Sixty-six Terex Rough Terrain cranes ordered by Tecno Gru

Following a strong end to 2020 the new year has continued at pace for Terex Rough Terrain (RT) cranes. This has been further enhanced by a sixty-six crane order from Italian dealer, Tecno Gru. The order just received includes the full range of RT cranes from the very versatile RT 35-1 up to the all new TRT 90 including its new TEOS operating system. Cranes will begin delivery from April and will complete in full during 2021.

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A planned offshore wind farm, located between 13 and 22 kilometres from the coast of Fécamp in Normandy, will feature 18 Potain tower cranes equipped with anti-collision systems.

French wind farm equips cranes with anti-collision systems

A planned offshore wind farm, located between 13 and 22 kilometres from the coast of Fécamp in Normandy, will feature 18 Potain tower cranes equipped with anti-collision systems.

The tower cranes make up the foundation site for the Fécamp wind farm and will be make use of DCS 61-S anti-collision systems. The wind turbines will be connected to gravity foundations installed on the seabed at depths between 25 and 30 meters.

The design and construction works of the 71 concrete gravity structures for the foundation of the offshore wind farm are carried out on the Bougainville shipyard, at the Grand Port Maritime at Le Havre.

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Two MDT 349 cranes will move on 120 metres of rail, with 16 MR 608 machines of the same height spread over four parallel tracks.

Because several cranes move on the same track and are placed at the same height, jibs can easily collide. AMCS Technologies was chosen to supply the anti-collision systems, which will play an essential role in ensuring the safety and productivity of the project.

The DCS 61-S detects in real time the risk of collision of all interfering crane components (for example jib on jib, jib on cable).

The device calculates in real time and in 3D the distances between each element of the cranes as well as the speeds and direction of movement on the rails in order to intervene on the control mechanisms of the crane to ensure a slowing down and then a complete immobilisation of the machine at a preset distance from the other machine.

The first Franna AT 22 pick and carry crane left Conexpo when the show concluded and went to work on a large LNG project in southern US. Its operator quickly completed training and began to test the capabilities of the machine. He was forthcoming with his impressions of the Franna.

First US operator shares Franna experience

The first Franna AT 22 pick and carry crane left Conexpo when the show concluded and went to work on a large LNG project in southern US. Its operator quickly completed training and began to test the capabilities of the machine. He was forthcoming with his impressions of the Franna. Read more