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April 2011 www.cranestodaymagazine.com
Middle East
Profile: NFT Cranes—Market report: doing
business in times of strife—Job map
Derricks
Choosing between derricks, cranes, and
specialist systems for bridge building
ConExpo 2011
The first half of our Las Vegas showcoverage
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Contents
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82 Backpage
In our fleet: Nordic Crane Group,
Norway—The world’s biggest
block, for Sarens new megacrane
51 Profile
Cristina Brooks reports on Guyana
Timber Products’ safe and
sustainable approach to stability
57 Equipment review
Kevin Walsh compares some of the
latest ways to keep your crane
upright
This month
The back page
38 Job map
Cristina Brooks reports on some of
the most interesting jobs in the
region
Middle East
Ground preparation and
stability
05 Comment
07 Job of the month
Cristina Brooks finds out how a new
cladding robot from GGR helped
place windows in the tight corners
of a new building by groundbreaking
architect Zaha Hadid
11 News
Nordic Crane acquires TO Bull’s
mobile crane business—Manitex
boom truck backlog bulges
41 Market report
Stuart Anderson looks at crane sales
data in the Middle East, and asks
which cranes are selling where
46 Profile
COVER Will North speaks to Nabil Al
Zahlawi about NFT's move from
supplying tower cranes for Emirati
skyscrapers, to finding new jobs for
tower cranes around the world
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49 Sector report
Kevin Walsh talks to ALE about
their long-anticipated Megajack
system for assembling offshore
modules weighing up to 50,000t
17 ConExpo
News, interviews and product
launches from the year's biggest
show
Show extra
Derricks
Heavy lift
33 Segment report
Cristina Brooks discovers how some
of the industry's simplest devices
are competing with highly
specialised equipment on bridge-
building projects
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More and more, the crane industry
depends on being able to retain the value
of used cranes. One factor that plays a
vital role in the retention of value of used
cranes is their ability to be traded
internationally between different regions.
At ConExpo, manufacturers’ and users’
representatives met to discuss the state of
the crane industry, and the effect of
different regional standards.
One of the main sticking points for
trade between crane users in Europe and
the rest of the world has been the revision
to the EU mobile crane standard, EN13000.
Under the revision, the rated capacity
limiter override key was moved outside
the crane cab, in order to prevent misuse.
Many US users said they would not buy
new or used cranes built to the standard.
At the end of 2010, European users’
group ESTA conducted a survey of users,
aimed at assessing the affect of the change.
Cranes Today understands the
questionnaire received responses from a
representative number of users. The
respondents raised concerns over the
ability of their operators to respond to
accidental overloads, and cited at least two
cases where near misses were made more
hazardous due to the lack of an emergency
switch, placed within the reach of the crane
operator, allowing full speed on all crane
movements in an emergency situation.
Crane operators also said that, as a result of
the new RCL, they were now more careful
in planning and executing jobs.
CEN’s TC147 WG11, the European
work group responsible for drafting the
standard on mobile cranes, intends an
amendment of the standard EN13000:2010
covering several topics. They have
received a letter from ESTA, outlining the
ESTA survey’s findings. They will
consider that, along with points raised by
the SC&RA through events like the
ConExpo meeting, and will discuss a
proposal for a one-use override switch,
which can be used in emergencies, but
not as a routine way of ignoring the RCL.
The approach taken to EN13000,
bringing in stakeholders from across the
industry and around the world, points to a
smoother method of developing industry
standards. As I discussed with one user
association leader at ConExpo last week,
this sort of development might not lead to
true global standards, but does at least
make it more likely that regional standards
will be globally acceptable.
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B
ritish lifting firm GGR Group has
been using its unique vacuum
lifting robot, the Homer, to glaze
and clad the 7,500 sq m Glasgow Museum
of Transport’s external envelope.
The Homer made light work of lifting
the panels, each weighing up to 0.5t, with
the help of a parent vehicle and a vacuum
head.
Before installation could begin,
Skanska transported the panels, using
GGR’s MRTA6 vacuum lifter and a forklift
to place them onto a truck in an A- frame
stillage. The stillage kept the panels
motionless and in an upright position.
Preassembled at the museum’s
construction site, the Homer was
attached to one of GGR’s MRTA6 vacuum
lifting heads. The robot was then joined
to the fork of a telehandler 360 by its
base, housing the motors, batteries,
specialized lifting arm and hydraulic
system.
When the panels arrived onsite, the
Homer was ready to lift them off the
storage rack and onto the 19.8m high
wall.
The attached MRTA6 head provided a
lifting capacity of 500kg and the
telehandler provided the required 3m
height for the Homer so it could lift and
place 200 windows and 150 total black
fibreglass fascias and soffits.
Thomas Rae, sales manager for GGR in
Scotland, explains the fine points of the
Homer’s operation. “You use the
telehandler to get within a foot of your
work area, then you use the Homer to
move a foot or so forwards so you’ve got a
very accurate operation,’ he said. “The
Homer allows you to lift the head up and
down and to rotate it. The jib on the main
Homer telescopes outwards.”
During the installation stage, an
operator in a cherry picker, with a line-of-
sight view, used a remote control to
manoeuver the Homer, inching the
plateglass sheet forward.
The six levers which control the head
and the hydraulic arm provide 100mm of
parallel movement either side of the
head’s centre axis and 360 degree
continuous rotation.
“You can angle it to 80 degrees in
every direction, basically. An operator
can position a panel over the top of his
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head and over the machine’s head to the
very tight angles they have at the
Transport Museum in the peaks of the
room sections,” Rae says.
The vacuum head had to be adjusted
for varying sizes of plateglass panels.
“For a small piece of glass, you have the
vacuum cups closer together than for a
large piece of plate, so we change the
proportions of the frame on the robot to
suit the particular application,” says Rae.
There is no special trick to precisely
positioning the heavy glass, although
careful hand eye coordination is required
to make movements as small as 1mm, as
well as attention to accidental bumps.
“Remember if you’re on the end of a
telehandler boom, and it’s windy, there is
a bounce element on the end of the
boom. You have some residual
movement, which has to do with the
flexibility of the machine structure. If
you’re doing any movement you have to
wait until the machine is absolutely
steady before you get the final position
of the item.”
Because the telehandler can drive up
to the outer wall, the machine-
mountable Homer is the most efficient
robot to use for the Glasgow museum,
but where access via road is impossible,
GGR’s other robot, the EMU, can
manipulate glass from inside the
building, and offers lifting without the
need to use a telehandler.
“Where the EMU 1000 comes into its
own is where you can’t have access to
the building via the road or street, like
an office complex where you can’t have
big machines.”
The name Homer, on a machine which
bears an image of the popular cartoon
character, is actually an acronym for
High Operation Mounted EMU Robot.
GGR Group offers other memorably-
named robots such as the Geko, and
supplies alternative vacuum heads for
different materials like metal, stone,
ceramic, glass fiber, or corrugated
panels. Rae clarifies, “With different
vacuum cups, we can lift surfaces which
are not 100% smooth. The vacuum cup is
different in that it has a much thicker
pad and has a rubber seal that can make
it tighter.”
GGR makes the Homer available to
UK contractors on a hire or purchase
basis, and the business has also sold
several robots abroad.
Demand for vacuum lifting
equipment, and for the Homer, is
increasing. “That’s for two reasons,’ Rae
says. “Architects are making windows
bigger, more complex and heavier, and
manual lifting practices that used to be
acceptable a few years ago, like 6 men
lifting a pane of glass, tend to be
outlawed these days.” Main contractor
Skanska will complete work on the
museum this Summer. ■
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A classic Manitowoc crane, the 230t 888
crawler crane, was unveiled as the first
North American crane to undergo
remanufacture as part of Manitowoc
Crane Care’s EnCORE Partners
programme at ConExpo this year.
At a special ceremony in Las Vegas,
the rebuilt crane was handed back to its
owner Turner Industries of Baton Rouge,
who originally bought the crane in 1996.
H&E Equipment Services, who have 25
years of experience rebuilding Manitowoc
cranes, completed remanufacture of the
888 at their Birmingham, Alabama facility
in less than 20 weeks.
Manitowoc picked the discontinued
model 888 crawler crane an ideal choice to
demonstrate the benefits of the EnCORE
Partners programme.
The final remanufacturing cost for the
Manitowoc 888 was around $750,000, a
fraction of the $1.7m it would cost to
replace with a crane of comparable
performance like the Manitowoc 14000.
Manitowoc Crane Care vice president
Bob Hund commented: “Barring any
needed major structural repairs,
remanufacturing typically costs about 50%
of the price of a new crane.”
The Manitowoc 888 was also one of the
manufacturer’s most popular cranes
thanks to the Ringer attachment, which
boosts its capacity nearly threefold to
660t.
For Turner Industries, having already
invested in several attachments for this
crane back in 1996, the case for
remanufacturing became even more
compelling.
Dave Stewart, operations manager at
H&E Equipment Services explained:
“Turner Industries have a ringer
attachment which goes around the crane,
and with more counterweight and a
different boom, it gives it a higher capacity.
“But with that particular attachment
it’s very expensive, it’s $3m. With this
machine not being made by Manitowoc
any longer it made a lot of sense for us to
rebuild it for Turner so they could
continue to use that Ringer attachment.”
All cranes remanufactured through the
EnCORE Partners programme undergo a
230 point crane inspection to ensure the
work meets the standards Manitowoc sets
out for it’s EnCORE Partners.
Describing the work done on Turner
Industries’ 888 crawler crane, Hund said:
“It was disassembled, shot-blasted and
non-destructive testing was performed on
all structural welds and components.
“All machine surfaces were checked for
trueness and structural integrity and 100%
of wear items, such as bearings, cushions
and seals, were replaced.
“Hydraulic components were replaced
with EnCORE supplier remanufactured
components and the crane was fitted with
all new OEM hoses. Electrical components
such as CPUs, junction boxes and wiring
harnesses were also updated and
replaced.
“The power plant was overhauled and
updated to the latest OEM specification,
including the engine, the radiator, the
pump drive, the cooler and the clutch, and
where necessary engines are brought to
current emissions regulations.
“The crane also underwent load testing
and then was certified by Manitowoc
standards to the original load charts. Any
major product improvements or updates
are incorporated into this process.”
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Manitex International has announced
that its order book for this year already
contains seven orders totaling $11.5m.
The orders are scheduled for delivery in
the second and third quarter of this year.
Principal among the orders was a
$2m contract with Manitex subsidiary
Liftking for transporter systems which
will be used by the US military in Latin
America. Manitex acquired Toronto-
based Liftking in November of 2006.
The US military already owns machines
by Liftking.
A large number of contracts were
awarded by the energy sector, while
other contracting industries included
general construction, rental fleet
additions and Mexican retail.
The sum of the orders has created a
boom truck manufacturing backlog at
Manitex it hasn’t seen since 2008, the
company says.
Scott Rolston, senior vice president of
sales and marketing for Manitex
International, said: "These orders validate
the market's continued confidence that
Manitex supplies superior product, not
only for the energy and military segments
and other diverse niche markets, but also
that it continues to recognize our growing
international presence and capabilities.”
Rolston optimistically predicted that
the orders signaled a recovery for the
crane manufacturing market in 2011.
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April 2011
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PTTEP contract awarded to Oil States
US-owned Oil States Thailand has been
awarded a three-year contract, valued at
USD $14m, to deliver Nautilus offshore
marine cranes to PTT Exploration and
Production Company Limited (PTTEP).
Six cranes have been ordered for work
on a platform over two extractive fields in
the Gulf of Thailand producing
condensate, crude oil and natural gas.
The cranes will be delivered later in 2011
for installation on wellhead platforms in the
Bongkot and Arthit concession areas, which
PTTEP has been operating in since 1993
and 2008 respectively. The Arthit project
covers 4,185 sq km. The adjacent Bongkot
concession area covers 3,986 sq km.
The API certified cranes may be
attached to offshore structures and used
for transporting equipment between
supply vessels and the offshore platforms.
Frank Timmons, general manager of
Oil States Thailand said, "This is a
significant achievement for Oil States
which further enhances our leadership
position in Thailand and the Southeast
Asian markets and demonstrates the
confidence PTTEP has in our Nautilus
brand of offshore marine cranes."
Nautilus cranes are manufactured out
of Oil States’ Houston branch. The
company is headquartered in Arlington
Texas and operates around the world.
Liebherr has supplied the first LG 1750
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firm. It will be used for assembly and
overhaul operations in mining as well as
oil and gas industries.
It was first introduced six years ago at
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Leibherr’s mobile crane combines a
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mobility with its high lifting capacity,
compact chassis and active rear-axle
steering, the manufacturer said.
The LG 1750 M has a maximum lifting
capacity of 750t and a lifting height of
191m. The larger load capacity tops many
mobile cranes in the same category.
“The load capacities of the LG 1750
are unbeatable in its class,” said Mick
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Nautilus hook pinches awards, not fingers
Raking in its second award within
the last year, Nautilus’ safety rigging
hook won the Offshore Support
Journal Innovation of the Year
award.
The recent award follows on the
heels of the Woelfel Best Mechanical
Engineering Achievement, given by
the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers’ International Petroleum
Technology Institute. Nautilus
collected the award at the May 2010
Offshore Technology Conference in
Houston.
The safety rigging hook has a new
feature which eliminates “latch-lock”
pinch injuries. Its forward-thinking design
constitutes the first major rigging hook
innovation in 30 years, the company said.
The award was received by Bill Toon,
managing director at Nautilus
Rigging, who expressed his pleasure
and gratitude. He said, “We are
delighted to have won this award
which is further recognition from the
shipping industry of the significant
contribution and impact our hooks are
making towards improving safety in
the offshore support vessel sector.
“We were up against some tough
opposition and we would like to thank
the industry representatives who took
the time to cast their vote for Nautilus
Hooks.”
Toon went on to say that that an ROV-
friendly subsea version of the hooks will
be released later in 2011.
On March 1, Wolffkran launched the
pilot for a cloud application to deliver
crane service calls via iPhone.
Cloud applications are run from the
web, rather than a user's device. They
can often offer more functionality, without
requiring users to install large or
processor hungry applications locally,
meaning they can run on devices like
smartphones.
During the first phase of the cloud
application’s pilot, Wolffkran technicians
in Switzerland will receive SAP calls using
an iPhone version of the application.
Wolffkran claims that substituting
cloud for traditional software will
expedite several processes. A user’s data
will be quickly transferred even when a
their system is down, expediting billing.
It will save the user the time and
expense of software installation,
Wolffkran says, and make data available
to them via iPhone.
The arrangement can also speed
mobilization by providing Wolffkran
schedulers with live information on which
engineers are engaged on service calls.
Andreas Berg, CIO at Wolffkran, said.
“All our decision makers were
immediately impressed with this
innovative solution, which is a first step
for us in mobilizing and accelerating our
SAP processes.”
The second phase of the pilot will
make the servicing application available
outside of Switzerland.
Wolffkran puts service calls on cloud nine
Liebherr’s LTM 11200-9.1 all terrain crane
has been supplied to a crane hire and
heavy transport company in Cyprus for
installation of wind power plants.
A Soulis Enterprises located in Larnaca,
south east Cyprus, will use the crane not
only for installing wind power turbines in
Greece, but in international heavy lifting
operations.
The LTM 11200-9.1’s specifications give
it the required lift for installing wind
towers. A telescopic mobile crane with a
lifting capacity of 94t, a luffing boom, and
a maximum 98m hook height, it can lift 76t
at a height of 107m.
“The LTM 11200-9.1 is precisely the
right crane for installations with towers
of 80 to 100m in height. It is particularly
economical for these kinds of operations,
and that means we can be particularly
competitive too,” said Andreas Soulis,
managing director at A Soulis
Enterprises.
A Soulis Enterprises began in 1977 as a
heavy transport business. Since 1997, it
has expanded its business to include 20
cranes ranging from 20–300t. Its heavy
lifting fleet is comprised of modular trailers
up to 800t and extendable trailers with a
maximum length of 44m.
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in Greece
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s Cranes Today editor Will North
commented in March, the latest
results announcements and
comments from industry leaders suggest
there was an uptick in crane sales in the
last few weeks of 2010. The question for
the industry at this show was whether
those sales had continued. Largely, it
seems, they have. The manufacturers
Cranes Today spoke to reported ongoing
sales, and were calmly confident for the
year ahead. That good news appeared to
hold true through the supply chain;
Manitowoc Cranes president Eric Etchart,
for example, told Cranes Today that at
least 60% of cranes sold to dealers had
been retailed.
The show organisers, the AEM,
described the event as a ‘resounding
success’. It’s rare for any show organiser
to describe their event as a terrible failure
(although in recent years a few should
have), but this time the claims are easy
enough to believe. The show apparently
attracted 120,000 registered attendees,
making it the largest construction related
event in North America since 2008.
Megan Tanel, AEM vice president of
exhibitions and events, said, “The
construction industry has been through
some very tough times, with record
unemployment, since the last ConExpo in
March 2008. With these positive numbers
and the industry support of the shows,
we’re optimistic about the future and
looking forward to seeing these new sales
orders fulfilled.”
Mike Haberman, chairman of the
ConExpo 2011 management committee
and president of Gradall Industries, said,
“There was such a tremendous upbeat
feeling at the shows; it was really great to
see our industry looking ahead with some
enthusiasm after the recession.”
Cranes Today saw that optimism on its
own stand. Over the course of the event
the magazine’s stand saw a steady flow of
visitors, almost all of whom had good
things to say about the event and the
magazine. While there was some
variation in levels of confidence, much of
the talk at the stand was of new projects
and improving business.
We’ll be covering the event over two
issues. We start this month with reports
on products from Sany, Link-Belt, Liebherr,
Terex, Altec, Broderson, Jekko, and
XCMG. Next month’s coverage will
include Manitowoc, Tadano, Kobelco and
Manitex, among others, interviews with
senior figures and product reviews. ■
After volcanoes and economic crises slowed business at the last
two trade shows in this three-year cycle of global construction
equipment events, hopes were high for this year’s lead event,
ConExpo in Las Vegas. While the show might not have matched
the feverish energy of 2008, it did largely meet expectations
The turning point?
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Sany
Sany displayed a range of new cranes at
ConExpo, including three new rough
terrains, the SRC860 (first revealed at an
event at the company’s Peachtree City,
Georgia, plant), SRC860XL and SRC840
(both new at the show), and three new
self-assembly crawlers, the SCC8300,
SCC8200 and SCC8100.
One of the most striking products on
the stand however was the company’s
new crawler cab, designed by Porsche
Design Studios, and featured on the 300t
SCC8300 and 200t SCC8200. From the
outside, the new cab displays striking
curves. Inside, it appears comfortable and
spacious, with well-designed ergonomic
controls at easy reach.
One key element on the stand, but less
obvious than the cranes towering over
visitors, was a brigade of US crane industry
veterans recently recruited to the Chinese
company’s US arm. Sany has appeared at
ConExpo three times now, so it is neither
entirely new, nor fully established in the
US. As a Chinese-owned business that is
relatively new to the US market, investing
in US facilities and staff is vital to making
an impact on the market. Sany shows
every sign of recognising this.
At the last ConExpo, the company
announced its acquisition of a sizable chunk
of land in Peachtree City, Georgia. The
plant is well located both for reaching US
customers in the busy Gulf Coast region,
and for bringing in components from China
via ports in New Orleans and by a nearby
rail line. Earlier this year, it formally opened
the first phase of the plant.
Production of excavators and concrete
pumps is expected to start in the
summer, with rough terrains and
crawlers expected to come on line over
the next year. The plant will be
fabricating crawler lattices and
counterweights, and assembling finished
cranes using other components, like the
carbody, fabricated in China.
Cranes Today spoke to two of Sany
America’s US recruits, Richard Hunter, the
product manager for cranes, and Jeff
Dreger, product marketing manager for
crawler cranes. Sany’s aim, Hunter says,
is to be one of the top five construction
equipment manufacturers in the world.
Part of that plan has been to focus on
quality, while remaining competitive on
price. Hunter says, “Sany made its mark
in China by using high quality
components in important areas. It has
global partnerships with Cummins and
Rexroth. Customers in China have been
prepared to pay a premium for that. Sany
has made a huge commitment to service,
with GPS [and online condition reporting]
on every crane allowing service
technicians to diagnose almost every
problem.”
The company has established itself as a
global player by opening plants in Brazil,
India and the USA. While the Chinese
plant will continue to focus on its core
competencies of robot welding, boom truck
and rough terrain boom fabrication,
overseas plants will contribute locally
generated design, assembly, some
fabrication of other parts, sales and service.
At Peachtree City, Hunter says, Sany
will have space for up to 1 million sq ft of
production under the roof, with more room
outside for test areas. A 150,000 sq ft
parts depot is opening soon, with a service
training centre coming shortly after.
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Link-Belt
Link-Belt showed an impressive display of
new cranes, including a third model in its
telecrawler line, the 110USt TCC-110, a new
150USt lattice boom crawler, the 238 HSL,
and an updated version of its 90t rough
terrain, the RTC-8090 Series II.
The company also revealed its new total
crane operating system, Link-Belt Pulse.
Designed in-house, the system is built
around a full colour display, combining
rated capacity limiter, boom extend mode
controller, self diagnostic capabilities, and
continuous monitoring of multiple crane
functions and conditions.
The highlight of the stand though was
one truly groundbreaking crane, the
company’s first in-house designed all
terrain, the ATC-3275. The 275USt crane is
the first modern all terrain crane to be
designed and built in North America. In
the early days of all terrains, Grove and
Link-Belt had both built small (~8t) all
terrains for the US, but no one has yet
designed and built an all terrain at modern
capacities wholly in the US.
Link-Belt has sold all terrains with its
branding in the US for a number of years.
However, these were rebadged Tadano
Fauns, sold under a distribution agreement.
This agreement was terminated earlier this
year, before Link-Belt announced its own
range. Throughout their conversations
with Cranes Today, Link-Belt’s managers
spoke highly of the collaboration with the
Japanese-German crane builder.
The extent of Link-Belt’s commitment to
US production is impressive. Not only has
the company invested in US design, it has
expanded its production to allow it to
produce key components in Lexington,
Kentucky. Telescopic crane product
manager Rick Curnutte says, “The work
we’ve done on the Lexington factory is
part of a plan to build our product line.
We’re the only US manufacturer with our
own boom forming facility. It was very
difficult to get boom components when the
market was busy, with everyone relying on
one supplier. We were unable to achieve
deliveries, and you can’t go to the
customer and blame a subcontractor for
that. So, now we have our own facility.”
Key to the crane though is its North
American-focused design. It is often hard
for outsiders to grasp how difficult it is to
road a crane in the US. With no harmonised
road transport rules over the US’s 50 states
and numerous municipalities, one of the
biggest challenges for US users is crossing
borders between regulatory regimes.
Curnutte explains, “One of the biggest
things in the design was the wheel base,
making it more North American friendly.
We talk about it as North American, but
we’ve also looked at what the rest of the
world wants. The counterweight and fly,
have all been grouped into loadouts under
45,000lb.
“North America is one of the toughest
places in the world to move cranes. In
Europe, you can go on the road with axle
weights of up to 14t. The minimum
counterweight of German machines often
takes up to six trucks here. This machine
can do it in four trucks, as none of the
counterweights weigh more than 22,000lb.
The crane has been configured to get the
best utilisation of loadout. On other
machines, you always had to take the full
loadout. This machine only needs the tray
counterweight to be able to lift with the
auxiliary winch.
“The ATC-3275 has a Cummins engine
on the lower and upper. The lower engine
is 2010 EPA certified, so it can be used on
the road in California. The upper engine
is 2011 Tier IV Interim.
“It’s fast. European all terrains often
travel at 50mph maximum; this can run at
62mph, so it can keep up with the loadout
trucks.
“We designed a one man driver’s cab.
Customers told us that they often use the
jump seat as a glorified storage box, so we
replaced it with proper lockable storage
with room for a ladder.”
The crane isn’t just designed for the US
though. The next step will be making it
ready for export. Curnutte says, “We do
expect to bring it in and around Europe.
The markets that are hot now though are
Australia and Latin America. The next
thing to do is to design an export engine,
so the crane can be used where there is
no ultra low sulphur diesel fuel.”
Kaitlynne Postel and Don Horn
demo the new ATC-3275 all
terrain on Link-Belt’s stand
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Liebherr
Liebherr lined up a selection of managing
directors for its press conference at
ConExpo, including board of directors
member Winfried Boehm.
While each MD pointed to improving
demand for cranes in their respective
segments, Boehm picked out the
highlights of a broadly positive 2010 for
the manufacturer.
Liebherr Group added €620m to its
turnover, which increased by 9% to €7.6bn
last year. This increase was solely down
to the performance of the group’s
construction machinery business, which
increased its turnover 16% to €4.7bn.
The lion’s share of construction
machinery sales originated from Liebherr’s
earthmoving and mining products
division, and despite the mobile cranes
business growing to €1.8bn in 2010, this
accounted for less than 6% of the group’s
total growth last year.
Maritime crane sales accounted for 9%
of this growth, generating €724m.
Neither the tower crane or crawler
crane divisions posted significant growth
despite reporting increased market share
in the tower crane market and an increase
in crawler sales since Q4 of 2010.
Liebherr-Werk Biberach managing
director Matthias Donner noted the
presence of Liebherr’s production facilities
in Brazil and India would help the firm to
exploit the growing demand for tower
cranes in emerging markets.
He also highlighted the tower crane
market’s recent trending towards rental.
On Liebherr’s stand US delegates were
able to get their first look at the 81K fast
erecting crane, capable of semi-automatic
ballasting, that requires only eight lifting
movements to install.
Liebherr’s delegates explained how
semi-automatic quick-connection locking
between the tower, slewing platforms and
jib guying rods significantly reduce set-up
times. Featuring driveline and control-
system technology, along with the
Micromove fine positioning system, the
81K allows efficient handling of loads,
even allowing loads to be lifted in two-
part mode to eliminate time-intensive re-
reeving.
With a maximum 40.4m hook height,
this crane can lift 1.4t at its maximum
working radius of 45m.
Also making its US debut was the 285
EC-B 12 Litronic flat-top tower crane.
Its modular design emphasises
transportability for easy shipping in sea-
freight containers, while the
‘Connect&Work’ assembly system
facilitates quick assembly of the counter
jib at ground level.
The LiConnect system aids speedy
attachment of the jib section so that one
lift later, the central unit is in position and
the crane is almost fully erected.
A maximum reach of 75m allows the
lifting of loads up to 2.6t at the tip end.
Representing Liebherr-Werk Nenzing
on the stand was one of Liebherr’s
outstanding performers in the global
crawler market, the LR 1600/2.
Liebherr-Werk Nenzing managing
director Gerhard Frainer expects the 600t
crawler to continue selling well during
2011, following signs of a slow recovery
for the crawler market.
Frainer commented: “In the lift crane
range there have been signs of a recovery,
especially from the crane rental
companies. However there is a stronger
trend for the medium sized, 150t to 300t,
or the big cranes, 300t plus, rather than
smaller sized lift cranes.”
For mobile cranes, Liebherr-Werk
Ehingen managing director Cristoph
Kleiner noted that his division had sold
and shipped 1033 mobile cranes last year,
despite the crisis “still biting hard” on the
mobile crane market.
He highlighted that growth in
emerging markets had managed to offset
some of the problems experienced due to
the all time lows within US all-terrain
crane, rough terrain crane and truck
crane markets.
As Liebherr’s order book grows
gradually but steadily, with orders like
ALL Erection and Crane Rental’s recent
purchase of an LTM 1250-6.1 and LTM
1200-5.1 coming in, Kleiner forecasts
moderate growth for Liebherr’s mobile
crane division in 2011.
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After a painfully poor 2010 for the crane
industry, Terex CEO Ron DeFeo is quick to
point out that the industry is drawing
nearer to the light at the end of the tunnel,
albeit slowly.
Sharing the cautious optimism of many
ConExpo exhibitors’ forecasts for 2011,
DeFeo said: “We are in a recovery mode,
we expect recovery in our businesses in
most markets and sectors in 2011, with
cranes probably being the laggard.
“We’re happy if the crane market is
more positive, but I don’t want to get
enthusiasm ahead of intelligence.”
Last year Terex managed $4.4bn in net
sales, and the firm predicts an increase of
between 14% and 23% for 2011.
And following on from this the
manufacturer is targeting a 12% operating
profit and $8bn in net sales by 2013.
Compared to several years ago, when
sales to customers outside of Europe and
the US constituted around 26% of Terex’s
profits, the company is increasingly looking
to emerging markets to form a significant
portion of the firm’s sales figures.
That said, despite the current record
low demand for cranes in the US market,
Terex still managed to take large orders
for 22 Terex cranes from US distributor
Cropac Equipment, and for 40 cranes from
US firm Empire Crane.
Over a third of the units ordered by
Cropac Equipment were new Terex
Roadmaster 9000 truck cranes.
The Roadmaster 9000 has its outriggers
configured in an X-type arrangement that,
according to Terex, helps it out-perform its
closest rivals in terms of lift capacity.
Although this may add somewhat to its
popularity, the real selling points for US
buyers are the single cylinder hydraulic
boom which reduces gross vehicle weight
without drastically affecting set-up times,
and the third of its five axles being a
liftable ‘pusher axle’, giving the truck
crane the ability to comply with all state
regulations across the US.
The Roadmaster 9000 features a 164.5ft
boom, with a maximum system length of
242.8ft, and a 100USt lifting capacity.
Despite the depressed American truck
crane market, Terex also decided to
introduce two vehicles for the boom truck
market, the BT 28106 and the Crossover
6000 truck-mounted crane.
While the BT28106 is an updated
version of Terex’s 26106, with a 106ft boom
and 28USt lift capacity, the Crossover 6000
is so named because its design is intended
to let it to fulfil the traditional role of boom
truck in addition to its standard duties.
Again the Terex five-axle truck-
mounted crane is not restricted by
differing US road regulations, and has a
maximum lift capacity of 60USt, with a
110ft maximum boom length.
Like the Roadmaster 9000, it features
the X-type outrigger arrangement to
provide greater stability and dispersion of
load forces.
It will eventually be available with a
range of carriers, in addition to the
Freightliner chassis, including Kenworth.
The last of Terex’s new product
offerings unveiled at this year’s ConExpo
is the 100USt RT 100 rough-terrain crane.
Boasting a maximum boom length of
174ft, Terex claim the RT 100 has the
longest boom length in its class.
Compliant with EN13000 and ASME
B30.5 standards the crane also features
the same ergonomically designed cab as
the Roadmaster 9000, which was made for
operator comfort by an experienced
German sportscar manufacturer.
All of this investment in fully-roadable
cranes for a US market that is still
struggling may seem risky, even with
many optimistic that the long-anticipated
Highways Bill will soon be signed.
However DeFeo says that this bill,
which he dubs ‘the non-stimulative
stimulation bill’ is well intentioned but
destined to be ineffective.
He predicts that, as a broad awareness
of the need for infrastructure investment
spreads through the US Congress,
consensus will eventually evolve into
practical measures.
Terex
A new Terex tower crane transition section on display at ConExpo.
Now, users of Peiner and Comedil cranes can build one crane out of
both types of components. Bringing together different legacy brands in
one company has been a key element in Terex’s corporate strategy in
recent years. The company’s international engineering teams, from the US
and Germany, have worked together to build cranes like the Crossover 6000.
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At Conexpo, American boom truck
manufacturer Altec demonstrated the
tilting cab on its AC23 95B hydraulic
telescopic crane. The tilt was introduced
as an option on all of its mobile cranes
that have a swing seat, a range
encompassing cranes with lifting
capacities from 26–38t.
The AC23 95B has a 21t lifting capacity
with a 29m boom. In the cab, the electric
hydraulic outrigger control allows for
upper or downjack control in the cab with
a large bubble level. It allows operators to
adjust the levelling from inside the cab. ‘If
you’re level from the centre pin, that
allows you to have control,’ said account
manager Ron Risch. “Automatic
transmission is attached to the boom as
opposed to the table. We’re the only ones
that do that. You’re looking down, while
other people are looking to the side.
“We have sold half a dozen orders, to a
customer in South Carolina.”
While the range improves, attention to
safety standards remains a constant,
‘We’ve had things which comply with the
new OSHA rule for 6 years,’ Risch said.
Altec further expanded its range to
include a pressure digger, which is
notable for its ergonomic controls, a
spokesperson said. The digger was on
display at the booth for Kenworth, which
manufactured the chassis.
Broderson
Altec
American pick-and-carry crane manufacturer
Broderson showed a prototype of the brand new I-C
400, a 25t capacity industrial crane for outdoor use.
The I-C 400 includes a range of features that are
new to Broderson, including new joystick controls.
The crane also has videos on the winch and on curb
side outriggers,
“This is unique for this size of crane. Larger
cranes often have it,” said Steve Burton, chief brand
officer. Like its predecessor the 15t I-C 200, it has
four-wheel steering and four-wheel drive. The
developing range is working upwards in capacity.
“We haven’t released it yet. We plan on going into
production in Q4. We protype tested it and are here
to receive customer feedback,” said Burton. “We
don’t want to take an order until we’re ready to
release it.”
When the crane reaches a production stage, it will
be distributed globally. In addition, Broderson
announced that its new export head is Nelson Morris,
who formerly managed the parts replacement
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Jekko, the Italian crane manufacturer
specialising in minicranes, introduced its
SPX 1040 minicrane for the North
American market. The crane was first
introduced for the EU market at Bauma
in April of last year. Australian Crane
Distributions officially launched it in
Australia and New Zealand that May.
Following a client requirement for
increased capacities, the SPX 1040 was
designed to have a larger lifting capacity
than other Jekkos, despite its small
footprint, a mere 4m. “1040 is our
biggest to date,” said Keith Shank,
distributor for Jekko and owner of C4
cranes, a hire company out of
Minnesotta. The 4t capacity and 23m tip
height makes it the tallest and largest in
the range.
The new crane will be useful for
applications that require heavy lifting in
tight spaces. “These are more suited for
steel and petroleum plants. Our
competitors need 6m to bring in a 200t
crane, but there is the restricted access in
these plants. The first one is going to
Hawaii, we had interest from the US and
Canada,” Shank said.
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XCMG
XCMG, the Chinese equipment
manufacturer located in Xuzhou, showed
its 70t QY 70K and its 130t QY 130K truck
cranes at Conexpo. Introduced five years
ago, they are distributed worldwide.
“These are very popular in South
American Countries, especially in Brazil.
The market share in Brazil is almost 30%,”
said Shi Wei Dong, vice president of
XCMG.
XCMG’s products generated interest
from customers based in the US, Canada
and Asia. “They’re interested because
our product is competitive on price and
reliability,” Dong said.
The company produces 20,000 units per
year, which is around 60% of all cranes
manufactured globally, XCMG says. Sales
revenues have kept apace with
production. Following Conexpo the
company announced a record breaking
daily sales volume of 133 units, and last
month’s highest daily sales volume was
100 units.
China remains XCMG’s largest market,
with demand generated by construction
and railway projects for its crawler, truck,
all terrain and pick and carry cranes, in
addition to its earth moving and
excavating equipment.
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The derrick continues to be an efficient bridge building tool, despite the perception that it is
outmoded. The beauty of the derrick’s simple tripod structure is that it is lightweight and easy
to operate, but it must compete with larger capacity, heavier, more specialised equipment.
Cristina Brooks reports
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ridge building equipment trends
are difficult to ascertain because
each kind of equipment has its
advantage, each contractor has their
preferred method, and practices differ in
the US and EU.
“It depends upon the size of the bridge,
the site constraints, the materials, there
are just so many factors that effect how
you are building a bridge,” says Mike
Wade, technical director at bridge building
equipment manufacturer Dorman Long.
The options get more complex as
architects push design forward to create
larger bridges. “There is no trend in
equipment, it is more the way the
equipment is used that makes it
interesting,” he says.
Bridges made of steel or concrete
segments can be built using any
combination of derricks, mobile cranes,
tower cranes, floating cranes, gantries,
and nose recovery systems.
Thomas Eggert, operations leader at
Enerpac bridge equipment manufacturers,
clarifies. “It really comes down to the
design of the bridge: Whether they have
precast concrete segments or steel
components. We tend to use hydraulic
cylinders to push or pull the segment in or
out,” hydraulic cylinders being generally
either strand jacks or climbing jacks.
Mobile cranes remain the most popular
option for steel bridges and smaller
bridges. “Most small motorway bridges
that you drive under every day will be put
in by a crane, what proportion of bridges
is that in the world, 85%? If you can get a
crane in near enough to lift the bridge,
that is the way to do it. But very often
you just can’t do it, either because it its
too big, or its over a railway track or a
4km wide river,“ says Wade. That is
when contractors rely on launching
systems and derricks.
F&M Mafco is the world’s largest derrick
supplier. It is a family-owned business.
Executive vice president Bob McKenna, Jr.,
Building
bridges
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says that the company has contracted
derricks for use on many recent bridge
projects. “For example, we used derricks on
the Ting Kau Bridge in Hong Kong, the USA
ship channel, Annersons Island in
Vancouver. We just finished the Audubon
Bridge in Louisiana. We’re working on the
Port Mann Bridge project near Vancouver.”
Tim Fox, who works in international
sales at F&M Mafco, says derricks can
replace cranes and decrease logistics
costs. “You could use a 500t crane or a
tiny derrick. Cranes work by reducing the
reach and the radius. For every yard you
lose efficiency, and that is the principle of
the derrick on the bridges. A crane needs
a concrete counterweight, while a derrick
uses the bridge as the counterweight.”
The great stability and substantial lifting
power of derricks was demonstrated
recently during building of the Colorado
River Bridge, part of the Hoover Dam
Bypass, when a cableway highline crane
fell from the steep cliffs. F&M Mafco’s
American S-70 Derrick, with a capacity of
446t, was adapted with an extended jib and
platform to serve as a replacement until a
new system could be developed.
Derricks working separately or in pairs
can be used instead of floating cranes for
lifting modular bridge segments of up to
200t, depending on what material they are
made of, and may have the advantage of
greater stability.
F&M Mafco has made a bid to use a
derrick instead of a water based crane for
work beginning on the Forth Bridge in
Edinburgh. “Its hard to keep the
segments stable on a water based crane,
where the water is choppy and the boom
moves 3m–4m. Also, if you did it from the
water with a crane, it’s a higher cost,
£50,000–£100,000 per week,” says Fox.
“If cost is a concern and speed is a
concern, a derrick will win almost every
time. On the Port Mann Bridge, they have
derricks on one end of the bridge and a
strand jack system on the other. We were
millions cheaper,” says McKenna.
Similarly to a rail-mounted gantry, a
derrick may be mounted on a movable
sled for constructing different parts of the
bridge. Two derricks may be set up to
simultaneously work outwards from the
tower in the centre of the water to
construct bridges rapidly.
This capability gives the derrick an
advantage over the gantry and jack, which
requires reassembly for working in
multiple directions.
Launching jack systems are more
widely used than derricks in Europe. This
is partially because of architectural
differences. “In the US, the rooftops on
power stations were originally built to
take a derrick crane. Now they are built
to use a tower crane and in the EU they
are normally built to take tower cranes.
Everyone in the EU has to come to
America to hire derricks,” says Fox.
Derricks are commonplace partially owing
to their adaptability to the rooftops of high
rise buildings in American cities.
UK-based Dorman Long provides
strand jacking equipment to EU clients. It
recently supplied DL-S185 strand jacks for
a jacking system to Edimo Metallo S.p.A in
Italy. The system was used to launch the
1,000t Ponte Verde steel arch bridge over
a railway line in Padua.
Jacking systems are built to order and
can involve different lifting equipment.
They are used to construct cable stay
bridges, suspension bridges and box
girder bridges. Strand jacks can stretch
wire rope across from pier to pier and pull
bridge components across the gap. The
jacks on one side let the wire rope out but
simultaneously hold it back, while the
jacks on the other side pull.
“Launched bridges are used over a
railway because there’s often limited time
you can work over a railway and
launching is considered safer,” says Wade.
Alternatively, strand jacks can be
attached to gantries that sit on the bridge
and lift vertically to pick components up
from underneath it. “Almost invariably, we
use strand jacks mounted on some kind of
gantry for lifting the deck sections.
Basically strand jacks give very good
power in a small package. Typically we
might be using 300t strand jacks on a
cable stay bridge,” says Wade.
Sometimes jacking systems work
simultaneously with steelwork towers.
“The tower system itself is just a structure.
On the structure we put strand jacks or
climbing jacks and those provide the motive
power to lift the load. It can be a deck
section, petrochemical vessel, it can be a
roof structure, or an offshore application.”
The simplicity of the strand jack system
makes it good for offshore and export to
Dormon Long’s largest market in China.
“We are not using more complex
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equipment because it is not necessary, and
also because we can’t be taking very
advanced technology into remote parts of
the world. We have to use robust
technology. It’s mainly to do with
equipment control systems - things like
sensors and load control systems. If we try
to be clever with how much we move
things in a hot, marine environment, that
kind of equipment can mean less reliability.
Simplicity means reliability. The benefit of
a modular lifter over a crane is that the
mobilization cost is a lot lower. The
operational cost is a lot lower. Also there’s
far less machinery,” says Wade.
Comparing the strand jack to the
derrick, he adds: “They each have their
advantages.”
One of the advantages of derricks, says
Wade, is that they can slew and luff, while
strand jacks on gantries will only have
limited transverse movement. “Derricks
are generally used for lighter pieces you
mount on the end of a bridge deck. You
can pick up smaller units with a derrick,
but what we can do is pick up pieces of
600–800t, and what we’d use is a gantry.”
The European and American bridge
construction divide may not be a question
of pure engineering theory, but of practice.
“The biggest problem we have is that a lot
of people don’t understand the operation of
a derrick and it needs to be explained,”
says McKenna, which is why F&M Mafco
has a training program for derrick
operators. Tim Fox observes. “One of the
things I’ve noticed,” says Fox, “Is that in
the US derrick bridge build is commonplace,
and in the EU they seem to like the bridge
launcher. Young engineers coming out of
college use the launcher, but the derrick is
very efficient. Its probably experience; if
you used one before you’d probably use one
again.” He adds that this perception has
not hurt sales. “Its starting to feel like its
coming back. We have a few more orders. It
is more economical.”
The main reason that the derrick can
be more economical is that it is rented and
not sold like built-to-order jacks, which
generally can’t have multiple applications.
“One of the disadvantages is that they are
pretty customized, although some
companies have used adaptable
launchers,” says Tom Eggert. It costs
from $100,000–$200,000 for an Enerpac
jacking system and rental is not common.
For strand jack buyers, “They end up
with capital costs that they can get some
recovery on, its normally quite long term. If
you buy you end up with control over that
cost if there’s a delay to the program,”
says Wade. “For shorter projects our
customers normally rent the equipment”.
The derrick’s small size and cost
effectiveness make it popular for lifting on
rooftops, particularly for installation of air
conditioning units and building signage.
F&M Mafco recently installed a sign for the
Las Vegas Cosmopolitan hotel and Casino.
Liebherr and Terex Comedil also have
derrick packages for rooftop disassembly of
tower cranes.
At Liebherr, Carlos Monteiro, project
manager responsible for derricks, says
that the Liebherr derrick package
intended for dismantling tower cranes
from rooftops is increasingly popular.
“There is a growing demand for
dismantling operations and this is fact.
This is because high rises are an efficient
use of space in cities. In our case we are
looking to provide for this application.”
Timberland Equipment’s Lawrence
Clark has also seen increasing use of the
derrick package for tower
deconstruction. “We have one derrick
package locally. The market tends to be a
little soft as the US market has been a
little slow; the bulk is the Middle East
and South America,” he says.
The future for derricks and their
applications on larger bridges may depend
on engineers and architects. However, by
providing derrick and tower crane
packages, manufacturers have ensured
that derricks will remain a staple for
rooftop lifts in cities growing upwards. ■
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Jordan
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
The Saudi Bin Laden group is building the Abraj Al-Bait
Towers complex containing the Mecca Royal Clock Hotel Tower.
Reaching a colossal 600m, the tower overlooks the Kaaba,
a sacred structure in Islam.
Upon its completion, the clock tower will be the tallest in
the world, provide lodging for about 65,000 people, prayer space
for 3,800 people, and convention space.
Construction works, which began in 2004, will comprise
95 floors, with six floors constructed from fireproof sandwich
panels, and four staircases using steel elements of 100 mm
thickness. Each face of the clock is 45m wide. It will be
illuminated by 2m LED lights and embellished with 98m mosaic
glass pieces and 24 carat gold
Cranes for lifting clock tower structural components have
been provided by a range of suppliers, and among these are
several Liebherr tower cranes. Liebherr equipment was also
used to install screens weighing up to 45t to create 156,000 sq
m of additional shadow in the Piazza prayer area.
Zarqua, Jordan
Last year, Hanwha, a Korean engineering and construction firm, worked with
contractor Associated Transtech Contracting (ASTRACO) to expand the Samra
Power Plant, which is publicly owned by the Jordanian state.
ASTRACO, based out of Abu Dhabi in the UAE, has completed power stations
and industrial projects for clients like the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.
After the first stage of construction, the Samra Power Plant operated with a
capacity of 300MW.
The second phase of the
project has added two gas
turbines and a steam turbine in
order to form a combined plant.
This will raise the current
installed capacity to 600mW.
The expansion of the
existing power plant started in
April 2010 and was completed
in February 2011. It included
installing two 140mW ALSTOM
gas turbines, plant works, a
fuel tank farm and gas pipeline
works. The stack was
composed of sections which
had a combined height of 4m.
Lifting the stack required
the use of a 50t Grove TM750E
supplied by Yousef Mousa
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Qatar
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A group of contractors are building the Musheireb
project, which is intended to regenerate the city centre
of Doha, the nation’s capital.
The Musheireb will replace 220 city buildings with a
green, mixed use, walkway-oriented development. Car
parks will place residential vehicles underground.
The development will contain 226 buildings, house
27,637 residents, and include infrastructure works such
as a district cooling plant and a 66 KV Substation. Some
of the buildings have steel beam roof structures.
Contractors Hyundai and HBK JV have selected five
Liebherr tower cranes with capacities ranging from 200–550t to lift steel components weighing 15-20t.
The largest crane, the Liebherr 550 EC-H 40 tower crane, is configured with a 71.5 m jib and a hook height of 66 m. The 550EC-H
40 offers a maximum lifting capacity of up to 40 t and 5.7 t at maximum jib length. The 550EC-H 40 was selected because of its
lifting capacity and micro movement during beam placement, according to Liebherr. The first buildings are near completion, and rest
of the project will be completed in 2015.
Dubai, UAE
Kele Contracting of Dubai are building the D1 tower, a
residential complex which overlooks Dubai Creek, the
saltwater water inlet that divides the city. The 80 storey D1
tower will house 529 luxury apartments, a cinema, a gym
and a pool. A sister development to the world’s tallest
residential tower, the Q1 tower on the Gold Coast in
Australia, the D1 tower is a joint venture project between
Australian Sunland Group and Enshaa.
Construction began in 2007 and has involved internal
portioning works, installation of mechanical, hydraulic, fire and
electrical services and external glazing.
Since October Kele has been using a Unic 295 spider
crane with a lifting capacity of 400-500kg, supplied by GGR,
for lifting the unitized glazing panels and installing the
steelwork. It was chosen over a monorail system because it
can fit through doors. Weighing 1.5t, the Unic 295 could also
be transported from floor to floor using site hoists.
The mini crane was used by a range of subcontractors; to
date GGR has provided 20 contractors with on-site training.
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Petron, a construction company based in Dubai, was hired
to lift an 89t ammonia plant component to a height of 56m.
The ammonia plant will operate in the fertiliser sector. To
complete the lifts, Petron hired two Liebherrs, a 400t LR
1400 crawler and a 500t LTM 1500 mobile from Al Faris
equpiment rentals. A 100t tailing crane was also used.
The crane was configured with a ballast wagon as the
main crane, and an additional 100t mobile crane with
main boom configuration was used for tailing. The project
was completed in two days.
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F
rom a certain perspective it seems
that many Middle Eastern nations
are in a race against time. The
coming year could be crucial in shaping the
region’s medium-term future. If
governments are successful in their
responses to discontent, then the short,
medium and long-term economic future
continues to be bright. If not, then as the
IMF recently commented, “the unfolding
turmoil in the region poses downside risks
to the outlook”.
With the Middle East and North Africa
producing over a third of the world’s oil,
should political turmoil seriously impact the
region’s main oil producers, the impact on
the global economy could be huge. Barring
such calamities, the future of the main
Middle Eastern economies and the market
for cranes looks bright. With high oil prices
bolstering their coffers, the leading oil
producers have an opportunity to develop
infrastructure and traditional industries as
well as transition to more broadly-based
economies, improving the living standards
and skills of their populations — thus
addressing underlying social issues. The
money is there; in January Saudi Arabia’s
net foreign assets reached a record high of
SAR1.67trn ($445bn), up nearly 9% on 2010.
But time is the enemy.
Most Middle Eastern economies are
acknowledged to have negotiated the 2008
financial crisis very well, displaying that
they had learnt lessons from the 1980s
downturn. After the 2009 recession,
significant increases in GDP were recorded
throughout the region (See Table) and
forecasts made, prior to the current unrest,
described robust medium-term growth.
Saudi Arabia’s economy is forecast to grow
by 3.9% in 2011, but with oil prices at the
current level there seems to be significant
up-side potential. For the third consecutive
year the Saudi government has outlined a
record budget, with spending outlined at
SAR580bn ($154bn) for 2011. Residential
construction is a big issue and has the
potential to lead to an explosion in tower
and mobile crane demand that could
outstrip the Dubai boom. In March, King
Abdullah unveiled benefits for Saudis worth
$37bn, $15bn of which is to help his people
get housing loans and relieve the country’s
chronic housing shortage. It’s estimated
Saudi Arabia needs 2 million houses to be
built by 2014 to keep up with a population
that has quadrupled over the last 40 years.
Other governments, including Jordan
and Yemen, are offering concessions to
quell public discontent. Kuwait has
stepped up to the plate with several
massive housing projects including the
36,000 house $6.3bn Khairan Project, the
5,000 house $5bn Sabah Al Ahmad Future
City Project and the 18,000 house $3bn
Mutlaa Project. These are part of the
nation’s 2010-2014 plan involving 100
projects valued at $130bn. Similarly, over
the next five years Qatar plans to invest
$150bn in 200 construction projects.
While Dubai’s investment in creating a
non-oil based economy may seem to have
hit a wall, it appears the Emirate’s economy
has normalised and is poised for a return to
growth. It is estimated that the UAE’s non-
oil economy grew by 2.1% in 2010 and
seems on track to grow by 3.3% this year.
The improvements in the non-oil economy
reflect strong tourism, logistics and trade in
Dubai, and large public investments in Abu
Dhabi. As the region’s second largest
economy after Saudi Arabia, the UAE is also
benefiting from high oil prices and low
interest rates. Following a contraction in
2009, the UAE’s economy bounced back in
2010 with growth estimated at 3.2%.
The long-debated need for economic and
industrial diversification, so emphatically
pursued in Dubai, may now be starting to
take root on a broader, more sustainable
footing. London-based Bloomberg New
Energy Finance (BNEF) has concluded that
within a couple of decades solar energy
could displace oil in the Gulf Region.
BNEF’s believes that Saudi Arabia, Kuwait
and the UAE could benefit more from
selling their oil than using it to generate
discounted electricity. If solar really takes
off in the Middle East it could lead to a
boom in the sale of small self-erectors,
knuckle booms and boom trucks.
‘Green’ energy consumption was up
5.3% in MENA in 2010. Abu Dhabi has
confirmed plans to have 7% of its energy
Doing business in
turbulent times
Middle East mobile crane market
2008 2010
All terrains 320 190
Rough terrains 840 205
Truck cranes
(including Chinese) 1670 430
Lattice crawlers
(including Chinese) 445 165
Boom trucks 15 33
Knucklebooms 3,500 1,500
Chortsey Barr Associates Estimates
One of Al Messallam’s
new seven axle Groves
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needs provided by renewables by 2020.
Arabian Construction Company (ACC) was
recently awarded a $204m contract for work
on Abu Dhabi’s carbon-neutral Masdar City
project. Meanwhile, Hashim Bin Abdullah
Yamani, president of King Abdullah City for
Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-CARE)
recently stated that, “Saudi Arabia has
decided to make use of alternative energy
resources such as atomic energy, solar
energy, geothermal energy and wind
energy”.
Near-term, Saudi Arabia’s power needs
are forecast to rise at a rate of 8% per
annum, and triple over the next 15-20 years
from today’s annual usage of 40 gigawatts.
Region-wide, Siemens, ABB Ltd and
Alstrom are pursuing opportunities as
governments add infrastructure.
The oil and gas sector is not being
overlooked. In 2009 the world’s largest oil
company, Saudi Aramco, completed work
on its largest ever capital programme,
worth $100bn . Now Aramco and
petrochemical producer Saudi Basic
Industries Corp (Sabic) plan to invest a
further $100bn in hydrocarbon projects by
the end of 2015. Aramco – which is also
one of the region’s largest crane owners
with over 300 mobile crane of which more
than 250 are Groves - has confirmed plans
to spend $70.1bn on oil-related assets
including $19.8bn to develop new sources
of crude and keep output at current levels.
Jointly, Aramco and Sabic will invest
$50.3bn to expand refining capacity and
develop petrochemical projects.
All of this investment means crane work.
But naturally building power plants, sub-
stations, oil and petrochemical facilities,
apartment blocks, etc also generates
massive spending on civil engineering on
transportation infrastructure, utilities and
public works. And in both rail and port
development, the investments are huge. To
date, announced railway projects are
valued at $106.2bn.
At the end of March Abu Dhabi Ports
Co. (ADPC) awarded its third major crane
contract for Khalifa Port, planned to be one
of the largest in the world. The latest crane
contract, worth AED193m ($52.4m), was
awarded to China’s ZPMC for six Super
Post Panamax ship-to-shore cranes. This
follows recent contracts awarded since last
November to Terex for 20 Terex-Noell SC
624E diesel-electric one-over-one straddle
carriers valued at AED84m ($22.9m) and to
Konecranes for 30 automated stacking
cranes valued at AED430m ($117m).
As has been the case for some forty
years, Turkish contractors remain a major
force in the Middle East. The ability of
these contractors to compete with their
international rivals depends not just on
price, but quality and on-time completions.
In the more inhospitable regions,
sophisticated product support remains a
challenge for all equipment suppliers and
for many Turkish international contractors
have come to rely upon Terex’s Turkish
distributor DAS Otomotive.
DAS has established strong relationships
with leading contractors such as ENKA,
Gama and Tekfen that have a significant
footprint through the Middle East, Central
Asia and Eastern Europe. DAS have over a
dozen service technicians provides local
support to its customers even in very
remote regions where support is normally
poor-to-nonexistant. Managing Director
Kerim Basakinci says that under its “CARE”
Scheme, DAS is providing free-of-charge
inspection of cranes at its customer’s
jobsites from Azerbaijan to Morocco. “We
recently sold a fleet of Terex cranes to the
heavy crane division of SOCAR (the State
Oil Company of Azerbaijan) for use by
Tefken. They purchased three Terex-
Bendini 60t A600s RTs, a 30t RC 30 RT, a
160t AC 160 and 250t AC 250 all terrain and
five Terex-Comedil Towers. This year we
expect to sell over 100 new cranes, and we
have already passed 50% of our target in
the first quarter.”
With the recent downturn impacting the
domestic workload of contractors and
equipment manufacturers in North
America, Europe and Japan, the world has
rushed to the emerging markets, causing
even-more intense price competition.
Middle East crane demand has yet to
recover to anything approaching pre-
recession demand. While the tumble in
demand in 2009 impacted all suppliers,
numerically it was the Chinese suppliers
who took the biggest hit with sales of their
small, low-cost truck cranes and small-to-
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dramatically. In 2008 the only strong-selling
non-Chinese truck crane was the highly-
popular 55t Tadano GT 550EX which
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Chinese truck crane sales of all sizes. Of
the Chinese suppliers, XCMG was truly
dominant in the truck crane field with over
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a share of almost 25%. In the crawler crane
arena Sany was China’s top exporter with
some 36% of exports followed by FUWA
with 32%.
Looking at the 2010 statistics, it’s
predictable that the sales of new cranes in
these mainstream categories would be
remain weak, given the large fleet of
cranes lying idle in most regional markets.
Of course tower crane sales have been
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many markets, especially Dubai, now very
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Certainly sales of second-hand cranes are
filling some of the demand but many of the
leading regional crane rental companies
prefer to offer their customers the quality
and assurance of new cranes.
A recent example was Liebherr’s sale of
the first 1,200t capacity LTM 11200-9.1 in
Saudi Arabia to Arabian Consolidated
Trading based in Jubail. Meanwhile Saudi’s
Awad Bin Quraya recently ordered nine
Liebherr All Terrains of between 50 and
500t capacity for delievery between April
and December this year. Bin Quraya now
has a fleet of some 220 mobile cranes that
includes large numbers of 50t Tadano truck
cranes and rough terrains, Hitachi crawler
cranes, Liebherr and Grove all terrains.
Al-Messallam of Riyadh recently ordered
a 450t GMK 7450 as well as two of the new
long-boom GMK 6300L 300t ATs. Similarly
Oman-based heavy-lift specialist Sinan
Heavy Lift Lift selected the GMK 7450 to
join an existing fleet including two 300t
GMK 6300s, two 220t GMK 5220s, a 100t
GMK 4100L and several RTs topping out
with the 120t RT 9130E. All these units
were sold and are supported by local Grove
distributor, Arabian Crane Services who has
had some success with National trucks.
For many years now the rough terrain
cranes of Terex’s former Bendini arm have
sold very well throughout the Middle East,
not least by Turkey’s DAS Otomotive. The
new 90t (100USt) RT 100 has already won
success in Kuwait along with a fleet of 60t
Terex A 600s.
Cargotec’s Hiab introduced its model
310L built for the Saudi and Qatar markets
to deliver bricks to 4- and 5-storey
apartment buildings. Last year Hiab was
also successful in winning an order for 95
loaders and cargo-bodies for the Ministry of
Electricity, Iraq.
Similarly innovative has been Manitex’
approach to this market. Thanks to Abu
Dhabi-based Darwish Bin Ahmed & Sons
Group, who represent Manitex throughout
the UAE and Saudi, Manitex has achieved a
level of success with boom trucks never
before accomplished in the Middle East.
MAN distributor Darwish worked with
Manitex to engineer the mounting of the
cranes to allow it to furnish full product
support for the entire boom truck. The
40USt (36t) Manitex model 40100, 30USt
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models between December 2008 and the
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Another niche that is being exploited by
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demand for minicrawlers. In 2009 GGR
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Lifting, which has branches in the UAE,
Jordan and Saudi. To date the company
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top-of-the line model 705 offering 6.0t
capacity at 3m and a maximum boom
length of 19.2m. The company’s rental fleet
has proven a real success with ten units
now available and only one of these
currently off-rent. By far the most popular
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employed on high-rise glass handling
applications, the range of applications is
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While the upper end of the scale may
not be strong, opportunities are opening up.
Kobelco’s Mike Maruo sees the Middle East
crawler crane market improving by about
10% this year and with real recovery
starting at the end of 2011 or early in 2012.
Enquiry levels especially from Saudi and
Abu Dhabi have picked up but the pace is
still slow. Maruo expects Middle Eastern
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A
l Zahlawi came into the business
of selling tower cranes from
working as a technician. He
says, “I’ve worked in tower cranes since
1974, and formed NFT in 1980. I worked
on the technical side first, erecting and
troubleshooting for Potain. In 1979, I
moved into sales and marketing. NFT was
based in Saudi Arabia for 15 years, until
1995. That year, I decided to expand the
business and move to the Emirates, in
order to cover more countries. We’ve been
the main dealer for Potain in the Gulf for
25 years; we deal only with Potain.
“We’re a specialist company offering
turnkey jobs, cranes with operators. We
offer a choice of rental or sale and
buyback. We also offer reconditioning of
customers’ secondhand cranes.”
Today, NFT Cranes is widely recognised
as one of the world’s leading tower crane
companies. It claims to be the world’s
biggest tower crane supplier and rental
company, in terms of tower crane capacity.
NFT considers its team to be field experts,
with experience of top prestigious projects.
It says it offers a wide range of products
including the world’s smallest to largest
Manitowoc Potain tower cranes and the
world’s fastest PEGA Hoist, with a speed of
120m/min and capacity of 3.2t. With thirty
years of experience, it has a growing asset
base of 650 Manitowoc Potain tower cranes
in the GCC, with 300 more around the
world, and 200 hoists from GJJ/Orbit and
Pega. With branches around the world, it
says it is growing with unrivalled
momentum.
For a few years, business in Dubai was
as good as anyone could wish for. Al
Zahlawi says, “During the boom, we
caught an opportunity to sell and rent.
We were importing from 500–600 cranes a
year. We caught a lot of the best and most
prestigious jobs in the area.
“Today, people are asking, ‘What else
is there to be built in Dubai?’ So, we have
to look to other markets.
“We want to aim for about 20–30%
growth per year, based on our expansion
in overseas markets. In Dubai, we
expanded three times over in three years.
But then, we suffered for some time from
the drop in business. We don’t want to
risk that again. We had to move cranes
from the Emirates to Saudi Arabia and
elsewhere. We had two big projects in
Riyadh, which helped us survive: the
Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman
University, which took 150 cranes, and the
King Abdullah Financial District, which
took 100 cranes.”
As well as looking back to NFT’s origins
in Saudi Arabia, Al Zahlawi is looking
further afield. He says, “Recently, we’ve
moved into working in the Far East, in
markets like Singapore and Hong Kong.
We’re also working in Central Asia, in
countries like Azerbaijan, and have a base
Abu Dhabi’s Manitowoc Potain dealer NFT Cranes has responded to Dubai’s construction crisis by
entering new markets and end user sectors. Will North spoke to managing director Nabil Al Zahlawi
Seizing the opportunity
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in Ethiopia, from where we are also
delivering cranes to other African countries.
“In Azerbaijan, we’re supplying
passenger hoists for a residential project,
and then tower cranes for some other
projects. The business model of Dubai
has moved to Azerbaijan, mainly around
Baku. We can take our experience here
and use it in other places like that.
“Iran is a promising market for us.
We’re also in the Far East and Africa,
which is new for us. We’ve been working
there for a year now. We’re renting about
40-50 new cranes in Singapore.”
Al Zahlawi is also expanding his
business into new end user sectors, both
large and small. On the large end, he is
focussing on energy-related jobs, using
some of Potain’s biggest cranes. He says,
“This year, we have started to put cranes
in the oil and gas sector. We have about
25 cranes on a project in Abu Dhabi. It’s a
new sector for tower cranes. They’re
being used for erection and mechanical
work.
“We offered a tower with 70m radius
and 3t at the jib end. That’s comparable
to a 250t mobile crane. The crane’s new
variable frequency drive gives inch
precision for placing loads.
“We have three Manitowoc special
application MD1100 tower cranes
available, and may go up to six to eight
units in future. These can lift 7t at 90m
radius. The MD1100’s normal maximum
lift is 40t, but it can go higher, to 50t.
“There are three nuclear power plants
coming up in Abu Dhabi. These cranes
will go for jobs likes this.”
Tower cranes, Al Zahlawi believes, can
compete with mobiles in the Gulf as well
at the low capacity end of the market as at
the high end. He explains, “ We’ve found
a few jobs for self-erectors. They’re small,
quick, fast, cranes. They’re good for
building projects taking two or three
months. They were previously unknown
to this market. We’ve got eight units
coming. You can erect them in a few
minutes, so they are good for small
housing projects and villas, where they
can replace a mobile crane.”
Despite this inventiveness, there is still
a glut of standard tower cranes in the
market. One of Al Zahlawi’s latest
additions to NFT’s services might be able
to help customers with that. He explains,
“We have a trade-in centre now; we can
take in any used tower crane, and offer a
Potain in return. There are a lot of
secondhand cranes in the Gulf now that
are getting old. In future, people here
won’t invest in buying tower cranes, but
will chose rental.
“The experiences here recently, have
taught people not to invest for the long
term. It is a nightmare to leave cranes on
the ground. This is why we took the
opportunity to move cranes out of the
country. At the moment, we are moving
more than 40 cranes around the world.
The idea is to reduce our crane fleet by
about 50%, and get more brand new
cranes for rental.” ■
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Sector report | Heavy lift
A
LE started life in 1983 as
Abnormal Load Engineering, a
comparatively small Staffordshire-
based service engineering company that
worked with utility firms and electrical
goods manufacturers. While its official
moniker has shortened, the company itself
has grown into a global operation focused
on the transportation and lifting of
extraordinary loads.
For decades the transportation and
heavy lifting specialist has had a strong
presence across diverse industries from
power generation and mining to
shipbuilding.
Most notably though, the company
regards itself as a world-leading
contractor in the offshore petroleum
sector, as it routinely handles the
transportation and load-out of oil and gas
platforms prior to offshore rig assembly.
And it is in this most promising sector
for the lifting equipment industry that
ALE intends to forge ahead of its
competitors with its new Mega Jack
system for lifting oil and gas platform
modules weighing several tens of
thousands of tonnes.
ALE engineers first gave the idea
serious thought around six years ago as
they realised that developments in the
petroleum industry would necessitate
bigger and bigger rigs.
Executive director for ALE in the
Netherlands, Kees Kompier, explains: “In
the early days the installation work was
done by cranes. We were seeing a long-
term need for increasingly bigger decks,
but offshore lifting vessels are not capable
of lifting and installing these bigger
modules; you have to do it by means of a
float-over, which always involves a jack-up
operation. We didn’t feel any of the
jacking systems currently available would
be able to meet the changing
requirements of the market as modules
get bigger and bigger.”
Back in 2005 the size of investment
needed to tap into deposits of petroleum
located deep beneath the ocean floor
made deepwater drilling operations
commercially pointless.
However the inexorable rise in oil
prices due to scarcity, exacerbated by the
financial crisis, meant that petroleum’s
commodity value was always destined to
outweigh the investment cost of
deepwater drilling.
For ALE this meant that investment in
a 5,000t jacking unit, more powerful than
anything currently on the market, was the
only way to go to support current rig
assembly techniques for topsides.
Kompier continues: “From that point
our basic idea was to develop a 20,000t
capacity jacking system, which consists of
four towers of 5,000t each, that had a safe
operational jacking height of 40m.”
ALE’s design for the Mega Jack is fairly
simplistic. The system uses a minimum of
four jacking bases, each one containing
four 1,300t capacity hydraulic jacks with
1.25mm stroke lengths.
Above these are two starter beams,
which are eventually jacked up to allow
placement of the jacking beams below.
Initially these starter beams lie with
each end inserted through temporary
supports, which hold the load during
Big, bigger, biggest
As the world’s petroleum
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platform operators need larger
rigs to work further offshore
and drill deeper. ALE gave
Kevin Walsh a sneak peek at its
new Mega Jack system, which
will help assemble these rigs.
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insertion of each jacking beam, which are
situated on top of each hydraulic jack.
When the starter beams are raised and
held above the temporary supports by the
hydraulic jacks, the supports, which are
open on two parallel vertical sides, rotate
on a turntable so that the closed sides lie
at a right angle to the starter beams and
thereby support the load.
At this point the hydraulic jacks are
retracted to allow the insertion of two
jacking beams through the open side of
the supports, via two of four separate
feed-in systems attached to the base.
As with the starter beams these
jacking beams are jacked up, and the
supports rotate to hold the load while
aligning their open sides with the other
two feed-in systems.
In this manner a freestanding four-
sided tower is formed at each corner
below the load until it reaches the
required height.
Initially, this target height was 40m for
a 20,000t load, but after consultation with
its client base in the offshore petroleum
sector, ALE realised they could take the
Mega Jack further.
“After we started marketing it to our
clients they came back to us and we had a
chat about the possibilities,” explains
Kompier. “They said to us ‘it’s nice to
have this 5,000t capacity, but on the
bigger decks we would like to have
capacity of 30,000t or 40,000t or 50,000t.
Can you support us?’ so we started to look
at our system and develop it further.”
“Now it’s actually a combination of
three types of tower, the 5,000t tower, the
10,000t tower and a 15,000t tower.”
Each of these higher capacity towers
essentially consists of two or more 5,000t
base units combined.
This modular system design provides a
great deal of flexibility when tailoring the
jacking system to the particular load being
raised, as different combinations of towers
can be used. For instance a platform deck
with an uneven centre of gravity may
require two 5,000t jacking towers and two
10,000t towers to account for this.
This also adds to the system’s ease of
transportation, as the Mega Jack can be
disassembled and containerised for world-
wide transport.
“In Korea they are constructing decks
now up to 35,000t and 40,000t,” says
Kompier. “China is busy developing those
kinds of decks also, so there’s several
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places where they are being built now. If
you give the engineers the possibility to
build bigger they’re going do it.”
Another development to come out of
ALE’s conversations with its clients was
the need to engineer flexibility into the
size of the tower, for jobs where a minimal
tower footprint is required.
The standard base section dimensions
are 5m x 5m, but similar lifting capacities
can be achieved with the Mega Jack using
2.5m long jacking beams, cutting the
footprint of a jacking base down to a
quarter of its standard size.
At this point ALE says the Mega Jack
is capable of lifting 40,000t weights safely
to a height of 25m, but they are working
on lifting large topsides as high as 50m.
With such enormous stresses on the
jacking system, one of the most difficult
challenges in the system’s development
has been minimising risk during operation
when strong winds pick up during lifting.
Kompier says the fundamental design
of the system confers exceptional stability
on the system, which can allow it to
withstand extremely high additional
loadings, even mid-jacking.
“That is the great thing about the
system,” comments Kompier. “Due to the
huge stability it has, the safety of the
whole operation is so great that if
something happens, like wind gusts
starting up and we have huge wind loads,
we may have to stop, but it’s just a matter
of waiting, the stability is still there.”
The temporary supports are capable of
holding the entire load, plus wind loadings
for extended periods of time if necessary.
And judging by one theoretical case
study Kompier refers to where a 38,000t
load is lifted 35m by the Mega Jack, the
system could easily withstand additional
wind loadings of 50m/s at that height.
All of this data during each jacking
operation will be collected by a specially
designed control room on the Mega Jack,
which will automatically monitor and
provide precision control for every
movement of the process.
With all data collected in the control
room, its computer system will perform
simulations using information about the
current deck height, wind speed, ground
settlement, and whether the tower is
being erected 100% vertically to
determine safe parameters for working.
Although a working version of the
Mega Jack system has yet to be
constructed, following the input from
various client companies, ALE is very
confident that the system will have a
significant impact on the market.
ALE Executive director Ronald
Hoefmans, who has also worked on the
Mega Jack’s design said: “We expect a
good market for it and we are confident in
that market. We’re in contact with a lot of
clients who are very happy with this new
system because they can now build big
modules and topsides and know there’s a
system that can pick them up.”
“With this system in place we can do
the whole project for our clientele. The
only thing that was missing was the jack
up system, so now they can have only one
subcontractor to talk to who can give
them the whole package of pulling the
load-out, skidding the load-out and
ballasting during the load-out and float-
over operations.”
ALE is currently assembling the first
Mega Jack system and plans to finish
testing in May. The initial Mega Jack will
be a four-tower system that should be
ready for commercial use by December.
But this does not mean that ALE has
finished tinkering with its new product.
While experimenting with different
tower combinations, pushing for greater
jacking heights, and attempting to lift
even greater loads, ALE is also planning
to add skidding beams to the system.
ALE believes the particularly high
stability of the system lends itself to the
integration of skidding beams into the
jacking system to provide the option of
skidding raised modules into place.
According to Kompier, such future
developments could see the Mega Jack’s
use widen from offshore platform
assembly to many other applications.
“I can see it jacking up bridges prior to
floating, that could be an option. We’re
looking at ship conversions, small
shipyards. For the moment offshore is the
main focus, but in the longer term, you
never know in our business.”■
Above: The 19,400t Gazpot topside on
ALE’s existing hydraulic skid system
Left: CAD model of a 5,000t Mega Jack
tower and feed-in system
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Georgetown, capital of Guyana,
since the Guyana-Norway forest
protection agreement, a UN-led initiative,
established a system for auditing and
reporting on sustainable forestry in
Guyana. If Guyana fails to demonstrate
sustainable harvesting to external
auditors, it can face sanctions.
GTP delivers the mats to a distribution
depot in Ootmarsum, Netherlands. The
company also ships mats outside of
Europe to Asia, America and Australia.
Local timber companies, such as
Guyana Mats and Timbers (GMT), harvest
the wood and prepare beams, which GTP
then makes into products and sells.
Companies receive logistical assistance
from GTP through the use of trucks and
investment in equipment.
GTP’s goal has been to create a
processing plant for wood products, but its
progress has been hindered by the
necessity of permits. Constructing the plant
has taken three years.
Dutch shareholders at GTP have
decided to focus on producing high quality
timber mats, in part because of the
proximity of the distribution plant to
Dutch crane manufacturers.
Mats are created first
through sorting the wood
into standard, premium and
excellent versions, which
relates to the closeness of
the grain and the durability
of the wood. Then the mat
structure is composed, with
a minimum of wastage, from
the chamfered logs. They
are held together with large
steel bolts and thick
washers. The finished mats are about 5 by
12m each.
GTP aims to increase the sustainability
of Guyana’s timber industry and meet
international Forest Stewardship Council
(FSC) standards, expanding the market for
its sustainable timber mats.
Timber mats are generally used under
the tracks of crawler cranes or outrigger
pads to distribute the weight and keep
cranes stable on soft ground, however the
use of wood outrigger mats for large
cranes is diminishing.
GTP hopes to reintroduce the timber
mat for this application, noting that
companies can benefit from the timber
mat’s elasticity, cost effectiveness and
lighter weight compared to steel
fabricated mats. It suggests using timber
mats for dockside wharf protection,
offshore protection for barges, platforms
and temporary roads. ■
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Since 2002, crane and
outrigger mats made of tropical
hardwoods, such as Azobe,
Cumaru Dabema, Greenheart,
Mora and Wamara, have been
sustainably produced in
Guyana by Guyana Timber
Products (GTP), a sales
organisation run by Dutch
shareholders. It sells timber
products that come from
sustainably managed forests.
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Crane mats are used to provide machine access and stability in
areas with difficult ground conditions. They also help to spread
axle weight pressures evenly across the ground. Cranes Today
takes a look at a selection of environmentally-friendly crane mats.
Marwood Group
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Marwood are a UK rental firm specialising
in the hire of non-mechanical plant hire.
They also stock a number of niche items
and crane accessories, including light and
heavy-duty application crane mats.
Marwood Group crane mats are suitable
for use with both rubber-tyred and tracked
vehicles, capable of supporting weights of
several hundred tonnes, dependent on the
ground conditions on site.
However Marwood do advise that any
areas for which the mats are intended for
use should be graded, with any ruts filled
to allow as much ground contact with the
underside of the mat as possible.
However timber used in Marwood mats
is not graded, meaning that stress
calculations cannot be provided.
Also the weights listed on the
Marwood website must only be used as a
guideline, as varying timber densities can
alter the wood’s level of water absorption,
and hence the weight.
Smaller heavy-duty mats, with
dimensions measuring 6m x 1m x 200mm
weigh approximately 1.5t, with the larger
6m x 1m x 300mm mats weighing 1.9t.
When less severe crane support is
needed, i.e. for cranes weighing no more
than 60t, Marwood’s light-duty crane mats
should suffice.
When used in the same manner as the
heavy-duty mats (on graded areas with
ruts filled in) these mats cover an area
5,000mm x 1,000mm x 150mm and will
only be effective with plant where the
weight is evenly distributed throughout
the carrier.
US firm Beasley forest products
manufacture 12” x 12” crane mats at the
respectable rate of 500 crane mats a day.
The firm uses either mixed hardwoods
or solid oak for all of its crane mats, and
Beasley products suffer from very low
wood wane. However if wood wane is a
requirement of the design, Beasley Forest
Products are capable of tailoring their
offerings to suit.
Mats can be fabricated up to 5m in
width, although 4m is the standard size.
Crane mat lengths are available
anywhere between 8ft and 24ft.
Beasley also uses customised 1.25”
bolts inscribed with the company name
and logo to hold the mats together, with
the nuts and washers countersunk into
each mat.
The ends of the mats are protected
from splitting using a chemical protective
sealant for extended mat longevity.
As with with other timber crane mats
Beasley products are also reusable and
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DixieMat
Mississippi-based DixieMat has
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largest US provider of heavy-duty crane
mats.
DixieMat crane mats are made solely
from dense Mississippi mixed hardwoods
for enhanced durability, and feature
chemically coated edges to provide
protection against decomposition.
According to the manufacturer, the
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means that they can be reused several
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Each mat is constructed from a series
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Faun RTF 80-4 1993
Grove GMK 6250 1998
Krupp KMK 3045 1991
Krupp KMK 4055 1990
Krupp KMK 4070 1988
Liebherr LTM 1070 1990
Liebherr LTM 1400 1989
Liebherr LTM 1500 2005
Demag CC 2500 2006
Scheuerle Module Trailer
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Kobelco RK 250 1989-97
Tadano TR 300 E 1989-97
TRUCK MOUNTED
Grove TM 865 E 1983
Lokomo A 393 NR 1981
LATTICE BOOM
Lorain MC 680 1974
Liebherr LG 1150 1982
link Belt HC 218 1973
Demag TC 2800 2001
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30t DEMAG AC 30 City, year 2003
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45t LIEBHERR LTM 1045, year 1985
38 + 16m, 6x6x6, 2.hoist, MB engine
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38 + 16m, 8x6x8, 2.hoist, MB engine
80t DEMAG AC 80-2, year 2004
50 + 17,6m, 8x8x8, MB engine
100t DEMAG AC 100, year 2007
50m + 17m, 10x6x8, 2 x MB engines
160t LIEBHERR LTM 1160-5.1, year 2006
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ALL TERRAIN-CRANES
Make / Type y. o. m. Drive Boom / Fly Jib
25 t Demag AC 25 2000 4x4x4 25,00m + 13,00m
30 t PPM ATT 335 1997 4x4x4 27,40m + 15,00m
30 t Faun ATF 30-2L 1998 4x4x4 28,50m + 12,20m
35 t PPM ATT 400 1998 4x4x4 30,40m + 15,00m
35 t Faun ATF 30-2L 2003 4x4x4 28,50m + 12,20m
40 t Faun ATF 40G-2 2008 4x4x4 35,20m + 9,00m
40 t Liebherr LTM 1040-1 1994 6x4x6 30,00m + 8,00m
45 t Faun ATF 45-3 2004 6x6x6 34,00m + 15,20m
50 t Marchetti MG 50.3 1992 6x6x6 32,00m + 16,00m
50 t Liebherr LTM 1050 1995 6x6x6 40,00m + 16,00m
50 Faun ATF 50 G-3 2008 6x6x6 40,00m + 16,00m
55 t Grove GMK 3055 2005 6x6x6 43,00m + 15,00m
60 t Faun ATF 60-4 2002 8x6x8 40,00m + 16,00m
65 t Faun ATF 65G-4 2009 8x6x8 44,00m + 16,00m
70 t Liebherr LTM 1070/1 1995 8x8x8 40,00m + 15,80 m
75 t Grove GMK 4075 2001 8x6x8 43,20m + 27,00m
80 t Grove GMK 4080 1997 8x6x8 43,00m + 13,00m
80 t Demag AC 205 1994 8x6x8 50,00m
90 t Faun ATF 90G-4 2008 8x8x8 51,20m + 19,00m
100 t Demag AC 100 2000 10x8x8 50,20m + 17,00m
100 t Demag AC 100 2005 10x6x8 50,20m + 17,00m
100 t Grove GMK 5100 2005 10x8x10 51,00m
110 t Faun ATF 110G-5 2007 10x6x10 52,00m + 16,20m
120 t Terex-Demag AC 120-1 2008 10x8x8 60,00m + 33,00m
130 t Grove GMK 5130 2006 10x8x10 60,00m + 18,00m
160 t Faun ATF 160G-5 2010 10x8x8 68,00m + 37,20m
160 t Grove GMK 5160 1996 10x8x10 49,00m + 16,00m
TELESCOPIC – TRUCK CRANES
30 t Liebherr LTF 1030 2003 6x4x2 26,00m + 8,20m
30 t Liebherr LTF 1030 1993 8x4x4 26,00m + 8,20m
35 t Tadano Faun HK 35L 2001 8x4x4 30,00m + 9,05m
YARD CRANE
14 t Demag V73 1983 4x2x2 13,50 m + 5,50 m
14 t Demag V73 1992 4x2x2 13,50 m
M. STEMICK GMBH,
Kran-u. Baumaschinenhandel Import - Export,
Annabergstr. 97, D-45721 Haltern/Germany
Tel: +49-2364-108203 Fax: +49-2364-15546 Mobile: +49-172-2332923
e-mail: [email protected] Internet: http://www.stemick-krane.de
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Galvanistraat 35
NL-3316 GH Dordrecht
The Netherlands
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All Terrain Cranes
90 t Liebherr LTM 1090-4.1 2011 NEW!
95 t Grove GMK 5095 2009
100 t Grove GMK 4100L 2007
100 t Grove GMK 5100 2006
100 t Terex-Demag AC100/4 L 2011 NEW!
170 t Grove GMK 5170 2011 NEW!
200 t Terex-Demag AC 200-1 2011 NEW!
220 t Grove GMK 5220 2011 NEW!
350 t Terex-Demag AC 350/6 2011 NEW!
Rough Terrain Cranes
60 t Grove RT760E NEW!
80 t Grove RT880E NEW!
90 t Grove RT890E NEW!
130 t Grove RT9130E NEW!
Crawler Cranes
400 t Terex-Demag CC 2400-1 2009
600 t Terex-Demag CC 2800-1 2009
Miscellaneous
Scheuerle SPMT 32 axle lines with 2 x PPU Z350DC
Goldhofer 18 ton ballast trailer 2-axle 1998
FRM-2A 18 ton ballast trailer 2-axle 2000
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1999 Faun ATF-3 50 Ton
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2002 Cattanieo 50S4
Tower Crane
2002 Cattanieo 73A Self
Erecting Tower Crane
2007 Cattanieo 75S4 Self
Erecting Tower Crane
1999 Terex PPM 400-3 35
Ton All Terrain Crane
2003 Terex PPM 400-3 35
Ton All Terrain Crane
2007 Genie GS53 2007 Genie Z45/25J
- choice
2009 Genie Z45/25J
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2007 Cattanieo 82S4 Self
Erecting Tower Crane
2000 Terex PPM 400-3 35
Ton All Terrain Crane
2003 Samsung SC25H-2
25 Ton 6x4 Crane
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CRANE &
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DEMAG AC 250-1
2005
LIEBHERR LTM 1040-2.1
2007
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GROVE AT 635E GROVE GMK 4100L KRUPP KMK 8350
1988
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DEMAG AC 35 L LIEBHERR LTM 1070-4.1 LIEBHERR LTM 1170 GROVE GMK 3050-1
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CUSTOM BUILT OVERHEAD CRANES
American Crane and
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T: 1-877-877-6778
F: 610-385-3191
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ECL Services inc.
T: + 1 800 361 5123
T: + 1 418 656 9140
F: + 1 418 656 6877
E: [email protected]
W: www.ecl-services.ca
G
GRABS
Bofo Oy
T: +358 20 7101 700
F: +358 8 211 8333
E: [email protected]
W: www.rkt.fi
H
HEAVY CRAWLER CRANES
Sarens UK Limited (Middlesbrough)
Cranes up to 1200 Tonne
T: +44 (0)1642 621621
F: +44 (0)1642 621620
E: [email protected]
HEAVY STRUT JIB CRANES
Sarens UK Limited (Middlesbrough)
Cranes up to 2000 Tonne
T: +44 (0)1642 621621
F: +44 (0)1642 621620
E: [email protected]
HEAVY TELESCOPIC CRANES
Sarens UK Limited (Middlesbrough)
Cranes up to 1000 Tonne
T: +44 (0)1642 621621
F: +44 (0)1642 621620
E: [email protected]
CRANE MATS
Welex Rental
T: +44 (0) 1785 713675
F: +44 (0) 5603 422006
E: [email protected]
W: www.welexrental.co.uk
CRAWLER CRANES
BET
T: 0031 514 569608
F: 0031 514 569186
E: [email protected]
W: www.borcherts.com
BMS A/S
T: (+45) 44949048
F: (+45) 44943760
E: [email protected]
W: www.bms.dk
Hellmich Kranservice
T: 0049 6158 1001
F: 0049 6158 6929
E: [email protected]
W: www.hellmich-kranservice.de
Mammoet Trading
T: +31 10 204 25 85 / 204 2637
F: +31 10 204 24 42
E: [email protected]
W: www.mammoettrading.com
NRC Plant Ltd
T: 01375 361616
F: 01375 361818
E: [email protected]
W:www.nrcplant.co.uk
Promech Resources Co. Ltd
T: 00(662) 7171406-7
F: 00(662) 7171408
E: [email protected]
or [email protected]
W: www.promechresources.com
PVE Cranes Middle East LLC
T: +971 4 271 9138
F: +971 4 271 9236
E: [email protected]
W: www.pvecranes.com
PVE Cranes & Services BV
T: +31 184 425 949
F: +31 184 424 820
E: [email protected]
W: www.pvecranes.com
PVE Cranes & Services, Lp
T: +1 904 354 1940
F: +1 904 354 1942
E: [email protected]
W: www.pvecranes.com
A
ALL TERRAIN CRANES
BMS A/S
T: (+45) 44949048
F: (+45) 44943760
E: [email protected]
W: www.bms.dk
HAC Cranes GmbH & Co. KG
T: +49 4231 9821190
F: +49 4231 9821199
E: [email protected]
W: www.hac-cranes.com
Hellmich Kranservice
T: 0049 6158 1001
F: 0049 6158 6929
E: [email protected]
W: www.hellmich-kranservice.de
KMS GmbH & Co. Handels-KG
T: 0049 2595 386980
F: 0049 2595 3869888
E: [email protected]
W: www.kms-cranes.com
TAT HONG HeavyEquipment
T: +65 6269 0022
F: +65 6367 1917
E: [email protected]
W: www.tathong.com
Vema Cranes
T: 0031 162 68 1050
F: 0031 162 68 6262
E: [email protected]
W: www.vemacrane.com
C
CHAIN & CHAIN SLINGS
Gunnebo Industrier AB
T: +46 220 384 00
F: +46 220 384 98
E: [email protected]
W: www.gunneboindustries.com
CONTROL DEVICES
Åkerströms Björbo AB
T: +46 (0)241 250 00
F: +46 (0)241 232 99
E: [email protected]
W: www.akerstroms.com
CRANE MATS
Mat &Timber Services
T: +44 (0)1264 811005
F: +44 (0)1264 810600
E: [email protected]
W: www.sarumhardwood.co.uk
HOOKS
Forjas Irizar SL
T: +34 943880936
F: +34 943889572
E: [email protected]
[email protected]
W: www.forjas-irizar.com
HOOKBLOCKS/BOTTONBLOCKS
Forjas Irizar SL
T: +34 943880936
F: +34 943889572
E: [email protected]
[email protected]
W: www.forjas-irizar.com
HOOKS AND SLINGS
Gunnebo Industrier AB
T: +46 220 384 00
F: +46 220 384 98
E: [email protected]
W: www.gunneboindustries.com
HYDRAULIC CRANES
Mammoet Trading
T: +31 10 204 25 85 / 204 2637
F: +31 10 204 24 42
E: [email protected]
W: www.mammoettrading.com
HYDRAULIC LIFTING GANTRIES
Krah GmbH
T: 0049-7941-8325
F: 0049-7941-37994
E: [email protected]
W: www.Lift-systems.de
L
LIFTING EQUIPMENT
Carl Stahl GmbH
T: +49 7162 4007 3000
F: +49 7162 4007 8830
E: [email protected]
W: www.carlstahl.com
Gunnebo Industrier AB
T: +46 220 384 00
F: +46 220 384 98
E: [email protected]
W: www.gunneboindustries.com
LIFTING FORGINGS
Forjas Irizar SL
T: +34 943880936
F: +34 943889572
E: [email protected]
[email protected]
W: www.forjas-irizar.com
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M
MATERIAL HANDLING
Carl Stahl GmbH
T: +49 7162 4007 3000
F: +49 7162 4007 8830
E: [email protected]
W: www.carlstahl.com
MOBILE CRANES
A Soulis Enterprises
T: +357 24 64 24 30
F: +357 24 64 24 42
E: [email protected]
W: www.soulis-cranes.com.cy
Alfab Service AB
T: +46-(0)21-128140
F: +46-(0)21-134035
E: [email protected]
W: www.alfab.se
Hineman Crane Sales Ltd
T: 01794 322777
M: 07785 291922
F: 01794 322070
E: [email protected]
TAT HONG HeavyEquipment
T: +65 6269 0022
F: +65 6367 1917
E: [email protected]
W: www.tathong.com
P
PARTS & COMPONENTS
American Crane and
Equipment Corporation
T: 1-877-877-6778
F: 610-385-3191
E: [email protected]
W: www.americancrane.com
R
RADIO REMOTE CONTROLS
Åkerströms Björbo AB
T: +46 (0)241 250 00
F: +46 (0)241 232 99
E: [email protected]
W: www.akerstroms.com
Jay Electronique
T: +33 (0)4 76 41 44 00
F: +33 (0)4 76 41 44 44
E: [email protected]
W: www.jay-electronique.fr
RECRUITMENT
4U Recruitment Limited
T: +44 (0) 1443 719000
F: +44 (0) 1443 439488
M: +44 (0) 7809 397939
W: www.4urecruitment.co.uk
W: www.crane-jobs.com
REMOTE CONTROLS
IKUSI – Angel Iglesias, S.A.
T: +34 943 448800
F: +34 943 448820
E: [email protected]
W: www.ikusi.com
ROUGH TERRAIN
TAT HONG HeavyEquipment
T: +65 6269 0022
F: +65 6367 1917
E: [email protected]
W: www.tathong.com
S
SAFE LOAD INDICATION
PAT Kruger systems Ltd
T: +44 1889 580 101
F: +44 1889 585 885
E: [email protected]
W: www.pat-kruger.nl
SHEAVES
Forjas Irizar SL
T: +34 943880936
F: +34 943889572
E: [email protected]
[email protected]
W: www.forjas-irizar.com
SPARE PARTS
Australian Crane &
Machinery Pty. Ltd
T: 61.3.9357.7524
F: 61.3.9357.7521
M: 0412.583.330
W: www.australiancrane.com.au
T
TOWER CRANES (LUFFING JIB)
Machine Trading International
T: 00352 2674 5480
F: 00352 2674 5483
E: [email protected]
W: www.mti-lux.com
TOWER CRANES (LUFFING JIB)
Tradehouse Int. A/S
T: +45 3966 1866
F: +45 3966 1065
E: [email protected]
W: www.tradehouse.dk
TOWER CRANES (LUFFING JIB)
NEWAND USED
Nouman Fouad Trading
T: 00 971-2-6730778
F: 00 971-2-6730434
E: [email protected]
W: www.nftcrane.com
TOWER CRANES (SADDLE JIB)
Machine Trading International
T: 00352 2674 5480
F: 00352 2674 5483
E: [email protected]
W: www.mti-lux.com
Multi-Crane International B.V.
T: +31 172 440481
F: +31 172 442340
E: [email protected]
W: www.multi-crane.com
Promech Resources Co. Ltd
T: 00(662) 7171406-7
F: 00(662) 7171408
E: [email protected]
or [email protected]
W: www.promechresources.com
TOWER CRANES (SADDLE JIB)
NEWAND USED
Nouman Fouad Trading
T: 00 971-2-6730778
F: 00 971-2-6730434
E: [email protected]
W: www.nftcrane.com
TOWER CRANES (SELF ERECTING)
Machine Trading International
T: 00352 2674 5480
F: 00352 2674 5483
E: [email protected]
W: www.mti-lux.com
Multi-Crane International B.V.
T: +31 172 440481
F: +31 172 442340
E: [email protected]
W: www.multi-crane.com
Tradehouse Int. A/S
T: +45 3966 1866
F: +45 3966 1065
E: [email protected]
W: www.tradehouse.dk
TOWER CRANES (SELF ERECTING)
NEWAND USED
Nouman Fouad Trading
T: 00 971-2-6730778
F: 00 971-2-6730434
E: [email protected]
W: www.nftcrane.com
TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT
Mammoet Trading
T: +31 10 204 25 85 / 204 2637
F: +31 10 204 24 42
E: [email protected]
W: www.mammoettrading.com
TRUCK CRANES
TAT HONG HeavyEquipment
T: +65 6269 0022
F: +65 6367 1917
E: [email protected]
W: www.tathong.com
TRUCK CRANES (LATTICE BOOM)
Promech Resources Co. Ltd
T: 00(662) 7171406-7
F: 00(662) 7171408
E: [email protected]
or [email protected]
W: www.promechresources.com
U
USED CRANES
Australian Crane &
Machinery Pty. Ltd
T: 61.3.9357.7524
F: 61.3.9357.7521
M: 0412.583.330
W: www.australiancrane.com.au
W
WINCHES
Huchez S.A.S.
T: +33 3445 11133
F: +33 344 511313
E: [email protected]
W: www.huchez.fr
Rotzler GmbH + Co. KG
T: +49 (0) 7627 701-0
F: +49 (0) 7627 701-166
E: [email protected]
W: www.rotzler.com
WIRE ROPE
Carl Stahl GmbH
T: +49 7162 4007 3000
F: +49 7162 4007 8830
E: [email protected]
W: www.carlstahl.com
Contact Kate Hearn +44 (0)20 8269 7743 or [email protected]
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Nordic Crane Group was set up exactly
three years ago. The Stangeland and
Kynningsrud families came together to form
this holding company on a 50:50 ownership
basis for both families, and the names of the
companies in the group have all changed to
reflect this.
It is approximately 700km between
where these two families are based,
Stangeland from Stavanger on the West
coast and Kynningsrud from Halden on the
eastern border. Since the families joined,
we cover the south coast of Sweden, from
Malmo up to Gothenburg, and the whole
coastline of Norway. We have over 30
locations in Norway and Sweden, but we
will work anywhere in Scandinavia our
customers want us to go.
The Norwegian oil market is mainly based from Stavanger all the way up the coast to
the very north, and the Stangeland site was already in that market. Both families were
looking to grow and needed more equipment to handle demand from the oil industry,
both in Norway and Sweden. This also allowed us to bid for bigger jobs.
We work all across the construction industry, oil and gas sectors predominantly, but
there’s nothing that we won’t do. We have our own engineering company, Nordic Crane
Engineering, we have Nordic Crane installation in Sweden. We also have the company
Nordic Crane Wind, based 150km south of Gothenburg in Sweden, which has two of our
largest cranes, two 750t Liebherr LTM 1750s.
We have two 600t Demag CC 2800s and 4 500t mobile cranes, a mixture of Liebherrs
and Demags, in Nordic Crane Wind, with a few more 500 tonners elsewhere in the group.
Wind power projects are not as numerous in Norway yet as they are in Sweden; there
we do quite a lot of work involving wind power.
In total, following the recent merger with TO Bull, we have approximately 500
vehicles, 350 cranes ranging from 750t to 30t, 50 lorry loaders and the rest are split
between heavy transports and ordinary transports.
Most of our cranes are German made, so we have mainly Liebherr, Demag, Faun or
Grove cranes. We also have six or seven Sennebogens for loading and unloading. We
have several crawler cranes, eight of which were purchased last year as part of a merger,
plus two LTR 1100s we gained from the acquisition of TO Bull. There are two Demag
CC2800s, the LR 1300 300t crawler, a 280t crawler, and six 100t telescopic crawlers.
The whole company is just three years old, so we have done a lot in that time. When
you have just bought a company the big job is to get synergy out of the whole group.
2010 was difficult, partially because the crane lorries have taken the market
completely up to 80t mobile crane capacity class. So for
the overall construction market it’s narrower, from 80t to
200t, that’s the range of cranes that they need mostly.
On the investment side, of course we see what is
necessary, but now we are bigger we can move
machines between companies in the group to where they
are needed and get maximum synergy. That is what we
are working on now.
In our fleet Norway
Nordic Crane Group
World’s biggest
block
The world’s largest rope block for a land-
based crane has been completed and will
be tested in the coming month, according
to its manufacturer, the Dutch firm
RopeBlock. The 108t rope block was
created for the Sarens megalifting SGC-
120 ringer crane.
Moving into the market for big
modular lifts, the 120,000tm SGC-120 can
use its six winches, twin booms and
specially designed ropeblock to lift a
maximum of 3,200t. It can lift 600t at a
radius of 100m.
Despite the size of the crane its
components, rope block included, can be
transported in standard 20ft and 40 ft
shipping containers.
RopeBlock said the engineering of the
block was ‘extensive’. When the design
and components were finally ready, the
block was assembled outside RopeBlock’s
plant in Oldenzaal.
The hook has five sheaves on each of
its six housings. The housings fit a total
of 30 falls of wire ropes with a diameter of
50mm each. The modular block may be
configured for various capacities over
1,200t following removal of two sheave
housings in the middle of the block. It
can lift using a general hook or two
double hooks in cast steel.
Sarens has commenced the reeving
and load testing on delivery of the block,
using the hook to lift 625t at a 120m
radius on the full main boom.
Trond Helge Skretting, managing director


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