Grove GMK4100L Erects Potain MDT 189 Tower Crane in Challenging Location
On Italy’s picturesque Amalfi Coast in the village of Positano, real estate developer, Gemar, has deployed a Potain MDT 189 tower crane, erected by a Grove GMK4100L-1 all-terrain crane, to overcome the challenges of constructing a multi-story parking lot into the side of a cliff on a site with limited space and access.
With its best-in-class load charts and narrow 2.55 m width, the four-axle Grove GMK4100L-1 all-terrain crane ensured the tower crane assembly took place effectively and efficiently.
The ongoing construction of a 160-space multi-story parking lot into a rockface surrounded by houses in Positano is a case in point. Incorporating an elevator, the lot is essential to connect the road below to the one above where the town’s cemetery is located, which is currently difficult to access and served only by stairs.
The project necessitated the demolition of part of the cliff with dynamite and the subsequent excavation inside it of a 35 m tunnel to access the elevator shaft. With the excavations now complete, a crane has been commissioned to lift the structural elements into place and construct the elevator shaft. The construction is due for completion in 2023.