Konecranes UK has picked up three separate contracts to supply overhead cranes to main contractors on the construction of the high speed railway between London and the Channel Tunnel.

For the Nuttall/Wayss & Freytag/Kier joint venture, which has Contract 250 on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link project, Konecranes is designing and manufacturing four 10t double girder Goliath cranes each with 27m span, using the CXT hoist.

The second contract is for two 25t cranes for the Nishimatsu-Cementation-Skanska joint venture’s Contract 220 in Stratford, east London. These two are SM Spacemaker Goliath cranes, each with 20m span and 1m x 5m cantilever.

The third Rail Link contract is the supply of eight 15t cranes to Malling Holzmann JV in Essex. Four of the cranes will be 15t capacity double girder overhead type with 20m span for use in the concrete segment casting area. They will each have two 7.5t hoists operating to M6 classification. The other four cranes are to be 15t single girder Goliaths, each at with 40m span and with two 6m cantilevers.