Cranes & Specialized Transport Sector News

Freezing frontiers
Much offshore lifting work is for oil installations, many of which are increasingly in deeper waters and more remote locations where conditions are particularly harsh. Rapid development to cope with these changes characterises this lifting sector. Euan Youdale reports
Testing the load
A new 3,000 tonne 30 m test rig gives a UK-based engineering company and spreader manufacturer increased capabilities in the building and testing of high capacity load spreader beam systems.IC reports
100 Tonne Fever
All terrain crane manufacturers have seen sales soar across their model ranges in the last 12 months and more. The most active and competitive segment of the market is the four and five axle range around 100 tonnes capacity, where there is a plethora of new products. EUAN YOUDALE reports
Rocket Motor Movers
ATK in the US has taken delivery of the first state-of-the-art Scheuerle transporter to move the reusable solid rocket motors that propel the Space Shuttle into space.GINO KOSTER reports on the special project
Flat But Flying
Italian crane manufacturers are still taking advantage of a robust crane market at home despite signs that the economy is slowing down. They are also selling much of their production abroad where the construction industry is booming. EUAN YOUDALE reports
Penetrating The Piazza
Italian self erecting tower crane manufacturer Gelco is using its unusual raised portal chassis design on a building refurbishment deep inside an historic town in Italy, where conventional cranes cannot reach. EUAN YOUDALE reports
Raising The Game
The market for telescopic hydraulic gantries is vast but there are still many possible buyers. EUAN YOUDALE reports
All Change
Special portal frames were used by VSL Heavy Lifting to replace a 1,500 tonne section of an historic bridge in northern Germany IC reports
Page 70 of 72