Liebherr Biberach has completed the acquisition of the Shriro tower crane division from the Shriro group in Hong Kong. The deal is an asset based transaction and includes 24 tower cranes, with 20 sales and service staff, all of whom have transferred to the new Liebherr distribution operation. The business will report into Liebherr-Singapore which will now be responsible for the Liebherr tower crane business throughout Asia. The Shriro Group has had close ties with Liebherr since 1978 when, under the name Peninsula Engineering & … [Read more...]
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German construction company Max Bögl used six Potain tower cranes to help with the construction of a new bridge on the A3 main road near Limburg, Germany. The cranes were delivered by Max Bögl’s subsidiary company, Max Bögl Transport & Geräte. On site are three flat top Potain MDT 222 with tip heights up to 76.2 metres and operating radius up to 60 m. Two of them are mobile and one has been erected stationary, a spokesperson said. Also on site is a stationary Potain MD 150 with a tip height of 29.8 m and radius of 55 m, and a Potain … [Read more...]
Exceptionally strong winds are blamed for the collapse of a tower crane in central Moscow yesterday. The crane looks like a fairly dated bottom slewing luffing tower crane, its triangular section tower and jib blew over the back of the machine base, with part of it apparently striking the rear end of a passing car. However no one was injured in the incident, which occurred in Testovskaya Ulitsa in the business district. More modern top slewers nearby were unaffected by the winds. … [Read more...]
Myanmar contractor Shwe Taung Development has taken delivery of three Liebherr 280 EC-H 12 tower cranes. The first of the three cranes was supplied to help with the construction of the Twin Centro development in Yangon, Myanmar. The location of the project site meant that the crane needed a shortened jib, which was designed especially for the project, a company spokesperson said. The Twin Centro development, on Baho Road in Sanchaung Township, is made up of a 16 storey apartment building, complete with a pool, recreation centre and … [Read more...]
Tower cranes are being installed in what will be the world’s first building to reach - and exceed - 1,000 metres. Construction on the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, began earlier this year, and at over a kilometre high it will dwarf the current highest building - the 828 metre high Burj Khalifa. Six luffing jib tower cranes will be used on the building, including three Liebherr 280 HC-L 16/28 and a 357 HC-L 18/32 Litronic with jib lengths of between 40 and 45 metres. The maximum loads to be lifted will be between 11 and 12 tonnes … [Read more...]
A central attraction on Liebherr’s bC India stand is the company’s 85 EC-B 5i flat-top tower crane. The model is manufactured at the company’s factory in Pune, India and has been designed for the specific needs of the local market. The model is only available in India. The unit has a maximum capacity of 5 tonnes and can lift 1.3 tonnes at the end of a 50 m maximum length jib. However, it sits on a footprint of just 1.2 x 1.2 m, and the company says this combination of high capacity on a small cross-section makes it ideal for the confined … [Read more...]