2024 Awards Finalists

Telescopic cranes lifting capacity > 120 t

WINNER: Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd.

For the exchange of a kiln installation during the largest shutdown in the history of the Rugby Cement plant in the UK, Ainscough Crane Hire carried out several complex lifting operations down to the centimeter. This was completed over a 6-day period working 24 hours utilising Liebherr mobile cranes of 300 tonnes, 450 tonnes and 750 tonnes capacity.

FINALIST: Kraanbedrijf Nederhoff

Nederhoff came up with an ingenious solution for building a technical room on the roof of a meat processing plant in Gouda, the Netherlands: a Potain tower crane was placed on the roof, minimising the use of large cranes blocking the road. Once the Potain had completed its work on the roof, it was removed by a 650 tonne mobile crane, which then placed some modules.


The Dutch Nelson Mandela Bridge, which crosses the A12 motorway, appeared to be in critical condition. Sarens responded to the emergency by replacing the old bridge with a new temporary one in a record time of just three weeks.

FINALIST: Schot Verticaal Transport

To position a unit in the backyard of a house near the centre of Amsterdam, Schot Vertical Transport set up a 400 tonne mobile crane with a 63 metre luffing jib in a narrow street, including the necessary load spreading measures to protect the old water pipe under the road.