Europe’s Largest Crane Onsite at ESJ

Edinburgh St James

The latest aerial images of the Redevelopment of the Edinburgh St James Centre feature Europe’s largest crane in the process of lifting the project’s heaviest beams.

Over the past two weeks, BHC have successfully erected 1,000 tonnes of steelwork on site including 15 of the project’s heaviest beams which were too large for the onsite tower cranes capacities.

The Liebherr LTM11200 Crane arrived on site at the beginning of May and has the capacity to lift a maximum of 1,200 tonnes with a maximum jib length of 123m and maximum boom of 100m.

The heaviest beam weighed 38.5 tonnes and was erected using a 40m main boom and 60m of jib to a 60m radius.

The latest images from the Redevelopment of the Edinburgh St James Centre

Edinburgh St James

 

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James

Edinburgh St James