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Rigmarine brances out in Kazakhstan
07 February, 2017 International lifting and marine specialist Rigmarine has responded to slow development in Kazakh offshore fields by branching out into mines and power plants.
  • Ranger jib cranes on hand for tunnel evacuation
    Australian specialist lifting equipment and services firm Ranger found an unusual application for five jib cranes on the WestConnex underground motorway project in Sydney, where they have been set up ready for man-riding. In case of a worker falling ill underground, the cranes will be able to be used to rescue them.
  • New MD at Airpes GmbH
    Airpes GmbH, the German subsidiary of lifting, handling and weighing equipment manufacturer Airpes, has appointed Jörg Richter as managing director.
  • LEEA directors confirmed
    The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has announced the election of five industry members to its board of directors for 2017.
  • Teufelberger to acquire Redaelli Tecna
    Teufelberger has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Italian steel wire rope manufacturer Redaelli Tecna from Russian Severstal–metiz.


Situational Awareness
25 January, 2017 Turck Banner is a joint venture between two sensor companies that brings a broad spread of products to the UK market. Keren Fallwell reports
  • Working on the railroad
    Sotiris Kanaris speaks to Richard Carr, CEO and MD of Mechan, about the company’s focus on the niche railway market.
  • Underground powerhouse
    MHE-Demag recently supplied maintenance and repair cranes for a vast underground cavern at the Hulu Terengganu Hydroelectric Project.
  • Production expansion
    At the end of 2016, MHE-Demag opened a new manufacturing plant in Malaysia. Sotiris Kanaris speaks to regional managing director Karl Tilkorn about the company’s strategy and market trends.
  • Self Directed
    Top-Mech CEO Ter Leong Leng tells Bernadette Ballantyne how he has worked to build the company in a tough Malaysian market.


Goodbye and hello
24 January, 2017 After almost a year of editing Hoist directly, I’ll now be returning to my main role as group editor of our two lifting titles, Hoist, and our construction cranes magazine Cranes Today.
  • Lifting in the internet of things
    In this month’s issue, we have a series of articles looking at drives, controls, and sensors. Two of these articles look in depth at how cranes can make use of ‘smart’ and connected technologies.
  • Staying afloat on the North Sea?
    This month, I’ll be attending LiftEx, the Lifting Equipment Engineers’ Assocation’s (LEEA) UK trade show. Unlike bigger rivals, the event is tightly focussed on overhead lifting. While often busy for its size, it is on a scale that makes it possible to get around quickly and speak to all of the exhibitors in a day or two.
  • Measure for Measure
    In this month’s Hoist our focus is on inspection and testing. We have three articles that look at how testing equipment and inspection services are vital to crane selection, installation, and operation.