The E-Crane is nominated for the IBJ (International Bulk Journal) ‘Crane of the Year’-Award. Fellow nominees for this IBJ-award are Liebherr (Austria) and NKM Noell (The Netherlands). On November 23rd it will be announced which nominee can walk away with the award.
A modified version of the E-Crane (a 3000 Series E-Crane® model 5045S-CRD) will start work next spring, 2010 for the construction of the Maasvlakte 2 Seawall. Contracters combination PUMA will deploy the specialist E-Crane for placing heavy concrete blocks, weighing over 40 ton each, from the existing block dam into the hard seawall of the Maasvlakte II.
The land-bound E-Crane with lifting capacity of 50 tons and a 63 meter reach from the heart of the machine can place the concrete pieces with much more accuracy than would be possible with maritime equipment. Furthermore, PUMA can continue working with this E-Crane during stormy circumstances. The crane is being adapted by E-Crane Worldwide in close cooperation with PUMA as we speak, especially for this project a complete new lower (with special crawler configuration) is being constructed.
Editor’s note: The E-Crane® won the silver medal for this year’s award.