A Heavy Haul

Mammoet crews at the Gulf Coast Growth Ventures (GCGV) site in San Patricio County, Texas have recently completed the heavy haul of the largest modules to be received so far for the construction of a Gulf Coast plastics manufacturing facility. The most recent shipment included some of the largest onshore modules in the industry which […]

Fourteenth Crane Ordered

Cape Town lifting equipment company, BB Cranes, has secured an order for the fourteenth overhead crane to be installed at Gamsberg Zinc Mine in Northern Cape Province. Placed by Mota-Engil, the order is associated with a contract signed between this Portuguese mining and construction group, and Black Mountain Mining for further drilling, excavation and transportation […]

All the Details Dovetail Precisely

Paragon Steel Structures’ construction of a rubber processing factory in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands will soon involve the installation of two overhead cranes to work the floor area of the soon-to-be-completed plant. Peter Hallowes, Paragon’s managing director, reports that the cranes will be delivered by manufacturer Condra in September, with installation and commissioning scheduled for the […]

Precision pre-cast lifting

Precision pre-cast lifting

An order was recently placed by Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) for four 32 ton Condra portal cranes to manage materials handling at its new Copperton and Garob Wind Tower pre-cast yard in Northern Cape. Portal cranes for pre-cast yards are purpose-built to lift, position, stack and load reinforced concrete components. Two have been at work […]

Lifting in a hurry

Lifting in a hurry

The Potain MR 418 luffing jib cranes, which are equipped with full frequency-controlled mechanisms for precision control, offer fast lifting speeds. Maximum capacity for the crane is 24 tons and the maximum jib length is 60 metres. Available from Crane & Hoist Equipment SA it boasts several advantages. Among these is that this extremely compact […]

Rope access used for maintenance

Rope access used for maintenance

When a major petrochemical producer in Mpumalanga recently had to carry out routine maintenance on a 30-mhigh chemical reactor, it opted for rope access for speedy ingress, as opposed to the traditional method of erecting an external scaffolding structure to allow access to the top of the building. Due to the fact that the components […]

Leading Brands Offer a Holistic Solution

Leading Brands Offer a Holistic Solution

The combination of being able to offer two leading brands locally allows Mandirk Lifting to offer its clients complete solutions and not standalone products. Part of the Mandirk Group, Mandirk Lifting was established to extend the group’s total solutions approach.  These two brands are Enerpac, a leader in high-pressure hydraulic tools, controlled force products, and […]

Explosion Proof Hoists

All are custom-built, two-speed machines that utilise the modularity of Condra’s K Series to deliver performance capabilities precisely tailored to the individual requirements of each application.After commissioning at Kusile Power Station, the eight machines will carry out installation and maintenance work on coal conveyors. They will further boost Condra’s already substantial presence at Kusile, where […]

Multi-mission Inshore Patrol Vessel

Multi-mission Inshore Patrol Vessel

Mammoet has been contracted by Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) to assist with the launch of the first of three Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPV). Procured by Armscor for the South African Navy, the vessels will augment South Africa’s maritime security to counter threats such as illegal trafficking and fishing. The vessel, weighing over 600t, […]

Super-span Maintenance Crane

New Spiller for Sugarcane

Condra has followed deliveries of customised cranes for injection-moulding and shipboard maintenance applications with a third overhead machine of unusual design, this one sporting an exceptionally wide span of no less than 35 metres. A span of this magnitude is more than double the average of fifteen metres, and approaches the manufacturer’s record of 42 […]