Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Renzo Piano Bridge takes shape

Transport and rigging specialist Fagioli has installed the first section of the Renzo Piano Bridge in Genoa. 

The new bridge replaces the Morandi Bridge, which collapsed in August 2018. The disaster cast a light on the poor state of Italy’s road transport infrastructure, and raised concerns over the condition of bridges across Europe.

Fagioli was involved in the demolition of the remaining parts of the Morandi bridge; it dismantled and lowered the old bridge sections using strand jacks, cranes and SPMTs. 

On October 1, 2019, Fagioli lifted a 500-tonne steel structure measuring 50 m long using two crawler cranes.

The company is now using barges and modular trailers to deliver 237 components that will make up the new viaduct. The cargoes weigh between 56-89 tonnes.

The viaduct, shaped like a sail, was deigned by Renzo Piano and reflects Genoa's seafaring heritage. Construction works should be completed next year. 

www.fagioli.com

Heavy Lift | News

XCMG crawler crane makes international debut thumbnail image

XCMG crawler crane makes international debut

November 22 - Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group’s (XCMG) 4,000-ton (3,628.7-tonne) capacity crawler crane has lifted a wash tower weighing 1,926 tons (1,747 tonnes) at a site in Jubail Indiustrial Zone in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Views: 217
Hansa Meyer expands as growth holds steady thumbnail image

Hansa Meyer expands as growth holds steady

November 22 - Bremen-based international transport and logistics company Hansa Meyer Global has opened a new branch – the fourth it has added this year – in Azerbaijan.
Views: 432
K+N buys Rotra overland business thumbnail image

K+N buys Rotra overland business

November 22 - Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has acquired the overland and logistics activities of the Netherlands-headquartered Rotra.
Views: 213
Fesco moves submarine blocks thumbnail image

Fesco moves submarine blocks

November 22 - Fesco has transported parts of nuclear-powered submarines from Kamchatka to a decommissioning site in Primorsky Krai, Russia.
Views: 179

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.