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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.
Airpes GmbH, the German subsidiary of lifting, handling and weighing equipment manufacturer Airpes, has appointed Jörg Richter as managing director.
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has announced the election of five industry members to its board of directors for 2017.
Teufelberger has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Italian steel wire rope manufacturer Redaelli Tecna from Russian Severstal–metiz.
Engineering services specialist EnerMech has acquired EPS Group, which operates in the electrical and instrumentation (E&I) sector, in its largest deal to date.
Swiss electric chain hoist manufacturer GIS is replacing its LCH series with the LP series, offering entertainment rigging professionals a lifting solution tailored to their sector.
Heerema Marine Contractors has chosen Emerson Automation Solutions to provide a valve remote control (VRC) system for the world’s largest semi-submersible offshore crane vessel, SSCV Sleipnir, currently under construction at Sembcorp Marine’s shipyard in Singapore.
Lifting and marine product specialist Rigmarine has recently supplied a bespoke winch system for a multinational oil and gas company, a key customer in the Caspian Sea region.
Huber Naturstein, the German partner of Italian natural stone dealer Antolini, has added a crane from Stahl-und Kranbau Oeder, crane-building partner of Stahl CraneSystems based in Southern Germany, to its showroom.
Singapore-headquartered Gaylin, a specialist supplier of lifting, rigging and marine equipment primarily to the oil and gas industry, has opened a new facility in Busan, South Korea.