Crane Rental Corporation (CRC) in the US contracted with Progress Energy Florida (PEF) to move a 400,000 pound (181 tonne) transformer from Stanton Energy Center in east Orlando to PEF's new Tanner Road substation, also in Orlando
Marr Contracting has erected what it claims is the world's largest luffing jib tower crane. Sydney, Australia-based Marr put up its new 330 tonne capacity Favelle Favco M2480D in Doha Qatar. IC contributor Brent Stacey went to see it
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.
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.
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
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