New TII Group transport solutions for Bauma

The heavy-duty vehicles manufacturer TII Group, which comprises Scheuerle, Nicolas, Kamag and Tiiger brands, will present a solution allowing the transport of over 80 metres long wind turbine blades.
The Tiiger brand, dedicated to the African and Indian market, will also demonstrate a modular heavy-duty transporter, the Tiiger SD with a capacity of up to 240 tonnes. Also featured will be various SPMT systems including a fully electric SPMT Light version capable of moving 86 tonne payload.

Sennebogen prepares for Bauma

For its 60th participation at Bauma, the Bavarian machine manufacturer Sennebogen will reveal the new 895 E material handler for the first time to the public. The machine will be presented at Sennebogen’s production site in Straubing thanks to daily shuttles from the stand. This machine has a operational weight of 390 tonnes and reach of up to 40m. The manufacturer also unveils the new 6133 E, the largest telescopic crane in Sennebogen’s range to date with a 52m main boom and a maximum working load of up to 130 tons. Numerous other equipment, including the new 355 E telehandler with a capacity of 5.5 tonnes, the 875 E dedicated to port applications with ranges of up to 27m and a load capacity of 7.5 tonnes, will also be exhibited on more than 2000m2 of the brand’s floor space.

Multitel Pagliero organizes its 2019 dealer meeting

The Italian truck mounted and spider lift manufacturer Multitel Pagliero held its European dealer meeting this week in Saluzzo, Italy. All the dealers attended this meeting where the company shared the record results in terms of production volumes, order intake and sales results since its foundation in 1911. All the brand’s new models were introduced and tested by the dealers who were then able to visit the production plant.

Christine Cabau Woehrel leaves her post as CEO of the Marseille Fos port authority

After having spent 5 years at the head of the Management Board of the port of Marseille Fos, Christine Cabau Woehrel will leave her position as CEO with effect from March 12,2019. She will then join the CMA-CGM shipping company, where she had already held several positions between 1987 and 2011, to become director of assets. The appointment of her replacement will take place in the coming weeks.

“During the past five years, thanks to her outstanding professional qualities and flawless dynamism, Christine Cabau Woehrel has implemented an ambitious development plan that has resulted in a diversification of activities, the creation of new traffics, a spectacular improvement of all the financial indicators and a decisive step towards the ecological transition, “ commented the Chairman of the Marseille Fos Supervisory Board, Jean-Marc Forneri.

Engie announces the launch of Kathu Solar Power Plant in South Africa

The French group Engie has just announced the commercial start-up of Kathu’s Concentrated Solar Power Plant (CSP). On approximately 4.5 km2 of site, 384,000 mirrors are equipped with parabolic trough technology that will provide an energy of 100 MW. In addition, a molten salt storage system allows 4.5 hours of thermal energy storage to provide electricity in the absence of solar radiation and during peak demand. The plant will provide environmentally friendly energy to approximately 179,000 South African households.

“The completion of Kathu shows our continued commitment to an economic and environmentally friendly development in South Africa. Kathu with its molten salt storage design offers a clean solution to overcome the intermittency of renewable energies. We are proud to contribute to the country’s renewable energy goals, and look forward to continuing the projects initiated with local communities making Kathu a genuine driver of regional economic development,” said Isabelle Kocher, CEO of Engie.

Ulrich Strieder named new Operations Director at Terex Cranes Zweibrücken plants

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.

The French AMCS technologies and Acreos embark on a technical partnership

AMCS Technologies, specialised in safety products for lifting machines, and the company Acreos which designs and manufacturers simulators for machine training decided to combine their technical expertise in a partnership. Thus, Acreos is in charge of the development of a crane simulator for AMCS, the SIM 61. This device will create a fully configurable virtual 3D site. Once the environment is created, it is installed on a computer connected via wired connection to the AMCS anti-collision devices DCS 60 or DCS 61-S and will simulate the different sensors fixed on a real crane. The data collected by these sensors are simulated by the SIM 61 which sends the information like a real crane to the system. From the R&D offices of AMCS technologies, the systems react in the same way as on a real job site and the simulation of anti-collision between cranes in interference can be tested.

Acreos uses the know-how of AMCS technologies to improve the training of apprentice crane operators in real conditions. The simulator will use the DCS 61-S systems installed on the cranes to collect data in real time thank to its data logger function, the position data of the machine during the exercises. The trainer can then analyze them and debrief with the student on his performances.

Appointment of Cristian Badin as Sales Director at Raimondi Cranes

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.”

Sarens lifts a 250t trawler in the UK

In the British port of Whitby, the Sarens crew was asked to for launch the new Guiding Light trawler. This 26m long, 8m wide and 12m high boat weighing more than 250t required the use of a Demag TC2800-1 lattice boom mobile crane.
Indeed, the narrow limits of the site required the use of a powerful machine, stable and with a small footprint. The TC2800-1 was equipped with a 42 m main boom, a 30 m superlift back mast and a 200 t superlift counterweight.

Once the official launch ceremony was completed, the TC2800-1 lifted the entire mass of the trawler with its 200T superlift counterweight. The load was then slowly and precisely slewed anti-clockwise until it was directly above the water. The trawler was slowly lowered into the water, releasing the weight from the crane and completing a safe and successful lift.

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.