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18 April 2008

Potain MC 475-M20 tower crane at IKEA jobsite in Beijing

Potain MC 475-M20 tower crane at IKEA jobsite in Beijing

China: Beijing based TianDieWeiYe Construction Equipment Rental Company has ordered four new Potain MC 475-M20 tower cranes to assist with the construction of facilities for the 2008 Olympics.

Wang Yansheng, president of TianDieWeiYe Construction, said “The approaching 2008 Olympic Games are providing huge opportunities for construction companies, and the post 2008 market is looking good too. In fact, work is likely to start on even more projects, particularly those that have been postponed for the Olympics.”

TianDieWeiYe recently rented a Potain MC 475-M20 to contractor Beijing Jiangong Group for the construction of the world's second largest IKEA store just outside Beijing, in the Wanjing area of the city. The largest tower crane manufactured by Manitowoc at its Chinese factory in Zhangjiagang, the 22 ton capacity MC 475-M20 (known as the MC 480-M20 in China) has been working around the clock, lifting a variety of materials including concrete blocks and steel frames. The crane is fitted with 230 feet of jib and was erected at a free standing height of 200 feet.

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