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New ATs for CKV
CKV Heavy Lifting And Assembly Ltd in Turkey has expanded its fleet with four new all terrain cranes
New Terex Cranes UK centre
Terex Cranes held an event to mark the opening of its new UK headquarters on 8 August
High seas
Heavy lift specialist Sarens installed the first six 5 MW wind turbines at the C-Power Thornton Bank project in the North Sea off the coast of Belgium
Rising gas
Smit Heavy Lift’s 1,600 tonne capacity floating sheerlegs Taklift 4 played a major role in the recently completed offshore phase of the decommissioning of a gas platform in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. IC reports
Making waves
Safety and maintenance are a top priority in the offshore industry. Euan Youdale speaks to one company about the progress of its latest safety programme and rounds up news in the sector
Around the sale
Auctioneer Ritchie Bros had unprecedented interest in its recent equipment auction in Queensland, Australia. Brent Stacey reports from the event where he talked to the major players
Oil strikes again
Share prices continued to fall in July in reaction to ever-higher oil prices. In the lifting sector this saw a continuation of the fourth major dive in less than a year. Chris Sleight reports
Wolff hunts in Australia
The first Wolff tower crane erected in Australia was recently shown to the local crane industry as a celebration of the formation of a partnership between Wolffkran and The Caelli Group. The Caelli Group is a formwork contractor and crane hirer that specializes in high rise construction. Established in 1972 and based in Melbourne, recent changes to the company’s structure mean expansion in two crane-related areas.
Human touch
John Spanswick is chairman of Bovis Lend Lease and the Strategic Forum for Construction (SFfC) Tower Crane Group. He believes that well trained supervisors are a vital key to effective risk management at work sites
Wollongong takes Tadano AT
Mobile crane rental house Wollongong Cranes in Australia has taken delivery of a new Tadano Faun ATF 65G-4 all terrain crane.
Crane by plane
Parts of a 1,250 tonne capacity crane were moved by air to complete a bridge installation in Sweden
Liebherr developing 350 tonne mobile
Development work has started on a 350 tonne telescopic wheeled mobile crane at Liebherr-Werk Ehingen in Germany
Hallett Silbermann adds Fassi knuckle booms
Hertfordshire, UK-based haulage company Hallett Silbermann has taken delivery of three new Fassi hydraulic truck loader cranes.
Zoomlion exports 600 tonne crawler
Chinese manufacturer Zoomlion has sold a 600 tonne capacity QUY600 lattice boom crawler crane to a customer in India.
Boeing air lifter
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing and SkyHook International in the US have agreed to develop a “commercial heavy-lift rotorcraft.”
New Jost topless luffer
Monday 14 July sees the launch of a new Jost luffing jib tower crane.
ATs take it in their stride
All terrain cranes are strong in their traditional markets but there is a growing demand for flexible, higher capacity machines that can carry out a range of applications across the lifting spectrum. Euan Youdale reports
New Comansa towers
A new range of tower cranes is available from Spanish manufacturer Linden Comansa.
World Cup stadium cranes
A total of 19 Liebherr top slewing tower cranes are being used on the construction of the new Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, one of the venues for the 2010 Football World Cup.
Terex breaks ground on Demag logistics centre
Terex Demag has begun construction of a new logistics centre at its Zweibrücken, Germany factory. Work began last month and the centre is scheduled to be operational by the end of this year.
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