06/28/2016 Dome hoist near the Eiffel Tower by LTM 1350-6.1 mobile crane

The golden dome has a diameter of 12 metres and weighs eight tonnes.

The golden dome has a diameter of 12 metres and weighs eight tonnes.

A new-build Russian Orthodox church is being built in the centre of Paris not far from the Eiffel Tower. A total of five domes covered with gold leaf will crown the structure on its completion. The hoist of the largest dome by a Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 mobile crane drew a host of prominent personalities from the worlds of politics and religion in France and Russia. A crane job with high security requirements.

The order for this extraordinary crane job was awarded to Montagrues. The crane operator, based in the Paris area, sent its Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1 mobile crane to the site near the Eiffel Tower to hoist the eight-tonne main dome onto the new church.

The Montagrues team impressed everybody on site by the precision and smooth way in which they completed the job. Everything went to plan during the night-time practice which meant that the actual installation of the dome the next day was almost routine. With the applause of the state guests and spectators around the fence, the mobile crane placed its bulky load precisely on the small tower of the church with a radius of around 45 metres.