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Mega Cranes

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Serving the construction industry for more than 25 years, Surrey, B.C.-based Mega Cranes operates a rental fleet of more than 100 cranes. The company is headquartered in the Greater Vancouver region and has regional dispatch offices in Calgary and Toronto.

Offering a range of self-erecting (18 to 45 metres), tower (30 to 85 metres), and mobile cranes, ranging from 14 to 275 tonnes in size, Mega Cranes is recognized as one of British Columbia’s largest crane operators and has the capacity to meet any lifting needs.

Mega Cranes is also recognized across the construction industry for its world class safety program. The company’s exceptional track record of safety speaks for itself. Mega Cranes also recognizes its employees as the biggest reason for its success, and continually provides its staff with engaging resources in leadership development, career enhancement, and opportunities for high performance and professional growth.

Mega Cranes’ qualified team offers a range of in-demand services to assist clients with all their crane requirements, matching crane type and cost efficiency to their project. Mega Cranes offers cranes for hire, monthly rentals, technical support, lifting and transportation, job estimates, as well as trained crane operators.

“At Mega Cranes, our commitment to our clients ensures that they receive the best quality and service that we can offer. Expect no less of us,” adds the company website.

Project Involvement

Over the years, Mega Cranes has been involved with several exciting projects. One example is the new roof installed at BC Place, the multi-purpose home stadium based in Vancouver that plays home to the Canadian Football League’s BC Lions as well as the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer. Mega Cranes’ involvement with the BC Place project supplied two 200-tonne cranes necessary for the stadium refit.

The company website reads, “Mega Cranes performed lifts at the BC Place roof construction project. BC Place underwent a major revitalization
that included the installation of the largest cable-supported retractable roof of its kind in the world. The 36 masts and compression beams that make up the steel superstructure of the new retractable roof at BC Place are now in place. The cable-net system to support the new fabric roof is also installed.”

In March 2009, Mega Cranes was much involved with the installation of the Olympic Rings at the Vancouver International Airport as part of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Mega Cranes’ involvement in the project included structural lifting and transport. As the company website summarizes, “The total structure is almost 14 metres tall, 30 metres wide and about 4,136 kilograms. It has 20,385 individual LED lights.”

Another project, initiated in August 2010, saw Mega Cranes responsible for lifting a $2 million MRI machine into the new Fraser Health Building. Weighing nearly 12,000 pounds, the MRI machine was moved to its second level location in the Medical Imaging Area of the Surrey Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre. Given its size, a purpose-built detachable wall panel was removed to allow for the installation of such large equipment. It is one of the most advanced diagnostic tools within the imaging inventory of Fraser Health’s new regional Surrey Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre.

The website summarizes, “Not only is the technology leading edge, the opening is 15 per cent wider than average so virtually all patients, especially larger patients or patients who do not like the feeling of being closed in, can feel more at ease during a magnetic resonance (MR) imaging scan. With the larger field of view, [physicians] are able to scan more anatomy with fewer scans compared to previous systems. Patients may even have a quicker scanning experience with this new MRI. The new $2 million Optima MR450w system was cautiously craned up the side of the Surrey Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre.” 

www.megacranes.com

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