Gammon Construction has purchased two Liebherr 380 EC-B 16 Litronic flat-top cranes to assist construction of the Midfield Concourse project at Hong Kong International Airport.
The 16t cranes are being used as part of the HKD6.2bn ($800m) contract awarded to Gammon by Airport Authority Hong Kong, and were delivered to Gammon by Liebherr’s Hong Kong distributor Shriro Machinery Co.
The project involves the construction of a new passenger concourse, to increase the number of passenger aircraft stands and meet future demand at the airport.
The cranes are based on the 355/380 IC tower system, suited for very narrow sites and for floor-climbing, says Liebherr.
William Tang, sales manager at Shriro, said: “This is the Hong Kong debut for the EC-B. The cranes are being used mainly for lifting steel structural frame elements and beams. The loads will weigh up to 12 t or more, and the specifications for the 380 EC B 16 Litronic are such that the two cranes will be handling all the primary lift requirements on the steel structure.”
The building is due to be finished in September 2015 and will feature 19 aircraft stands, fixed link bridges and aircraft loading bridges, as well as an extension of the APM tunnel from Terminal 1 to the concourse, an extension of the South Runway Road, and a new taxiway.