Heavy Lift Specialist

Richard L. Krabbendam

Dec 042013
 

The “Pippi Langkous” house in the Netherlands was moved by Sarens approx. 500 m to a new location in order to make way for a new highway

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Beelden verplaatsing Pippi Langkoushuis in Muiden

Published on 4 dec 2013

Rijkswaterstaat is bezig met het verplaatsen van het zogeheten Pippi Langkous-huis (de Vechthoeve) bij Muiden. De verplaatsing over land en water duurt enkele dagen en is sterk afhankelijk van weersomstandigheden.

 

Dec 042013
 

No mats under the outrigger and there you go!!

It looks as though an outrigger might have sunk/punched through the road surface

It looks as though an outrigger might have sunk/punched through the road surface

December 2, 2013 | Comments (2)

A self-erecting mobile tower crane has gone over in a shopping street in Nieuwegein, on the south side of Utrecht in the Netherlands, no one is hurt and damage is relatively minor.

As expected the cause of the overturn was down to ground conditions and not spreading the load enough

As expected the cause of the overturn was down to ground conditions and not spreading the load enough

It looks as though an outrigger might have sunk/punched through the road surface.

The incident occurred just before 8:00 this morning and thankfully the operator was on the ground, and not in the elevating operators cab. He was apparently in the process of lifting materials onto the roof at the time.  Continue reading “Mobile tower crane over in Netherlands” »

Dec 042013
 

Largest gantry crane in the world

Construction of world's largest crane TAISUN

Published on 17 dec 2008

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Description: Construction of the biggest and strongest crane in the world, TAISUN. Designed and built by Yantai Raffles Shipyard and located in Yantai, Northern China. The crane marks a new era in offshore construction by allowing offshore vessels to be built in two halves that both can be built on the ground. Continue reading “Construction of world’s largest crane TAISUN” »

Dec 042013
 

On the 6th of November 2013, Ropeblock van Mechelen, famous rigging gear and hoisting block manufacturers, organized a Networking evening on board of the classic tugboat OSTARA for their clients and business contacts.

The group off clients and business contacts of RopeBlock van Mechelen

The group of clients and business contacts of RopeBlock van Mechelen

During the pleasant evening, Richard Krabbendam, the Heavy Lift Specialist, presented an interesting presentation called: “The DO’s and DONt’s in Lifting”.

Below some pictures of the very pleasant networking event in the port of Rotterdam on board of the tug OSTARA. Continue reading “Presentation given to RopeBlock-Van Mechelen during Europort 2103 Exhibition and Conference” »

Dec 042013
 

Oil and gas construction services provider Saipem, in Portugal, has completed a 550 tonne load test on a derrick barge.

The 550 tonne load test on a derrick barge is carried out using thirteen 35 tonne water load test bags

The 550 tonne load test on a derrick barge is carried out using thirteen 35 tonne water load test bags

The test was carried out at Point Noire in the Congo. Saipem used 100 tonnes of solid weights and thirteen 35 tonne water load test bags supplied by Unique Seaflex, a manufacturer of air-filled bags for salvage and installation operations.

For the test the equipment was flown from the Unique Seaflex facility in the UK to the Congo. Continue reading “SAIPEM completes 550 tonne load test” »

Dec 042013
 

Upping its stake in the super heavy lifting tower market is Taegwang Heavy Industry Co (TGHI) with a 7,500 tonne capacity system.

TGHI has increased the capacity of its hydraulic erection tower to 7,500 tonnes from 6,500 tonnes

TGHI has increased the capacity of its hydraulic erection tower to 7,500 tonnes from 6,500 tonnes

The Korean company already offers an hydraulic lifting tower system with a rated capacity of 6,500 tonnes. Uttam Kim, TGHI executive director for global strategy, told IC that the erection tower has now been updated and upgraded so that it can lift 7,500 tonnes.

Applications include erection of large structures such as Goliath type gantry cranes in shipyards that weigh thousands of tonnes and to erect bridges and tall, heavy refinery vessels and other chemical industry and energy sector elements. TGHI offers the erection tower for rent. Continue reading “TGHI pulls to 7,500 tonnes and 120 metres” »

Dec 032013
 

The cargo was booked by Super Freight loaded on board HHL Richards Bay at Goa, from where it will be shipped to Batam, Indonesia.

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The two pieces weight 550 tons & 560 tons.

4The entire operation was conducted under the supervision of Super Freight. 

Attached few photographs

Continue reading “Superfreigth of India have loaded 2nd lot of barges from Goa to Batam.” »

Dec 032013
 

On Friday the 22nd of November Combi Lift, in close cooperation with Peters loaded the world’s oldest surviving clipper “City of Adelaide”, on Combi Lift’s CL in Rotterdam

CombiLift01 337-03-12-2013The “City of Adelaide” was launched at the yard of William Pile Jr., Sunderland on the 7 . The clipper is one of the earliest composite vessels, of wood on iron frames, in the world. Firstly the vessel served as a passenger and general cargo vessel running between Great Britain and South Australia. In 1887 she was sold and re-rigged as a barque and from 1893 to 1922 the vessel served as an isolation hospital on the River Test. Continue reading “COMBI LIFT sends the world’s oldest surviving clipper ”City of Adelaide” on her final voyage” »

Dec 022013
 
Westdoc – 14 augustus 2011 – De Koersk

Published on 15 aug 2011

Zondag 14 augustus 2011: De Koersk. De Koersk is een documentaire van RTV Utrecht over de spectaculaire berging van de Russische atoomonderzeeër Koersk, die op 12 augustus 2000 zonk in de Barentszzee. Met zijn herverkiezing in aantocht, deed president Poetin de belofte dat de Koersk snel zou worden geborgen. Hij zocht en vond Mammoet, het familiebedrijf van Jan en Frans van Seumeren uit het Utrechtse plaatsje De Meern. Jan bedenkt in zijn badkuip een revolutionair plan.

Continue reading “Dutch documentary about raising the “KURSK”” »

Dec 022013
 

A tropical climate, average temperatures around 30°C, salty air: for the MHD G2 SPE with its 20 driven axle lines and complete with an electronic multi-mode steering system which is currently being delivered to Addax Petroleum in Nigeria,it also has to combat the toughest operating conditions. 

NICOLAS delivers MHD G2 SPE to Addax Petroleum, Nigeria

NICOLAS delivers MHD G2 SPE to Addax Petroleum, Nigeria

With a zinc dust primer as a basis and coated with polyurethane,and painted using environmentally compatible so-called high-solid top coat in the customer´s company colour, the vehicles are suitably equipped to resist the adverse weather conditions. With up to 46 t axle load and the ability to also accommodate extremely concentrated loads, the modular vehicle is predestined for use in the demanding day-to-day operations in the oil and gas industry.

Addax Petroleum will be using the newly-acquired vehicles mainly for loading offshore components onto floating production storage and offloading units (FPSOs), which are utilised in offshore activities for the extraction, storage and loading of crude oil and natural gas by means of one or more drilling platforms. Addax Petroleum is part of the Sinopec Group, the largest oil refining group of companies in Asia, and operates production facilities in Africa, Middle East and the North Sea. Continue reading “NICOLAS delivers MHD G2 SPE to Addax Petroleum, Nigeria” »

Dec 022013
 

Record turbine installation for Alstom

November 26 – Alstom has installed a new-generation offshore wind turbine, the 6 MW Haliade 150, off Ostend harbour at the Belwind site in Belgium.

Largest Offshore Wind turbine

Largest Offshore Wind turbine

The first Haliade 150 was commissioned in March, 2012 at Le Carnet site in France and in May, 2013 obtained the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) power performance measurement.

Dec 022013
 

CIMC Raffles held last week naming ceremonies for the OOS Gretha and OOS Prometheus semi-submersible drilling rigs, built at its yard in Yantai, China, and due to work for Petrobras offshore Brazil. The two units were designed and built by CIMC Raffles.

Above : The OOS Gretha, at Yantai, Photo : courtesy CIMC Raffles.

Above : The OOS Gretha, at Yantai, Photo : courtesy CIMC Raffles.

The OOS Gretha is 137.5m-long, 81m-wide, 39m deep (base line to main deck), with a maximum variable load of 7070-ton.

It can accommodate 618 people, has a DP3 system with Thrustmaster Azimuthing, Underwater (dis)mountable Thrusters, and was classed by ABS. CIMC Raffles said it is the first asymmetric semisubmersible unit without bracing in the world. This reduces the towing resistance and dynamic positioning load, improving sailing speed from an average 8 knots to more than 12 knots.

The asymmetric pontoon outline, with pneumatic de-ballast system, also aids quick ballast adjustment, to suit heavy lifting operation.  Continue reading “OOS Gretha and OOS Prometheus semisubmersible drilling rigs naming ceremonies at CIMC Raffles, China” »

Nov 292013
 

Jumbo has recently completed her activities in the first stage of the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Project in Queensland, Australia.

18 Nov 2013

Faripartner_lift_dusk-01The export terminal, when completed, will represent one of the largest such facilities in the world.

The project was planned meticulously, to ensure efficient operations. At one stage 2 J-class vessels were sailing from China, one day apart, one with gantry equipment which was discharged to barges for further transport to site and one with wharf decks which where directly discharged at the currently developed quay where in the future the coal ships will berth and be loaded from. This berth is located well outside the island to have unrestricted access to deep water. Safety, as with everything carried out by Jumbo, was given the highest priority.

Jumbo Jubilee lifts and discharges wharf deck

Work on the project commenced in May of this year, with the 1st of six consecutive voyages using mv Fairpartner. Continue reading “JUMBO completes first stage of Wiggins Island Coal Terminal project” »