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Rachakatla Srinivas

Factory expansion features new cranes

Mining Machinery Developments (MMD) is undertaken a multi-million pound factory expansion featuring new cranes from UK-based Street Crane, it was announced earlier this month. A mix of overhead travelling and jib cranes provides a flexible system for efficient and reliable lifting, handling and production flow that can be easily adapted to meet future expansion, Street Crane stated.

Libyan generator orders power plant crane

Algec, formerly Alstom GEC, have ordered a Konecranes SMT Smarton crane for one of Libya’s largest power plants, the Western Mountain Power Plant Libya. The contract is worth EUR 450,000 (USD 597) and will be delivered in April 2013.

Greece terminal orders 12 all-electric RTGs

Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) in Greece has placed an order for 12 all-electric rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) with Kalmar, part of Cargotec. The cranes, scheduled for delivery in late 2013, will facilitate the port’s continued expansion, Cargotec announced yesterday.

Demag Cranes appoints new chief operating officer

Demag Cranes has nominated Steve Filipov to its management board in the position of chief operating officer, it was announced earlier this week. Filipov will also become president of the Terex Material Handling & Port Solutions business segment of Terex Corporation, majority owner of Demag Cranes.

UK company celebrates LEEA training course scheme milestone

Great Britain and Northern Island company, Carl Stahl Evita, is celebrating the successful delivery of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) training scheme to its 500th delegate. The company achieved LEEA-accredited training company status three years ago.

Twickenham Film Studios awards testing and inspection contract

UK-based lifting and engineering services company, Lloyds British London, has been awarded a testing and full inspection contract for Twickenham Film Studios, the company has announced.

Explosion proof option for Yale Global King wire rope hoist

An explosion proof version of the Yale Global King electric wire rope hoist is now available, intended for use for Division 2, Class 1—groups B, C and D— applications.

New mobile marine crane performs successful test lift

A new mobile marine crane with a 1,500t lifting capacity, the Spacelift MC 35000 DLS, is now ready for operation following a successful test lift.

SWF Krantechnik’s new products on show at LogiMAT 2013

German lifting equipment manufacturer SWF Krantechnik will be exhibiting its new air balancer, MOVEster, and its new electric chain hoist, CHAINster, at trade fair LogiMAT in February 2013.

Cape Town replaces harbour crane

Cape Town’s Agri Roro Terminal, operated by Transnet Port Terminals, has taken delivery of a new Liebherr harbour crane to replace a 14 year-old Gottwald MHC mobile harbour crane.