Crane Naming

“It’s a really strong name for a really strong crane.”

That’s the reasoning behind Kennington resident Harvey Smith’s name for the second tower crane – Maximus.

The seven-year-old is the second winner of the Bendigo Hospital Project’s Name the Cranes competition, held in December.

The tower crane, which was erected last weekend, is now the second crane in operation on the Bendigo Hospital Project site.

Maximus is an M380d, which is a slightly larger crane than the first crane – BEN. Maximus is capable of lifting 5.3 tonnes and has a maximum reach of 53 metres.

Harvey, along with his mother Jane, younger brother Billy and Aunty Sharon, visited the project site with Victorian Premier Denis Napthine recently where Harvey was presented with some special items from project builder Lend Lease to remember the occasion.

“This has been an amazing day, that I will never forget,” Harvey said. “I hope Maximus does a good job building the hospital.”

Two more tower cranes will be erected on site over coming months and each will be named by a local child through the Name the Crane competition run by the Victorian Government, Bendigo Health, Exemplar Health and Lend Lease.

The Bendigo Hospital Project is being delivered by Exemplar Health which is a consortium made up of Capella Capital, Siemens, Lend Lease and Spotless.