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

Dou Demag Crawler Lifts Landmark in Italy

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The Apuan coastal skyline in the Italian province of Massa-Carrara has been shaped by a historic gantry crane for decades. While the crane’s height of 46 meters was a sight to see as it towered over the shipyard facilities of world-famous Italian yacht builder The Italian Sea Group, the landmark’s days were numbered as it … Read more

Felbermayr Liebherr Duo In Vienna’s Wind Farms

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Liebherr crawler cranes are building wind farms to the south of Vienna  An LR 11000 and LR 1750/2 from Felbermayr are erecting 30 wind turbines The speed delivered by V-Frame and VarioTray when short time frames are available is key to this process   Ten months ago, Austrian group Felbermayer started operations with its third Liebherr … Read more

First Liebherr LR 12500-1.0 crawler crane goes to Sarens

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Sarens convinced by the concept and performance of the new crawler crane To be used primarily for renewables LR 12500-1.0 delivers power reserves for future increased requirements  Crane and heavy haulage contractor Sarens has ordered the very first model of the new Liebherr  LR 12500-1.0 crawler crane. The Belgian global contractor is convinced by the … Read more

LR 12500-1.0 added to Liebherr’s portfolio of large crawler cranes

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HighPerformanceBoom – maximum lifting capacity using a wide lattice boom Smart solutions for the economical transport of crane components  Innovative slewing platform design   Liebherr has unveiled its latest crawler crane with the slogan “Game changer for tomorrow’s energy” – the LR 12500-1.0 with a capacity of 2,500 tonnes supplements the portfolio below the LR 13000. … Read more

Tutt Bryant Lifting Bridge with New Sany SCC8000A

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Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift have introduced the most powerful crane permanently based on the east coast of Australia. Their brand new Sany SCC8000A: 800t capacity superlift crawler crane made its debut on the bridge lift assignment at Auchenflower train station in inner-city Brisbane. The lift involved the removal of a 221t pedestrian bridge … Read more

Saudi Arabia, NAHCON Finalise Compensation For 2015 Crane Crash Victims

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Seven years after the crane crashed at Makkah Grand Mosque, killing some worshipers and injuring others, the Saudi Arabia authority and the National Hajj Commission NAHCON have finalised arrangements on compensation matters for the victims. Speaking during the occasion when he led a delegation to the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Nigeria to finalise the … Read more

Crane out of water after crashing near HRBT

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Nearly two months after a crane crashed into the water at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, officials have completely removed it from Willoughby Bay. The crane “walked off” a barge around 8 a.m. on February 8, per a spokesperson with Hampton Roads Connector Partners, which is overseeing the HRBT expansion project. He said the operator of the crane … Read more

Crawler Crane falls off bridge into the frozen river near Coles Island

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WorkSafeNB is investigating after a crane doing construction work on a bridge near Coles Island fell into the frozen Canaan River. The incident took place Tuesday on Route 10, when the crane fell off a temporary bridge and into the river about 65 kilometres east of Fredericton. No one was injured. “An operator was in the crane … Read more

Top Crane Accidents & Recoveries In November/December 2021

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1. Tower Crane overturned in Southern Germany A tower crane collapsed on a job site in Gemmingen, near Heilbronn in southern Germany, last Monday (1st Nov), damaging a truck parked nearby. The tower crane, which appears to be a well-used self-erector with counterweighted cruciform base, was lifting a concrete panel on a new low rise … Read more

Worker hit by crane bucket dies at Tallyrand Dock

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A man was killed while working on a shipping vessel in the Tallyrand neighbourhood on 2nd Jan 2022, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred at 1915 Wigmore Street and JSO responded to a fatal industrial accident at a marine terminal around 1 pm. The deceased was already found dead on board a … 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

BPH Equipment took delivery of its third Kobelco CKE900G-3

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UK based BPH Equipment has taken delivery of its third new 100 tonnes Kobelco CKE900G-3 crawler crane so far this year. The three new cranes are all Tier 5/Stage V compliant and were supplied with full counterweight, 48.8 metres of main boom and auxiliary sheave, 35-tonne hook block, and 11-tonne headache ball for single work. … 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

Top Crane Accidents & Recoveries In September/October 2021

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1. Crane rolled off cliff, killing two in Taiwan It was reported on 23rd September, a 130-tonne truck crane had a brake failure and rolled off the road into the cliff. While the crane was in its motion, it hit a passenger vehicle nearby, killing a mother and daughter in the car. The incident happened … Read more

Hareket Takes Delivery Of Sany SCC8000A

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On November 23, 2021, the Sany Group and the Turkish lifting company Hareket Group held a grand delivery ceremony for the Sany SCC8000A crawler crane at its workshop in Izmir. Mr Ahmet Altunkum, Chairman of Hareket Group, Mr Abdullah Altunkum, Director, Mr Engin Kuzucu, General Manager and Mr Li Wei, Deputy General Manager of International … Read more

Eurogrúas 2000 takes Spain’s First Liebherr LR 1700-1.0

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LR 1700-1.0 is an ideal addition to the Eurogrúas 2000 crane fleet   New 700-tonne crane goes directly from Liebherr’s manufacturing plant in Ehingen for  deployment at various wind farms in Germany.  LR 1700-1.0 combines the advantages of economical transport of 600-tonne class crawler  cranes with the performance of 750-tonne class lattice boom cranes  Spanish crane … Read more

Wasel extends crawler crane portfolio with Liebherr LR 11000

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The LR 11000 is the most powerful lattice boom crane in the Wasel fleet – Power in reserve for future wind power and industry requirements Impressive quality and service from Liebherr  Wasel GmbH has taken delivery of a Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane to add to its growing fleet of lattice boom cranes. The 1000 … Read more

Sarens Lift Dome for Shopping Mall in Kerala, India

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Sarens was asked by their client NV Brothers Engineering Pvt. Ltd for Shapoorji Polanji and Prestige to assist in the construction of the Prestige Forum Mall in Kerala, India. On the site, the dome of the mall had to be lifted and installed. Space constraint was a major challenge. Sarens suggested deploying the CC2600H (K4580) … Read more

Integrated Logistics Co. In Weighty Challenges

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With a rated lifting capacity of 1,600 tonnes, their CC 8800-1* is definitely one of the most powerful lattice boom crawler cranes on the market. And in combination with the optional Boom Booster kit, the lifting capacity is increased by up to 90 per cent depending on the specific configuration, making the CC 8800-1 superior … Read more

Sany SCC4000A Aids Bangladesh’s Azsalaam Power Plant

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The Sany SCC4000A crawler crane was tasked to be the main crane for the lifting of the larges slab beam and the last piece of the beam of the Bangladesh Azsalaam 2×660MW coal-fired power station project was successfully hoisted in place recently. The smooth installation of the large slab beam marks another significant milestone of … Read more

Upwardly mobile: becoming a crane operator has never been such a rewarding career option

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Latest U.S. figures on crane operator salaries show a national annual wage of $64,000, while the top 10% can earn over $117,000/year. The most lucrative states to work in are evenly distributed across the country and employment opportunities are increasing rapidly. 79 percent of the students enrolled in operating courses at Heavy Equipment Colleges of … Read more