Tower crane rental and service provider LOGA is currently operating nine Terex CTT Flat Top Tower Cranes as part of the construction of the One Nation Paris project – in response to the needs of general construction company Spie SCGPM (Spie Batignolles Group).
The state-of-the-art One Nation outlet center jobsite situated in Plaisir on the western outskirts of Paris, covers an area of 24.000 m² (258,333 yd²), of which two levels will be underground. The project includes 140 luxury-branded home, sportswear and fashion clothing stores, four restaurants, a spa, and gardens under a glass-roofed canopy. Behind the scenes, the project involves the use of one hundred per cent recycled materials – notably glass, concrete, aluminum, steel and wood.
Delivering intensive performance on time
The LOGA team chose eight Terex CTT 331-16T and one Terex CTT 231-10T flat top tower crane models to handle the intensive, heavy-lifting task of hoisting, placing and pouring the estimated 1.100 t (1,212 US t) of steel and 17.000m³ (600,340 ft³) of concrete required to complete the construction of the building’s framework.
Due to the presence of a nearby airport, LOGA erected the cranes progressively between May and August last year and equipped them all with aircraft light signals. With heights ranging from 28,4 m (93.3 ft) to 50,2 m (165 ft), the cranes were erected free-standing on a base, or secured in concrete foundations, and configured with jibs ranging from 35 m to 60 m (115 to 197 ft) in length. The cranes’ heaviest lifting duties involve hoisting 15 m (49 ft) pre-cast concrete segments weighing up to 9 t (10 US t) each. Well into their 15 month mission, LOGA is operating all nine cranes together at a strong steady pace and according to schedule.
Capitalizing on innovative and energy-saving resources
Besides using recycled materials, the One Nation concept is also designed to operate with high energy efficiency. A first in France, a water loop will recuperate and redistribute the energy produced by a nearby computer data center to heat the outlet’s stores – without generating additional CO2 emissions or relying on additional energy sources. For additional energy efficiency, 14.000 m² (160.695 ft²) of photovoltaic panels will be installed on the roof of the building.
The Center is expected to open on October 2013 and attract more than 5 million visitors during its first year.
About the Terex CTT Flat Top tower crane range
The entire range of Terex CTT Flat Top Tower Cranes encompasses a total of 28 models with load moments ranging from 50 to 720 mt. All Terex Flat Top Tower Cranes are characterized by quality workmanship to provide reliable performance under continuous operation. In addition, easy maintenance access and integrated safety functions help reduce downtime to provide a high level of cost-effectiveness that is also furthered by the units’ ergonomic cabs, which enable crane operators to work safely and with less fatigue for long periods of time.
Based in outer Paris, and operating with a strong partnership network across France and Europe-wide, tower crane rental specialists LOGA leverages 20 years of experience adapting to the constraints and imperatives of customers in the construction sector. Working behind the scenes, the LOGA team prides itself in the trust of more than 400 companies and some 2000 projects – from office, school and industrial buildings, to car-parks, civil engineering and major infrastructure projects, to which it strives to provide the same constant high level of reliable service. More information can be found at www.logalocation.com
About Spie SCGPM (Spie Batignolles Group)
Spie SCGPM, a general construction company and part of the Spie Batignolles Group, focuses its activity in the Paris Region on designing/constructing offices, shopping centers, hospitals and housing, including large-scale refurbishment projects in the center of Paris, such as Saint Lazare train station. For more information, see the website www.spiebatignolles.fr
Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer of a broad range of equipment that is focused on delivering reliable, customer-driven solutions for many applications, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility and manufacturing industries. Terex reports in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms; Construction; Cranes; Material Handling & Port Solutions; and Materials Processing. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of equipment through Terex Financial Services. More information can be found at www.terex.com.