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UK's largest flat-top crane working on Heathrow Airport hotel project

UK’s largest flat-top crane working on Heathrow Airport hotel project

Operating tower cranes close to airports requires careful planning due to height restrictions, among other things, and the cranes may only be erected at the maximum height permitted by the aviation authority, which requests that nothing be more than 62m. The modified tower crane will be lifting heavy pre-fabricated modules of up to 13.2t during …

ALE: local presence, worldwide footprint

ALE: local presence, worldwide footprint

ALE works across a range of sectors, including civil, oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation, nuclear, renewables and offshore. As a full solutions provider, ALE is a one-stop-shop offering strategic and integrated services covering every aspect of the handling, transportation and installation of heavy, indivisible loads; including lifting, transporting, installing, ballasting, jacking and weighing. ALE …

Boom Logistics Making a mark in the wind market

Making a mark in the wind market

According to Boom Logistics’ chief operating officer Tony Spassopoulos, the company has been involved in wind farms for over 10 years. “At first, we were involved in wind farm maintenance works, and then, we secured the installation contract for Suzlon Energy at the Oakland Hills wind farm, where it was a crane-only package,” Spassopoulos added. …

Walk with me

Walk with me

Immediate past national president of the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) Tony Baulderstone took him up on the offer and chatted to Keane about his time at the organisation. Who is Tony Baulderston? Tony Baulderstone is the son of Albert (Bert) William Baulderstone, who started as a bricklayer, studied quantity surveying at night and built a …

Royal Wolf enlisted for compliant customised storage for explosives transportation

Royal Wolf enlisted for compliant customised storage for explosives transportation

In September last year, Orica Mining, the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and blasting systems, enlisted Royal Wolf on a project to convert six containers into relocatable explosive magazines (REMs) built to legally transport explosives in a safe and compliant ventilated storage. While the existing off-the-shelf REMs are 6×2.4m wide, Orica needed extra width …

There's no stopping Cheryl Woodhart

There’s no stopping Cheryl Woodhart

Cheryl Woodhart has been in the crane industry for some 30 years and has accomplished much during that time, both professionally and for the sector. From selling an $18 million crane to being CICA’s longest serving female director, the last three decades have been anything but dull. Today, Woodhart is the general manager mobile cranes …

Height 4 Hire's 'Pinkie' will be raising money for the McGrath Foundation

Height 4 Hire’s ‘Pinkie’ will be raising money for the McGrath Foundation

Height 4 Hire will be contributing 20% of the hire price of their latest machine, affectionately called ‘Pinkie’, to the McGrath Foundation and hope to reach a target of $15,000 by October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The new Compact 14 scissor lift, supplied at cost by Haulotte, is available for hire for any jobs …

The tools to keep you safe

The tools to keep you safe

TRT fabricated outrigger pads TRT displayed its fabricated outrigger pads at the recent CICA crane conference in both the outdoor and indoor displays (the latter having a cutaway version so that visitors could see the weld quality of the honeycomb internal structure that provides stiffness and strength without a weight penalty). High tensile SSAB steel …

     

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