Terex CTT 331-16T and Terex CTT 231-10T lift tons of steel and concrete in Paris

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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 258,333 cubic yards, of which two levels will be underground. Behind the scenes, the project involves the use of 100 percent recycled materials – notably glass, concrete, aluminum, steel and wood.

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 1,212 tons of steel and 600,340 cubic feet 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 93.3 to 165 feet, the cranes were erected free-standing on a base, or secured in concrete foundations, and configured with jibs ranging from 115 to 197 feet in length. The cranes’ heaviest lifting duties involve hoisting 49-foot precast concrete segments weighing up to 10 tons each. Well into their 15 month mission, LOGA is operating all nine cranes together at a strong steady pace and according to schedule.

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 CO2emissions or relying on additional energy sources. For additional energy efficiency, 160.695 square feet 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 five million visitors during its first year.

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