The CICA South Australian “Cranes for a Cause” Day was an event that will be long remembered by the community, organisers and everyone who participated on the day.

CICA Cranes for a Cause makes wishes come true

A couple of things that melt a “craney’s” heart, one is a child looking up in awe at your crane and another is being given an opportunity to support a good cause.  The CICA South Australian “Cranes for a Cause” Day was an event that will be long remembered by the community, organisers and everyone who participated on the day. Read more

Investing to the Max in Cranes and People

Investing to the max in cranes and people

Max Crane & Equipment Hire (SA) Pty Ltd (Max Cranes) recently announced that it will be taking delivery of a 1200-tonne Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 AT crane in October 2018. This will be the largest AT crane owned and permanently based in Australia, and will allow contractors to plan and design around the availability of this crane and its impact on construction time and costs.

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Nyrstar Port Pirie Redevelopment

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: Nyrstar Port Pirie Redevelopment

The Port Pirie smelter on the eastern shore of the Upper Spencer Gulf in SA has been in operation for more than 127 years and in 2015, Nyrstar embarked on a half-a-billion-dollar Redevelopment project, which involved the conversion of operations into an advanced metal recovery and refining facility. Key aspects of the Redevelopment project included the replacement of the existing sinter plant with an oxygen enriched bath smelting furnace as well as replacement of the existing sulfuric acid plant with one that has greater capacity and upgraded technology. In January, the $660 million metals processing plant was officially commemorated.  Read more

The virtuoso of the outback

The virtuoso of the outback

With a total maximum load capacity of mobile cranes of more than 3000t, Max Cranes is not only in the Cranes and Lifting Top 50 crane owning companies in Australia and New Zealand, it is in the top five in South Australia. And it is hard to imagine that the SA crane giant began with three cranes on a small dusty block on the Augusta Highway in Port Augusta, with an ATCO hut for an office, writes Jacqueline Ong.

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