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Perth’s biggest crane used on airport Skybridge project

The biggest crane in Perth has lifted the first and largest component of Perth Airport’s $31 million Skybridge project, according to construction contractor Georgiou Group.

Cranes will hoist the 12 main components of the modular Skybridge, which will be built in sections.

The first component, weighing 83 tonnes and measuring in at 35 metres, was moved  in Perth last month in just 20 minutes.

Georgiou General Manager Steve Okill said the first module was lifted into place in mid-June after months of planning and preparation.

“It’s an exciting time for our team and great to see the culmination of Georgiou’s planning and hard work come to fruition.”

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All crane lifts are expected to be completed by late July, then work will begin on the Skybridge’s internal and external fit out.

This project up to 70 workers on site at its peak.

WA Premier Mark McGowan said the Perth Airport project has created around 2000 jobs, with more than 800 people currently employed and 70 working solely on the Skybridge.

“It provides a crucial link and complements our METRONET plans, and I am pleased to see it underway and progressing to plan,” he said.

Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti said this project will be important for travellers when connecting from the airport to the station.

“This bridge will enable convenient, comfortable and efficient links between the station and Terminals 1 and 2,” Saffioti said.

She said at the completion of this project public transport access to Perth Airport will be comparable to other major tourism destinations across the globe.

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