Three companies fined for Seattle tower crane collapse

Three companies have been fined a combined total of US$107,200 for safety violations related to the collapse of a tower crane in Seattle, Washington, USA, on April 2019. An investigation by the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) “determined that the crane collapse was caused by the companies not following the manufacturer’s procedures for … Read more

Mammoet relocated container cranes in Mexico

Mammoet moving container cranes in port in Mexico.

Mammoet has relocated several container cranes at the Port of Veracruz in Mexico. Three ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 18 rubber-tyred gantries (RTG) cranes were moved as part of an expansion project, designed to increase the port’s capacity. Two trains of 28 axle lines of self propelled modular transporter (SPMT) were used to move the STS … Read more

ALE lift and shift concrete pit in UK

ALE Pit move - October copy

ALE has lifted and transported a sulphur storage facility for the Lindsey Oil Refinery in the UK. The storage system consisted of a concrete pit, weighing 304 tonnes, and a 90-tonne lid. To lift the units ALE mobilised a gantry system, which includes jacking points that can operate in unison for optimum control and safety. Once the … Read more