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​Sarens Installed 30 WTG Lagerwey Wind Turbines in Adygea, Russia

Crew installed new wind turbines from start to finish

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​Sarens Installed 30 WTG Lagerwey Wind Turbines in Adygea, Russia

Crew installed new wind turbines from start to finish



H&E Q2 revenues down 16%

Second quarter proves “challenging” as revenues and profits are hit by pandemic

Steinexpo exhibiton, Germany, 2017

Construction and Covid-19: rolling news update

KHL journalists are reporting on how the Covid-19 outbreak is impacting construction worldwide

Fagioli uses Cometto self-propelled trailers to help transport industrial bullets between Italy and Croatia

Industrial bullets transported internationally

Fagioli uses Cometto self-propelled trailers to help transport industrial bullets between Italy and Croatia

The Maxcab can be hydraulically raised by 2.7 m and tilted by 30°

First 6133 E in the Netherlands

Wind work is first job for Gebri Handel & Verhuur’s new Sennebogen telescopic crawler crane


New Hird Western Hub Phil Hird R and Alan Peck L 300

Hird heads west

Mini cranes, glass lifting and powered access rental company opens a new depot in the West Midlands, UK


Versatile mini crane

Jekko launches medium-sized electric mini crane designed for a wide range of applications 

AMCS Technologies has launched a new telematics system called IoT Lifting

Job site insight

Telematics system designed to provide a deeper understanding of job site productivity 

Demag AC 60-3 H&S Autokran

New all terrain for H&S Autokran

German crane company expands fleet with Demag AC 60-3

Aerial view of an HSL Hindustan Shipyard Limited yard

Indian shipyard crane collapse

Indian government shipyard crane collapsed while being tested on Saturday 1 August killing 11 people

Aerial view artist's impression of OHT wind turbine installation vessel with 2,500 tonne capacity telescopic lattice boom crane redand white and the jack up legs too

Offshore turbine erection from OHT

OHT enters offshore wind turbine installation market and orders two GustoMSC jack up vessels with 2,500 tonne telescopic lattice boom cranes

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SC&RA names Job of the Year winners

SC&RA announced the winners of its 2020 Job of the Year Awards during an online award presentation

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Transport 50 deadline extended

There is still time to submit entries for this year’s Transport 50 (T50) listing of the world’s largest specialized transport companies but act quickly

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Change for good: SC&RA news May 2020

New sensor technology could revolutionise bridge inspections. Mike Chalmers reports


Preparing for the unforeseen: SC&RA comment May 2020

Recovery from Covid-19 is the focus for crane and transport companies but they should also prepare for something like this if it happens again.

NessCampbell Crane + Rigging has its origins in a tow truck company started in 1943

Valuable commitment: SC&RA news April 2020

The member in the spotlight this month is NessCampbell Crane + Rigging from the USA. Mike Chalmers reports

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Hard-hitting tragedy: SC&RA Comment April 2020

Construction and specialized transport projects can be among the most dangerous types of work so safety remains a top priority in these industries

Sinopec using its 4,000 tonne XGC88000 crawler crane to lift a record load to a height of 108 metres

Energy sector: using less

Work in the energy sector is facing uncertain times as capital expenditure is cut. Covid-19 has had a deep negative impact on the oil and gas industry and the oil price has collapsed

In Norway Sarens has erected 67 turbines at the Kvitfjell Raudfjell wind farm for clients FairWind and Siemens Gamesa. One team used a Liebherr LG 1750 SX lattice boom truck crane in SL22 configuration with 105 metre boom and 250 tonne counterweight

Wind turbines: higher & heavier

Wind turbines today generate 72% more power on average than in 2009, which brings significant challenges for crane and transport companies

Potain MR608

Under the PPVC: tower cranes

PPVC is a game-changing construction technology, writes Heinz-Gert Kessel. It relies on tower cranes and large ones at that

Abitron’s T5 yellow box transmitter with the GDC 3.5 colour graphic display and rammed with controls

Out of danger: radio remote controls

In the age of social distancing, the benefits of remote control technology could hardly be more obvious. Christian Shelton reports


Bob Dimmitt: a ConExpo photo essay

Crane industry executive and photographer Bob Dimmitt muses on the ConExpo 2020 construction equipment exhibition

Get your company in the IC50

IC50 2020: a stronger increase

In contrast to last year’s IC50 ranking of the world’s largest crane-owning companies things have increased much more positively in the 2020 table

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Palfinger PK 60002

Palfinger sales down 18%

First half year sales and EBITDA down by double digits due to Covid-19 and global recession


OHR partners with India Infrastructure Research

Indian construction market reports now available from Off-Highway Research

Marr preparing to remove the lattice boom of the red and white M390D at the top of the new Crown Sydney building. Photo: Getty

Marr dismantles in Sydney

Tower crane removal milestone for the Men From Marr’s on project to construct the newest landmark in Sydney, Ausrtralia


Sany 4,000 tonner put to work

The new SCC40000A crawler crane from Sany in China has completed its first job at a Chinese petrochemical plant

Otto Rettenmaier landscape

Otto Rettenmaier 1926-2020

Transporter Industry International Group founder Otto Rettenmaier dies at 93


Manitex announces European debt reduction

Manitex International has minimised its European bank debt by approximately 4.96M €, effective 20 July 2020

Mammoet installs the final bullet, a massive bright blue bullet-like horizontal refinery tank at Dangote

Mammoet completes at Dangote

Heavy lift and transport work completed by Mammoet on Africa’s largest refinery will boost economic growth in Nigeria

Sarens' Denag CC 3800-1 on the FC Metz stadium job. Photo: Kevin Bignossi

Sarens on Metz stadium

Demag CC 3800-1 chosen by Sarens to install new stand at FC Metz stadium


Maxikraft orders 17 Grove ATs

First six of 17 new Grove all terrain cranes delivered to Maxikraft Group in Germany


Online ESTA Awards and webinar on 24 September

ESTA Awards will be staged online on 24 September and combined with a short conference, led by keynote speaker Wim Sarens, CEO of Sarens Group

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