Grove helps build stadium

By Laura Hatton24 July 2013

Both cranes are unloading construction materials weighing as much as 34 tonnes and lifting them to h

Both cranes are unloading construction materials weighing as much as 34 tonnes and lifting them to heights of 33 metres in limited space and windy conditions

Brazil has been the focus for numerous projects over the past few years. One such project that has received a lot of attention is the construction of the Arena Corinthians stadium, which is being built for the 2014 World Cup.

On site is a Grove RT765E-2 rough terrain crane and GMK6220L all terrain crane. The Arena Corinthians, located on the east side of São Paulo, will host some of the tournament’s games before becoming the new home of the Brazilian Club Corinthians soccer team. The cranes are working on the pre-assembly of the stadium.

The 60 tonne capacity Grove RT765E-2 has a 33.5 metre boom, and the GMK6220L has a six-section, full power 72 metre boom and a 220 tonne capacity. Both cranes are unloading construction materials weighing as much as 34 tonnes and lifting them to heights of 33 metres in limited space and windy conditions. São Paulo-based LOCAR is the company supplying the crane to Odebrecht, the main contractor for the site.

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