11/04/2023 - 15:08 pm

BVS Crane now in operation at HS2 project

BVS Cranes has successfully commissioned a new crane in the largest infrastructure project in Europe – the HS2 in the UK.

BVS Cranes of Turkey has completed the installation and commissioning of the BVS 87.5t SWL gantry crane for its customer the British and French EPC Contractors’ Joint Venture, Balfour Beatty & Vinci JV in the United Kingdom.

The crane will be used in the HS2 High Speed Rail Line Project that will connect London with major cities cities in the North West such as Birmingham and Manchester.

The crane has a 54m span, a 15m lifting height and a 530m long travel it is equipped with a BVS 82 SWL underhook hydraulic spreader.

The crane is now in operation – it is designed to lift concrete segments of about 60 to 80t each and in four different forms. The crane will handle more than 3000 segments multiple times over a two year period, helping the largest infrastructure project in Europe come to fruition with its ambitious economic and social targets.


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