Works have begun on a $450 million renewable energy project in south-west Queensland, which is set to create up to 400 jobs during construction and 35 on-going jobs.
How Universal Cranes removed and replaced a chiller unit from the
28th floor of a Brisbane hotel using innovative suspended load management technology, a custom-built half container and a Liebherr LTM1350.
More than 3400 tonnes of precast concrete will be lifted into place as part of the $2.3 billion M1 upgrade project in Queensland. Read more
With the recent lifting of the final turbine, Windhoist have completed work on the 180MW Mount Emerald wind farm, having successfully raised and installed 16 Vestas V112 x 84mhh and 37 V112 x 90mhh wind turbines on the Far North Queensland wind farm project. Read more
How Universal Cranes’ M16000 lifted the largest ever bridge beams in Queensland to take out a top industry award. Read more
Ratch Australian Corporation have announced that it has raised the last of 53 turbines at its 180MW Mount Emerald Wind Farm project – 19 months after construction works first got started.
This is a document that introduces a speed limit on pick and carry cranes, whereby under the National Class 1 Special Purpose Vehicle Notice 2016 (No 1) the State Schedules for Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania now state: “A pick and carry crane must not exceed 80kph.”
Pick and carry cranes are our most common crane in Australia with numbers in the thousands. I’ve written many bulletins about them due to the high number of risk factors involved, particularly mobiling with loads. Read more
Despite being 94 at the time, the person known as “Sully” to his friends and acquaintances within and outside the crane industry probably surprised many with his mortality. He had survived the vices that claim lesser mortals for so long that many probably thought he was bulletproof, writes Greg Keane.
Queensland authorities are planning to look closely at firms with vehicle loading cranes (VLCs) and related equipment due to recent fatal incidents and other accidents highlighting safety and compliance issues with the machines in the state.
DP World Australia’s Brisbane terminal has welcomed the first of two quay cranes to be delivered to the facility in 2018.