Russia

Tough lifts require tough machinery. This is why Russian crane service provider M-Kran decided to use its brand new Demag CC 8800-1 crawler crane to lift the heavy components for four coke drums. It all happened at the Kstovo oil refinery close to Nizhny Novgorod, 280 mi.

There's no time for downtime at JSC Aluminium Alloys, one of the largest aluminum alloy producers in Russia. Operating conditions at the mill are challenging and the three material handlers that take on most of the site's loading and logistics tasks are on the run around the clock.

The Potain MCT 385 L14 top-slewing crane has won the "Tower Crane of the Year" award at bauma CTT RUSSIA 2019. The award was part of the "Innovations in construction equipment in Russia" contest, which aimed at identifying innovative construction equipment solutions in Russia.

“A miracle has come true,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin as he inaugurated a 12-mile bridge May 15, that now connects Crimea with Russia. The inauguration ceremony was led by Putin driving a Kamaz truck, which led a string of dump trucks, cranes and more equipment across the bridge into Kerch, Crimea, TASS reported.

Russian Terex Cranes distributor Kwintmadi has placed an order for four new Terex Quadstar 1075 rough terrain cranes, nine Terex Quadstar 1075L rough terrain cranes, six Demag AC 100-4 all terrain cranes, one Demag AC 160-5 all terrain crane and three Demag AC 250-5 all terrain crane.

Thinning Arctic ice is prompting Russian researchers to look for a better location for their research stations. Arctic ice thinning means a greater risk for cracks, which can lead to more accidents resulting in equipment losses, the Independent Barents Observer reported.

Russian Northern Fleet specialists plan to retrieve a sunken WWII-era transporter with a restored self-propelled floating crane. According to Fleet Search and Rescue Operations Chief Captain 1st Rank Vladmir Gorban, crews will work through 2018 to restore the crane before using it to recover equipment on the Thomas Donaldson transporter, which sank to the bottom of the Arctic Sea in WWII, Tass.com reported.

A director of Caterpillar Inc. who has “offered invaluable wisdom” to the company's executives since 2012 has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to Russia. Jon Huntsman Jr., joined the Caterpillar Board of Directors in 2012 after serving for two years as the U.S.

Terex|Finlay, hosted an international open day in Edinburgh, Scotland, on June 15 and 16. The event had a very international feel with dealers and end-user customers in attendance from North and South America, Europe, Russia, Japan and South Africa. In total more than 350 dealers and customers visited the site over the two days.

With many projects set to wrap up in the coming months around the world, 2018 is quickly turning into the year of memorable architecture. CNN recently compiled a list of buildings set for completion this year:China Resources Headquarters, Shenzhen, China: Designed by KPF Associates, this 72-story skyscraper made primarily of steel and reinforced concrete will be home to offices, a museum, retail space, performance hall and auditorium.