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  • Chinese crane market still troubled

    New report says the market will bottom-out this year after five years of steep declines. A gradual recovery is expected to start in 2017...

  • Orascom Construction buys 24 Grove RTs

    Egypt-based Orascom Construction (OC) has further expanded its Manitowoc fleet with the order of 24 new Grove rough terrain cranes...

  • Raimondi launches LR213 luffer

    Italy-based crane manufacturer Raimondi Cranes has released a new addition to its existing luffing cranes with the LR213 - the largest luffer yet for the company...

  • 30,000 tonne load out for ALE

    ALE completed the load out of the first 30,000 tonne CAT-J jack up rig in July, using a skidding system that was designed for the project in South Korea...

  • Chi Deh adds two mobile Liebherrs

    Taiwan-based crane and heavy haulage contractor Chi Deh has updated its 40-strong fleet with two new Liebherr LTM 1300-6.2 wheeled mobile cranes...

  • Kenz Figee acquired by MeeMaken

    Offshore crane and oil industry services investment company MeeMaken BV has acquired Kenz Figee with its offshore crane manufacturer Kenz Cranes...

  • Tight squeeze on Chicago tower

    Central Contractors Service put a Potain MR 605 B tower crane to work to help keep the construction of an apartment tower in the River North neighbourhood of Chicago, USA...

  • Turbine transport through Angola

    Angola-based transport company SLC and heavy transport subsidiary FM Global were contracted to transport gas turbines and generators for a project to update the nation’s...

  • World’s longest wind turbine blade

    Wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Wind Power completed the first transport journey with its 88.4 metre blade, said by the company to be the longest ever...

  • Another crawler down in New York

    The lattice boom of a 300 tonne capacity crawler crane went down across all the lanes of the old Tappan Zee Bridge in New York, USA, on 19 July...

FEATURES
  • Site report: Sarens scores in Lyon

    An ambitious €250 million football stadium has been constructed in Lyon, France, with the help of heavy lift and transport specialist the Sarens Group and crane manufactu...

  • The Knowledge: Advanced advantage

    This month Marco van Daal goes deeper into the principle of mechanical advantage using different pulley systems...

  • Wind power transport: tall order

    Wind power is continuing to gain momentum and with it the need for increased performance, which means larger and heavier components to transport. Katherine Weir reports...

  • Dockside lifting: bulking up

    The race is on to increase the size of vessels and the lifting capacity of dockside equipment to keep up with the demand for heavy lifting jobs. Katherine Weir reports...

  • Site report: Jack-up job for ALE

    Heavy lift and transport company ALE helped increase the height and alter the track centre distance of four container cranes at the Port of Antwerp in Belgium. IC reports...

  • Mini Crawler Cranes: Added extras

    The mini crawler crane market is embracing its diminutive size with a host of new products and a focus on added features, accessories and high safety levels...

  • The Knowledge: Mechanical advantage

    Marco van Daal uses a case study to illustrate several of the principles and calculation methods explained in earler articles in his The Knoweldge section of IC...

  • Operator assistance devices: Captain of the ship

    Stricter safety regulations are dictating how manufacturers are developing operator assistance devices but, at the same time, there is a conscious effort in the industry...

  • Site report: tower power

    Wolffkran’s strongest luffing cranes are working on the Kusile Power Plant project Kusile, Nkangala district, Mpumalanga province, South Africa...

  • Loader cranes: new and renew

    Interesting developments in the articulating or knuckle boom crane sector in the last year range from entire new crane ranges to some more detailed technical innovations....

  • Remote controls: Safe distance

    Three key trends in the radio remote control sector at the moment are safety, customisation and the display of data and other information...

  • The Knowledge: Craning a crane

    In a slight departure from the usual theme of this technical series, Marco van Daal uses a case study to illustrate several of the principles and calculation methods expl...

  • Tower cranes: building ships

    Special correspondent Heinz-Gert Kessel discusses the merits of tower cranes for use in shipyards. Economical and flexible crane logistics are required to cope with a qui...

 

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