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

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​Sarens Lifts and Installs 67 Wind Turbines at Norwegian Wind Farm

Sarens lifts several wind farm components into place in Kvitfjell Raudfjell, Norway

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​Sarens Lifts and Installs 67 Wind Turbines at Norwegian Wind Farm

Sarens lifts several wind farm components into place in Kvitfjell Raudfjell, Norway


Chieusse Levage blue Liebherr all terrain crane in travelling position

Mediaco acquires Chieusse Levage

Crane rental business Chieusse Levage sold to fellow French rental company Mediaco

The lift crane on one end was a 1,600 tonne capacity Demag CC 8800-1 lattice boom crawler with a 1,250 tonne CC 6800 on the other end

Hareket lifts at Duqm

More heavy lifting work at the Duqm Refinery in Oman as Hareket lifts nine ‘bullet’ gas tanks each weighing more than 800 tonnes

Early May 2020 saw an XGC88000 make another record lift

Record goal with XCMG at Gulei

All along the wash tower: another record claimed for XCMG’s 4,000 tonne capacity double boom crawler crane

White fixed boom Palfinger crane installed by the sea with what looks like a yellow water weights test bag hanging from the hook and a couple of dudes in attendance

Palfinger cranes for Japan

Fixed boom Palfinger Marine cranes ordered for Japanese offshore wind energy project



ITI expands with training acquisition

ITI acquires Triple Phase Training (TPT), a company offering training for overhead crane repair technicians, inspectors and operators

Zoomlion ZTC250N-EV fully electric 25 tonne capacity truck crane green and grey, red garland, at end of the production line

Zoomlion claims first electric truck crane

Chinese manufacturer announces fully electric 25 tonne capacity truck crane and starts production

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Broshuis to resume production

Dutch trailer maker to restart production with deliveries resuming in the first week of June


Light and low Scheuerle move for Doolan‘s

Long trip completed more quickly and easily using WideCombi axle lines

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Potain tower cranes team up for development project

Eight Potain tower cranes are being used for a nine million square foot Tampa, Florida, USA housing project

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Alba and Kanoo Middle East partnership

Alba has appointed Kanoo Cranes as distributor of its hoists and mast climbers in the region 

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Hard-hitting tragedy: SCRA 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

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Transport 50 call for entries 2020

It is time to submit entries for this year’s Transport 50 (T50) listing of the world’s largest specialized transport companies


SC&RA Workshop goes virtual

The 2020 SC&RA Crane and Rigging Workshop will now be a virtual event on 16 and 17 September


Virtual SC&RA meetings

Due to cancellation of the Annual Conference, SC&RA is holding virtual Zoom committee meetings for all members to listen in and participate.

Yellow and red Irving Equipment crawler crane at work on the TV series The Curse of Oak Island

Irving hunts treasure: SC&RA news March 2020

There is no mystery to how Irving Equipment finds success on Oak Island, writes Mike Chalmers, reporting on the work of the Canadian crane rental company on the popular television series


Dangerous distraction: SC&RA comment March 2020

Mobile phones and headphones on a construction site can be a dangerous or even fatal distraction

ACE display of yellow truck and crawler cranes on white gravel with people around at Excon India 2019

India: Confident expectation

Planned or mooted infrastructure projects inspired confidence among crane manufacturers at the recent ExCon exhibition in India. Partha Pratim Basistha reports

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Talent show: operator training

Attracting talent and effective training are key to solving the industry’s skill shortage; You can take your pick of many training organisations

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Truck cranes: Upwardly mobile

Globally the truck crane market may be flat but in some parts of the world they are big news. Christian Shelton reports

Palfinger PCC 57002 climbing a steep slope

Crawler mounted articulating cranes

This sector continues to evolve as the benefits of an articulating crane mounted on crawler tracks become more widely known. Christian Shelton reports

Valla’s eight-tonne capacity V80R electric pick and carry crane in blue outside a factory

Appetite for production: Industrial lifting

The world’s continued reliance on industry, in all its forms, means there is plenty of appetite for machines designed to lift in industrial environments

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ESTA competition record

Strong competition for the annual ESTA Awards of Excellence has meant 38 companies were selected for the shortlist. Alex Dahm reports

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Willi Liebherr and Sophie Albrecht at the ceremony to hand over the LR 13000 to Russian company Titan-2

Titan-2 takes 3,000 tonne Liebherr

Fourth unit built of the Liebherr LR 13000 crawler crane handed over to Russian energy company for nuclear power plant construction

Aerial view of Heerema Marine Contractors decommissioning the platform with Sleipnir heavy lift vessel

Sleipnir’s first decom job

Installation and decommissioning 50 years apart by Heerema on the Norwegian Ekofisk field

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Mammoet offers bare rental in USA

Crawler cranes up to 300 tonnes made available on bare rental from Mammoet along the US eastern seaboard

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Mayer picks Tadano for bridge dismantling

Two 400 ton Tadano cranes from Mayer were used in tandem on an urgent bridge project in Austria

Demag AC 45 City Merkel Job Story

Demag AC 45 City places panels inside shop in Germany

Precision lifting was required to lift 3 to 6 tonne concrete panels.


Jekko to unveil new mini crane

The SPX650, the latest Jekko 5-ton crane will be introduced next month. 


Virus hits Cargotec

First quarter sales flat but orders decline at global crane and materials equipment manufacturing group Cargotec

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Sumitomo announces 175 tonne crawler

Improved features and performance for 175 tonne capacity hydraulic crawler crane from HSC in Japan


RopeBlock on Orion crane collapse

Hook company comments on the collapse during testing of the 5,000 tonne Liebherr crane on Orion


KHL showcases ConExpo new product videos

KHL’s ConExpo Product Showcase highlights videos of products and service launched in Las Vegas

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