The tower crane manufacturer, after many years of using the Linden Comansa brand name, has decided to return to its original name: Comansa. This change will apply across the full range of products and at the company’s headquarters in Spain as well as in the United States and China.
As a result, cranes manufactured in Pamplona, previously marked under the Linden Comansa brand, and cranes manufactured in Hangzhou, China distributed under the name Comansa CM, will be know from now on as Comansa.
“The Linden brand and system, and all they entail, are part of our DNA. In fact, Comansa is the only manufacturer whose range of horizontal jib cranes consists solely of flat-top, pendant-free design, which was undoubtedly one of Linden’s most outstanding features. And, if there is one think that characterises Comansa cranes, it is their outstanding modularity, just like Linden cranes. That is why Linden is still very much a part of the philosophy of all our products, even though it no longer appears in our brand name,” explains Alberto Munárriz, CEO of Comansa.
Crane service provider Wiemann, based in Dortmund, has expanded its fleet with a new Demag AC 100-4L all terrain crane for its location in Gierstädt. This machine, with a capacity of 100 t and a main boom of 60 m (with a boom extension of 19 + 8 m), is one of the most compact cranes in its class. “With a width of only 2.55 meters, the AC 100-4L is the most compact crane in its category, making it ideal for work sites where space is tight,” explaining his purchase decision General Manager Martin Wiemann, who has received the crane together with employees Georg Ruhe and Mario Bley at Terex Cranes in Zweibrücken.
Legend: Left to right: Helge Prüfer (Sales Manager, Terex Cranes), Georg Ruhe (Crane operator, Wiemann), Mario Bley (Technical Field Service, Wiemann), Martin Wiemann (General Manager, Wiemann) and Christian Kassner (Senior Manager Sales, Terex Cranes)
The Norwegian transport and lifting services specialist Crane Norway Group has placed an order for ten Demag all terrain cranes – one Demag AC 100-4L, three AC 130-5, two AC 160-5, four AC 250-5 and a 650-tonne Demag CC 3800-1 crawler crane.
“The Crane Norway Group has shown its continuous support and believes in the Demag line of products by ordering these cranes,” says Crane Norway Group CEO Trond Helge Skretting.
“The Demag CC 3800-1 is the reference in its class. Every single aspect meets our needs, from performance to safety features and from transportation to efficiency and speed of erection,” he adds.
The construction company Gabay Group has become the exclusive dealer of Linden Comansa in Israel. The two companies signed a three-year contract in March 2018, after Linden Comansa’s 16LC220 tower crane received the approval from the Standards Institute of Israel.
The agreement between the Gabay Group and Linden Comansa includes the immediate purchase of three tower cranes model 16LC220 12t, as well as the purchase of other cranes in the course of 2018 to achieve the objective stated in the contract. These three cranes, that will be part of Gabay Group’s fleet, will have their first job at the construction of the residential complex Hadar ve Yosef in Tel Aviv.
Established in the late 1980s, Gabay Group is one of Israel’s leading construction and real estate companies. Becoming the exclusive dealer of Comansa in Israel is part of the plan to expand its business and enter the tower crane market in both sales and rental.
In order to cope with the rising demand for compact cranes, the Belgian lifting specialist Aertssen Kranen has just acquired two Liebherr LTC 1050-3 mobile cranes. Equipped with a 36m main boom and a maximum load capacity of 50t, both machines have a compact construction and the ability to move the boom with its load. In addition, the operator’s cabin can be lifted to enhance visibility on the lifting activities. Delivered at the beginning of May, the two mobile cranes will be mainly used for handling operations, installation of overhead cranes as well as activities of the petrochemical industry.
ALE company just broke a word record performing one of the heaviest ever land based crane lifting operations of 2810t on Total’s Egina FPSO module integration project in Lagos, Nigeria. On this project, Ale was mandated to lift and install six modules from the field onto their final position. The operation has been successful thanks to the AL.SK350 crane. This model has a 124m main boom configured with a 38m jib for additional outreach. Lifting operations took place throughout March and April.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Baiona-Pais Vasco, concessionary of the commercial port of Bayonne, recently signed a contract for two Liebherr mobile harbour cranes LPS 550 and LPS 420. The first one, which will be used in the Tarnos Terminal, has a boom outreach of 48m. Its lifting capacity is up to 50t in a 40m boom configuration, and 124t with a 20m radius. The LPS 420, aimed at working on the Blancpignon Terminal, has also a 48m maximum outreach. When its unfolded to 40 and 20m, the boom can respectively lift up to 28 and 60t. Both cranes will work for bulk handling, “ easing the container traffic activities and ensuring the continuous service in related terminals “, as stated the CCI. The contract worth up to nine million euros. Both cranes will be delivered in Spring 2019.
Photo (from left to right) : André Garreta, CCI Bayonne CEO and Leopold Berthold, Liebherr Managing Director.
Copyright : Cyrille Pitois
The Liebherr crawler crane LR 10000 operated by the abnormal transport company Emil Egger AG, settled a silo of 470 cubic meters capacity in Oberiet, a Swiss municipality next to the Austrian border. The construction site had some space constraints, preventing to use the jib extension.
« The benefit of our solution was that using the LR 11000 for this job meant that a derrick jib was not required as would have been the case if a 500 tonne crawler crane had been used. That would have presented a massive problem as a result of the extremely constricted space available », explained Michael Egger, Director of Emil Egger AG.
For the first time, an innovative heavy duty jib has been used by Ale for a FPSO module integration project in Nigeria. To complete this task in Lagos, Ale’s crew settled one of the world’s largest land based crane : the AL.SK350. In its biggest configuration, the machine had a 124m main boom with a 38m jib for additional outreach. This crane is also equipped with a 49m radius ballast as well as a heavy winch system.
On this project the company has been contracted in order to lift and install six modules from the yard onto their final position on the FPSO. Several modules weighed between 335 ans 3000t. The new heavy duty jib, built in 2016, has an innovative design with a « wide strut top that can be assembled in different configurations », according to the company. It can lift up to 3400t and be configured up to 100m long. « Following successful tests lifts up to 3403t, using the jib configured with 100m outreach, we were happy with the results and rigged the crane with a mast over 162m long and the strut to a length of 35m », stated Jan Oomen, Ale’s Senior Design Engineer.