New product announcements: 01/21/2009 Heavy Lifter: Crawler Crane Germany-based Demag has been muscling its way into super cranes for decades but has recently added more leverage. In 2002 it launched the 1,250-tonne CC-8800 and doubled down in 2007 with the 3,200-tonne, twin-boom CC 8800-1, the largest crawler crane on the planet. Now, a 1,600-tonne midsize version has arrived, the CC 9800. Built with similar components as its big brother, the 9800’s hook tops out at 230 meters and achieves a load moment of 27,000 tonne-meters using an 800-tonne Superlift counterweight at a 30-m radius. Designed for chemical and powerplants, the rig
The 2016 Summer Olympics boating and swimming events have put an international spotlight on what has been a long-running problem in Rio de Janeiro—untreated sewage and trash are clogging up major bays and waterways.