Liebherr Nifty lift

Liebherr Ltf1060 20200403

A telescopic self-propelled boom lift was lifted over a roof by a crane during the construction of a gymnasium at a primary school in south Berlin, Germany. Crane contractor Herrmann & Wittrock used a Liebherr LTF 1060-4.1 truck-mounted model from its branch in Gross Kienitz to hoist the eight-tonne AWP into position in constricted conditions. … Read more

GS Express moves storage tanks in Malaysia

Gs Express West Port 20200401

GS Express Logistics has transported three 88.8-ton (80.6-tonne) CO2 storage tanks from Westport, Port Klang to Kerteh, Malaysia. In addition to the tanks, which measured 31.3 m x 3.4 m x 3.5 m, GS Express coordinated the delivery of 357 cu m of equipment and 17 high cube containers of accessories. Three hydraulic multi-axle trailers and six … Read more

Sri Lankan Wind Energy Boosted by Sarens

Sri Lanka Wind Energy Sarens

Clients worldwide call on Sarens for the right equipment for any job, whether it’s for a one-day lift or more complex operations like the installation of wind turbines. Sarens was commissioned to provide rental equipment to help install 8 wind turbines of 2.5MW each, at the 20MW Chunnakam Wind Farm in Sri Lanka. The Sri … Read more

Boskalis issues Covid-19 update

Boskalis Covid 19 Update 20200403

Royal Boskalis Westminster has suspended crew and project staff rotations in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, but cargo is still moving. The Dutch offshore contractor has implemented several precautions to ensure the health, safety and well being of its employees, while simultaneously taking all necessary steps to continue its business. To date, precautionary measures … Read more

Logistics Plus assists build of FRSU

Logistics Plus Assists Build Of Frsu

Logistics Plus has assisted with the construction of floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) in China. Three regasification modules were transported from the production facility to the shipyard in China. The largest module measured 20 m x 10.5 m x 14.5 m and weighed 425 tonnes. Logistics Plus noted that its global project manager Frederik Geirnaert, who … Read more

Megalift moves for MRT project

Megalift moves MRT in Malaysia

Megalift has moved a 60-tonne locomotive and a 17-tonne wagon for the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) railway project in Malaysia. Megalift has been involved in various stages of the MRT project and this latest movement saw the company transfer the components from the manufacturing depot to one of the construction sites. The locomotive measured 15.63 m … Read more

Jan De Nul moves ahead with Changhua project

Wind Energy Components in Samkang yard

Jan De Nul has almost completed the construction of 21 foundations for Taiwan’s Changhua offshore wind farm. The foundations are being manufactured at Samkang’s yard in South Korea. They measure 60 m high and weigh more than 1,100 tonnes each. Construction started in summer of 2019 and the first jacket foundation will be completed later … Read more

Itochu takes stake in BigRentz

Itochu Acquires Bigrentz

US-based rental network BigRentz has finalised $15 million in funding from private investors and a new lead investor, Itochu. The company is using the proceeds to acquire Atlanta based Equipment Management Group, a site services provider, and complete its deal with Lizzy Lift. See BigRentz to merge with Lizzy Lift. Chief executive Scott Cannon said: “While … Read more

Crane industry classed as ‘essential’

Us Declared Crane And Transport As Essential Covid 19

The US Department of Homeland Security has confirmed that the crane, rigging and specialised transport industry will be classed as ‘essential critical infrastructure’ during the outbreak of COVID-19. The advisory memorandum issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on the identification of essential critical infrastructure workers in response to COVID-19 (see: Essential critical infrastructure … Read more

Recognition for construction suppliers requested on COVID-19 outbreak

Build Uk Ipaf Covid 19

The major UK contractors organisation Build UK has requested recognition for employees of suppliers and associated trades to the construction industry, in order to clarity on secure permission to travel and maintain access to active construction sites during the COVID-19 outbreak. It seems that some confusion persists as to who is allowed to travel for … Read more

Self-employed Contractors Now Covers’s By US’s Relief Package

America Covid 19 Relief Package

Construction contractors all over the world are struggling with the economic effects of work stoppages resulting from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. To help mitigate the crisis in the US, the government has expanded unemployment benefits and has made special loans available to small businesses. Nearly 10 million Americans have lost their jobs and applied for unemployment … Read more

Wind power giants ceased Spain operations

Siemens Offshore Wiind Turbine

Two of the largest wind turbine manufacturers in Europe have ceased operations at their factories in Spain. Denmark’s Vestas, the world’s leading turbine maker, has closed both of its Spanish facilities; Spain-based Siemens Gamesa has closed six, leaving four partially open. A third wind power manufacturer, Germany’s Nordex, has also temporarily ceased all its activities … Read more

Broshuis suspends production amidst COVID-19

Broshuis Covid 19

Dutch trailer maker temporarily stops production at its factory in the Netherlands as a result of the Coronavirus COVID-19. The factory was shut down on 30 March. Broshuis cited tighter government regulations, making it too difficult to control safety, plus a growing inability of suppliers to provide crucial parts. Broshuis said it temporarily stopped production … Read more

Manitex addresses COVID-19

Manufacturer Manitex International has provided an update to investors in response to the evolving COVID-19 virus pandemic. The company reports that production and deliveries were minimally affected by COVID-19- related disruptions and precautions for the majority of the first quarter. However, the state-mandated closure of the company’s Italian facilities on 21 March 2020 will keep … Read more

How does Liebherr SX Boom System works

Liebherr Sx Boom System 2

SX boom system helps to increases lifting capacity and lifting height of Liebherr 750-tonne lattice boom cranes to the 1,000 tonne class for erecting wind turbines. Beating Larger Capacity Class Crawlers Liebherr has developed a completely new boom system in 2017, designated as SX for its own 750-tonne lattice boom LG1750/2 and LG1750 for erecting … Read more

Canada has First Two Liebherr LG 1750 SX with SX boom in N. America

0403 Liebherr Lg1750 Myshak Handover 96dpi

Canadian crane and heavy haul contractor Myshak Crane & Rigging Ltd. took delivery of their first Liebherr LG 1750 SX mobile crane in December 2019 and their second upcoming in April 2020. The 750-tonne lattice boom crane will reinforce the company’s crane fleet and is mainly intended for jobs in the wind power industry. They … Read more

Heerema’s Sleipnir Bunkers Almost 3,300t LNG Setting World Record

0329 Sleipnir Csm Bunkering D88987993c Scaled

Heerema’s Sleipnir, the world’s most powerful semi-submersible crane vessel yesterday, received the largest LNG bunkering ever completed. Titan LNG performed the bunkering, using the Coral Fraseri, Anthony Veder’s LNG carrier in the Port of Rotterdam. A collaboration of four Dutch innovative companies who have united to make history for sustainability in The Netherlands. The Sleipnir … Read more