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Construction : Web Exclusive | June 2013 | Source : Construction Update

Alimak Hek's hoists to pace up London tower's construction

For 'The Tower' in London, UK, Alimak Hek is providing construction hoists, which is set to be one of the tallest residential buildings in Europe. The hoists, including a 5,500 kg Scando unit, have been supplied to contracting and development company Brookfield Multiplex Europé. Included are two Alimak Scando 650 FC-S 100m/min high-speed construction hoists, designed to speed up construction time and save costs.

Full height transit time on 'The Tower' has been reduced to 90 seconds. The hoists have a safe working payload of 3,200 kg. Alimak has also supplied the Scando FC TM 55/46 hoist with a safe working payload of 5,500 kg. All three hoists work in conjunction with a common tower system, which is manufactured from aluminium alloy to minimise weight and has a compact 5 x 5 m footprint.

This access system allows all material and personnel transportations to be concentrated in one area, which streamlines loading efficiency at ground level, said the company.

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