IDP supplies over 35 Potain cranes for major new development in Egypt

A mix of Potain tower cranes is working across various elements of the New El Alamein City project taking shape in Egypt. The new purpose-built city will stretch over an area of 21,000 hectares and can accommodate a population of 3 million Over 35 Potain tower cranes are working on the construction of the New … Read more

Prommegger provides helicopter alternative in Austria

Austrian cable lift construction specialist Prommegger used a Palfinger PCC 115.002 crawler crane to remove nine old lift supports high up a mountain in the Gastein Valley, near Schlossalm, Austria. According to Palfinger, this is a job that usually requires the use of a helicopter due to the difficult nature of the terrain. The crawler … Read more

Mammoet and ALE in takeover talks

Netherlands-based Mammoet Holding B.V. confirmed it is negotiating with UK-headquartered ALE in a bid to acquire it. Mammoet said talks were at an advanced stage. Should agreement be reached, approval will be sought from the relevant authorities, Mammoet continued.  Mammoet is owned by SHV, a privately held Dutch investment company. SHV was founded in 1896 … Read more

Potain MCT 85 at work on a new temple in India

Mumbai-based construction company, Bhanu Construction is using a Potain MCT 85 crane to ensure on-time construction of a new temple in the town of Shirdi, India. The town is a spiritual center of India and most famous for being the home of Shirdi Sai Baba.  Darshan Bhanushali, director of Bhanu Construction, said: “The Potain MCT 85 … Read more

Grove GMK5150L helps B+V Trans s.r.o. carry the load

Czech special transport company B+V Trans s.r.o. has taken delivery of a new Grove GMK5150L all-terrain crane to assist with loading and unloading trailers. B+V Trans is based in Tabor, Czechia and is a specialist of heavy and oversized transport; it can transport parts with lengths of up to 45 m and weights of up … Read more

Kobelco 16000 J-H crawler crane collapsed at Kobe Steel site, killing two people

A brand new 1,250 tonne Kobelco 16000 J-H crawler crane collapsed while undergoing final tests on July 26th 2018 at Kobelco’s plant in Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The crane fell over at the Takasago Works manufacturing facility of Kobe Steel Ltd, killing two people, injured two others, crushed vehicles and damaged buildings. The Kobelco 16000 … Read more

Four GMK4100L-1 all-terrain cranes complete Spanish rental fleet

Manitowoc has delivered four Grove GMK4100L-1 all-terrain cranes to Spanish rental company Transportes y Grúas Aguado. Headquartered in Madrid, Transportes y Grúas Aguado has seven premises across the country and specializes in the transport and lifting of large loads.  “We chose the Grove GMK4100L-1 because it can be used for a multitude of jobs and … Read more

Potain MCT 385 L14 hailed “Tower Crane of the Year”

Potain MCT 385 L14 hailed “Tower Crane of the Year”

The Potain MCT 385 L14 top-slewing crane has won the “Tower Crane of the Year” award at bauma CTT RUSSIA 2019. The award was part of the “Innovations in construction equipment in Russia” contest, which aimed at identifying innovative construction equipment solutions in Russia.  The decision was made by an independent jury, and the award … Read more

Sanghvi Mover’s CEO Chandrakant P. Sanghvi Passed Away

It was late for our blog to announce the news that Mr Sanghvi, chief executive of India’s heavy lifting company Sanghvi Movers has passed away on 8th April 2019, following a battle with cancer, he was 65. Let’s take a look back into Mr Sanghvi’s life in the heavy lifting industry. He established Sanghvi Movers … Read more