Four Kobelco Crawler Cranes from Hawks Crane Hire on Silvertown Tunnel Project
It’s four of a kind for Silvertown Tunnel. Hawks Crane Hire has supplied four Kobelco crawler cranes, including two CKE2500-Gs and two CKE900G-3s, for work on Transport for London’s (TfL) £1 billion Silvertown Tunnel, which will link Silvertown to the Greenwich Peninsula in east London.
The first CKE900G-3 arrived on site in January 2021, with the first CKE2500G-2 following in October. The second CKE900G-3 arrived in January 2022, with the final CKE2500G-2 delivered in June 2022.
Both CKE2500G-2s were supplied with 48m booms, with one using a 100-tonne hook block and the other a 70-tonne hook block, with maximum weight lifted being 50.5 tonnes at 15m radius.
The new 1.4km twin-bore road tunnel under the Thames will be the first in London in over 30 years and aims to improve cross-river public transport, while reducing congestion and air pollution in the area. Construction is being delivered by Bam Nuttall with sister company Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau, Ferrovial Agroman and SK E&C.
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Australian-based heavy lifting tower crane specialists, Marr Contracting Pty Ltd (The Men From Marr’s), have completed a world-record lift during construction of the 1915Çanakkale Bridge in Turkey.