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PTC moved fully rigged on SPMT
Mammoet used self propelled modular transporters to move its fully rigged 1,600 tonne capacity PTC-DS ring crane at a power station in Germany
JCB excavator works on remote Scottish hydropower project
This JCB JS145 excavator is dragging a pipeline uphill as part of the construction of a hydro electric power scheme near Kinloch Rannoch, in Perthshire, Scotland.
Felbermayr makes first use of an SPMT on public roads in Austria
Felbermayr transported a new 221 tonne voltage transformer on a 90 km journey in Austria. It was the first time an SPMT had been used on public roads in the country
PTC special
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, located in Neurath, Germany
Tower cranes for cooling towers
Special tower cranes for cooling tower construction are in demand as the demand for energy around the world rises rapidly. Heinz-Gert Kessel reports
GAM wins €6m wind power contract
GAM has won a €6 million contract with Suzlom Wind Energy Spain to transport and assemble 49 wind turbines in four new wind farms in Almeria, Spain.
Cummins rental power helps flood-hit Cedar Rapids
Cummins Power Generation rented more than 25 MW of temporary power to 18 companies in Ceder Rapids, Iowa in June after record flood levels in the Cedar River.
Energyst installs 50 MW power plant in Cyprus
Energyst CAT Rental Power has installed 50 MW of temporary power in Cyprus to cope with the influx of 2.5 million tourists to the island over the summer months.
Approval granted for Europe’s largest onshore wind farm
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has been granted planning permission to construct Europe's largest onshore windfarm. The UK£ 600 million (€ 756 million), 456 MW Clyde wind farm located between Biggar and Moffat in Southern Scotland, UK will comprise 152 turbines.
Palazzani booms help build the world's largest particle detector
Two Italian Ragno Palazzani telescopic booms have been uses in the construction of Atlas, the detection element of the huge particle acceleration experiment, which will take place at CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Wind turbine erection
Demand for energy worldwide is rising at an unprecedented pace. Oil and other finite resources continue to be the primary fuels for power generation and the raw materials for a vast range of products. Wind turbines, however, are an increasingly popular means of generating energy worldwide. Euan Youdale reports
Power lifting
When Louisiana-based Cleco Power announced plans to construct a $1 billion solid-fuel power plant, it contracted Bigge Crane & Rigging to carry out all lifting and heavy transport
High winds
The world's highest wind turbine has been placed at the Veladero mine, San Juan, Argentina, in the Cordillera de Los Andes, 4,200 m above sea level
Czech investor
APB-Plzen, a Czech company headquartered in Nezvestice, has strengthened its position in the wind turbine and special transport sector by making a major investment in trailers. Activities are not limited to transport within the former Eastern bloc countries and are now spread throughout Europe. Gino Koster reports
High energy maintenance: using truck mounted booms
German energy supplier, RWE Power AG has bought a Ruthmann Steiger T370 articulating truck mounted boom to inspect and maintain its huge brown-coal dredgers.
Cleaning boilers
Deborah Services Ltd is using Layher system scaffolding to inspect and maintain pressure components in boiler units at the Drax coal-fired power station.
4 GW Gujarat power plant
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has leant US$ 450 million to Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL), a subsidiary of Tata Power, to help build and operate the Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project.
Barin's new 73m truck mounted boom
Barin showcased its new 73 m working height AP 73/35 on a 42 t Volvo FM400 8x4 carrier at SAIE in October.
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