Night work: LTM 1300-6.2 in service at the Eiffel Tower

French crane contractor S.E Levage completes a crane job at the Parisian landmark with distinction. A boat is hoisted about 60 metres onto the gallery of the Eiffel Tower.

Regatta boat on the Eiffel Tower

The crane hoists the boat illuminated by thousands of flashing lights.

The crane hoists the boat illuminated by thousands of flashing lights.

The crane hoists the boat illuminated by thousands of flashing lights.
Exactly one hour after midnight, things are ready at last.

French crane contractor S.E Levage completes a crane job at the Parisian landmark with distinction. A boat is hoisted about 60 metres onto the gallery of the Eiffel Tower.

Challenges and solutions in action

A crane site between the piers of the 300-metre monument is planned for the hoist. Wind turbulence does not allow the boat to be hoisted through the inside of the Eiffel Tower. That meant the crane has to be moved to the road bordering the Champ de Mars, the Avenue Gustave Eiffel.

Arrival at the Eiffel Tower: the LTM 1300-6.2 near the Parisian landmark.

Arrival at the Eiffel Tower: the LTM 1300-6.2 near the Parisian landmark.

The crane carefully swings each load onto the first storey of the Eiffel Tower

The crane carefully swings each load onto the first storey of the Eiffel Tower

The crane carefully swings each load onto the first storey of the Eiffel Tower
Ropes are used to secure the boat against gusts of wind.

In view of the high lifting capacity of the LTM 1300-6.2, the 20 percent additional radius for the five-tonne boat – resulting from the new site for the crane to the side of the structure – does not pose a major challenge.

Accomplished team work

At an altitude of around 60 metres, the boat is carefully and precisely placed on mountings that had been put in place earlier.

At an altitude of around 60 metres, the boat is carefully and precisely placed on mountings that had been put in place earlier.

The hook is moved upwards well after midnight. Company boss Eric Salvi and his men have their hands full securing the boat and holding it stable as the wind gusts around it. The team from S.E Levage completes the job effortlessly, positioning the advertisement safe and sound on the gallery of the "Tour Eiffel".

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Working at night in the heart of the French capital. An LTM 1300-6.2 lifts a regatta boat to a height of 60 metres on the Eiffel Tower with the utmost precision.
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