Contiga, a Norwegian-based supplier of prefabricated concrete and steel solutions in Scandinavia, recently took delivery of its fifth Shuttlelift ISL gantry crane.

The new ISL 30 will join two others currently in service at the precast concrete plant located in Fredrikstad, Norway. Contiga has another ISL 30 in operation in Moss, Norway and an ISL 40B in operation in Stjørdal, Norway.

“These three plants produce over 600,000 square meters of precast or pre-stressed concrete components each year, which require fast and efficient handling, essential to our operations,” said Stig Jakobsen, project leader for Contiga. “Shuttlelift's mobile gantry cranes are an important element in the way we handle and transport this concrete – from manufacturing to storage then loading.”

One of Contiga's Shuttlelift ISLs, after 3,500 hours lifting in excess of 130,000 tons, still has five years of wear lift on the tires, Jakobsen said.

Shuttlelift's Scandinavian dealer EMITech, was instrumental in brokering the deal with Contiga when it purchased its first ISL 30 back in 1989. EMITech's Terje Kiil said: “At that time we were also new to Shuttlelift, having just become a dealer. Contiga was our first customer to purchase a Shuttlelift and this relationship has continued to grow ever since.”

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