Mississippi Canyon SCR and Pull-In for ALE

Mississippi Canyon SCR and Pull-In for ALE

Ale has announced the award of a major Steel Catenary Riser (SCR) and umbilical Pull-In contract by Subsea 7 USA. The scope of work included in this contract is for engineering, procurement, fabrication and offshore pull-in operations. ALE will start the engineering phase of this project immediately with offshore operations to follow in the first … Read more

Helicopter air-lifted tower antenna in Maryland

Crane Assist for Helicopter Antenna Lift

Digging and Rigging, a crane and rigging company based out of Mount Airy, Maryland, deployed a Grove TMS500-2 truck crane to assist a helicopter with the installation of a new radio tower in Clear Spring, Maryland. The helicopter air-lifted the 5-USt tower antenna while the truck crane helped tail it until it was in a … Read more

Huisman celebrates 90th anniversary for 150,000t total lift capacity

Huisman celebrates 90th anniversary for 150,000t total lift capacity

Huisman is celebrating its 90th anniversary as a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative and step changing technical solutions, to the world’s leading companies in the renewables, oil & gas, civil and entertainment industries. The company was founded in 1929 by Mr. M.M. Huisman as a steel construction company. It has been family owned and … Read more

Tilt Wall Ontario uses tilt-up construction for resort

Tilt Wall Ontario uses tilt-up construction for resort

Canadian construction company Tilt Wall Ontario, which specialises in the tilt-up construction technique, has built a new apartment block using the technique at the luxury Muskoka Bay Resort in Ontario, Canada. The tilt-up construction technique is where concrete panels are cast either on or off-site and then hoisted up and tilted into position. These panels … Read more

Bishop Lifting acquires Western Sling & Supply

Bishop Lifting acquires Western Sling & Supply

Lifting equipment specialist Bishop Lifting Products has completed the acquisition of Western Sling & Supply Company in the USA. Western Sling & Supply Company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, and there is a branch in Casper, Wyoming. Bishop Lifting said it is a leading provider of rigging and lifting equipment in the Rocky Mountain region … Read more

ALE light service cranes help install covers in the Netherlands

ale light service crane in netherlands

ALE’s Lightweight Service Crane was used to install new covers over the hanging sheds of a high-rise building in the Netherlands as a large heavy lift crane could not be used for the operation due to the compactness of other buildings in the area. ALE worked with the client’s individual requirements and engineered a specialised … Read more

Al Faris erects wind turbine in Jordan

al faris setup wind farm in jordan copy

Al Faris has been contracted to assemble and erect wind turbines for a wind farm project in Jordan. The Liebherr LTM1500-8.1 has been deployed from their Saudi Arabian branch, along with three well-trained members. After careful consideration and calculations, the crane specialist selected it’s 500-tonne Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 all-terrain as the most suitable to safely … Read more

Saez with new large luffing jib tower crane

Side view of Saez SL 450 R luffing jib tower crane

Spanish tower crane manufacturer Saez has a new large luffing jib tower crane model for high-speed operation and reduced cycle times. The SL 450 R is a single line version of the existing SL 450 model. It has a 123 kW hoist mechanism which gives a hoist speed up to 248 metres/minute with a 1.7 … Read more

New Zealand gets first Tadano GTC-1200

Tadano GTC-1200 at Fulton Hogan.

Civil construction company Fulton Hogan has taken delivery of the first Tadano GTC-1200 telescopic crawler crane to be delivered to New Zealand. The 120-tonne GTC-1200 crane has a 47-metre main boom and powered by a Cummins QSL9 diesel engine. According to manufacturer Tadano Mantis, the model’s telematics capabilities were a key factor in Fulton Hogan’s … Read more

Tower crane drop load onto street in Canada

wolffkran drops load in victoria canada

A tower crane working in the town of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada dropped a formwork section into the street last Wednesday. Although the material landed on the pedestrian walkway, thankfully no one was hurt in the incident. This is partly if not wholly due to the fact that pedestrians had been stopped from walking under … Read more