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Equipment India Magazine | 23 Liebherr tower cranes at Chile airport expansion project
23 Liebherr tower cranes at Chile airport expansion project
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A total of 23 Liebherr tower cranes are being used for the extension of the Santiago Nueva Pudahuel International in Chile. As many as 15 flat-top cranes and three high-top cranes have already been assembled and are providing optimum load handling.
The airport in Santiago de Chile is expanding its position as one of the most important hubs in South America. The operators are extending the site to 265,000 sq m and have commissioned the construction of another terminal. Once finished, the airport will increase its total capacity to 30 million passengers per year, more than doubling its present number. There will be 67 passenger bridges in total, including the 18 already in use. In addition, the number of parking spaces are to double.
The developers are realising the project with the help of 23 Liebherr tower cranes. Liebherr Chile S.p.A has already erected seven 250 EC-B 12 Litronic, four 150 EC-B 8 Litronic and one 280 EC-H 16 Litronic. Six cranes from the Chilean dealer Maquinarias Cruz del Sur are also already in use: one 280 EC-H 12 Litronic, two 200 EC-H 10 Litronic and three 90 EC-B cranes. The 18 tower cranes have a jib length of 45 to 60 m and hook heights of 17 to 45 m; they have been working on the construction site, partly in double shifts, since the end of 2016. As things currently stand, approximately 70 per cent of the airport has been completed. More Liebherr tower cranes will follow for the construction of the multi-storey car parks – foreseeably three 110 EC-B 6 and two 154 EC-H cranes.
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