Case studies

New mobile crane helps leading WA crane hire business cut fuel costs and emissions

A third-generation Western Australian family business is reaping the clean energy benefits of replacing an old mobile crane with a new energy efficient model.

WA Universal Rigging & Cranes, which works on a wide range of construction projects across Western Australia, maintains a large fleet of cranes.

Operating since 1985, the business has worked with Perth’s major builder on many of Perth’s major projects including Perth International Airport’s terminals 1 and 2, Brookfield Tower and Joondalup Shopping Centre.

The company recently upgraded one of its units with a new Liebherr LTM 1060-3.1 mobile crane which matches the load capacity and power of the old unit while consuming 17 per cent less fuel – which also means it is producing fewer emissions.

WA Universal Rigging & Cranes financed the crane through the ANZ’s Energy Efficient Asset Finance program that accesses CEFC finance to offer a 0.7 per cent discount on standard asset finance rates for eligible energy efficient and renewable energy assets.

A new crane of this size and capacity generally retails for around $1 million.