Bigge Projects is completing a transload and over the road transport project in Virginia. The original scope of work was the handling of 45 Heat Recovery Steam Generator modules, three HP Steam Drums, and a Steam Generator for GE.
For the last five months, Bigge has out on rent a Liebherr LR1160 crawler crane and a Grove RT880E rough terrain crane to LPR Construction for the building of a new terminal at New Orleans’ Louis Armstrong International Airport in Kenner, Louisiana.
Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. currently has five cranes aiding in the renovations to the historic Queen Mary ocean liner in Long Beach, California. According to Taylor Woods, a principal at Urban Commons (the current lease holder) they are looking to create “the cruise ship experience without having to sail around” (Khouri, Andrew: LA Times).
After the evacuations at Oroville Dam, Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. was a first responder to this state of emergency in Northern California. In order to quickly respond to the emergency, the Bigge Project Manager, Operations Team, and Trucking Superintendent expedited the order, mobilized, and assembled the Liebherr LR1300 crawler crane at Oroville within 48 hours. In addition, the Bigge crew coordinated with California Highway Patrol, permitting agencies, and pilot cars to transport the oversized barges from the Bay Area to the jobsite . A total of 12 trailers were deployed with the help of local police escorts, and the LR1300 was assembled on-site.
On March 9, 2017 at ConExpo-Con/Agg, the Bigge and Kobelco leadership teams met to finalize the purchase of 14 new Kobelco cranes and to celebrate a unique crane industry occasion- Bigge’s successful acquisition of over 100 Kobelco’s since the founding of their business relationship in 2007. The Kobelcos purchased during this occasion included models CK1600G-II, CK1100G-II and the CK2750G-II.
This year at ConExpo-Con/Agg, Liebherr and Bigge Crane and Rigging's leadership gathered during an equipment hand off ceremony to celebrate their long-time partnership and collaborative work in designing cranes. Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. has purchased over 100 pieces of Liebherr equipment since their relationship began back in 1996.
During the week of ConExpo-Con/Agg, Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. and Alimak Hek celebrated their long-time partnership and continued business growth. As of ConExpo 2017 Bigge now officially owns over 200 hoists in its construction elevator rental fleet.
On Wednesday, March 9,2017, Terex and Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. celebrated the acquisition of 33 new Terex cranes for the year. The purchase of these cranes includes rough terrain cranes and Terex Demags. This acquisition marks one of many milestones in the Terex and Bigge relationship. Bigge and Terex have been partners for over four generations and have worked together in the design, production, and evolution of today’s modern American crane.
Leadership from Manitowoc and Potain at this year’s ConExpoCon-Agg exhibition recognized Bigge Crane for its continuous support and harmonious partnership over the last several years. During this ceremony, Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. announced that they had made their third Manitowoc MLC650 purchase. In addition, Bigge also acquired its 15th city class Potain tower crane, the MDT219. These two machines can be seen at the Manitowoc display at ConExpo-Con/Agg till Saturday March 11,2017.
On March 7,2017 at ConExpo-Con/Agg, Bigge purchased 12 new Tadano GR-1200XL Rough Terrain cranes. During a “key ceremony” hosted by Tadano, Bigge took ownership of these 120 US ton capacity cranes. The Tadano GR-1200XL was designed with industrial energy sites in mind.