In Dublin, Ireland, a new Raimondi MRT223 topless tower crane was erected in one day by Irish Cranes & Lifting. It is being used to build the new Clayton Hotel Charlemont. The four-star hotel is planned to be a five-story structure with 180 rooms, a restaurant, and a coffee dock overlooking the city’s Grand Canal.
The MRT223, equipped with Raimondi zoning and anti-collision systems and the Trimble GS320 wireless wind speed display for the jobsite office, is tasked with lifting the development’s rebar, shutters, and skipping concrete. “One of the main challenges is that the crane can only work in the jobsite vicinity, so to respect those parameters we’ve set up the Raimondi zoning system to the site boundary,” said John Kenny, service manager for Irish Cranes. “The crane was erected using a partial lane closure while maintaining traffic flow and the safe re-route of pedestrians.”
He added that the MRT223 was chosen for its reliability onsite, fast erection time, and the crane’s durable wind-resistance properties. “As a flattop crane, the MRT223 catches less wind than other heavy lifters, making it ideal for use at a waterfront property,” Kenny said. “Fitted out with the Raimondi Deluxe R16 air conditioned cabin, the MRT223 also ensures the comfort of crane operators.”
The Raimondi MRT223 has a height under-hook of 32 meters on foundation anchors, a jib length of 60 meters, and a 12-tonne maximum lifting capacity, will be onsite for approximately 60 weeks.