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Redeveloped history
In the historic centre of Brussels, Belgium, a 12 tonne capacity Linden Comansa 21 LC 290 flat top tower crane is helping redevelop the former Prince Albert barracks into luxury apartments
Business booms
Four Liebherr 630 EC-H 40 Litronic tower cranes are at work on the Oosterdoks-Eiland island in Amsterdam, Netherlands, which is being redeveloped to create a modern business and recreation centre
Safi solves Moscow heavy lifting problem
Russian rental company Ltech has arranged for Safi to build a special service elevator for a Moscow based printing company where a traditional lift would be too expensive. The Italian based mast climber manufacturer designed and built an indoor service elevator based on its Zenith MC hoist.
Wagenborg's wooden wonder bridge installation
In November 2008 a 350 tonne arch bridge, made of sustainable accoya tropical hardwood, was placed over highway A7 in Sneek, the Netherlands. Wagenborg Nedlift used 48 lines of SPMT and six mobile cranes to carry out the work. IC reports
Potains rise in Moscow City
Russian rental house Rentakran has a range of cranes working for contractor ENKA on the US$12 billion Moscow International Business Centre, known as Moscow City. It will be the largest development of its kind in Eastern Europe and include business, leisure and hospitality facilities
Liebherr towers in Istanbul
Turkish contractor Sembol and Taca is using three Liebherr tower cranes to help build the new Istanbul congress centre in Turkey. The tower cranes were supplied new by the German manufacturer's Turkish distributor Atilla Dural for the construction of the new centre, named Harbiye Kongre Merkezi
Grohmann turbine challenge
Lifting specialist Grohmann GmbH used a 250 tonne capacity crawler crane and a 95 tonne all terrain to repair a wind turbine at a park in Fiefbergen, northern Germany, close to the city of Kiel
Al Faris provides ATs for Dubai Metro lift
Al Faris Equipment Rental, based in Dubai, UAE, supplied two 250 tonne Liebherr all terrains cranes to the Dubai Metro joint venture to lift a 140 tonne gantry footbridge into place at the new Jumeirah Lake Tower station
Oil contract for Jumbo Offshore
Jumbo Offshore has been awarded a combined transportation and installation contract in the Gulf of Mexico
First project for 4,300 tonne ALE giant
ALE's 4,300 tonne capacity AL.SK90 has completed its first major lift. It was used to lift a 69 m long depropaniser column weighing 755 tonnes at a petrochemical plant in Jubail, Saudi Arabia
JLG boom reaches space station
Children from an Australian primary school were able to speak to an astronaut on the International Space Station with the help of a JLG 600AJ articulating boom.
Grove GTK1100 tandem lift
Two Grove GTK1100 cranes worked in tandem to erect a new chimney for a coke production facility in the SaarLorLux region of southwest Germany. The plant is owned by Dillinger Hütte, one of the leading European producers of heavy plate steel sheets, which are generally used for the construction of heavy machinery and shipbuilding
VSL raises the ceiling with strand jacks
The shipbuilder Meyer Werft, in northern Germany, responded to the increasing demand for cruise liners by extending one of its fabrication halls by 120 m. It will now be able to assemble vessels that are 300 m long and more
SMIE makes light work of heavy traffic
Just 7 km west of the centre of Paris, on the banks of the river Seine, the former Renault factory has been derelict for over 15 years. Engineering consultants, CICAD, requested that all cranes used during the site's re-development be fitted with SMIE anti-collision and zoning systems.
Modifications for Mammoet power plant lift
Mammoet was awarded the contract to supply a PTC-DS, double stacked, super heavy lift crane to build one of the largest power stations in Europe, at Neurath in Germany
Wolffkran towers in Warsaw
Wolffkran tower cranes are in action on the Zlota 44 Tower project which is set to change the skyline of Warsaw, Poland
Mammoet awarded submarine salvage contract
The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) has awarded Mammoet Salvage B.V. the contract to salvage a Second World War submarine and deal with its toxic cargo
Ainscough 800 tonner on stilts in London
Heron Tower will be one of the tallest buildings in London, UK. It occupies the entire footprint of a small site bordered by public roads on all four sides. Challenges to contend with on a lifting job there included the fact that the road was narrower than the outrigger spread of the crane
Sarens Sennebogen crawlers in Antarctica
Sarens prepared a pair of its Sennebogen crawler cranes for a long-term contract in the harsh conditions of Antarctica
Up high on the move with an LR 1600/2
Mammoet put its new 600 tonne capacity Liebherr LR 1600/2 to work on its first job straight out of the factory
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