Singapore’s first MCR 295 already at work

Dragages Singapore construction company has hired the latest model in Potain’s MCR line of luffing jib cranes, the MCR 295, to help build CapitaSpring, one of the tallest buildings in the country’s financial district.
The Potain MCR 295 luffing jib tower crane is available in three versions, each with their own rated capacity and load chart, but each capable of working with up to 60 m of jib. The three versions H16, H20 and H25 have maximum capacities of 16 t, 20 t, and 25 t, and for the CapitaSpring project the contractor selected the H20 model.

Julien Esch, Managing Director of Dragages Singapore, explained: “With the MCR 295, we were able to configure the jibs to just 40 m so the crane can operate within the tight constraints of the job site.”

“With a compact 2 m by 2 m footprint and optional Top Tracing II anti-collision system, the MCR 295 is ideal for congested urban projects,” added Suman Das, Regional Sales Manager for Tower Cranes at Manitowoc.

In addition, the tower crane rental company Manta Equipment also supplied four other Potain luffing jib cranes, two MR 295 units and two MCR 225A machines. The new 280m development is worth $1.82 billion and will feature 51 stories of Grade A office space, ancillary retail space and a serviced residence.