5 October 2019, 11:55
For over 40 years PRESTON HIRE has been a leading company in the leasing of machines and special equipment to the construction industry in Australia and New Zealand. The fleet of high-performance lease vehicles includes 19 SENNEBOGEN cranes. One of these, a 613 telescopic crawler crane, is currently being used as part of the building site logistics for the large-scale luxurious project "Opera Residences".
Sydney Harbour, with its shoreline and water courses that stretch for 240 kilometers, is one of the most beautiful natural harbors in the world. Circular Quay, a ferry terminal on the edge of the city center, is the vibrant center of Sydney Harbour. And glinting right in the middle is the Full-Power boom of the SENNEBOGEN 613 which can telescope continuously and variably even when fully loaded.
Unparalleled luxury in an exclusive location – a record-breaking construction project
In this dreamlike setting the "Opera Residences" construction project is underway. The project, which should be completed by the start of 2021, consists of a 19 story tower with 104 prestigious apartments right in the heart of Circular Quay. There will also be restaurants, a swimming pool, a fitness studio, six underground parking levels and a retail section on the ground floor. Situated by the water on the east corner of Circular Quay, this luxurious location offers spectacular views of Harbour Bridge, the city skyline and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Downtown building sites present particular challenges...
This dream location, however, presents a particular challenge during the construction phase, as downtown building sites often go hand in hand with space limitations. Efficient construction requires carefully planned construction site equipment and the right machines.
"The decisive factor when it comes to lifting work on downtown building sites is having a compact footprint," explains Anthony Heeks, CEO of the sales and service partner responsible, Pace Cranes.
...that require a particular solution
SENNEBOGEN's 613 is the perfect solution. Its particularly compact dimensions and the fact that it can be transported easily and cheaply, makes the telescopic crawler crane a very popular assistant with many construction companies and a machine of interest for rental stock. The telescopic undercarriage and small turning circle are also really important when it comes to projects with limited space like this one.
PRESTON HIRE decided therefore to deploy a SENNEBOGEN 613 crawler for contractor Richard Crookes Constructions. Its robust construction means it can lift up to 16 t and all sections of the series-standard Full-Power boom can telescope variably and continuously. It can even telescope whilst fully loaded. The boom's maximum length of 18.8 m and the folding fly boom's 5 m reach means the SENNEBOGEN 613 can easily cover a wide area, whilst remaining compact and agile - optimal working in a tight space.
The Opera Residence is one of the most prestigious properties in Sydney and one of the most expensive in Australia. The crane operator has a perfect view of Sydney Harbour for free thanks to the comfort Multicab.
Source: SENNEBOGEN Maschinenfabrik GmbH