1600-ton crawler crane completed the hoisting of two condensers of Zhangzhou Nuclear Power Plant “Hualong No. 1”

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From 23rd to 25th April, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) completed the hoisting of the first and second condensers on the conventional island of Unit 1 of Zhangzhou Nuclear Power “Hualong No. 1”. The condenser equipment adopts modular installation, and each condenser is divided into two left and right shell modules for hoisting. This time, a 1600-ton … Read more

Sany completes SCC52000TM static load test

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Guangdong Thermal Power and Sany Heavy Industry have jointly developed the 3000-tonne crawler crane and successfully completed the static load test in Huzhou, Zhejiang as announced on 23rd April 2022 on the official website. The crane has been developed based on Sany 1,600-tonne crawler crane and 2,000-tonne crawler crane. Using the original basis of the … Read more

How do you launch a 30,000 tonnes deep-sea jacket into the sea?

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On 15th March, after more than 26 hours of continuous hauling, under the “concerted efforts” of 8 groups of 900-tonne tractor jacks and 2 groups of 400-tonne booster jacks, the “sea-based oil company”, which is the general contractor of Offshore Oil Engineering No. 1″ jacket successfully boarded the designated position of the transport barge at … Read more

Potain MD 3600 at record-breaking China bridge

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In July 2021, the east and west towers of China’s Lingdingyang Bridge were finally completed, all thanks to Potain’s huge MD 3600 special application tower crane, the largest ever built by the company. Once complete, the Lingdingyang Bridge will be the world’s highest and largest sea-based steel box girder suspension bridge. Stretching across the water … Read more

XCMG delivers 35 units of 1,000-tonne Crawler

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On 11 December 2021, XCMG held a grand ceremony for delivery to commemorate the start of delivery of 35 units of XCMG XGC15000A, 1000-tonne class crawler crane to Dafeng Energy Group, heading for the Northwest Wind Power Base Project. The ceremony was held at the crawler crane division of the XCMG construction machinery factory and … Read more

XCMG XGC16000 completes 98-metre modular steel structure

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Recently, two extrusion pelletizing steel structure frame modules of the 450,000 tons/year high-end polypropylene new material project of Sinochem Hongrun Petrochemical Co., Ltd. undertaken by the Shandong branch were successfully hoisted in place. The installation elevation of the steel frame module is 34.5 metres, the maximum height is 98 meters, and the total weight is … Read more

Trio XCMG crawler aids in Asian Cup Stadium

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Recently, at the construction site of the Xiamen New Sports Center, with the installation of the last steel beam, the main steel structure of the training hall of the stadium was successfully completed. Large tonnage steel structure combinations are used in the stadium and surrounding supporting buildings. Taking the sports centre as an example, the total steel … Read more

Zoomlion ZCC3500V assists TBM For South Park Station

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Last week, the first shield machine “Rongyao No. 1” of the Fuzhou Metro Binhai Express Line 1, contract 3 construction area including 1 station and 1 section, constructed by the Eighth Bureau of China Railway, was successfully hoisted down the shaft. Zoomlion’s ZCC3500V crawler crane was used as the main crane for this hoisting. It is … Read more

The first section of the raffinate tower hoisted for Dongying project

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After a detailed safety technical study, the first section of the para-xylene unit raffinate tower of the Dongying project’s PX unit was recently hoisted, officially kicking off the hoisting operation. The raffinate tower (1265-T-601) has a specification of which the largest diameter of 11.2 metres and a total height of 98.6 metres, weighing a total of 1965 tonnes. … Read more

BMS order XCMG 300-tonne Mobile Crane

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Denmark-based BMS Group has ordered a brand new 300-tonne all-terrain crane from XCMG. The crane model has not been revealed yet, but a short video of the mobile crane painted green and white are seen in the video. The logo has been written as “BMS Africa”, hence we are guessing that it will be delivered … Read more

Sany Premiered World’s Largest Crawler – SCC45000A

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Chinese crane manufacturer claimed to have unveiled the largest crawler crane in the world with its 4,500-tonne SCC45000A. The 4,500-tonne monster has a maximum load moment of 98,000 tonne/metres in its twin-boom configuration. It features a 126.5 metre main boom plus a 15.5 to 48.5 metre fixed jib, while a 30.5 to 108.5 luffing jib … Read more

Zoomlion Makes World’s Largest Tower Crane That Can Lift The Equivalent of 300 Cars

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On the 25th of October, a ceremony was held at Zoomlion’s Changde tower crane smart factory to celebrate the rolling off of the world’s largest tower crane – W12000-450. According to Zoomlion, a Chinese manufacturer based in Changde, Hunan Province, construction projects are getting taller and wider, and parts are getting heavier, which is why … Read more

Sany SCC8000A launched TBM for Zhuhai Tunnel Project

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In late July this year, Sany SCC8000A has been mobilised to the construction site of the Zhuhai Xingye Express Line Shield Tunnel Project to assist in the launching of the super-large-diameter T-ring shield into the shaft that is almost 10 stories depth, marking the official entry of TBM “Xingye” for the tunneling process. The tunnel … Read more

Potain’s leading MCT 385 topless crane gets an upgrade

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Potain is launching two new MCT 385A cranes; updates to the popular MCT 385, the first topless model from the company’s plant in Zhangjiagang, China The upgraded models boast a number of improvements in working height, lift capacity and load curve The newly engineered 75 m jib shows greatest improvement at longer jib lengths while … Read more

Crane save man from Ferris Wheel in Fujian, China

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The wheel structure was under construction in Fuzhou City, East China’s Fujian Province The collapse occurred at at around 2.40pm on Monday witht no casualties reported. The amusement ride was allegedly being constructed by Longfor Properties The amusement ride was under construction in Fuzhou city next to Jia’an Lake, East China’s Fujian Province and the … Read more

Zoomlion ZCC18000 completes Fuqing Haitan Strait Offshore Wind Farm

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On the afternoon of 2nd October, as Zoomlion ZCC18000 completed the final hoist of the last wind turbine, it marks the completion of the Haitan Strait offshore wind power project in Fuqing, Fujian, China. This also marks an important milestone to China’s low-carbon and green initiative for energy. The 300 MW wind farm is being developed by … Read more

Truck Crane Killed Motorist In Traffic Accident In China

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On the morning of 23rd September, a fatal traffic accident occurred at the road intersection in Liuzhou Coty, Guangxi, China. A truck crane that was turning right hit an electric bike that was waiting at the traffic light, dragging the female motorist and the bike 2-3 metres before the crane stopped. The accident happened at … Read more

8 Worse Crane Accidents You Should Know In July/August 2021

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1. Fatal Crane Accident in Canada 3rd July 2021 – A man has died due to a crane collapsed involving a crane on the site in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. The man, Corey Philips, 52, was declared dead at the scene. RIP. He was an employee of North Steel and was working under the main contractor … Read more

Hoisting of the third steel tower of Jinhai Bridge is completed

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The main tower of Pier 28 of the bridge is constructed by the China Railway Bridge Bureau and it is 17.6 meters long, 14 meters wide, 106.8 meters high, and weighs 2800 tonnes. The steel tower is manufactured in the plant in a horizontal position. The steel tower was then transported to the bridge location using … Read more

XGC28000 Assist Column Lifting In AGCC Plant

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About two weeks ago, at the Russian AGCC ethylene project site, XCMG’s 2000-tonne crawler crane XGC28000 “partnered” with the 2500-tonne gantry hydraulic lifting system. The XGC28000 uses its main boom configuration and as a tailing crane, the first mega column was successfully installed in place, marking a milestone in the project. It is reported that … Read more

Shandong Peninsula South 4 first wind turbine completed

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On 19 August 2021, the Shandong Peninsula South 4 offshore wind power project successfully completed the overall hoisting of the first wind turbine. This marks the maiden hoisting of a completely assembled wind turbine for offshore wind power in the northern coastal area. This project has also set the record as the first 5.0MW and … Read more

Zoomlion debut ZRT851 rough terrain

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In order to further expand the market and explore the overseas markets, Zoomlion has launched a new off-road rough terrain crane ZRT851. The rough terrain crane combines the advantages of a truck crane and an all-terrain crane. It can both hoist and travel with loads and is suitable for lifting and hoisting operations in various complex … Read more

Typhoon Fireworks Drops Six Cranes Into The Sea

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A cargo ship carrying hoisting equipment heading for Indonesia encountered a typhoon “fireworks” at sea. Strong winds and huge waves caused the hull to be unstable and sway from side to side. Subsequently, the six units of 80-tonne telescopic crawler cranes on the deck fell into the sea because of uneven force. In addition, some boxes with accessories … Read more

First XCMG XGC11000A completes 6MW wind turbine installation milestone

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The project was conducted in June 2021 to install Dongfang DEW-D5.5S-172 onshore wind turbine. It was a 6MW with a tower height of 103 metres with a rotor diameter of 172 metres The 650-tonne crawler crane XGC11000A is configured with 108+12 metres wind configuration As the last wind blade joined onto the hub, the XCMG … Read more

Brand new truck crane collapsed while erecting tower crane

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We have received an information that on the 24th June last month, a brand new hydraulic truck crane has collapsed while erecting a tower crane in China. The new 25-tonne hydraulic truck crane XCMG QY25K5D has just obtained its license and the operator drove the crane straight to the job site for its maiden work … Read more

CNECC Set New Construction Record At Zhangzhou Nuclear Plant

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On July 15, 2021, China Nuclear Engineering & Construction Corp (CNECC) has completed the hoisting of the first ring support beam module for the first Zhangzhou Nuclear Power Unit 1 for the Hualong One reactor. It is also the 15th nuclear construction project that CNECC has participated in. The hoisting total weight of the ring … Read more

New MCT 135 complements Potain topless tower crane lineup for Asia

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Two options are available, with either a 6 t or 8 t maximum capacity The MCT 135 meets growing customer demand for smaller topless cranes  Its compact, versatile design enables operation in close proximity to other cranes. Manitowoc’s facility in Zhangjiagang, China, is continuing to respond to customer demand for powerful yet compact and cost-effective … Read more