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continued from page 39             Spain in 1971, last year. It is now bi-  line of sight when it is necessary to
         including strap and cable hoists, lever   located at Marine Projects Ltd.’s ship-  work, say, inside a cargo haul or when
         tools and wire grips, are designed for   yards in Gdansk and approx. 20km   another vessel might be obscuring the
         safety  and  efficiency,  helping  utility   further north in Gdynia. The crane is   operator’s vision.
         professionals get the job done in even   currently known as “Conrad Consul”,   Consul  is powered by two Voith
         the most hazardous environments.   taking half of its name from Marine   Schneider propellers that provide pro-
           To learn more about Columbus McK-  Projects’ daughter company Conrad   pulsion and steering in one unit, while
         innon’s utility product offering, call Co-  S.A., which specializes in the produc-  a new  generator,  power converters,
         lumbus McKinnon Channel Services at   tion  and  delivery  of  complete  luxury   chain blocks, lifting ropes, glass wheel-
         800-888-0985 or visit the utility section   sail and motor yachts.    house,  and steering consoles  were
         of  our  website:  https://www.cmworks.  Consul boasts two pairs of hooks,   among other new installations.
         com/industries/UtilityOverview.aspx  two of 100t capacity at the front and   There are two other, similar floating
                                            two bigger 200t capacity units behind   cranes in the region—the 330t capacity
         Tower Crane Conference             them. However, its overall capacity   Maja and 100t capacity Conrad Goliath
         Offers Discounts &                 is only 440t as, while four hooks can   (the latter also belongs to Marine Proj-
         Guidance On Hurricane              be utilized for a single lift, not all of
         Preparedness                       them can lift to their full capacity at
           Following major hurricanes last year,   the same time. On each hook is an SP
         the upcoming Tower Cranes North    25t capacity Radiolink plus load cell,
         America (TCNA) will provide guidance   each of which was installed during
         to contractors  and other  crane  users   the major refurbishment of the crane
         about how to prepare cranes for severe   last summer.
         weather.  The TCNA event, organized   Navinord’s load monitoring system—
         by American Cranes & Transport Mag-  LMSmk1—is capable of gathering data
         azine, will be held in Miami, June 18-  from up to 16 strain gauges, explained
         19 and SC&RA members can enjoy a 20   Piotr Cywiński, marine electronics spe-
         percent discount on registration.   cialist at Navinord, also headquartered
           Frank  Bardonaro, COO of Maxim   near Gdansk.
         Crane – the company that owned three   In addition to the four SP units, two
         cranes damaged by Irma – will review   other devices feedback on boom line
         the lessons learned from the events of   forces. All devices feed data to a master
         last September. While weather-related   computer that can be read remotely,
         problems will feature heavily in the   over the internet, and / or in Consul’s
         conference,  there  will  be other  top-  cab. The system also provides error no-
         ics of relevance to tower crane owners   tifications;  generation  of  information
         and users.  Additional SC&RA mem-  graphs covering designated time peri-
         ber speakers include Michael Rubin,   ods; and customizable interface colors.
         a  partner  at  law  firm  Goldberg  Se-  There  are  many other  features  of
         galla, will consider how crane users   the crane itself besides, said Cywiński.
         and owners  – whether  contractors  or   Consul  is  equipped with  navigation
         rental companies – can minimize the   and communication devices, primarily
         contractual  risks  of  operating cranes.   for use in marine salvage, ship emer-
         These risks  are a topical subject in   gency response service  (SERS), and
         the crane industry now, and will also   wreck  removal applications. Mean-
         be addressed by the keynote speaker,   while, CCTV facilitates lifts out of the
         Christian Chalupny, President of Mor-
         row Equipment. For more information   Conrad Consul by the Third Millennium John
         or to register, visit   Paul  II  Bridge  spanning  the  Martwa  Wisła
         and use code TCNA20.                 River in Gdansk, Poland. Consul boasts two
                                              pairs of hooks, two of 100t capacity at the
                                              front and two bigger 200t capacity units
         SP Load Cells Integral to            behind them.
         Floating Crane Software
           Polish marine electronics  integra-
         tion specialist Navinord has installed a
         state-of-the-art software package that
         includes  four  Straightpoint (SP) load
         cells on a 440t capacity floating crane,
         which  is currently based near the
         Third Millennium John Paul II Bridge
         spanning  the  Martwa  Wisła  River  in
         Gdansk, Poland.
           Its new owner renovated the crane,
         originally named “Consulado De Bil-
         bao Dos” when it was built in Bilbao,

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