Linden Comansa luffing-jib cranes at the top of Bangkok

Linden Comansa luffing-jib cranes

Two luffing-jib cranes build the residential towers of the Iconsiam project, one of them the highest in Thailand

Next to the Chao Praya River, which runs through the city of Bangkok, Iconsiam is under construction. This is a highly anticipated mixed-use project, featuring two residential towers, which are being built by construction company ITD (Italian-Thai Development PLC). For this project, ITD counted on the support of two luffing-jib cranes from Linden Comansa, supplied by its Thai distributor, Smart (1994) Co. Ltd.

With almost 269 meters in height and 52 floors, the Super Luxury tower "The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok" will be the shortest of the two. On top of it, a luffing-jib crane model LCL165 is working, with a maximum load capacity of 8 tonnes, assembled with internal climbing system. Thanks to this system, the crane is braced to the internal structure of the building, and allows the crane to be climbed easily and safely as the building grows in height. Additionally, it creates an important economic saving, since this crane only needs 6 tower sections instead of 50, that would need if it had been erected externally. The LCL165 is finishing the installation of the crown’s cladding and will be disassembled in the upcoming days.

The second tower, "Magnolias Waterfront Residences", will house "only" luxury apartments (compared to the first), and will become the tallest building in Thailand. Thanks to its 70 floors and the pinnacle that crowns it, this 318 metre building will surpass the MahaNakhon tower. A Linden Comansa LCL190 crane, with 12 tonnes of maximum load, has been working from January 2016 to May 2018, assembled with the external climbing system with a final tower height of 287 meters.

In order to lift and move the loads to such heights without any problem, the LCL165 and LCL190 cranes have had optional hoist cable drums, with capacity for 1,000 and 1,280 meters, respectively.

The construction of both towers has been a challenge for ITD since the beginning, since must meet tight deadlines by contract: 38 months from the first foundation work to the delivery to the client. This pace of work has not only required that cranes work almost 20 hours a day, but also that they do so at high speeds. Therefore, the cranes were equipped with optional high-speed hoisting motors, which greatly shorten the work cycles. Thus, the LCL190 was able to reach speeds of up to 303 meters per minute and the LCL165 can reach 310 meters per minute. Thanks to the rapidity with which the cranes lift the different loads, the "Magnolias Waterfront Residences" tower reached a growth rate of one floor every four days, or seven floors each month.

In addition to supplying the cranes, Smart also carries out the maintenance and service of the cranes.

NBM&CW June 2018

Schwing Stetter India Brings XCMG Aerial Work Platform to India

XCMG aerial work platforms, with their small boundary dimension, wide working range, strong obstacle climbing ability, simple, safe and reliable operation, are widely used in the construction of buildings, Read More ...

ACE Launches NX Series NextGen Multi Activity Cranes

As the name suggests, the new NX Series NextGen Multi Activity Cranes perform multiple tasks, apart from crane operations, which makes them very versatile in enabling multi-purpose applications. Developed in-house by Read More ...

Schwing Stetter India Brings XCMG Aerial Work Platform to India

XCMG aerial work platforms, with their small boundary dimension, wide working range, strong obstacle climbing ability, simple, safe and reliable operation, are widely used in the construction of buildings, roads Read More ...

ACE Launches NX Series NextGen Multi Activity Cranes

As the name suggests, the new NX Series NextGen Multi Activity Cranes perform multiple tasks, apart from crane operations, which makes them very versatile in enabling multi-purpose applications. Developed in-house Read More ...

Liebherr mobile construction cranes tackle building retrofit

Three Liebherr mobile construction cranes have been in action as part of an administrative building retrofit in Neckarsulm. In addition to several steel elements, a MK 140 hoisted several air conditioning units onto the Read More ...

COMANSA upgrades Flat-Top tower crane models 21LC660 & 21LC750; increases their maximum load capacity up to 50 tons

The design of new solutions for the 21LC1050 Flat-Top tower crane, launched in Sept 2018, allowed COMANSA's R&D team to apply some of these developments to two of the manufacturer's most successful Read More ...

NEW AGE gondolas serve prestigious Trump Tower project of - Lodha Group in Mumbai

Tall buildings have special importance and a visual advantage due to their height and dominance over other elements in the surroundings. High rises have now become a necessity in metro cities due to limited availability Read More ...

Everest Engineering Equipment displays tower cranes, passenger hoists, and anti-collision systems for catering to the growing pre-cast market, at bauma Conexpo India 2018.

Everest Engineering Equipment has an exclusive dealership tie-up with established brands such as SYM, Finehope for tower cranes, GJJ for passenger & material hoists, and Chengdu Hi-tech for anti-collision Read More ...

HAULOTTE organizes key handover to SHAKTI Equipments Pvt. Ltd., and RENTEASE International LLP; showcases brand new HA20LE PRO, the first AWP under its PULSEO series

French major Haulotte that designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of products focused on aerial work platform and telehandlers, has been providing increasingly innovative solutions by co-creating value Read More ...

Action Construction Equipment (ACE) - showcases new NX series of cranes

At bauma Conexpo India, Action Construction Equipment displayed the new models of its NX - Next Generation series that included NX 360, NXP and NXT, for which the company has filed a patent. Said Sorab Agarwal Read More ...

The Manitowoc Way to Progress

Several hundred Potain guests, including customers, dealers, partners, and media-persons, visited the company's new factory in Pune to view Manitowoc's new and improved manufacturing processes embodying Read More ...

JJC & Dragados chooses 4 Potain cranes to build new police hospital in Peru

The construction of the new Central Police Hospital in Lima, Peru, is underway with the help of four Potain tower cranes. Two MC 175 B and two MC 125 cranes are providing fast work at the job site by lifting formwork Read More ...

New 21LC1050 from COMANSA

Launched worldwide, the new 21LC1050 is designed to work in projects involving lifting of heavy loads and can be erected with reach of 30 to 80 metres with configurations every 5 metres. In addition, an optional jib Read More ...

Liebherr MK series of 2-in-1 Mobile Construction Crane

In its endeavor to keep bringing intelligent features in its products, Liebherr offers a unique product that combines the features of two cranes into one: it’s mobile construction crane in the MK series has the mobility Read More ...

COMANSA cranes build luxury residential complex in Nigeria

Contractor ITB Nigeria is using 6 COMANSA cranes for the construction of the ‘Azuri Peninsula’ apartments being developed by Eko Development Company in a brand-new city on reclaimed land in Lagos Read More ...

Champion Auto delivers 4 new Grove cranes to Taiwanese port

Grove’s dealer in Taiwan, Champion Auto, has delivered four new mobile cranes to a port in the south of the country. These are two GMK4100L all-terrain cranes and two RT540E rough-terrain cranes. Champion Auto Read More ...
NBM&CW

New Building Material & Construction World

New Building Material & Construction World
MGS Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture
L&ST

Lifting & Specialized Transport

Lifting & Specialized Transport
II&TW

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week