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NEWS IN OUR INDUSTRY
         continued from previous page       Swedish Steel Prize 2019  is
         barge, using a 350t capacity Liebherr   Now Open for Entry
         LTM1350-6.1, and completing instal-  Applications are now being
         lation onsite, with the aforementioned,   accepted for the Swedish Steel
         larger Liebherr mobile crane.      Prize 2019, the steel industry’s most
           Courtney said: “It  was a truly com-  prestigious award, which celebrates
         plex  project  from  start  to  finish.  The   its 20th anniversary this year.
         450t crane had a 300t Grove sat next to   The Swedish Steel Prize is an award
         it, using an 80m boom that was able to   for ideas and products that have an im-
         reach over the top for the larger crane   pact on future steel solutions, and it at-
         with the bosun’s chair, if required, say,   tracts competitors from across the world.   contributed to a significant innovation.
         if a MEWP [mobile elevating work   It  will  be  awarded  on  November  14th,   All entries are assessed by an inde-
         platform] broke down. The 350t crane   2019 in Stockholm, Sweden as part of   pendent jury. Together they review
         had a 220t Demag conducting bosun’s   the Swedish Steel Prize 2019 event. Ap-  each entry based on its level of innova-
         chair activity, reaching to a maximum   plications are now being accepted.  tion,  creativity, sustainability, perfor-
         radius of 40m over the water.”       This year marks the 20th anniversary   mance and competitiveness. Out of the
           John Baker, Sales Director at Mod-  of the Swedish Steel Prize. Over the past   box thinking as well as entries address-
         ulift, said: “The project is another   two decades, the award has inspired cre-  ing the environment, digital solutions
         great example of the Modulift CMOD   ative engineers, designers and inventors   and new trends in the economy are es-
         system in action; it’s easy to see why   to utilize the endless potential of steel to   pecially encouraged.
         this top-selling product is now the ‘go   change our world for the better.  “The Swedish Steel Prize is a celebra-
         to’ option for these kind of lifts. Its   The  Swedish  Steel  Prize  is  open  to   tion of innovation and good engineering.
         adaptability, light weight design, and   any individual, company or institution   We are looking for solutions that really
         worldwide availability make it  per-  and is awarded to the method or prod-  push the limits of steel – alone or in a
         fect for crane rental companies and   uct that best displays how the proper-  combination  with  another  material  –
         end users alike.”                  ties of the chosen  grade of steel has   and with a sustainable or digital twist
                                                                               that can help make the world a better
                              The complexity of the below-the-hook rig is evident as one of   place,” explains Eva Petursson, Chair of
                              four tower sections is lifted into place at London City Airport.  the Swedish Steel Prize jury and head of
                                                                               SSAB’s research and innovation.
                                                                                 The  winner  of  the  Swedish  Steel
                                                                               Prize receives a diploma, a statuette
                                                                               by  the  sculptor Jörg Jeschke and in-
                                                                               tense media exposure. In conjunction
                                                                               with the Swedish Steel Prize event,
                                                                               SSAB will also make a SEK 100,000
                                                                               donation to charity.
                                                                                 The prize ceremony takes place at
                                                                               the end of a fascinating and renowned
                                                                               event where participants from across
                                                                               the world meet to learn about new steel
                                                                               technologies, be inspired, network with
                                                                               peers and celebrate innovation.
                                                                               For the full rules, to read about
                                                                               previous finalists and to apply,
                                                                               competitors can go to www.steelprize.
                                                                               com/apply. All applications must be
                                                                               received before the deadline of August
                                                                               15th for consideration.
                                                                               Warranty Enquiry Leads to
                                                                               Crosby Rigging Overhaul
                                                                                 The Crosby Group has completed
                                                                               training and overhauled rigging best
                                                                               practices at an end user’s facility
                                                                               where problems were encountered due
                                                                               to shock loading of a Crosby IP vertical
                                                                               lifting clamp.
                                                                                 Strategic distribution partner, B.C.
                                                                               Wire Rope & Rigging, which  delivers
                                                                               heavy lifting services throughout Cali-
                                                                               fornia, Arizona, and Nevada, contacted
                                                                               Crosby when a customer had broken a
                                                                               cam segment in a plate clamp. The rig-
                                                                               ging component, suited to vertical lift-
                                                                               ing, turning,  and transfer,  was being

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