From humble beginnings back in the mid-1960s, New Zealand’s Smith Crane & Construction has come a long way. Boasting a large range of machines, Smith Crane says it is the only company in the country that offers tower, crawler, and mobile cranes, writes Jacqueline Ong.
Committed to supplying first class service and equipment to its clients, Williamstown Crane Hire has spent the last few decades establishing a profile as one of the most modern and diverse crane hire companies in Victoria, operating in a range of markets including manufacturing, petro-chemical, wharf services and construction. Jan Arreza reports.
In May, the Arora Group will start building a 14-storey hotel next to Terminal 2 of one of the world’s busiest airports – Heathrow airport in London. And right by its side will be Linden Comansa’s 21LC750 tower crane. Jan Arreza reports.
UK lightweight gantry and davit crane manufacturer Reid Lifting (Reid) provided a custom version of its 1000kg capacity Porta-Gantry system to a wastewater treatment facility in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. The Porta-Gantry was used to lift 600kg blower motors free from acoustic housings for maintenance, repair and replacement.
Italian crane contractor Gradito Oleodinamica used its 500t capacity class Liebherr LR 1500 crawler crane to dismantle a large tunnel boring machine (TBM) on the Italian island of Sicily.
Heavy lift and transport specialist ALE has used its latest marine investment, the Sarah S barge, for its inaugural job. It is currently transporting transition pieces (TPs) as part an offshore wind project in the UK.
From July 21 to 23, 2017, the Parklands at North Byron Bay hosted the three-day music festival Splendour in the Grass, attended by 32,500 people per day, and Coates Hire was an integral part of building the infrastructure that made the festival possible. Jan Arreza reports.
During the three-day event, the 267-hectare Parklands area at Yelgun in North Byron was host to three performance stages and a DJ area, as well as a designated camping ground that was home to some 20,000 campers.
The contractors who set-up the festival faced tight time constraints, having only three weeks to construct the small “city”, which had to be fitted out with power, water, dwellings and toilets. Then, at the conclusion of the event, there were only nine days allocated to pack up the entire temporary infrastructure. Read more
Coffs City Cranes (CCC) was engaged by builder R&D Spagnolo to erect 34 tilt-up panels at the Wet Seal Development in Forge Drive, Coffs Harbour (NSW). Greg Keane reports.
The Port Pirie smelter on the eastern shore of the Upper Spencer Gulf in SA has been in operation for more than 127 years and in 2015, Nyrstar embarked on a half-a-billion-dollar Redevelopment project, which involved the conversion of operations into an advanced metal recovery and refining facility. Key aspects of the Redevelopment project included the replacement of the existing sinter plant with an oxygen enriched bath smelting furnace as well as replacement of the existing sulfuric acid plant with one that has greater capacity and upgraded technology. In January, the $660 million metals processing plant was officially commemorated. Read more
With a total maximum load capacity of mobile cranes of more than 3000t, Max Cranes is not only in the Cranes and Lifting Top 50 crane owning companies in Australia and New Zealand, it is in the top five in South Australia. And it is hard to imagine that the SA crane giant began with three cranes on a small dusty block on the Augusta Highway in Port Augusta, with an ATCO hut for an office, writes Jacqueline Ong.