Eight Geda 2 PK crane operator hoists at the construction of the National Stadium in Baku

Eight Geda 2 PK crane operator hoists at the construction of the National Stadium in Baku

Eight crane operator hoists from Bavarian hoist manufacturer Geda-Dechentreiter are helping with the construction of the National Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The work started back in June 2011. Since then 2,200 employees with 300 construction machines have been busy at the National Stadium where 235,000 m³ of concrete and 41,000 tonnes of reinforcing steel have been installed.

The schedule is tight as in June 2015 the Stadium is to host the first ever European Games. Accommodating 69,870 seats, the US$ 710 million build’s 35,000 m² external surfaces is being lined with ETFE-membrane covered parallelogram-shaped panels.

As the building site is located on a former oil field, the first task was to remove all polluted waste water and any residues from the oil extraction. Work on the foundations then started in spring 2013.

To avoid unnecessary crane downtime and ensure the safety of the crane operators, Turkish construction company Tekfen İnşaat, responsible for the work, used Geda 2 PK crane operator hoists on eight tower cranes on the National Stadium construction site.

The GEDA 2 PK is designed to transport two people and has a load capacity of 200 kg. Any materials required for maintenance tasks can also be transported.

The hoisting speed is 25 m/min with a maximum lifting height of 150 m with higher lifting heights possible on request.

Once the base unit is assembled and anchored, the aluminium ladder sections, weighing 22 kg, are installed through the open cabin roof and, using the patented quick-release connections, assembled without any screws. Special rail anchoring provides tension-free attachment to the crane mast. The lift is operated from the control panel in the car.

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