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Heavy Lifting and Abnormal Loads

New concept crane being developed

By: Simone Liedtke     21st April 2017 Global engineered heavy lifting and transportation specialist Mammoet and engineering specialist Stoof Engineering and Innovation (E&I) are joining forces to develop a containerised heavy lifter named Focus.  

Fabrication facility to expand to accommodate heavy lifting fleet

By: Simone Liedtke     21st April 2017 Manufacturing company Sky Hill Heavy Engineering - a part of project services corporation Hydra-Arc in Secunda, Mpumalanga - has already commenced with the 100 m expansion of three of its four fabrication bays, to accommodate its heavy lifting fleet, says Hydra-Arc. 

Fabrication facility to expand to accommodate heavy lifting fleet
Photo by Petrus Saayman
IN-HOUSE PROJECTS Fabrication and refurbishment projects are executed from the engineering to transportation stages

Local equipment supplier upgrades product offering

By: Simone Liedtke     21st April 2017 Machine manufacturer Meclift has added the ML1812R variable reach truck series to its heavy-lifting equipment range, which has a lifting capacity of 18 t and operates swiftly in confined spaces, including warehouses and cargo vessels. 

Local equipment supplier upgrades product offering
ML1812R MECLIFT The variable-reach truck is designed for swift, efficient and safe handling of heavy loads in diverse industries

Company benefits from strategic positioning and branch network

By: Malusi Mkhize     15th April 2016 Crane solutions provider Johnson Crane Hire believes that its fleet of 250 cranes, a network of 13 branches throughout major cities in South Africa and a business branch in Gaborone, Botswana, have led to its success in various heavy lift applications over the years.  “Our branches are... 

Acquisition in line with expansion plan

By: Malusi Mkhize     15th April 2016 Crane manufacturer Condra in February became the majority owner of Cape Town-based crane manufacturing company BB Cranes. The acquisition stems from a long-standing relationship spanning more than 22 years and is in line with Condra’s expansion plan. “We feel that BB Cranes is one of the few... 

Acquisition in line with expansion plan
METICULOUS Condra is involved in projects with highly specialised machinery and equipment that requires time to ensure quality and durability

Renewable energy project successfully completed

By: Malusi Mkhize     15th April 2016 Integrated heavy lifting, transportation and installation solutions provider ALE South Africa completed the handling and transportation of 56 wind turbine generators in February for the Amakhala project, in the Eastern Cape. The generators are made up of 10 components each comprising three... 

Renewable energy project successfully completed
GIVING RENEWABLE ENERGY A LIFT ALE successfully transported and handled 56 wind turbine generators for the Amakhala project

R&D ensures growth for heavy lifting company

By: Malusi Mkhize     15th April 2016 Owing to ongoing research and development (R&D), rigging and lifting equipment provider Kelmeg Lifting Services has expanded its product offering, which resulted in significant growth over the past five years, says Kelmeg factory manager Rodney Young. Kelmeg is a division of equipment supplier... 

R&D ensures  growth for heavy  lifting company
INCREASED PRODUCT PORTFOLIO New rigging products allow for achieving a sustainable footprint in all markets

Kalleb Rigging Services

By: Zandile Mavuso     15th April 2016 With general, structural and maintenance rigging being its core focus, structural rigging services company Kalleb Rigging Services has grown from strength to strength as it has expanded into other industry-related areas. This allows the company to offer more comprehensive solutions and with... 

 Kalleb Rigging Services

Modular crane completes recovery of Bertha

By: Malusi Mkhize     15th April 2016 Global engineered heavy lifting and transportation specialist - Mammoet completed the recovery of ‘Big Bertha’ ; the world’s largest boring machine, which was built in 2013 specifically for the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Tunnel in Seattle, Washington. 

Modular crane completes recovery of Bertha
Photo by Mammoet
THE BIG LIFT Mammoet’s lifting tower system was custom-built to recover Bertha

Vanguard completes turnkey project at two peaking power plants

     17th April 2015 International heavy-lift, abnormal transport and installation specialist, Vanguard, has been active in two vital power generation projects in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, which are set to supply South Africa with more than 1 000 MW of power during times of high electricity demand or supply... 

Vanguard completes turnkey project at two peaking power plants
Vanguard loads a 230 t generator with its 800 t hydraulic lift system

Crane specialist completes first water-desludging project

By: Pimani Baloyi     17th April 2015 Local crane manufacturer Demag Cranes and Components completed the installation of its first locally manufactured water-desludging bridge crane in December for water utility Rand Water. Demag South Africa national product and sales manager Wynand Andeweg tells Engineering News that the project... 

Crane specialist completes first water-desludging project
ONE OF A KIND Demag was contracted by Rand Water to design, manufacture and install two water-desludging bridge cranes for the Zuikerbosch pumpstation

Tank replacement project progressing well

By: Pimani Baloyi     17th April 2015 Transport and heavy lifting services provider Mammoet Southern Africa’s tar separator tank replacement project for a petrochemicals refinery in Secunda, Mpumalanga is going well and is set to meet the expected completion date in May next year. Mammoet Southern Africa marketing and business... 

Tank replacement project progressing well
TANK REPLACEMENT Mammoet Southern Africa’s multi-axle trailer on route from the tank manufacturing plant to the refinery

Crane specialist completes Zim project, invests R600m in fleet revamp

By: Pimani Baloyi     17th April 2015 South Africa-based mobile crane hire company Johnson Crane Hire’s (JCH’s) heavy-lifting division in January completed a heavy lift project at platinum mining major Impala Platinum’s Zimbabwe-based subsidiary Zimplats’ Selous Metallurgical Complex for global engineering company FLSmidth. JCH’s... 

Crane specialist completes Zim project, invests R600m in fleet revamp
HEAVY LIFTING Johnson Crane Hire is committed to providing the latest heavy lift equipment for local clients

Manufacturer delivers maintenance cranes to multibillion-rand De Hoop project

By: Pimani Baloyi     17th April 2015 South Africa-based multinational crane manufacturing company Condra in November delivered locally designed and manufactured maintenance cranes to the R3.5-billion De Hoop dam in Sekhukhune, Limpopo. Condra MD Marc Kleiner tells Engineering News that the company manufactured the three cranes for... 

Manufacturer delivers maintenance cranes  to multibillion-rand De Hoop project
CONDRA 40 T CRANE With advanced control technology, Condra's 40 t crane reads the hook’s location to within an accuracy of 2 mm

Contractor invests in latest equipment

By: Pimani Baloyi     17th April 2015 As part of its endeavour to invest in the best internationally recognised modern equipment and make it available to the Southern Africa market, local heavy- lifting equipment logistics contractors Lovemore Bros in December invested in a new R3.85-million hydraulic boom gantry that boosts the... 

Contractor invests in latest equipment
SECRET TO SUCCESS Lovemore boasts effective fleet management, experienced drivers and positive relationships with road authorities

Logistics company RTMS-accredited

By: Pimani Baloyi     17th April 2015 JSE-listed logistics service provider Onelogix Group has obtained its Road Traffic Management System (RTMS) accreditation, which the company believes will add to the high-quality service that it already offers. Onelogix group CEO Ian Lourens tells Engineering News that the company regards the... 

Heavy-lift specialist delivers three 149 t transformers to Moz

By: Pimani Baloyi     17th April 2015 Heavy transportation and lifting solutions provider ALE in November completed the delivery of three 149 t transformers to the Songo high-voltage direct-current converter station, in Mozambique. ALE South Africa brand manager Theo van Wyk tells Engineering News that the the transformers,... 

Improvement of existing offering

     18th April 2014 Lifting and hoisting specialist company Kelmeg Lifting Services (KLS) reports that it has prioritised the development of its range of existing products, in an effort to supply the market with its best possible offering. 

Improvement of existing offering
RODNEY YOUNG Being local provides absolute control over the quality of our output and the level of our customer service

Abnormal loads simplified

     18th April 2014 Machine moving and abnormal load specialist company Lovemore Bros successfully transported two cumbersome container straddle carriers from the Port of Durban to the city’s former major airport, Durban International Airport on February 11 and 12. 

Abnormal loads  simplified
TEAMWORK The 65 t container straddle carriers were loaded onto low-bed trailers using two mobile cranes

Revised container handler improves efficiency

By: Dylan Slater     18th April 2014 New design features of the Taylor Electronic Loaded Container (TXLC) handler, such as a tilting cabin and improved layout, have improved its handling and ease of workflow, reports materials handling company Big Lift Trucks South Africa (BLT SA). 

Revised container handler improves efficiency
UNDER CONTROL The Taylor Electronic Loaded Container series of container handlers is designed with a more stable platform than that of previous models

Goscor

     18th April 2014 As part of Goscor Group, Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) has been providing best practice in industrial warehousing equipment solutions for the past 30 years. The company provides a range of market-leading products, including Crown, Doosan, Bendi and Hubtex. This has resulted in GLTC – which is... 

Goscor

Heavy-hauling industry growing

By: Dylan Slater     18th April 2014 South Africa’s growth and development rely significantly on services and solutions from the heavy-hauling industry, State-owned power utility Eskom subsidiary Rotek and Roshcon head of multi-axles logistics services Dennis Child says. 

Heavy-hauling industry growing
BACK FROM THE DEAD The expected life span of the Pacific trucks was 25 years, but a rebuild extended its life span a further ten years

Contracts secured despite competitive climate

By: Anine Kilian     19th April 2013 Durban-based heavy-lifting and abnornal-load company Lovemore Bros transported a 65 t catamaran, the Ocean Diamond, to Durban harbour, where it was launched into the water last month. The 24-m-long, 9.2-m-wide vessel has been renamed Le View. It can accommodate 200 people and was launched using a... 

Imported heavy-duty lift trucks to reach South Africa by July

By: Anine Kilian     19th April 2013 Forklift and lift-truck distributor Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) reports that the Doosan DV250 S-7 25 t lift truck, which was launched in Korea last year, will be available to the South African market by July. “This will create a new market for GLTC, as it is the first time that the company... 

Ngodwana mill receives new pulp dryer

By: Anine Kilian     19th April 2013 Global paper and dissolving wood pulp producer Sappi recently replaced the pulp dryer at its Ngodwana mill, in Mpumalanga, after its old dryer had reached the end of its economic life. 

Company imports Italian automotive lifts

By: Anine Kilian     19th April 2013 Flow measurement equipment company Meter Systems, a division of  mining and industrial distribution and support-services company Set Point Group,  reports that it has received its first order of 14 Italian-manufactured two-post and four-post vehicle lift posts from automotive lift column... 

Heavy-lifting crane company secures lucrative contract

By: Anine Kilian     19th April 2013 A R13-million contract to supply oil company Sonils Oil & Gas with a variety of cranes for its operations in Luanda, Angola, was awarded to crane manufacturing and crane and hoist service company Konecranes Southern Africa. This brings the total number of cranes that have been supplied by... 

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