Leighton Welspun puts Potain on Indian landmark
By Laura Hatton10 December 2013
Indian contractor, Leighton Welspun Contractors, is using three Potain tower cranes to help with the development of Wave One, a commercial development in Noida, north India.
The Wave One project is a 41-storey high-rise development near New Delhi. Work for the three MC 125 Potain towers includes pouring concrete and lifting general construction materials. The cranes are working 22 hours a day, a company spokesperson said.
The MC125s, set for external climbing, have been erected to heights of 68, 74 and 80 metres. The final working height for all three cranes will be approximately 140 m. Two have been configured with 45 m jibs and one has 50 m, allowing all three cranes to cover the entire 230,000 square metre job site.
Sanjeet Singh Malik, plant manager at Leighton Welspun, said, “Potain cranes are exceptional, easy to use, quick to erect and perform tirelessly on the job site to keep our projects moving. We are responsible for several landmark developments across India, so we need cranes we can rely on and an expert support service to fall back on. Manitowoc gives us both of these things and we are very proud of our Potain fleet.”
Once complete the building will house offices, retail space, cinemas and restaurants. The project is due for completion in 2014.