October 26 - Shaanxi Petroleum Chemical Engineering and Construction has carried out the maiden lift with its new Terex CC 6800 crawler crane at the Jingbian Energy and Chemical Engineering Industrial Park in the Chinese city of Yulin.

In keeping with local tradition, Shaanxi Chemical Hoisting hosted an inaugural ceremony in the presence of dignitaries as the CC 6800 was used to hoist and accurately position a 247-tonne gasification furnace at a methanol plant on the industrial estate.

Shaanxi lifting crew commander Wang Haiqian commented: "The CC 6800's hydraulic precision and IC-1 touch screen control system proved to be a great advantage."

He added: "With morethan an estimated total of 45,000 tonnes of heavy lifting work to accomplish before the Jingbian Energy project is completed, there is a lot of work for the CC 6800 left to do."