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Bridge All set in a day
All Erection & Crane Rental Corp. in the US has placed a 275 foot (84 m) bridge in three parts in one day
IC T50: The largest heavy and specialized transport companies in the world
Heavy transport is on the move. With 11 new entries this year and some typical changes, the 2008 Transport 50 ranking of the largest heavy and specialized transport companies worldwide once again shows growth. It is a reflection of the market
High seas
Heavy lift specialist Sarens installed the first six 5 MW wind turbines at the C-Power Thornton Bank project in the North Sea off the coast of Belgium
Rising gas
Smit Heavy Lift’s 1,600 tonne capacity floating sheerlegs Taklift 4 played a major role in the recently completed offshore phase of the decommissioning of a gas platform in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. IC reports
Heavy transport diversity
The heavy and specialized transport industry is increasingly challenged to find solutions to carry extreme loads to their destinations. In solving those challenges ingenuity is often the key word. Gino Koster presents some examples on the basis of the ESTA 2008 award winning jobs and other typical entries
Crane by plane
Parts of a 1,250 tonne capacity crane were moved by air to complete a bridge installation in Sweden
Tandem lifts by Bok Seng
Bok Seng Logistics in Singapore used a pair of Liebherr LTM 1500 telescopic mobile cranes for a series of lifts on a new elevated approach road in Yishun leading to the Tampines Expressway.
Wolffkran JV lifts at Burj Dubai
Wolffkran Arabia has four tower cranes with trolley jibs in service at the Burj Dubai construction site, where the world's tallest skyscraper is being built
Felbermayr offloads in Bavaria
Austrian rental company Felbermayr was commissioned to offload power station components from barges at Kehlheim harbour in Bavaria
Vinamac towers in Ho Chi Minh City
Rental company Vinamac and building contractor Song Da Corporation have each supplied two Potain tower cranes to work on the Saigon Pearl development in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ainscough aspires in Nottingham
The tallest piece of freestanding art in the UK was lifted into place by Ainscough Crane Hire last month.
New Sao Paulo bridge
Brazil-based contractor Camargo Correa is building the country's largest single-line pre-stressed cable-stayed bridge with the help of a Liebherr tower crane.
Hellman moves the Ace of Spades
One of Europe's largest open cast mine drag lines is being decommissioned and moved to a new home in the US
Wind turbine erection
Demand for energy worldwide is rising at an unprecedented pace. Oil and other finite resources continue to be the primary fuels for power generation and the raw materials for a vast range of products. Wind turbines, however, are an increasingly popular means of generating energy worldwide. Euan Youdale reports
Power lifting
When Louisiana-based Cleco Power announced plans to construct a $1 billion solid-fuel power plant, it contracted Bigge Crane & Rigging to carry out all lifting and heavy transport
High winds
The world's highest wind turbine has been placed at the Veladero mine, San Juan, Argentina, in the Cordillera de Los Andes, 4,200 m above sea level
In with the anchors
By using a new method of installing submerged turret loading buoys off the US coast, Jumbo demonstrated that transport and installation of such a complex mooring system can be done efficiently and safely using DP2 class heavy lift vessel Jumbo Javelin. IC reports
Exceptional under ground
The crew at Riga Baumann in Germany took up a challenge to move a large and heavy tunnel boring machine back through a tunnel in Switzerland. Gino Koster reports
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