanding large luffers. As we continue to invest in industry leading innovation and partner with Select Plant, we only see further growth in this sector. It goes without saying we are delighted to receive this huge order for four more CTL1600s, to add to the five already in Select’s fleet, making it truly unique in the world.”