The relocation of Demag overhead cranes is being carried out by Terex from the Houston to the new facility that is located in Oklahoma.
The company has made an investment of $ 40 million upon its facility that is present at Oklahmoa and this has happened after the sale of many products that had been made there. Located at one hundred acre the facility, which is, 65000 square meters and presently makes platforms for aerial works, crane as well as equipment for material processing the sales as well as services networks present at Houston, Oklahoma, Dallas, Louisiana are not affected and will keep on working for providing local support to the customers.
According to John Paxton who is Vice President at Terex Material Handling North America
“This move will help us align with increasing customer demand by more than doubling our crane manufacturing capacity, while continuously serving our customers in the growing southwest and southeast markets. By taking advantage of manufacturing synergies at Oklahoma, we will further improve our overhead crane manufacturing processes and increase efficiency.”
So we can hope for better outcomes in the future. Right now the future seems promising and bright.
Group of 19 Potain tower cranes is aiding in the construction of 1,285MW Xayaburi Dam in the Laos. These machines are involved in work 24/7 for supporting the project and this leads to an outcome of 820 meter longer dam over Mekong River, the project will be completed in the year 2019.
According to Thamonnon Surarat who serves as the project manager
“Potain provided the best solution for us, and the company’s lifting solution department has a wealth of experience in successful dam construction,”
He also said that
“Manitowoc’s lifting solution department and Potain’s dealer, SB Siam, worked closely with us to design, implement, and maintain a unique setup that will work consistently in harsh and humid conditions with tight deadlines and a demanding work schedule. Everything is moving ahead as planned, and we are delighted with the cranes,”
The main job of cranes is to carry out the placement of RCC at 250 m3 per 60 minutes. A couple of Potain MD 1600 units are utilized for dealing with major part of the job. 64 tons behemonths are inserted with the top belt concrete placing system of Potain that was manufactured in association with the Nippon Conveyor. The extension of this system takes place twenty five meter outside the end of jib and this enables every crane to insert 600 tons of concrete per 60 minutes at radius of one hundred and five meter.
As far as the constructions related with dams are concerned you can’t regard Potain as a stranger as many of Potain’s cranes are contributing in the building of Three Gorges Dam in China. Also the units of Potain have been used for supporting Longtan Gravity Dam of Chine and the Sesan Dam of Vietnam.
The Xayaburi dam will have a length of 820 meters and width of 150 meters and it will be 35 meter tall. Xayaburi Power Company is the owner of this dam and its being estimated that yearly 7400GWh will be produced after completion of project. It will be utilized for supporting grid system of Laos as well Thailand.
United States based the manufacturer of boom truck crane as well as port handling equipment The Manitex has taken control over PM group which owns the loader crane as well as Oil and Steel work foundations. The contract is subjected to the pending approval of court of Italy in relation to debt of a plan of reconstruction.
The worth of deal is believed to be $ 107 million including $ 24 million in the form of cash given by a newer Manitex term loan with present bankers and fifteen million dollars for the issue of newer share for being distributed on a large scale to bankers of PM and $ 68 million in perceived loan that has the inclusion of working capital related advantages for the PM.
The revenue of PM for twelve months through the month of June 2014 was $ 106 million along with operating margin 9 % that is very much identical to Manitex. In the 4th quarter of this year the closing of acquisition will take place.
Among these PM loader crane as well as Oil and Steel mediums possess 47500 m2 of production space that is distributed in two destinations in Cesario or Modena. Also, both companies possess a broad scale network of distribution and revenues of €133 million for the year 2014 have been forecasted.
In Italy presently Manitex has broad scale business interests. 3rd company in PM group has been taken over by the Polo Holding.
According to David Langevin who is the Chief executive of Manitex
“In PM Group we have again found an exceptional opportunity to add new branded product lines, enhance our earnings power, and create value for our shareholders. PM is a substantial company that has performed very well despite a depressed European economy and a very heavy debt load incurred from its 2008 Leveraged Buy Out refinancing. With the restructuring of its debt, which includes a reduction of more than $65 million, and evidence of the beginnings of a European recovery, we believe that this is a very attractive acquisition for us from a financial standpoint. This acquisition also expands our product portfolio nicely, enabling us to offer our dealers both straight-mast and knuckle boom cranes, each with unique benefits, functionality, and niche market applications.”
“The combination of Manitex International and PM Group results in a company with annual pro forma revenues in excess of $350 million and EBITDA margins that are consistent with our historical EBITDA margins. PM has excellent management, global distribution with particular strength in South America, Europe and Africa and a product portfolio that we can introduce to Manitex’s strong North America distribution network which we believe will allow for further growth in sales and EBITDA in 2015 and beyond.”
The Kobelco Cranes from India are trying to enter the substructure developing section of Bangladesh by exporting two CKL1000i lattice to AML. According to them many strong opportunities are present in the market of Bangladesh.
The civil engineering as well as specialists of building Abdul Monem Ltd got the cranes involved in Jaydebpur Mymenshing flyover project for carrying out the construction of 70t girders in a bone shaker lift. This is a positive step, which will show the efficiency of cranes and also the project is going to get great support.
Both of the machines will keep on working upon this assignment for a period of 4 months boosting 125 girders prior to migrating towards Padma Bridege project where the construction of 670 girders will take place.
According to the Kobelco Cranes India the developmental projects going on in Bangladesh are good and along with some prominent projects coming up in the following years the nation has provided a decent market for the construction of equipment.
The assignments will have the inclusion of high way building, power station, Railway Bridge as well as metro system. Hope that more progress and development is going to take place in the coming years.
The Pfeiffer Cranes took help from 2 topography cranes from the Grove for dismantling as well as rebuilding of 92 meter bridge in the Tasmanian region in a period of 3 days. GMK5220 as well as GMK5100 performed in the windy conditions for removing older parts of railway bridge and installed thirty tons of concrete in the section.
Prior to the start of the work, key contractor VEC constructed transitory falsework along the present bridge for carrying GMK5220. The crane was stationed upon this falsework for displacing the weight in an even manner and carried out the lifts from two destinations.
Performing at a radius of twenty meter, 220 tons volume GMK5220 started by carrying out the removal of panels of railway. After this installation, of newer 19 meter long spans was done prior to the replacement of older deck and newer panels of rail.
100 ton space GMK5100 was utilized in the hardstand region for loading as well as unloading of trucks. The crane carried out the lifting of 30 tons load at a radius of eleven meters.
During work experienced technicians from Tasmania’s Manitowoc Crane Care was present for providing help. In addition to this the above mentioned organization gives a center for contact for giving 24 hours support and this provides complete confidence to the contractor that work will be completed efficiently.
In the year 2010 Pfeiffer Cranes brought GMK5220 and since that time the crane is being used constantly. Along with GMK5100 it has taken part in a number of assignments like Brighton Bypass and many others.
GMK5220 is basically a 5 axle all land crane with main boom of 68 meters that can be outspreaded to 108 meter with jib. GMK5100 is upon 5 axles as well and provides 51 meter boom.
Rebuilding of bridge was carried out upon Don River at Devonport. The bridge which was built in 1886 holds the north western main line train of Tasmania. This indicated towards the urgency of the completion of work.
GMK5220 as well as GMK5100 were preferred for this task. This not only saved time, but also provided better results.
It’s really a proud moment for the Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH because they have successfully delivered 30,000 cranes to their customers. They touched glory by supplying LTM 1500-8.1. Delivery of Liebherr 500- tonner was made to Grupo DPH that is a Mexican company. In making the decision of purchasing from Liebherr the significant aspect for DPH was the presence of Liebherr Mexico S.de R.L whose foundation was laid in the year 2013.
The giving of LTM 1500-8.1 was carried out in southern part of Mexican region at Salina Cruz. Grupo DPH owns a repository at the port that presently works as center of distribution for wind power plant makers Vestas. Presently warehouse is equipped with one hundred and thirty generators for turbines of wind. Their shipping to wind farms in Mexico and other Latin American regions will be carried out. This is clearly indicating towards the point that first works were expecting newer LTM 1500-8.1 crane at the time of its arrival.
It bused between loading of generators at the center of distribution and a closely situated wind farm. Other works for this one have the inclusion of pre-assemblage task for platforms of oil. For past sixteen years 500-tonner has been in the market and delivery of four hundred and fifty units has been carried out.
Specialists of lifting WO Grubb were asked by Smithsonian for moving the considerable remains at the newer National Museum of African American History & Culture. A 45 t railway car was the first one that was lifted. Project Manager Stephen Dieren took this task as a great challenge and because of this reason was very much concerned he said that
“A key challenge of the project was getting the ground-bearing pressures correct for the two Grove all-terrain cranes,”
He also mentioned that “They were both set up approximately 60-feet (18m) from the construction pit to achieve the optimum pressures,”
Event took place at constitution Avenue near National Mall. For accommodating the Grove units’ road was not left open. Cranes were stationed on conflicting sides of 24 meter railway vehicle.
2nd lift was given to guard tower that was utilized in 1930 at the Louisiana State Penitentiary received lifting by GMK7550.
After the success of project Dieren shared with us that his team was working hard for months to achieve their target. “Months of planning and days of prep work were put in to execute this job. Everything went beautifully.”
According to Liebherr the foremost functional use for their LR 11000 1000 tons crane, has finished its initial lift at an oil refinery at Romania. LR 11000 was utilized by the Felbermayr for working upon a confined site that has a working area of 35 meter by 35 meter at Petrom refinery in the Plojesti close to Bucharest for lifting big cylinders of steel the largest of them had measurement of 58 meters in length, it weighs 335 tons and radius is 27.5 meter. Formation of the lattice boom and thirty six meter jib was to be accomplished in a narrower lane that’s only five meter wide.
It was mentioned by Liebherr that handling of load was full of excitement because the possibility of determining the proper weight of column was less.
For overcoming sliding upon higher bridge of pipe raising of column was reach 80 meter, reduction of radius was noticed and movement of crane to only few meters took place. Without reduction of radius of ballast pallet that were suspended by 2 m to 13.5 meters the clearing of pipes as well as pillars was not possible.
LR 11000 will go on working at refinery till ending of July. Felbermayr possesses a convoy of seventy cranes working at location that will be closing for generalized service.
Dubai is known as the world famous place for various types of construction cranes. The real estate activities are on the peak in Dubai which has made it necessary to import latest and functional construction cranes to built skyscrapers.
In past, there were 25% cranes in Dubai as compared to the total cranes in the world. Within a few years, a great revolution has changed the state and now it is full of awe inspiring buildings.
The director of Chesterton, an international agency for property has claimed that the use of various tools and latest machinery will be increased in the upcoming years in UAE, but Dubai will be on the top of the list.
It is true that the consolidation of construction activities have surprised the world. Dubai has become the center of attraction which has given motivation to Abu Dhabi and many other states of United Arab Emirates. The investment in real estate is getting increased by leaps and bounds which has made it possible to use the latest cranes for shifting and lifting heavy material.
The requirements for cranes to shift heavy materials and to build highest buildings are getting increased. Expo 2020 is one of the major causes of revolutionary change in Dubai. The government is planning to design unique and distinctive buildings to inspire the visitors throughout the world. For this purpose various types of cranes like Gantry crane, EOT crane and Tower crane are excessively used.
As the construction activities will be boosted up in the upcoming years, so the Dubai will maintain the status of “crane capital” in the world. There are seven world famous projects in Dubai which will be completed within 2 to 3 years. The year 2014 is called as the best year for the development in UAE and especially in Dubai.
Basically cranes are used to make the work easy and save time. As Dubai is famous for highest and fabulous buildings, so it is necessary to purchase cranes which can perform various functions without any risk or loss of life. For the safety of workers, Unic small spider cranes are used for high buildings. These are known as the wonderful Spiderman. The design and shape of these cranes is appropriate for towering skyscrapers. These cranes are capable to lift heavy weight from one area of construction to other. These cranes can be easily moved one floor of highest building to another by using lift. These are excessively used for steel work in UAE and specifically Dubai. Unic spider cranes are designed to move as high as 80 storey lofty buildings effortlessly due to mini foot prints and distinctive design.
In order to complete various projects in Dubai, mini cranes are imported to raise steel and other equipment. Moreover the use of remote control has made the work précised. Now, a range of functions can be performed by just triggering the remote for smooth lifting of weight. It is the main reason that mishaps are reduced and the construction work is completed on time.
In 2000, it was decided by lighting architectural studio to use shipyard cranes with LED lights over the port. The vision of Skira project is completed in 14 years. The lighting giant project of Dean Skira has recently launched. Skira has utilized 73 LED spot lights which are 88 pounds heavy. There are 8 cranes which are used for this project. Each light has 64 high quality LED chips. It is incredible that there are 1600 variety of colors and capacities of lights. When the ceremony of this project was started, Skira decided to give this crane lighting performance with the help of dramatic music. Just like a game, The Dino cranes were turned on. Now these lights are switched on four times in a night. The cost of this unique project is 1.5 million Kunas which are equal to 270000 dollars. Skira completed the work without getting any special fees whereas the LED lights were purchased from Philips at reasonable rates.
In Poland, Argentina and Spain a variety of projects were also launched however the light adjustment of Skira is worthy to admire. As the shipyard cranes are used to lift up heavy weights and can keep on working more than 200 years. The awe inspiring project has surprised the world by making an illuminated ballet with the help of cranes. The shipyard cranes are placed at the sea side area of Pula. These cranes are specially decorated with the variety of lights to enhance the beauty. These cranes are just like the giants and have skyscraping shapes with sleek and sophisticating angles. These beautiful metal based beasts have been lit up near the water so the images of lights can be reflected in the water. Now we can see the dance of multicolor cranes in water.
Skira has introduced a unique platform where visitors can see the dancing lights. The main players of this stage are durable steel LED colorful lights and slow motion to inspire the visitors. This event has been inaugurated in Croatian where Visualia festival is arranged. For the whole night, the lights are remotely switched on for 15 minutes. There are 1600 color ranges and combinations which are used to make the crane giants as something extraordinary and superficial. The metal dancing cranes can mesmerize anyone with their romantic colors, giant shape and eye catching backgrounds. The light show of cranes has grabbed the consideration of visitors throughout the world. The image of cranes in the water shows as if the dinosaurs have come back in a wide range of colors.
The capacities of these cranes are different, starting from 200 tons to 45 tons. The technicians of well-known Skira have decorated the dinosaurs like cranes with 73 spotlights. The load of each light is equal to 40 kilograms because a single light has 64 chips of LED to show 1600 exceptional colors. If you ever get a chance to attend the Visualia festival, never miss to view the eye-catching sight of cranes.