Topless tower cranes to contribute to build of mixed-use College Square jobsite
Raimondi agent of Ireland, Irish Cranes & Lifting, recently erected two flattop tower cranes as part of a four-crane package on the College Square jobsite. Located in the heart of Dublin, Ireland, College Square is a mixed-use development that will include both residential and commercial space spread over a 21 storey tower.
The four cranes planned for the jobsite by year’s end include the recently-delivered new MRT159, MRT189 and LRH174, all ordered by Irish Cranes to add to their existing fleet. The final crane planned for the site is an existing MRT213, already owned by the fleet rental company.
“With this latest order made of five machines, our fleet now counts 70 cranes out of which 60 are Raimondi models. The decision to purchase these specific models, along with one flattop MRT234 already at work on another site, come from the market demand of having higher free-standing cranes with excellent performance in terms of lifting capacity and ease of installation,” explained Robert Coffey, Director, Irish Cranes.
The cranes rented to the project contractor, Walls Construction, were erected within one day in September 2021 and will remain onsite for approximately 22 to 24 months. The LRH174 hydraulic luffer and the MRT213 topless tower crane are scheduled for installation in the upcoming months.
“The MRT159 8t deployed on College Square, currently presents a jib length of 50m and a height under hook of 44m that will be later climbed to the final freestanding height of 99m. The MRT189 10tn city crane with a jib length of 54m has already reached the final height of 78m. Chosen for meeting customer needs in terms of fast and safe assembly, as well as large load capacity, the cranes will be lifting rebar, shuttering, and skipping concrete,” he continued.
The machines, all equipped with the latest technologies to ensure remote crane assistance and monitoring, are also fitted with the Raimondi Deluxe R16 Crane Cabin. As for previous jobsites handled by Walls Construction all the cranes supplied are painted in bespoke client colors.
“Raimondi Cranes once again proved efficient with quick lead time on supplying and delivering to Irish Cranes the new machines considering the short notice period given. We are extremely happy to keep working with our Italian suppliers to best support our client needs with reliable and versatile heavy lifting machinery,” he concluded.