Managing multi-crane lifts will be the subject of an expert panel discussion during the World Crane and Transport Summit (WCTS) in Amsterdam on 7 and 8 November 2017.

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Keith Anderson, chief rigging engineer, Bechtel

The roundtable - on the first day of the Summit at the NH Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel in Amsterdam - will comprise the following panellists:

  • Keith Anderson, chief rigging engineer, Bechtel Equipment Operations
  • Richard Krabbendam, heavy lift specialist
  • Klaus Meissner, director product integrity, Terex Cranes
  • Gertjan van de Werken, director, Peinemann Kranen

Krabbendam told International Cranes and Specialized Transport that he welcomed the opportunity to discuss multiple  crane lifts; “There are several fundamental questions to consider, such as knowing the forces acting on each crane and using measuring devices to monitor the crane loads. It is also crucial to have a detailed lift plan showing at which radius the cranes are working.

The discussion at the Summit will be a great opportunity for the industry to refocus on this important area of crane safety. I hope that the session will also offer delegates practical guidance on common problems with multi-crane lifts, and situations where extra special care needs to be taken.”

The full programme for the World Crane and Transport Summit is at: www.khl-wcts.com

The panel brings enormous experience to the topic. Both Keith Anderson and Richard Krabbendam have extensive experience of planning and advising on multiple crane lifts around the world. Klaus Meissner is mobile crane president at FEM, which participated in the drafting of guidance on multiple and tandem crane lifts published in 2016 by the International Crane Stakeholder Assembly (ICSA).

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Gertjan van de Werken of Peinemann will bring to the panel recent experience of multi-crane lifts.

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