2024 Awards Finalists

Cranes lattice boom

WINNER: Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd.

For the upgrade of Liverpool’s Anfield football stadium in the UK, Ainscough removed an existing stand structure using an ingenious tandem lift operation by two crawler cranes. Due to height restrictions and the offset CoG of the roof sections, lifting points were not an option so an innovative underslung lifting beam solution was used. 

FINALIST: Hareket Heavy Lifting and Project Transportation Co.

Positioning 6 spools weighing up to 102 tonnes seemed to be quite a challenge in terms of rigging and setting up the crawler crane on this project in Gölcük, Turkey. Hareket managed to complete the job using a 600 tonne capacity crawler crane equipped with a long spreader to provide the perfect rigging setup for each spool.

FINALIST: Mammoet Europe B.V.

Mammoet was contracted to replace the leg cranes on two offshore wind vessels (Wind Orca and Wind Osprey). The lifting operation was performed at the Mammoet yard in Schiedam, the Netherlands, by a PTC ringer crane, combined with an 800 tonne Liebherr crawler to improve stability and control. Lack of working and storage space and jack-up heights of up to 73 metres were just some of the challenges faced by the Mammoet engineers. 


Sarens’ all-electric and silent ringer crane solution was shortlisted for an iconic infrastructure project: the replacement of two century-old railway bridges in Massy, near Paris. The available space between the busy road and the railway line proved to be one of the biggest challenges for the lifting engineers.