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Please submit entries by Friday 25 February. The awards dinner will be in Riga, Latvia on 15 June 2022
Sennebogen reveals 100 tonne crawler crane
New Sennebogen 6103 E tele boom crawler fills gap between 70 and 120 tonne capacity models
FIEC highlights distortive foreign subsidies
EC proposal for regulation on foreign subsidies ‘will impact construction’
New CECE presidency announced
Niklas Nillroth, CECE president for the last two years, hands over the baton
Huisman to build another 2,600 tonne crane
Second 2,600 tonne capacity offshore wind turbine installation vessel crane for Eneti via DSME
New CEO at project transport specialist Silvasti
Lauri Riipinen takes CEO role as Ville Silvasti moves to be chairman of the board
New 300 tonne Liebherr with 90 metre boom
Liebherr announces 300 tonne mobile crane with 90 metre telescopic boom and 12 tonnes per axle
Schuch orders 15 Liebherr cranes
Fleet expansion and modernisation with 15 new Liebherr wheeled mobile cranes to join the Schuch fleet in Germany over the next two years
Transport regs tighten in Europe
Regulations for abnormal load transports are tightening in Germany, France and Belgium, reports transport and crane association ESTA
EU moves to name nuclear a ‘green’ energy source
Nuclear and gas energy projects could benefit from sustainable financing under proposal
Doosan launches wheeled excavator in 10-tonne class
Low emissions machine said to combine compactness and agility with performance
Hitachi sells controlling share of construction equipment business
Japanese trading company Itochu and private equity firm Japan International Partners together now own 26% of Hitachi Construction Machinery
Liebherr updates compact loader offering
Upgrades include improved cab visibility and comfort, along with safety features 
Jean-Louis Olivier 1952–2022
SMIE founder and crane safety technology pioneer died on 8 January after a short and unexpected illness
ERA to expand cybersecurity guide
Benchmarking and insurance among issues to be addressed by cybersecurity working group 
Wolff launches low top tower crane
New 800 tonne-metre Wolff 8076 Compact tops manufacturer Wolffkran’s saddle jib crane series
Enerpac to lift fusion magnet
Enerpac hydraulic cylinders are set to have a key role in the final construction of the ITER fusion tokamak
New and updated HSC crawler cranes
Three updated models in 80, 100 and 180 tonne capacities, plus a new 100 tonne HD model are now available
Rental firms now leading equipment buyers in Europe
Research predicts long-term shift to rental, even for traditional contractor markets
BMS orders 3,000 tonne crane
Danish crane rental house to get 3,000 tonne capacity lattice boom ring crane from Dutch specialist Huisman
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