A Potain MR 618 tower crane is currently helping to build a new private hospital in downtown Hong Kong. With space limitations in the area, main contractor Yau Lee Building Construction and Decoration opted for the Potain luffing jib, which has both the compact operating capabilities and capacity to handle the work.
Manta Engineering and Equipment rented the crane to the project. The company is a long-standing partner of Potain in Hong Kong and has provided cranes to many Yau Lee Building Construction and Decoration projects.
The Potain MR 618 was erected at an initial working height of 32.8 m and is expected to reach 101.8 m by the time the building is completed in September 2020. The 32-t-capacity crane is fitted with 40 m of its 60 m jib. Its biggest lifts so far were 28 t loads handled at a 16 m radius.
The new medical centre is located on Hong Kong Island and will be dedicated to cancer treatment.