Tower Cranes


Potain MCT 275 Tower Cranes Chosen for Residential Project in Baghdad →

Two Potain MCT 275 tower cranes are leading construction on TILAL BAGHDAD, a major new high-rise residential development in Baghdad, Iraq. Real estate company Mawared Al Khaleej is building the new development and purchased the cranes directly from Manitowoc's sales team in the Middle East. IDP, Manitowoc's dealer for Egypt, and local construction equipment company HEWA Holding, are providing local installation and service support.  Click for more...


ALL Deploys Two Tower Cranes to Build Orlando Apartment Complex →

A 300-unit apartment complex marks the return of ALL Sunshine Crane Rental Corp. , a member of the ALL Family of Companies, to the tower crane market in the Orlando metro area. T.J. Wicklander, general manager of ALL Sunshine Crane Rental Corp., was previously a sales rep at ALL's Chicago branch, Central Contractors Service. Chicago is a tower-crane heavy town. At one point a few years ago, more than 30 of the 50 tower cranes dotting the Chicago skyline originated with Central.  Click for more...


States Put New Regs in Place for Tower Crane Safety →

Washington State was poised to join other states regulating safety surrounding tower cranes. The state passed legislation in response to a deadly 2019 tower crane accident in Seattle, joining other major cities and states with tower crane regulations in place. Passed by both the Washington house and senate, the bill addresses safety by "establishing permits for tower crane operation." The rules regulate assembly and disassembly, establish a work zone during these phases and set criminal penalties for safety law violators.  Click for more...


Manitowoc Launches Two New Potain Luffing Jib Cranes →

Manitowoc completes its latest generation of Potain luffing jib cranes with the launch of the MR 309 and MR 329. These new models follow the successful introduction of the MR 229 at bauma 2022, which was the first Potain luffing jib crane to come equipped with the cutting-edge Potain Crane Control System (CCS) and Potain CONNECT telematics. The entire new generation of cranes reflects Manitowoc's commitment to exceeding the latest standards and incorporating valuable customer feedback gathered through its Voice of the Customer process.  Click for more...


Liebherr Tower Cranes Renovate Bridge in Spain →

Two Liebherr 420 EC-H 16 Litronic tower cranes are currently in Seville, Spain's fourth largest city, where they are helping to renovate the Puente Quinto Centenario road bridge. The bridge, a high traffic crossing point in Seville, currently spans the Gualdalquivir River with three lanes. An extra lane will be added as part of the renovation work so that traffic can spread across two lanes in both directions at peak times.  Click for more...


Multi-Crane Solves De Zaanse Helden's Jobsite Puzzle With Potain Cranes →

Multi-Crane, a Dutch crane specialist, has deployed a fleet of six Potain MDT topless tower cranes for the De Zaanse Helden residential construction project in Zaandam, near Amsterdam. The project, consisting of 10 buildings with solar panels and rooftop gardens, will add 607 apartments and commercial spaces to the city. Throughout the construction process, diverse construction materials including precast concrete, formwork, floor panels and steel structures require precise lifting and placement.  Click for more...


Stephenson Equipment Named Master Distributor of Montarent Cranes in United States →

Stephenson Equipment Inc. (SEI) has been chosen to become the master distributor of Montarent Cranes in the United States. Stephenson Equipment has partnered with Montarent of the Netherlands for its innovative line of mobile tower cranes since 2017. Building on this relationship has proven to be a perfect fit for both companies, as SEI is already a Manitowoc Elite dealer, and the Potain self-erecting tower cranes are utilized on the Montalift mobile tower cranes.  Click for more...


Five Potain Cranes Chosen for India's Groundbreaking New Airport →

Construction giant Tata Projects is leading construction on the impressive new Noida International Airport being built on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. To manage lifting work on the huge infrastructure development, the company purchased two Potain MCT 565 A topless tower cranes and rented an additional three MCT 385 A tower cranes from Rental Partners. Primed to become India's largest and most important airport, the Noida International Airport is set to transform aviation infrastructure in the country.  Click for more...


World's First Potain MR 229 Luffing Jib Tower Crane Erected in London, UK →

Radius Group, a UK crane rental company and Potain partner since 2008, recently erected the world's first Potain MR 229 luffing jib crane. This milestone deployment occurred on a project for housing association L&Q Group, featuring 476 new homes on the Greenwich Peninsula in London. Radius Group had already selected four MR 225 A cranes for the project based on the maximum capacity requirement of 2.4 tons at full reach but increasing efficiency pressures led the company to swap one of the MR 225 A cranes for an MR 229 as soon as it became available.  Click for more...


Potain MD 305 B Leads Construction Work On Major Apartment Development in Moldova →

Real estate developer Filli Partner purchased a used Potain MD 305 B for work on its City Plaza development, a residential project under construction in central Ungheni. Building work is set to last two years, with the project's opening scheduled for the first quarter of 2025. The Potain MD 305 B has a maximum capacity of 13.2 tons, with up to 230 ft. of jib available, and the ability to lift 3.5 tons at its jib end.  Click for more...


Tower Crane Numbers Across North America Holding Their Own →

The number of cranes at work during the second half of this year has decreased approximately 10 percent. That decline is attributed to rising interest rates and the fact that projects are nearing completion. Of the major cities surveyed, six saw drops of 20 percent while in two areas the number of rigs at work went up. Six other cities maintained their numbers. "The residential sector continues to see the most consistent growth, along with mixed-use projects," said Taryn Harbert of Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB).  Click for more...


Large Fleet of Potain Luffing Jib Cranes Selected for Innovative Skyscraper in Bangkok →

Thai contractor Thai Obayashi has 11 Potain tower cranes working on Cloud 11, a mixed-use building project in Bangkok. The building will be Asia's largest hub for content creators and is being developed by property developer MQDC. The large-scale, mixed-use project has already garnered four international design awards and will be home to Thailand's first YOTEL hotel. Thai Obayashi purchased two new cranes for the project, both MCR 295 H25 luffing jib cranes.  Click for more...


Potain Tower Cranes Triumph in Remote French Alps Cable Car Project →

For complex, high-altitude construction projects, contractor STGO regularly turns to Potain and its local dealer Valente Grue Assistance (VGA). One such project is the renewal of the "3S Jandri Express" cable car line in the ski resort of Les Deux Alpes. STGO is building two cable car stations at an altitude of 8,530 ft., plus another one at 5,249 ft., as well as a garage for the gondolas. "VGA and Potain are reliable, long-standing partners, so it makes sense to work with them," said François-Emmanuel Grizolle, construction site manager at STGO.  Click for more...


Range-Topping Potain Cranes Debut On Prestigious Saudi Arabia Resort Project →

NFT Group has purchased two landmark Potain tower cranes and immediately shipped both to a high-profile tourist destination under construction in Saudi Arabia as part of the vast NEOM development. One of the cranes is an MCT 1105, the largest topless tower crane from Potain, and the other is one of the previous largest models, an MCT 1005. Long-time Potain partner NFT Group boasts one of the world's most extensive tower crane fleets, including several of the giant MD 1100 — a forerunner to the MCT 1105.  Click for more...


Four Potain MCT 385 Topless Cranes Deliver Record-Breaking Indian Bridge Project →

Four Potain MCT 385 topless tower cranes have now almost completed their work constructing the tallest cable-stayed road bridge in India. The cranes were purchased for the project by Afcons, the main contractor for the bridge build which forms a crucial part of the Khopoli-Kusgaon Connector Project — more commonly known as the Pune-Mumbai Missing Link. The four MCT 385 cranes arrived on site in 2021.  Click for more...


ALL Family Unveils New Potain IGO T 99 Self-Erecting Towers at UW Residence Hall Construction →

A new kind of tower crane is making its debut for the ALL Family of Companies. The construction site is an unassuming student housing complex on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The new tower, the Potain IGO T 99 tower crane, isn't about height (the greatest hook height among the two T 99s on campus will be just 119 ft.), but it is about reach and transportability. The Potain IGO T 99 is a recent addition to the crane maker's lineup, unveiled at bauma 2022.  Click for more...


Implenia Partners With Stirnimann, Potain On Central Malley Project in Switzerland →

Swiss real estate and construction services company Implenia has rented four Potain top-slewing tower cranes from local dealer Stirnimann for the Central Malley project in Lausanne. This project is a new eco-district to meet environmental challenges and promote energy autonomy, including 28,345 sq. yds. of offices, 200 housing units across 17,581 sq. yds. and 4,545 sq. yds. of commercial space. Implenia approached Stirnimann for its effective customer service as a Potain dealer since 1986.  Click for more...


Central Contractor's Service Helps Build Obama Library On Chicago's South Side →

Construction has begun on the Barack Obama presidential library in the Jackson Park neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. The Obama Presidential Center will include a museum, library, gardens and common spaces. The expansive site is larger than three football fields, requiring three tower cranes to cover the construction zones as well as a host of additional cranes to support construction operations.  Click for more...


Building Boom Has ALL's Knoxville Branch at Epicenter →

The building boom in the southeastern United States continues, and ALL Crane Rental of Tennessee, a member of the ALL Family of Companies, offers a snapshot of the region's robust construction market. The Knoxville-based branch has multiple projects active in four states, with more jobs already under contract for the remainder of the year. ALL Crane Rental of Tennessee currently has eight towers up at six different projects, extending north to Abingdon, Va., south to Huntsville, Ala., and east to Asheville, N.C.  Click for more...


Potain MDT 109 Cranes Assembled by Helicopter On French Glacier →

Within the space of four months, Potain dealer of the Rhône-Alpes region Valente Grue Assistance (VGA) has carried out two unusual tower crane assembly jobs on the Mer de Glace "Sea of Ice" on the northern slopes of the Mont Blanc massif. First, in May 2022, VGA assembled a Potain MDT 109 top-slewing tower crane at an altitude of 6,561 ft. for the construction of a logistics base. In September 2022, VGA then assembled a second Potain MDT 109 at an altitude of 5,249 ft.  Click for more...



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