November 2nd 2006
When preparing for the James bond film Casino Royale the producers contracted its long term crane suppliers,Lee lifting and us City Lifting which we provided a mobile and two tower cranes to go to the set in the Bahamas.
The two tower cranes which was sent to the Bahamas, were built with a heights differences of three metres. Provided the back drop for a series of stunts including a classic Bond fight along the cranes Jib and a leap into the sea.
The contract lasted for 5 months with two City Lifting drivers Scott White and Jimmy Randall being selected for the plum assignment.
City lifting provided two Comansa LC5211 flat top cranes for the job. While Lee lifting sent its 100 tonne Grove GMK5100 to erect the tower cranes and carry out other lifting duties. Our two drivers Scott White and Jimmy Randall had to ‘black up’ each day asthe scene in which their cranes appeared is meant to be in Madagascar.