World's strongest cranes at Lostock power plant drive workforce safety

Visible from miles around, the Aussie-made Marr M2480D luffing tower cranes are being used to build the Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant, a waste-fuelled power station which will eventually make enough electricity to supply 125,000 UK homes.

Each crane runs on rails and can lift a stagger 330 tonnes in one go, making them the most powerful of their type anywhere in the world.

The more they can lift, the fewer lifts they need to make, which is a significant factor when it comes to overall site safety.

Designed and built by fourth generation family firm, Marr Contracting, their use at the new Lostock plant has been made easier by the post-Brexit UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed in 2021.

For the full story, see Northwich Guardian

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