Raimondi MRT111 towers in Saint Petersburg
By Ian Vallely10 November 2016
Two Raimondi MRT111 cranes have been erected at a ‘4U’ residential construction site in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The complex will include four 18-storey buildings with a total of 1,564 apartments and an overall area of 56,000 square metres.
The project also includes 85,000 m2 of mixed-use real estate with the lower floors planned for commercial activity, and an underground parking complex that will house up to 318 vehicles.
Jury Varnachev, director at Konsul LLC, Raimondi Cranes’ official dealer in the Russian Federation, said, “The developer made the decision to place the Raimondi MRT111s on this particular construction site primarily due to the maximum lifting capacity of the crane at 8 tonnes, allowing it to work with all the required loads. Initially, the contractor required the jib to be a length of 30 metres, whereas the cranes presented here have jib lengths of 55 m.”
Mr Varnachev said that opting for a Raimondi crane allowed for a direct relationship, giving contractors the opportunity to have heavy lifting machinery developed according to the needs of particular jobsites, as well as ensuring durability and performance. At the time of writing four Raimondi models were present in Saint Petersburg – the MRT111, MRT180, MR75, and the MR60.
Varnachev added, “In the case of the ‘4U’ project, we chose a 130 tonne mobile crane and the erection of the crane to a height of 46 m took two days. At a later stage, both cranes will climb to a height of 66 m, complete with Raimondi climbing cage. This means that in tandem with the pace of the buildings, six additional three meter sections will be added to each crane.”