The Mantis Cranes Ireland Team were working close to home this week, erecting a Saez TL55 Tower Crane in Derry. A long-standing Mantis Cranes customer, purchased a Saez TL55 Tower Crane and the Mantis Team erected it in the historic Ebrington development in Derry.
Once again, this was a seamless operation by the Mantis Cranes Team aided by excellent co-operation from the on-site construction team. The photos show the Mantis Cranes Engineers following the Lift Plan to ensure the safe and efficient erection of the Tower Crane on site. The steps were expertly followed, from unloading the tower and jib sections, connecting the jib sections, erecting the towers, slew ring, ballast and lifting the jib and counter jib into place.
Ebrington is a former military site and covers an area of 29 acres and has many 19th Century retained and listed buildings. The whole area has been undergoing a recent regeneration and is now home to cafes, restaurants and offices. Ebrington Square, the former military parade grounds, also hosts many outdoor cultural events for the city. This area is perfectly situated as it is connected to the City Centre by the Peace Bridge built across the River Foyle. The addition of a 4-star hotel and spa incorporating the Soldiers quarters, clock tower and Officers Quarter will secure the popularity of this stunning area.
A clear Spring day with blue skies provided the perfect backdrop for the erection of the crane. The TL55 offers a jib length of 55m, maximum height of 35m and a maximum lift of 5,000 kg. This is an extremely robust and reliable tower crane.
Mantis Cranes would like to wish our customer the very best of luck with their tower crane and with the completion of this project.