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VIDEOS – major projects shortlisted for ESTA awards

Mammoet assembles an offshore wind farm vessel with one of the largest cranes in the world.

ESTA Europe has announced its 2024 finalists for ‘lattice boom cranes’ category of its annual ESTA awards.

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The companies shortlisted to win the prestigious award are Ainscough Crane Hire, Hareket Heavy Lifting and Project Transportation, Mammoet Europe, and Sarens NV.

Ainscough was nominated for its work on world-renowned soccer club Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium renovation. For the upgrade of Liverpool’s Anfield football stadium in the UK, Ainscough removed an existing stand structure using a tandem lift operation by two crawler cranes. Due to height restrictions and the offset centre of gravity of the roof sections, lifting points were not an option so an innovative underslung lifting beam solution was used.

Hareket, on the other hand, was nominated for a job in Gölcük, Turkey, where it positioned six spools weighing up to 102 tonnes, overcoming severe difficulties in relation to crane configuration and rigging assembly. Utilising a 600-tonne crawler crane, Hareket also used a long spreader to provide the “perfect” rigging set up for each spool.

Image: Hareket

As reported on in Cranes in Lifting, Mammoet recently deployed its 3200-tonne ring crane to replace the leg cranes on two offshore wind vessels. Conducted at its Schiedam yard in Netherlands, Mammoet utilised its PTC ringer crane and an 800-tonne Liebherr crawler to overcome a lack of working and storage space, as well as the required lifting height of 73m.

Last but not least, Sarens deployed its SGC-90 ringer crane, ‘Little Celeste’, a 1650-tonne capacity machine that is powered by electricity – meaning no fumes or noise – to replace two old bridge sections in Massy, France. Equipping the SGC-90 with 100m of main boom, Sarens seamlessly lifted a 1375-tonne and 949-tonne bridge into place, overcoming low ground bearing pressure as well as minimal space between the road and railway line to deliver one of France’s most iconic infrastructure projects.

The ESTA awards will be presented on 25 April in Paris, France.

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