Cranes & Specialized Transport Sector News

How did Saudi Aramco perform this major lift at Fadhili gas plant?
Early 2021 saw a critical lift performed at the Fadhili gas plant in Saudi Arabia when a reboiler tube was removed for inspection. Mustafa Al Abdulmohsin reports
Lifecycle of a crane: the Demag CC 4800
Crawler cranes tend to last a long time, especially the good quality ones that are well looked after. This is the tale of a crane through its already long and still ongoing life. ICST reports
How covid, carbon and construction tech is changing Bauma
Lucy Barnard speaks to exhibition organisers and major OEMs about the future of construction trade shows
Choosing the right stabilization pad
Mike Blaser discusses what to look for in stabilization pads.
Detailing George Young Company’s industry legacy
Hannah Sundermeyer reflects on the rich history of George Young Company.
The future of Buckner HeavyLift
Doug Williams and his daughter Meredith Williams talk to D.Ann Shiffler about the company’s future.
Delivering the world’s largest observation wheel
Constructing the the Ain Dubai wheel has been no mean feat, especially when you factor in sandstorms, strong offshore winds and scorching temperatures
‘Big Carl’: How to handle the world’s biggest crane at Hinkley Point
Ashley Daniels, the head of lifting at Hinkley Point C, reveals what it’s like to be the man in charge of the world’s biggest and most powerful crane
Miller Transfer tackles long and heavy vessel haul
Miller Transfer made a complicated haul of stainless steel vessels weighing up to 80,000 pounds look easy.
Russian crane market grows more sophisticated
Writing exclusively for ICST, Vlad Vorotnikov investigates why import replacement on the Russian market has stalled, and how the unstable demand has driven some domestic manufacturers into financial difficulty
SHOW GUIDE: The Utility Expo
A host of products and services will be shown at The Utility Show, formerly ICUEE, in Louisville, KY.
Heavy industry big part of climate crisis solution, says Mammoet
Mammoet’s head of sustainability, Erica Gray, discusses engineered heavy lifting’s role as an enabler of the climate change transition
Top 5 private equity rental acquisitions 2021
We pick out five prominent acquisitions that have occurred throughout the year
Top 10 tower crane companies 2021
Who are the new entrants and which firms head up International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine’s annual list of the world’s largest tower crane-owning companies?
Detailing North America’s latest breakbulk projects
Wind components, vessels and modules, ACT rounds up several significant breakbulk cargo projects.
Construction continues on Florida high-speed rail
Julian Leek and Mary Kanian report on the Brightline high speed rail project to Orlando International Airport.
Marr’s unique challenges to remove Australian TV tower
A special crane solution was provided by Marr Contracting to dismantle a 233 metre television transmission tower in Australia. Alex Dahm reports
What new tower crane models are shaking up the industry?
Tower crane news this year has been so prolific we already added an extra industry update to the programme in the June issue. Here is yet another raft of new models. Alex Dahm reports
Demand for telecrawlers continues to grow
The once niche market telescopic crawler is now a rental fleet mainstay. 
Manitowoc’s most iconic crane
D.Ann Shiffler asks, which was Manitowoc’s most iconic crawler crane: the 3900 or the 4100?
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