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Modular construction Project in Saskatchewan

DLB Cranes has been working in the modular condo development sector for the last 5 years and has developed an outstanding reputation as the guys who deliver results.
Often involved with long-term clients from the conceptual stage through the pre-planning and engineering phases, and strongly utilized in the execution stages of construction, DLB brings value to the entire duration of the projects.

The services provided include pre-execution lift studies, heavy lift planning & management, crane and rigging services and Total Hoist Solutions. The team is in place to support you every hoisting need.

Conclusion: In all, this project will entail lift planning and installation of modular built condominiums over three phases. DLB Cranes has executed on similar projects where over 200 modular components have been installed on a single project.CC1500 with jib for modular construction project - Sask - DLB Cranes (1)CC1500 with jib for modular construction project - Sask - DLB Cranes (2)

Wind Turbine Media Attention

Enercon E53 Wind Turbine Generator installed at the Cowesses Wind Project 10Km south of Regina, SK
Project Duration: 2 weeks
Cranes on site: Demag CC-1500 (330 Ton Crawler Crane) and Tadano TRX-800 (80 Ton Rough Terrain Crane)
Max capacities: 85,000lbs at 60′ (250’ up in the air)
Max boom configurations: 256’ Main Boom and 40’ Jib offset at 10 Degrees

Transport loads: The crawler crane came into the site on one multi-axle trailer and 9 additional trailers hauling boom, counterweight and jibs. The 80 Ton Rough Terrain came into the site on a multi-axle trailer

DLB Cranes in Windblat Media – click here
Project is on page 16

Time-lapse 1,350ton crane at work

Stunning time-lapse video of huge cranes at work – a 1,350ton crawler (LR11350) in North Vancouver.
LR11350 Time-lapse (c) Linka Van As

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Click to see DLB Cranes part in this major crane project

DLB Cranes Ltd. is proud to have been a part of yet another project Building Canada’s Landmarks. Our world-class business development team seeks out unique opportunities in unusual places, and our best-in-the-industry operators, engineers and technicians have the critical, hands-on experience necessary to handle complicated, large-scale projects as well as fulfill even the most specific requirements in niche areas and remote locations. DLB Cranes has built an impeccable reputation by making the difficult seem easy, the complicated seem simple and the expansive something affordable.

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1,350 metric ton crane? In Vancouver?

DLB Cranes has been contracted to assemble the largest crawler crane ever assembled in British Columbia – a 1,350 metric ton capacity crane. This Liebherr LR11350 arrived from Russia via ship, unloaded at Lynnterm docks in North Vancouver, freighted via specialized trailers (the tracks weigh over 70 metric tons each and stretch 14.5meters long) to be assembled in Seaspan’s Pemberton shipyard as part of the VSY Modernization Project.

The LR11350 can be set up with a standard “S” boom or an impressive “P” boom configuration. This unit has the “P” boom installed, which is a sight to be seen. The unit can also be configured with a 42 meter derrick and up to 600 metric tons of “extended” counterweight on a wheeled buggy.

It took over 80 loads to deliver to site and almost a week to assemble. Our Terex American HC210 (200ton crawler crane) was used in the assembly process along with experienced riggers.

The LR11350 is being used to construct Seaspan’s “Goliath” Shipbuilding Gantry Crane. Once erected, the crane will be the biggest of its kind in Canada, towering 80 meters high and spanning 76 meters wide. Assembly, hook-up, testing and commissioning of the crane is estimated to take place over the next several months, with completion targeted for this summer.

The crane is a critical component of Seaspan’s Shipyard Modernization Project, a two-year, $200 million project, which began construction in October 2012 and is scheduled to be finished in the fall of 2014. Once complete, the new state-of-the-art facilities will allow Seaspan to efficiently deliver Non-Combat Vessels for the men and women of the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard.

References:

http://www.marinelink.com/news/vancouver-colossal364492.aspx

http://www.seaspan.com/modernization-project-overview/

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Big Cranes – Russian Dolls Erection Project

DLB Cranes Ltd – Erecting Canadian Landmarks
VSY Modernization Project – The “Russian Doll” Project
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Client: ALE and Roll Lift
Project: Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyard Modernization Project
Cranes: 300MT “Goliath” | LR11350 | HC210 | RT780
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DLB Cranes Ltd. has once again played an important role in Building British Columbia, this time significantly altering and improving the landscape of Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyard in North Vancouver as an integral part of its $200-million modernization project. DLB brought in its Terex-American HC210 crawler crane to assemble a Liebherr LR11350-P crawler, which in turn assembled the ZPMC 300MT “Goliath” gantry crane that now commands the North Vancouver shoreline.
DLB Cranes LR11350 HC210 RT780 Goliath Assembly Project
The Vancouver Shipyard Modernization Project is an essential component of the National Shipbuilding Program that Seaspan has undertaken in partnership with the Government of Canada. This multibillion program will see 17 non-combat military vessels built right here on the shores of North Vancouver over the next two decades.

DLB’s world-class team of engineers and technicians became involved with the project in October 2012, working with Seaspan’s procurement team to provide crane engineering expertise and serving as close advisers to the gantry crane supplier and installer on issues of constructability, logistics, and availability of adequate equipment and qualified manpower. DLB’s team provided essential support in all areas relevant to cranes and lift-planning, ensuring thorough safety and site inspections and working closely with the site joint venture on site preparations, ground-bearing studies, barometric charts for barge freight, lift plans, and all related logistics.
DLB Cranes LR11350 HC210 RT780 Goliath Assembly Project
The Goliath gantry crane has two 70-metre-tall fixed legs supporting a main cross beam. The fixed leg weighs approximately 280 tonnes, while the hinged leg weighs about 130 tonnes. The cross beam weighs approximately 430 tonnes, spans the 80 metre gap between the legs with a girth of 5 metres. On top of this double girder are upper and lower trolleys with hook blocks and a service crane, putting the total height of the structure at over 85 metres.

The challenge presented to DLB: Supply and erect a temporary crane large enough and strong enough to assemble the colossal, permanent 300MT gantry crane. The task at hand required lifting capacity far beyond that of any cranes currently available in British Columbia. DLB rose to this challenge by identifying a partner with a crane that could perform the work, a crane that would end up being the largest crane ever assembled in Western Canada to date.

DLB used its Terex RT780 rough-terrain crane to assemble the Terex-American HC210 crawler crane, weighing in itself at around 200 tons, on this challenging site under tight space constraints in less than six hours. The HC210’s four highly experienced and capable riggers, supplied by DLB, then went to work off-loading the necessary components and assembling the LR11350, newly arrived from St. Petersburg, Russia before starting on the assembly of the massive crawler crane. The LR11350’s smooth assembly was completed in under a week, earning glowing accolades from the project owners and other involved clients and contractors.
DLB Cranes LR11350 HC210 RT780 Goliath Assembly Project
From there, the LR11350 went on to successfully erect the 300MT Goliath crane. Due to severe space limitations on the site, the LR11350 had to be moved multiple times during this construction project; DLB was in full crane and technical support for all involved parties during the entire process.

DLB Cranes Ltd. is proud to have been a part of yet another project Erecting Canada’s Landmarks. Our world-class business development team seeks out unique opportunities in unusual places, and our best-in-the-industry operators, engineers and technicians have the critical, hands-on experience necessary to handle complicated, large-scale projects as well as fulfill even the most specific requirements in niche areas and remote locations. DLB Cranes has built an impeccable reputation by making the difficult seem easy, the complicated seem simple and the expansive something affordable.

40yrs of “World of Concrete” 2014

With over 50,000 visitors descended on Las Vegas, US, from 21 to 24 January for the 40th anniversary edition of World of Concrete, the exhibition looks set to start the year in style.

Organiser Hanley Wood is expected another productive show, and hoped it will build on the growth of last year’s event, which attracted 54,869 visitors to the Las Vegas Convention Center and over 1,300 exhibitors, taking up more than 605,000 ft2 (56,206 m2) of exhibit space.

It did!

A testament to its 40-year history, the show has a strong reputation and is expected to be the platform for some noteworthy construction equipment and technology introductions.

World of Concrete 2014 preview – KHL Group.

UK study paves the way for low temperature asphalt – KHL Group

UK study paves the way for low temperature asphalt
Written by Chris Sleight – 27 Jan 2014

A study by the Carbon Trust and Lafarge Tarmac has found the use of low temperature asphalt (LTA) could save the UK road industry UK£46.2 million (€56.2 million) over ten years. Low temperature asphalts comprise cold mix, semi-warm mix and warm mix specifications, which are produced at temperatures from 60°C to 130°C, compared to 1800C to 1900C for hot mixes.

According to the study LTA bonds road materials as effectively as the conventional method, but using lower temperatures and less energy. It is claimed this could cut carbon emissions by up to 39%. The trail has led to the development of LTA specifications.

Al-Karim Govindji, Technology Acceleration Manager, the Carbon Trust, an independent company with the aim to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy said, “There is tremendous potential for this project. This programme is an example of how by establishing new models of working, we can unblock demand-supply stand-offs, to help the UK to deliver the infrastructure of the future, at a lower cost for taxpayers and the climate.”

Martin Riley, Managing Director for Lafarge Tarmac’s asphalt and aggregates business, added, “This project with the Carbon Trust will help unlock barriers to bring lower temperature asphalt into wider use, cutting energy use, reducing CO2 emissions and enabling us to deliver projects more quickly for clients. It will take time for these materials to become available, but as producers follow our lead and adopt this technology, there will be a growing movement to embrace LTAs as direct replacements for conventional hot asphalts.”

According to the two companies, if the new specification is adopted and low temperature asphalt market achieves 21% of the total UK asphalt market over the next decade, it could save UK£46.2 million (€56.2 million) and around 260,000 tonnes of CO2during the manufacturing of these materials over the next 10 years.

Other project partners include Nynas UK, Atkins, MIRO and Transport Research Laboratory (TRL). A new specification, open to all manufacturers, was published by TRL in October as part of the project.

UK study paves the way for low temperature asphalt – KHL Group.

United Rentals positive on 2014 outlook

United Rentals is forecasting revenue growth of between 12.5% and 17% this year on the basis that the bulk of the recovery in non-residential construction has still to come and that the rental sector is at the early stages of a multi-year growth cycle.

The company – the world’s largest equipment rental firm – posted a 6.2% increase in revenues for 2013 to US$4.66 billion (compared to combined revenues for United and RSC in 2012). Net profits for the year were $387 million, up from $75 million in 2012.

Fourth quarter revenues rose 7.1% to $1.34 billion, with net profits of $140 million, up from $41 million in 2012.

The revenue increases result from a 6.9% rise in the volume of equipment on rent and a 4.2% average increase on rental rates. United invested $1.58 billion gross on its fleet in 2013 and said it will increase that to $1.65 billion this year.

Michael Kneeland, chief executive officer of United Rentals, said 2013 had been a year of “unparalleled achievement”, with record revenues, EBITDA, EBITDA margin and earnings per share.

He said the integration with RSC had been a success, with RSC-related costs synergies amounting to $236 million for the full year; “We also generated $421 million of operational free cash flow, while continuing to grow our fleet in an improving marketplace. We ended on a strong note, with year-over-year increases in rate and time utilisation, positioning us well for 2014.”

United expects to grow this year through higher rental rates and an increase in demand from end markets. “We agree with industry forecasts that the bulk of the recovery in non-residential construction lies ahead, and equipment rental is still in the early stages of a multi-year growth cycle”, said Mr Kneeland.

United Rentals positive on 2014 outlook – KHL Group.

ALE lifts 10,000 tonnes in UAE

Lifting 10,000 tonnes, are you kidding me?

ALE lifts 10,000 tonnes in UAE – KHL Group.

Terex cranes on Amazon floating pier

Three Terex ATs on barges.

Terex cranes on Amazon floating pier – KHL Group.