Comansa appoints new Sales Manager for North America

Joseph Patton has been appointed as Sales Manager of tower and luffing-jib cranes for Comansa’s branch in North America. He will be based in Charlotte, NC, and will work with Bill Carbeau, VP of Business Development. Prior to joining Comansa in January 2019, Joseph worked as a Lifting Specialist for Mazzella Lifting Technologies, a supplier of overhead cranes, hoists and engineered lifting devices.

Magna Tyres expands its activities in Canada and the USA

In order to cope with an increase in its activity on the North American continent, manufacturer of industrial tyres Magna Tyres (Netherlands) will open a new office in Canada. This agency will be under the responsibility of Mr. Alex Vitale recently appointed General Manager of the new Magna Tyres regional office for the USA and Canada.

“We took a great deal of care in choosing this location for our new office. It will further strengthen our commitment to all customers in the region and is an opportunity for close daily cooperation,” said Michael de Ruijter, CEO of Magna Tyres Group.

Ale optimises project costs on steel mill plant in Mexico

The heavy lift specialist Ale was contracted to lift modules, ranging from roof panels to plant modules including several items that were weighing up to 300t each (330 US tons) as a part of a bigger construction project for a new steel mill plant in Silao, located within the northern state of Guanajuato, Mexico. To execute this lifts Ale used a Liebherr LR11350 crawler crane, maximum lift capacity of 1,350 ton, with P boom. According to the heavy lift services provider, by using this configuration, they were able to minimise congestion on site and enable construction work to continue. As the client to continue other work without crane pad interfering, overall project costs and build schedules were optimized.

Mammoet used a modular solution on the expansion site of Arcellor Mittal Dofasco steel plant in Canada

The heavy lift and transport specialist Mammoet has successfully installed three modules to support a new generator and turbine at the Arcellor Mittal Dofasco steel plant in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. To ensure proper operation, the equipment used had the capacity to move the modules and didn’t wright so much that it overloaded the foundation. Through careful analysis and a close collaboration with module’s designers, Hatch Limited, Mammoet chose the Titan Tower system as the best solution. It was able to disperse the weight of the modules so that with its own weight, it didn’t overload the foundation. All the steps of the operation were executed using SPMT, Hillman rollers and a Gantry system.
The Titan Tower system is made up of huge steel stools stacked and fastened together to reach a certain height requirement. Towers are also reinforced with cross bracing to provide a strong platform. The titan Tower was assembled on top of a skidding system, then loaded and moved along the skid track with the modules. It crossed over an open pit area using roro ramps and was placed inside the existing plant. Moreover, the client constructed permanent steel supports underneat the modules. Finally, Mammoet teams jacked down the modules onto the supports and removed the Titan Tower system, in order to install the turbine and generator underneath. 

Auriga ordered four Terex BT 5092 cranes

The mexican crane distributor Auriga chose to grow its fleet with four new Terex BT 5092 boom truck cranes. This model uses “a range of chassis built to operate under the most demanding job site conditions and travel at highway speeds,” as stated the manufacturer. The BT 5092 has a maximum lift capacity of 22,7t and a full-power maximum boom length of 28m.