Franna Crames

Cranes for Government & Infrastructure Contracting

Government-led civil infrastructure projects are a complex system of work packages that require strong coordination and a high level of adaptability to work around site access.

It’s vital that all work packages are properly planned and executed efficiently to meet strict tight time frames and minimise the impact on local traffic.

At Premier Cranes & Rigging, we offer project management-led infrastructure solutions including specialised rigging and transport equipment.

We have extensive experience in working around complicated sites and existing utilities, we can provide:

  • Planning & Fulfilment of Heavy Lifts 
  • Complex Rigging
  • Precast Installation
  • Steel Rigging
  • Ad Hoc Lifting 
  • Project Management
  • Thorough Preparation & Planning 
  • Gantry and Barrier Removal & Installation  
  • ITS Removal & Installation  
  • Night Works
  • Dedicated Lead-Management

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Why Choose Premier Cranes for Government-led Infrastructure Projects?

When you engage with Premier Cranes, you no longer need to micromanage your crane contractor. You’ll be working with a skilled workforce and specialised tools, and rigging equipment.

We take ownership over the scope of works by providing project management led solutions via our clever planning team of Engineers and skilled Field Crews. Premier has a dedicated Heavy Lift Manager to ensure even the biggest lifts are executed safety and efficiently. 

With a diverse range of heavy lift and pick and carry cranes, we ensure our fleet is compatible with all your project-specific needs, big or small.  Premier can complete an array of pick and carry lifts in difficult sites with our large range of Franna cranes. For example, along with our technical expertise, we install BG800 steel barriers ensuring the result is achieved each and every time for these works.

We are also more than just our expert knowledge. At Premier, we pride ourselves on our work efficiency, with a unique scheduling system to ensure that all jobs are completed on time. With every infrastructure project, you’ll work directly with a dedicated Lead contact at Premier so we can make sure that there is seamless communications from start to finish of the project.

Worried about deadlines? Using our unique scheduling systems we ensure jobs are timed accurately and that our crews show up onsite prepared with the right equipment. We even take it a step further by dedicating a Leading hand to ensure open communications and a seamless start-to-finish experience for our clients.

Previous Infrastructure Projects

At Premier Cranes & Rigging, understanding your goals is our priority. This allows us to develop the right plans to Premier’s first large-scale infrastructure project was the West Gate Tunnel Project which was signed in 2018.

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North East Link

Client: Kapitol Group

The North East Link project is the biggest road transport infrastructure project in Victoria. We were and continue to be involved in the early works for the project, assisting with the relocation of the Yarra East Main Sewer line that intersects with the North East Link.

We collaborated closely with Bothar Boring & Tunnelling to support their heavy lifts within a challenging and tight site. Our task was to plan and execute the lift of mini tunnel boring machines that needed to be installed underground as part of the new main sewer line.

Premier worked with the team from day one to manage the crane set-up and provide a clear pathway for the lifts to be completed effectively.

Premier Cranes helps with the West Gate Tunnel Project

West Gate Tunnel

Client: CPB/John Holland – Joint Venture

The West Gate Tunnel is a large-scale civil infrastructure project with CPBJH JV as the head contractor, in which Premier Cranes plays a major role in planning and executing various complex lifts, movements or installations within the construction of the tunnels’ entry and exit portals.

We provided a dedicated lift planning team to support CPBJH engineers, including an extensive fleet of cranes, trucks, operators, and riggers available around the clock.

During the early site establishment works of the Westgate Tunnel project, we assisted in the complicated installation of a 27 tonne bridge beam and water treatment plant. These jobs involved careful engineering-based planning and set-up due to considerations of site-specific challenges such as power lines located in the surrounding area.

Additionally, Premier’s 350-tonne crawler crane was placed on-site for eleven months to assist in numerous heavy lifts to help build the portal entrance located on the existing exit portal in Altona North. We have also completed all the heavy lifts for the southern and northern tunnel portal construction.

As a preferred lifting partner for the project contractor, CPB John Holland Joint Venture (CPBJH JV), the Premier Cranes team has been heavily involved with the project from day one, helping with early site establishment works, utility service re-locations, and removal of existing steel gantries.

Chisholm Prison

Client: Westkon & John Holland

Premier Cranes engaged with Westkon and John Holland to assist with the development of the Chisholm Prison.

Our primary job was completing the steel and panel erection for the site’s structure, as well as supporting the installation of roof panels and ITS power poles.

We utilised the Liebherr LTM 1250-5.1 mobile crane to assist in the lifts. Due to the need to adapt to the dynamic prison development works, we worked extensively with our clients to map out a robust installation program that could meet project requirements and timelines.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Infrastructure Contracting Services

What management system certifications does Premier Cranes & Rigging hold?

Premier Cranes currently holds three certifications: ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management Systems to prioritise enhancing customer satisfaction through the consistent application of appropriate processes and developing procedures in place to meet objectives, as well as statutory and regulatory requirements.ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management Systems to systematically improve Premiers environmental management. The intended outcomes include enhancing our environmental performance, fulfilling compliance obligations and achieving environmental objectives that contribute to sustainability.ISO 45001:2018 for OH&S Management System to reduce the likelihood of on-site accidents and breaches of legislation, as well as proactively improving our OH&S performance.

At Premier Cranes, we’ve worked on a variety of government and civil projects to understand how to work around tight time frames and constantly changing developments. With every new project, our teams are dedicated to providing consistent communication with traffic supervisors, and leading hand to ensure project and traffic considerations are taken care of.

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