To celebrate the launch of our new News page we are going back in time to the article written by Cranes Today featuring our own Darren Appleyard.
A new Terex CDK-100 Derrick with a hydraulic luffing jib was put to the test removing a CTL180 Comedil tower on Europe’s tallest skyscraper, the Shard.
The Shard tower is at 310 metres high with 72 habitable floors, and an open-air observation deck on the 72nd floor.
Darren Appleyard of High Sparks TCS Ltd, Select Plant Hires former senior operations manager and appointed person for erection, dismantles and climbing operations for this Shard site, was responsible for planning the lifts for all seven of the tower crane installations and removals for the project.
In addition, Appleyard managed the disassembly of the CTL180 tower using the Terex CDK-100 Derrick.