Liebherr is gearing up to showcase its new mining solutions portfolio at the world’s largest mining trade show, MINExpo International 2021, in Las Vegas this September. New developments and announcements will be Continue reading “Liebherr will present latest innovations at MINExpo”
German crane rental and heavy haulage company Dietmar Flossdorf has taken delivery of a 650 tonne Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 All Terrain crane to replace its 500 tonne LTM 1500-8.1 purchased in 2017. Continue reading “650t flagship for Flossdorf”
Spanish state-owned railway infrastructure manager Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (ADIF) will receive 37 Hiab loader cranes, to replace old loader cranes, in a tender won by Spanish railway specialists Prosutec and Air Rail in February 2021. The deal value of EUR 1.7 million was booked in the first quarter of 2021.
Continue reading “HIAB Rail loader cranes”
Liebherr has unveiled its new MK 73-3.1 mobile construction crane, the smallest in its mobile construction crane family. The new machine was developed as a response to market demands for a small, compact and agile mobile construction crane that is fast and flexible in operation. Continue reading “Liebherr unveils compact one-man taxi crane”
A bid to supply 71 fixed boom davits to the Fécamp offshore wind farm has been won by Bergheim, Austria-headquartered crane manufacturer Palfinger. The wind farm will comprise 71 wind turbines between 13 and 22 km from the coast of northwest France.
Palfinger is supplying 71 PF14000-4.5 LDB fixed boom cranes which will be used to lift materials and tools from the supply vessel onto the laydown area of the transition deck during the installation and commissioning of the wind turbines. The cranes will also be used during routine inspection and service work throughout the turbines’ operational life.
Palfinger will also deliver two PTM600-20m telescopic boom cranes to the offshore wind farm’s operations and maintenance (O&M) base for loading and unloading materials and equipment to and from Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs).
This is the first time Palfinger has supplied the French offshore wind industry. “Winning this project has opened the door for Palfinger to the French offshore wind market and significantly strengthens our footprint in the European offshore wind industry,” Nikolaj Bæk Rosenkrantz, Palfinger’s sales manager wind, said. “Apart from that, this project has been an invaluable experience so far. We’ve been leading close dialogues, making full use of our synergies and working on solutions that will perfectly meet the customer’s requirements.”
The first cranes are estimated to be supplied in May 2021. The offshore wind farm is expected to commence operations in 2023.
By Christian Shelton on January 25th 2021 for KHL.com
The dates for Spanish construction exhibition Smopyc have shifted again to 17-20 November, 2021. The event was originally scheduled for 1 to 4 April 2020 before being changed to 23 to 26 September, 2020 and then delayed again to 26-29 May 2021.
A statement from organiser Feria de Zaragoza said the change was due to the uncertainties surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic and the likelihood that these would presist in the first months of 2021.
“With this decision, the exhibition organiser is responding to concerns about the path of the health crisis and how this could affect the event”, said Feria de Zaragoza, ”Thus, with the support of the exhibiting Continue reading “Smopyc delayed again, to November 2021”
The project, located between 13 and 22km from the Normandy coast, will consist of 71 wind turbines, connected to the seabed by gravity Continue reading “Safety tech for Fécamp wind farm cranes”
Belgian lifting specialist Sarens has designed and built a heavy-lift ring-mounted crane that is not only powered by electricity but can also regenerate its own electric power. Continue reading “Sarens builds electric-powered heavylift crane”
International heavy lift and transport specialist Sarens has announced a new 100,000 tonne-metre super heavy lift ring mounted crane.
The SGC-90 joins its three larger siblings in the SGC (Sarens Giant Crane) series, Continue reading “SGC-90 giant electric crane new from Sarens”
Crane manufacturer Tadano Group has started a programme to restructure its Tadano Demag and Tadano Faun operations in Germany.
Consultations between Tadano Ltd, Tadano Demag, Tadano Faun and professional advisors led to the filing for Protective Shield Proceedings (Schutzschirmverfahren) in Germany. Continue reading “Tadano initiates restructuring”
With a combined figure of $27.851 billion, 2019 saw the revenue of the top 20 largest crane manufacturers in the world rise 12.5% – up over US$3 billion compared to 2018’s total ranking $24.832 billion.
Figures used in the ICm20, which were published in November 2019, are from the calendar year 2018 or the 12 month financial year to 31 March 2019 (further details below).
Liebherr’s LTM 1650-8.1 is the brand new replacement for its venerable 500 tonne capacity LTM 1500-8.1 wheeled mobile telescopic crane.
The newest star of Liebherr’s wheeled mobile crane range is the LTM 1650-8.1. It is successor to the venerable LTM 1500-8.1. Almost 600 examples of that model were built, making it the best-selling large crane of all time, Liebherr said. A lot for the new model to live up to then. Continue reading “New 700 tonner from Liebherr”
Terex Corporation has agreed to sell its Demag mobile cranes business to Tadano for approximately US$215 million.
The tough build quality and adaptability of the rough terrain crane type means it’s used often, and often used hard. And with Liebherr now back in the sector, competition from all main players in the sector is high.
US crane manufacturer Link-Belt has updated its 90 tonne capacity 100RT with a newer model. The previous 100RT, which the manufacturer introduced at its CraneFest 2015 event, had a six-section pin and latch boom that extends to 50 metres. The newer model, launched at CraneFest 2018, has a five-section full power formed boom that extends to 47.2 m.
The new model also has a two-piece [35 to 58 feet 10.7 to 17.7 m)] on-board offsettable fly available. Link-Belt says this provides Continue reading “Rough terrain cranes: rough and ready”
Tallest crawler crane in the world.Liebherr – LR13000 ??
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New large luffing jib tower crane models are entering the high rise and general construction markets around the world.
Heinz-Gert Kessel reports
All over the world a growing number of midtown high-rise projects above 300 metres are under development. To shorten construction time and improve build quality, larger precast and prefabricated modules are becoming common. As these modules get larger and become more complicated their weight rises dramatically. Prefabricated pre-finished volumetric construction (PPVC) is particularly popular in Asia. Continue reading “Tower cranes: luffing it up”
Swedish on-road load handling equipment provider Hiab has entered into an agreement to acquire the Effer loader cranes business from the CTE Group for an enterprise value of EUR 50 million.
The acquisition is part of Hiab’s stated strategy to renew and expand its loader cranes portfolio with the aim of becoming market leader.
The acquisition comes on the back of Hiab’s acquisition of Argos loader cranes in Brazil Continue reading “Hiab to acquire Effer”