In a major industry move, Tutt Bryant Equipment recently confirmed it had acquired 600 Cranes. General manager of Tutt Bryant Equipment, Simon Davies, and national manager for 600 Cranes, Tony Henson, discuss the development in more detail. Read more
Quinlan Cranes recently took delivery of the first Liebherr LTM 1230-5.1 to be delivered in Victoria. Quinlan Cranes director Sacha Sikka provides background to the organisation and how the new crane fits into the fleet. Read more
Borger Cranes and Rigging, working with Luke Williams and his team from Precision Rigging and Logistics, recently deployed their Liebherr LTM1500-8.1 for a lift in Brisbane’s CBD.
Marr Contracting (The Men From Marr’s), in partnership with Mirvac, has successfully removed the top section of one of Sydney’s highest and most recognisable structures, the former TCN-9 TX transmission tower at Willoughby in Sydney.
When Boom Logistics was contracted to help construct a huge industrial shed, they deployed six cranes for the job.
German based Schmidbauer recently completed the transport of two reactors, weighing 607t and 670t, to the Bayernoil Refinery in Neustadt,
The reactors had started their journey where they were manufactured by Belleli Energy near Mantua, Italy. From there to Marghera port, 110km away, from where on 10 May they were shipped to Rotterdam.
In Rotterdam they were transshipped to barges and shipped via the inland Rhine-Main-Danube Canal to the port in Kleheim, mid-way between Ingolstad and Regensburg in Germany.
Schmidbauer’s section of the transport started at port in Kelheim on the River Danube where the reactors were again transshipped to Schmidbauer’s SPMTs, lifted by a Demag CC8800-1 crawler crane.
Twelve days for the total road journey had been allotted by Schmidbauer, travelling at walking speed, 6km/h. This has been heaviest transport ever on German roads.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland confirm there have been numerous incidents at Queensland workplaces this year involving cranes and lifting equipment that had the potential to cause serious injury to workers.
Mammoet completed the replacement of a matured exhaust silencer for a gas turbine, at a gas-fired power station in Victoria. Removal of this 305t exhaust silencer was completed in a single lift reducing the amount of time the client, an Australian energy company, needed for their operations to be suspended to allow replacement to take place. Read more
Global green and heavy haulage contractor Sarens, took delivery of a new LR 11000 crawler crane from Liebherr earlier in the year. For its first job, the new 1000 tonne crane was assembled at Oostpolder wind farm, which is currently being built to the south of the Dutch port of Eemshaven. Sarens received the order from there to erect Enercon E-136 EP5 wind turbines with a hub height of 155 metres.
Konecranes RailQ Runway Survey optimises crane safety and service life.