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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

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OHR partners with India Infrastructure Research

Indian construction market reports now available from Off-Highway Research

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ESTA presses Brussels on wind safety

Give onshore wind safety higher priority, European crane and transport association ESTA tells Brussels

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Booming sales in China

Forecast revised upwards for strong crane and construction equipment sales in China for 2020, according to Off-Highway Research

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Marr dismantles in Sydney

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

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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

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Transporter Industry International Group founder Otto Rettenmaier dies at 93

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Manitex announces European debt reduction

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

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Mammoet completes at Dangote

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

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Sarens on Metz stadium

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

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Maxikraft orders 17 Grove ATs

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Bob Dimmitt: a ConExpo photo essay

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

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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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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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NCCCO Foundation surveys employers

The NCCCO Foundation published a new report suggesting that most employers have a fairly sound understanding of their duties and responsibilities to evaluate their crane operators

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Elliott unveils new crane cab

Elliott Equipment announced the launch of its new crane cab, available on all Elliott cranes with 30 US-ton or greater capacity

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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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EU extends Stage V emissions deadline

Revision gives OEMs another year to bring transition-engine machines to market

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Crane OEMs comment on Commerce Department investigation spurred by Manitowoc

Link-Belt explains its opposition to the U.S. Department of Commerce investigation into the import of mobile cranes into the United States.

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Bauma China to proceed as planned

International construction trade fair to go ahead as planned from November 24 to 27, 2020

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Tower crane collapse in London: updated

Crane owner issues statement after one person killed and four injured as luffing jib tower crane comes down in London, UK

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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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Terex to build cranes in India

Manufacturing expansion will see Terex build rough terrain, tower and Franna mobile cranes in India

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