Heavy Lift Specialist

Richard L. Krabbendam

Egytrans/ETAL in Alexandria transports Nacelles over 660 Kms in Egypt

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Dec 182013
 

Transport of a Nacelle in Egypt by Egytrans/ETAL from Alexandria Port to Gabal elZeit on the Red Sea: a distance of appr. 660 kms. on a 6 axle line Faymonville Multimax semitrailer

Both  brand new Faymonville Multimax trailers loaded with Nacelles of 75 tons each

Both brand new Faymonville Multimax trailers loaded with Nacelles of 75 tons each

 

As tractor units a MAN TGX 33480 units were used

As tractor units a MAN TGX 33480 units were used

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Overload test for Zoomlion 2,000 tonner

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Dec 182013
 

A 2,000 tonne capacity Zoomlion QAY2000 all terrain crane has completed overload testing on the testing ground at the Chinese manufacturer’s Quantang Industrial Park.

Zoomlion 200 0 tonnerIn late October a test was carried out giving a load moment of 6,000 tonne-metres, the manufacturer said. In November, another 750 tonnes was added to the test load, increasing the load moment to 7,500 tonne-metres, the manufacturer said. Continue reading “Overload test for Zoomlion 2,000 tonner” »

Two cranes collapse at Caracas Metro construction

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Dec 172013
 

Grua del Metro de Caracas se desploma en las mercedes (tamanaco sur)

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Published on 15 dec 2013

On the heels of overseeing the collapse of a crane in one of Brazil’s new World Cup stadiums, the Brazilian company Odebrecht continues to wreak havoc in construction sites all over the continent.

This time, armageddon happened in the future Las Mercedes station of the Caracas Metro, as the video shows.

I guess when you’re a firm that doesn’t compete on the merits, when you don’t participate in public tenders that force you to be on your game but, rather, you succeed thanks to the connections of your country’s political patrons … well, stuff like this happens. Regardless, the Odebrecht-ization of our country continues, and while this makes us get verklempt, it also gives us a tiny bit of schadenfreude. SOURCE: CaracasCronicles

The incident occurred at the site of the Tamanaco station on Line five of the Caracas Metro, miraculously no one was hurt or injured.

We understand that the cranes, reportedly two 100 tonne Liebherr LTM1100-5 owned by Grúas y Transporte Libertador, were working from opposite sides of a large access shaft, and tandem lifting a large truss beam onto the top of the shaft, when the outriggers on one crane sank into the ground causing it to overturn and then pulling the other crane over. SOURCE; Vertikal.Net

 

Lamborghini Aventador Crosses River with Boat Improvisation

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Dec 172013
 

We really don’t want to sound like the “Leave Britney alone!” girl, but why can’t people just… leave the Lamborghini Aventador alone?

lamborghini-aventador-crosses-river-with-boat-improvisation-73298_1When they’re not fitting a ski rack on top of it, or wrap it in a ridiculous color, they’re placing an improvised boat “car carrier” underneath it.

The last situation perfectly describes what goes on in the adjacent image. This could be the river border between Vietnam and China and if that’s true, it means that the Aventador is facing some pretty unpleasant broken asphalt once it gets to the other side. SOURCE: AutoEvolution Continue reading “Lamborghini Aventador Crosses River with Boat Improvisation” »

LARGEST OFFSHORE WIND PLATFORM BUILT IN THE NETHERLANDS REACHES MILESTONE

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Dec 172013
 

Last Saturday at Heerema Zwijndrecht the 10,200-tons HelWin bèta topsides has left the fabrication hall 

At Heerema Zwijndrecht, one of the fabrication yards of Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG), fabrication of the HelWin bèta topsides, for client Siemens, reached the fabrication phase during which the transformer equipment will be installed outside.

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In October 2012 Heerema Zwijndrecht started the construction of the 10,200 tons weighing HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) topsides, after contract award in June 2012 by Siemens. The contract comprises the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of the HelWin bèta platform, which includes topsides, jacket and bridge. The jacket is currently under construction at the Vlissingen yard. Continue reading “LARGEST OFFSHORE WIND PLATFORM BUILT IN THE NETHERLANDS REACHES MILESTONE” »

The Balder seen installalling a polyester mooring line segment from her MLD winch for the Jack & St.Malo FPU in the background

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Dec 162013
 
The Balder seen installalling a polyester mooring line segment from her MLD winch for the Jack & St.Malo FPU in the background. Photo : Capt. Jan Berghuis ©

The Balder seen installing a polyester mooring line segment from her MLD winch for the Jack & St.Malo FPU in the background. Photo : Capt. Jan Berghuis © SOURCE: DMNC

HOCHTIEF Solutions commissions further offshore jack-up vessel

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Dec 152013
 

HOCHTIEF Solutions commissioned a further powerful jack-up vessel for the construction of offshore wind farms.

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In the company of around 300 guests from the European offshore market the ship named VIDAR was commissioned in Bremerhaven on December 12, the company said in its press release.

The jack-up vessel was developed especially for construction and servicing of offshore wind farms and oil and gas plants at sea. Thanks to its large deck surface, its high deck cargo and the powerful 1,200-ton crane, the ship is ideal for the safe and fast assembly of foundations and components for wind farms in the North Sea and Baltic. VIDAR can install latest-generation wind turbines of all dimensions at water depths up to 50 metres.

HOCHTIEF has chartered the jack-up vessel to a client even before completion, it will be used for blade installation at the North Sea wind farm Global Tech I from December 2013. Continue reading “HOCHTIEF Solutions commissions further offshore jack-up vessel” »

SHEERLEGS BERGSE MAAS COLLAPSED

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Dec 152013
 

During lifting operations, while salvaging a German Mine hunter, which sank during WW2, the Sheerlegs collapsed.

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The Sheerlegs BERGSE MAAS lifting a part of a German minehunter which sank in the Veerse meer ( The Netherlands) Photo: Hans van der Linden….www.aerolin.nl….. @Aerolin Photo BV ©

The floating sheerleg BERGSE MAAS which was lifting ( see above) December 9th at the Veerse Meer in The Netherlands the second part of the engine room of the German minehunter MFP-920-DM , Continue reading “SHEERLEGS BERGSE MAAS COLLAPSED” »

HEEREMA FABRICATION GROUP STARTS CONSTRUCTION GINA KROG JACKET

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Dec 152013
 

Heerema Fabrication Group’s Vlissingen yard in the Netherlands today celebrated the ceremonial first cut steel of the Gina Krog jacket, the largest launch jacket ever built at HFG for client Statoil Petroleum AS and destined for the Gina Krog field development in the central part of the North Sea.

Gina Krog SteelCutting 349-15-12-2013Mr Svein Olav Høyland, Asset owner Representative of Statoil, performed the first cut of steel, which will be used to build the 17,000 tons Gina Krog jacket. The steel cutting took place at the yard of Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) in Vlissingen (the Netherlands), where the jacket will be built. The Gina Krog jacket will be the largest launch jacket ever to be constructed at HFG’s Vlissingen fabrication facility.

The jacket will be approximately 142 meters tall with a footprint of 60 x 50 meters and a top of 42.5 x 26.25 meters. The approximately 250 tons weighing pre-drilling wellhead module of 16 x 17 x 4 meters, will accommodate the phased development of the Gina Krog field and will be integrated into the topsides cellar deck. The project award to HFG in February 2013 followed the successfully completed FEED study of the jacket by HFG’s engineering firm, HFG Engineering. Recently HFG Engineering completed the detailed design of the jacket main structure after which the construction of this record breaking 17,000 tons jacket started at Heerema Vlissingen. The delivery of the jacket and PDM (pre-drilling module) is scheduled for sail away in April 2015. Continue reading “HEEREMA FABRICATION GROUP STARTS CONSTRUCTION GINA KROG JACKET” »

The cranevessel “Saipem 3000” inbound Rotterdam on her own power and passing Maassluis on the 11th of December 2013

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Dec 152013
 
The cranevessel “Saipem 3000” inbound Rotterdam on her own power and passing Maassluis just before sunset on the 11th of December 2013. Photo : Kees van Schie (c)

The cranevessel “Saipem 3000” inbound Rotterdam on her own power and passing Maassluis just before sunset on the 11th of December 2013. Photo : Kees van Schie (c) SOURCE: DMNC

Worlds largest semi submersible heavy load vessel DOCKWISE VANGUARD arrived in Singapore to load her next cargo with destination Brazil

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Dec 152013
 
Worlds largest semi submersible heavy load vessel DOCKWISE VANGUARD arrived in Singapore to load her next cargo with destination Brazil – Photo : Ian Edwards (c)

Worlds largest semi submersible heavy load vessel DOCKWISE VANGUARD arrived in Singapore to load her next cargo with destination Brazil – Photo : Ian Edwards (c) SOURCE: DMNC

The latest Seminar/Masterclass “Heavy Transport & Lifting” completed in Mumbai today.

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Dec 122013
 

Today the 12th of December 2013, the latest Seminar / Masterclass “Heavy Transport & Lifting” was presented by Richard L.Krabbendam (The Heavy Lift Specialist)  in Mumbai to a class of 31 participants from 6 different countries.

The majority coming from India, but also from Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Vietnam and Bangladesh

The next Breakbulk Seminar/Masterclass “Heavy Transport & Lifting is scheduled in Johannesburg, SA on the 27+28th of January 2014. Click here to register

See pictures below:

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HAPPY SKY departing from Qidong on its way to Cape Lambert.

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Dec 122013
 
HAPPY SKY departing from Qidong on its way to Cape Lambert. A well filled upperdeck shows an iron/ore shiploader consisting of a 950ts mainbody, a 260 ts tripper and a trippertail. The last 2 bring iron/ore up to conveyor level on the loading arm Photo : Paul van der Esch ©

HAPPY SKY departing from Qidong on its way to Cape Lambert. A well filled upperdeck shows an iron/ore shiploader consisting of a 950ts mainbody, a 260 ts tripper and a trippertail. The last 2 bring iron/ore up to conveyor level on the loading arm Photo : Paul van der Esch © SOURCE: DMNC