Raimondi’s exclusive agent in France, GP Mat International (GP MAT), has completed the installation of six of the Italian manufacturer’s cranes in Saclay, a south-western suburb of Paris. Under the direction of GP MAT President Frank Torchard, 10 of the company’s employees worked on the crane erections, including those with elevators.
“GP Mat always works in close collaboration with our clients in order to present the products best suited to their jobsite needs. Our teams of technicians manage the crane erections, and we work to ensure that the best processes are put in place to ensure safety and productivity for each contractor’s respective requirements,” explained Torchard. The jobsite, at MINES ParisTech (known historically as the École des mines de Paris), rated as one of France’s top universities, requires the cranes to be on site and operational for various timelines, all between 18-24 months.
“It was imperative to have cranes with high lifting capacity on this site due to the heavy prefabricated components. The cranes will be used in the construction of a set of offices over five levels, and will be lifting form panels, concrete, and prefab elements over the duration of the construction process,” Torchard continued. The erection times of the six Raimondi cranes on the jobsite, which is being managed by contractor Cardinal Edifice, took approximately 16 hours for each crane over a period of two working days