Superior Cranes buy Demag CC6800-1

Superior Crane's Demag CC6800-1.

North Carolina, USA-based crane and rigging services supplier Superior Cranes has bought a 1,250 tonne (1,375 ton) capacity Demag CC 6800-1 crawler crane. It is now the largest crane in the company’s fleet, superseding a 650 tonne (715 ton) capacity Demag CC 3800-1. “The acquisition of the CC 6800-1 was a significant capacity increase for … Read more

Sleipnir sets 15,300 tonne lift record

Heerema's Sleipnir set 15,300-tonne record lift.

Dutch marine contractor Heerema, the owner of Sleipnir, claimed it as a new world record lift of 15,300-tonne over the weekend of 7th & 8th September by a crane vessel. Sleipnir was used to install a topsides module for the Noble Energy Leviathan gas field development in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel. … Read more

Schmidbauer buys Tadano ATF 130G-5

Schmidbauer taking over the ATF130G-5 from Tadano

Munich, Germany-headquartered crane and haulage specialist Schmidbauer has expanded its fleet with the addition of a Tadano ATF130G-5 all-terrain crane which will be primarily used for assembling pre-cast concrete components, garages and steel structures. “It’s a great crane, not to mention agile – which is a real plus point on increasingly smaller building sites – … Read more

Capital boost for MES tower cranes

A partnership has been agreed between tower crane specialist MES and venture capital company Open Window Growth Partners in South Africa. In supplying tower cranes, MES said it offers an end-to-end solution tailor-made for each client’s unique project. It includes erection and dismantling, servicing, transporting, storing and maintaining cranes. A complete refurbishment service is also … Read more