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Sennebogen cranes help Moscow road building

First publishedin World Highways
2016 October
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WH Emergent Russia Mostotrest is using a Sennebogen 3300 crawler crane
The Russian company Mostotrest is using a Sennebogen 3300 crawler crane for assembling bridge components in Moscow

Numerous large infrastructure projects are currently underway in Russia’s capital Moscow, which are being built to help reduce the city’s chronic congestion problem

Many of Russia's new road projects under construction are being built by a leading Russian contractor, Mostotrest. The firm specialises in bridge and road construction and is now using a new Sennebogen 3300 crawler crane for key sections of its operations. Moscow suffers the fourth worst congestion in the world and has the second worst traffic problems in Europe, after Istanbul. According to a study by the navigation system manufacturer TomTom, the average delay is around 50%.

Clearly new infrastructure projects are desperately needed to deal with these issues and new traffic junctions are needed there. One of these is the west-east connection of the city centre through a new expressway route. A Sennebogen 3300 crawler crane is being used for the numerous lifting tasks around the construction project. In the current construction phase, a multi-lane urban highway is being built that is elevated on stilts and is to relieve the existing road network. In the future, traffic will flow into the city on several road levels. The concept includes numerous grade-separated exits as well as the expansion of the Moscow Ring Motor Road. The entire reinforced concrete structure will have a road length of over 3km, including all exits. In addition, there is a lot of supporting and foundation work to get the Molodogvardeiskaya expressway into shape for the future.

A 120tonne capacity crawler crane is being used for lifting tasks and as a pick-and-carry machine. This crane was delivered by Sennebogen’s sales and service partner for Russia, Kwintmadi, which is also providing service support to the customer. The machine is equipped with a 48m-long main and fly boom with working heights of up to 74m. During the 36 month construction period, the reliable crawler crane is lifting hundreds of large and heavy precast concrete sections. The 3300 crawler crane is equipped with a powerful 186kW diesel engine that reliably drives the two 120kN winches. The machine can also be driven on the crawler chassis in a pick-and-carry operation even under load.

Dressta’s Russia dealer

Dressta recently appointed Ferronordic Machines as its official distributor for the entire Russian Federation. This partnership adds to the current line-up of equipment available from Ferronordic Machines and brings a full range of bulldozers and pipelayers. Headquartered in Stalowa Wola, Poland, Dressta was acquired by LiuGong in 2012, to officially become LiuGong Dressta Machinery. Since being acquired by LiuGong in 2012, Dressta has been steadily building its worldwide presence and reputation. The company is focusing on continuous investment to research and development. In 2015, Dressta extended its network into new markets, such as South American countries, including Chile, Ecuador and Argentina. The firm also strengthening its distribution reach in the home market of Europe with the appointment of dealers in the United Kingdom and France. The appointment of Ferronordic Machines in Russia shows the firm’s expanding global footprint.

To support its global network, DRESSTA has a technical service organisation within eight commercial and aftermarket hubs around the globe located in Russia, US, South Africa, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, Poland and Singapore.

Dressta already has a proven track record in the CIS - Commonwealth of Independent States of former Soviet Union constituent nations - having delivered around 14.000 units. As the official distributor, Ferronordic Machines will also take over responsibility for the aftermarket support of the existing machinery population of Dressta bulldozers and pipelayers in Russia. Ferronordic already offers units from Volvo CE and Terex Trucks.

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