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.
Specialist crane and subsea equipment manufacturer Huisman has manufactured an offshore crane hook using a 3D printer. The Dutch company said it is the first of its kind.
Not only that, it passed its 80t load test “and all associated quality control checks according to the strictest criteria,” Huisman said. Read more
For most of us in the construction industry, 2017 was an inflection point with an improving market. For sure we still have a long way to go to reach those historical highs of 2011/12, but it is great to finally be heading in the right direction.
In January, Manitowoc launched its first hydraulic luffing jib crane, the Potain MCH125 and for Active Crane Hire, the new machine was a perfect fit to its fleet, writes Jacqueline Ong.
Benny Sarens died unexpectedly on December 30, 2017 at the age of 65.
The CCC Ituango Consortium, which comprises Brazilian conglomerate Carmago Correa and Colombian construction firms Constructora Conconcreto and Coninsa Ramon H, are using three tower cranes from Spanish manufacturer Linden Comansa to help build the Ituango hydroelectric power plant in Colombia. Once completed the power plant will be the largest in the Colombia and it is currently the largest infrastructure project under way in the country. Read more
MTU, a brand owned by Rolls-Royce, will supply engines to equipment manufacturer Terex Cranes for two new Demag models. The Demag AC 300-6 will be powered by a Series 6R 1500/OM 473 engine, and the AC 45 City crane by a 6R 1000/OM 936 engine.
Steel producer British Steel has announced it is supplying crane rails for the Yangshan deep water facility, a £57 billion (A$101 billion) project that will enable the port of Shanghai, China, to handle container ships with depths of up to 15m.