On December 3rd, 2018, Ulrich Strieder started his duties as the new Operations Director for the two Terex Cranes plants in Zweibrücken – Dinglerstraße and Wallerscheid. He will report directly to Terex Cranes Germany’s Managing Director, Thomas Schramm.
“I am confident that with Ulrich Strieder at the helm, we’ll be able not just to continue the positive streak we’ve had at our plants, but to boost it even further. Mr. Strieder will be using his decades of experience to drive us forward in new ways, and accordingly will be an enormous asset to our company. I’am tremendously happy that we were able to get a new team member who not only has ample experience, but has also had a storied and impressive history of success throughout his career,” commented Thomas Schramm.
Italian manufacturer Raimondi Cranes has announced the appointment of Cristian Badin as Sales Director reporting directly to Eng. Mauro Masetti, Chief Commercial Officer.
Prior to his appointment at Raimondi Cranes, Cristian Badin had an extensive experience in the tower cranes business.
“Cristian, with more than a decade of sales and business development experience in the tower cranes segment, is a hands-on, solution oriented heavy lifting professional,” said Mauro Masetti. “I have worked closely with him for a number of years, and throughout that time I have noted his ability to carefully address client needs with practical and effective machine solutions.”
AMCS technologies installed its DCS 60 anti-collision and zoning system on a new model of Comansa crane, the 21LC1050 with a maximum load capacity of 50 tonnes. The tower crane is currently working at Högdalens värmeverk, an existing Combined Heat and Power plant located south of Stockholm and it will help to replace one of the boiler of the plant for newer technology. In addition to mobile cranes, a Liebherr 280 EC-H crane with 35m of jib and 56m hook height will assist the Comansa crane with 65m of jib and 73.3 m hook height.
Nurol Construction Co., part of the Nurol Group of Companies uses two Raimondi luffers on the Corniche Tower jobsite in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. The two machines are the Raimondi LR165, part of Nurol’s existing fleet, with a 55m jib length and a HUH (Height Under Hook) of 45m that will be climbed to 172m and the recently purchased luffer LR213 with a 55m jib length and a HUH of 45m that will be climbed to 187m.
“Raimondi Middle East supported Nurol with the sale of the LR213 equipped with the Deluxe R16 Crane Cabin. As part of the contractor’s fleet upgrade, the luffing LR213 was chosen for its maximum lifting capacity of 14t and its versatility in areas with difficult to obtain fly-over permissions. This jobsite has multiple security restrictions together with an extremely congested set of high rise developments, so much of our team’s support focused on site planning ahead of the installations,” explained Wael Hasan, Middle East Commercial Director, Raimondi Cranes.
Raimondi has provided Nurol with a three day crane operator training sessions and the jobsite is also subscribed to the monthly maintenance program offered by Raimondi Middle East.
Comansa has launched two new models of luffing-jib cranes at Bauma China Trade Show in Shanghai. The new luffers are the models CML280 and CML310, developed to cover the increasing demand for 18 and 24-tonne luffing jib cranes in Asia and the Middle East. The machines will also be available in Africa and South America. The cranes feature a counter jib of only 7.3 metres, that is an important advantage in congested sites.
In addition to the new luffing-jib cranes, Comansa has also announced the upgrade of its two flat-top cranes. The models 21CM335 and 21CM550 have been both upgraded from maximum load capacity of 18 tonnes to 20 tonnes.
South Africa’s ZLT Tower Cranes Pty Ltd, founded by Roy Cook and Mark Bates, has been named Raimondi Cranes official representative for 8 African countries. ZLT Cranes will be Raimondi’s exclusive distributor for South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, as well as the Republic of Mauritius, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo. They will propose manufacturer’s luffing and topless cranes as well as its crane accessories.
“We expect that the Raimondi MRT159 in eight and 10 tonne options will be the star of the show across our territories. A combination of factors including the competitive pricing strategy and the varied tower and jib configurations make this machine extremely suitable for many of the region’s biggest operations and jobsites, “said Rob Cook , Director of ZLT Tower Cranes.
At the port of Ghent, in Belgium, Sarens has recently presented its new crane SGC-250 with impressive capacities. Being one of the biggest and mightiest cranes in its range, it has a maximum load moment of 250 000 metric tonnes, allowing to lift until 5000t. Even with a radius of 100m, the SGC-250 can lift until 2000t. Its main boom length can be extended from 118 to 160m, and its jib can reach 100m. In total, this combination provides an incredible height of 250m, with a 275m radius ! The crane will be used in 2019 during four years to build the nuclear plant of Hinkey Point C in England.
In Turnhout, Belgium, multiple apartments buildings and a museum are under construction and will form the Turnova District. To erect them, the Dutch crane rental company Stravers Torenkranen B.V has been chosen on behalf of the construction company Interbuild N.V. They are currently using six Terex flat-top tower cranes to do so, including two CTT 332-16 and four CTT 231-10. The first one has a 16t maximum lifting capacity and 3t at maximum length, with 75m of jib length. The second flat-top tower crane can lift until 10t and 2t at 70m high. To bring the cranes to the job site, Stravers used 72 trucks from its location in Veghel, in the South of Netherlands. A team of four people erected the six cranes during six full days. They will stay on site during a year and a half to lift prefab components, building materials and concrete buckets. The Owner and General Manager from the Dutch company, Berry Stravers, explained why he chose the CTT. “There were two reasons why we decided to only use Terex cranes for this work site: Firstly, they had the required lifting capacities. Secondly, it was remarkably easy to position them in an overlapping arrangement on the available space.” In total, almost the entire Stravers fleet is made up of Terex tower cranes (120 on 130).
The Spanish rental company Grues Aguilar, based in Madrid, announced the acquisition of seven new mobile and crawler cranes. The purchase includes one LTC 1050-3.1 compact crane, one LTR 1100-2.1 rough-terrain crane, two LTM 1130-5.1 mobile cranes, one LTM 1230-5.1, one LTM 11200-9.1 as well as one LR 1600/2-W narrow track crawler crane.
Among these machines, the LTM 11200-9.1, with nine axle lines, a 1200t maximum capacity and a 188m maximum height, is the biggest telescopic crane sold in Spain since 2009. These new machines will enhance their fleet which includes fifty mobile cranes with lifting capacities between 40 and 1200t.
Photo from left to right: Tobias Böhler (Liebherr Ibérica), Luis Aguilar (Gruas Aguilar), Alvaro Hueso (Liebherr Ibérica)
Sarens has mobilised 17 cranes to help building the Al Bayt Stadium, one of the eight stadiums of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, hosted in Qatar from November 21 to December 18, 2022. This operation was made possible by Sarens’ crane rental division represented by Qatar Al-Attiyah International Group, which has been working closely with Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy on the construction of Qatar’s eight major World Cup stadiums. In collaboration with the Salini Impregilo Group and Galfar and Cimolai joint venture (GSIC JV), along with Cimolai S.p.A., Sarens has provided cranes for the construction of the Stadium in the City of Al Khor.
A total of 17 mobile and crawler cranes are deployed on-site over a period of 18 months, including a Demag CC 6800, Liebherr LR 1750, Liebherr LR 1400, Liebherr LR 1300, Liebherr LR 1280, Liebherr LR 1250, Liebherr LR 1200, Liebherr LR 1160, Liebherr LR 1130, Liebherr LR 1100, Liebherr LTM 1500, Liebherr LTM 1350, Liebherr LTM 1250, Liebherr LTM 1160, Liebherr LTM 1070, Kobelco CKE 1350 and a Tadano GR 800 EX.
The stadium’s design is inspired by traditional Bedouin tents. Once completed, the stadium will host 60,000 football fans in an area of 200.000 square meters. The preparations for the 2022 World Cup also include construction on the Doha Metro System, new orbital highways and expressways.