Three Sennebogen crawler cranes have been deployed by global construction company, Thibaut, to help build a new flax processing site in Northern France.
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Contracted by AGY LIN to build a new processing plant, a maintenance workshop, and administrative offices on a 70,000sqm site, Thibaut used a 613 E compact telescopic crawler crane for handling and site preparation, a 2200 G crawler crane for assembling the main structures of the five units, and a 3300 E crawler crane for heavier loads. Benoît Thibaut and Elise Lyskawa, the managers of Thibaut, reserved special praise for the performance of its Sennebogen crawler cranes, saying the machines helped to “ensure the safety of our employees” and “performance for our customers”.
“The technical decisions we made with Sygmat when purchasing our Sennebogen cranes have been perfectly confirmed here,” they said in a joint statement in a press release. “When constructing complex industrial buildings, coordination between the teams is crucial; this would be impossible without suitable transport and lifting equipment.”
Responsible for transporting formwork, reinforcements and concrete moulds as well as erecting any metal scaffolding, the 613 E, with its lifting capacity of 16 tonnes and maximum hook height of 24m, showcased its dynamism and versatility at moving under load, according to site manager, Laurent Vauris. The 2200 G, on the other hand, lent itself to assembling the main structures, such as prefabricated columns and panels, utilising its 80-tonne lifting capacity and 59.7m maximum hook height.
The crane operators, however, reserved special praise for the largest crawler crane on site and latest addition to Thibaut’s fleet: the Sennebogen 3300 E. The crane, with a lifting capacity of 125 tonnes, was equipped with a main boom and jib combination for the job, where it helped to lift and place precast elements weighing over 30 tonnes, with the crane’s capacity to lift a diverse range of loads without having to adjust the equipment configuration allowing Thibaut to save “valuable time”, according to operator David Baussard.
“The 3300 E handled all the heavy lifting work on the construction site,” he said. “The delivery process is very demanding in order to meet the sometimes very short delivery times for prefabricated elements; even when inserting the heaviest beams, which weigh more than 30 tonnes, the crane takes over the lifting without having to adjust the equipment configuration.”
Sennebogen’s products are distributed in Australia by PACE Cranes.
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