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Terex cranes used at Mumbai airport project

PMV

Larsen & Toubro (L&T), which is building a new multi-story parking structure and an air traffic control tower at the Mumbai international airport, is using Terex CTT 181-8 and CTT 231-10 tower cranes to do the job.

“In order to build the new parking structure and the tower, we had to set up the cranes directly within the airport’s busy area. This meant that we would only be able to use flat top cranes, due their lower absolute overall height,” said Udit Narayan Singh, the ECC project manager responsible for the project. L&T has over 34 Terex tower cranes in its fleet.

The Terex CTT 181 (with a configuration in which the crane would be tied to the ground) was chosen to build the new control tower, while the Terex CTT 231-10 (with a configuration featuring rails) is being used for the parking structure. “Even though they were surrounded by heavy traffic in a very busy area, they enabled the L&T team to perform their work quickly and with absolute precision while making it possible to comply with extremely strict safety regulations,” said a release from Terex.

Safety is the main reasons why L&T purchased Terex cranes. “Terex cranes are characterised by extremely strong structures with exceptional torsional rigidity, which lets us perform challenging lifts while knowing that everyone involved will be safe,” said Singh, adding that the other important factor is that cranes are easy and quick to assemble.

The two Terex flat top tower cranes at the Mumbai airport are mainly in charge of providing steel and concrete to workers to build the parking structure and the air traffic control tower. This needs to be done at impressive heights, and the cranes are capable to do that, as they can reach a height of nearly 30 meters and have 35 meter-long jibs. “This configuration enables them to lift the required loads of up to ten tonnes for the parking structure and eight tonnes for the tower,” said Singh.

L&T has been using these two cranes for over a year now. The project is scheduled to be completed in December 2013.

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