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Potain tower cranes play pivotal role on Cloud 11 building in Thailand

Manitowoc-owned Potain's MCT 385 tower cranes worked on a record breaking project in India, the Pune-Mumbai missing link.

Numerous Potain tower cranes are dominating Bangkok’s skyline as they help to construct the Cloud 11 building in Thailand.

Thai construction contractor Thai Obayashi is employing the use of 11 Potain tower cranes for the mixed-use building project in Bangkok. According to the developer, MQDC, the building will be Asia’s largest hub for content creators and has already garnered four international design awards.

Potain's tower cranes are helping to construct the Cloud 11 building in Bangkok, Thailand, through contractor Thai Obayashi who is completing the works for MQDC.Thai Obayashi purchased full ownership of two Potain MCR 295 H25 luffing jib tower cranes and rented the other nine from Potain’s Thailand dealer SB Siam. Configuring the machines with 60m jib lengths, the cranes possess a maximum rated capacity of 25 tonnes. The rented machines consisted of a mix of MCH 125 and MCH 175 topless hydraulic luffing jib cranes, with senior chief of the civil engineering construction department at Thai Obayashi Noppadol Khomthaworn saying he was “pleased” to possess the “large collection of Potain cranes” that would lead the lifting work on the Cloud 11 building.

“We’re excited about our acquisition of the two MCR 295 H25 cranes; their impressive capacity, ease of assembly, and adaptability make them the perfect choice for this complex project, and future ones,” he said. “We are confident in all the cranes’ ability to drive this project to a timely and successful completion.”

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Potain's tower cranes are helping to construct the Cloud 11 building in Bangkok, Thailand, through contractor Thai Obayashi who is completing the works for MQDC.The Potain MCR 295s Thai Obayashi has selected to lead its works are available in three different versions: the 16-tonne capacity H16, the 20-tonne capacity 295 A, and the 25-tonne capacity H25. Noted for their stronger load charts and their quicker set up times, the 295 series hold maximum jib lengths of 60m, with the H25 capable of lifting 2.45 tonnes at its tip.

Thai Obayashi was founded in 1974 and is a subsidiary of the major global Japanese contracting giant Obayashi Corporation. Its projects in Thailand include factories for global brands such as Toyota, Canon, and Isuzu and notable Bangkok landmarks such as the KingBridge Tower and the One Bangkok O2 building.

Work on the Cloud 11 building is expected to continue through to the end of 2024.

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