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25 April 2008

Active Crane Hire, based in New South Wales, supplied a pair of Potain tower cranes for an AUS$119 million (US$87 million) project to expand Sydney's Westmead Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in Australia. Contractor Thiess hired an MC 85 city class tower for the first two phases of work and then leased a larger MC 310 K12 for construction work on phases three and four. Mark Foster, Thiess site manager, said working with Potain and Active Crane Hire made the job run smoothly. The MC 310 K12 had a maximum hook height of 57 m and a maximum lifting capacity of 12 tonnes. Its 70 m jib allowed it to service all of the three building projects from one position and the maximum load at jib-end was 3.2 tonnes.

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