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Crowley’s tug OCEAN WIND completes delivery of Tubular Bells topside on Crowley barge 455 7 to SAIPEM S7000 in Gulf of Mexico

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Mar 182014
 
Crowley’s tug OCEAN WIND completes delivery of Tubular Bells topside on Crowley barge 455 7 to SAIPEM S7000 in Gulf of Mexico. Photos: Tim Burdick ©

Crowley’s tug OCEAN WIND completes delivery of Tubular Bells topside on Crowley barge 455 7 to SAIPEM S7000 in Gulf of Mexico. Photos: Tim Burdick © SOURCE: DMNC

Crowley’s tug OCEAN WIND completes delivery of Tubular Bells topside on Crowley barge 455 7 to SAIPEM S7000 in Gulf of Mexico

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Mar 182014
 
Crowley’s tug OCEAN WIND completes delivery of Tubular Bells topside on Crowley barge 455 7 to SAIPEM S7000 in Gulf of Mexico. Photos: Tim Burdick ©

Crowley’s tug OCEAN WIND completes delivery of Tubular Bells topside on Crowley barge 455 7 to SAIPEM S7000 in Gulf of Mexico. Photos: Tim Burdick © SOURCE: DMNC

m.v. HAPPY DRAGON loading a 650 ts ship-unloader, the unloader is lifted using 2 pcs 24 m 400 t swl lifting beams in Aveiro (Portugal) with destination Set (Fr)

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Mar 152014
 
m.v. HAPPY DRAGON loading a 650 ts ship-unloader, the unloader is lifted using 2 pcs 24 m 400 t swl lifting beams in Aveiro (Portugal) with destination Set (Fr) Photo : Paul van der Esch – Biglift ©

m.v. HAPPY DRAGON loading a 650 ts ship-unloader, the unloader is lifted using 2 pcs 24 m 400 t swl lifting beams in Aveiro (Portugal) with destination Set (Fr)
Photo : Paul van der Esch – Biglift ©  SOURCE: DMNC

Wagenborg’s WATERSTROOM with the loaded Wagenborg barge with a 69 mtr high container crane outbound from Antwerp at the Westerschelde enroute Larvik in Norway

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Mar 152014
 
Wagenborg’s WATERSTROOM with the loaded Wagenborg barge with a 69 mtr high container crane outbound from Antwerp at the Westerschelde enroute Larvik in Norway

Wagenborg’s WATERSTROOM with the loaded Wagenborg barge with a 69 mtr high container crane outbound from Antwerp at the Westerschelde enroute Larvik in Norway  SOURCE: DMNC

How a gas line is constructed (video)

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Mar 152014
 

The design of the Liebherr pipelayers is orientated around the application requirements of modern pipeline building sites.

Liebherr RL54 Pipelayer

Liebherr – Pipelayer RL 54

Published on 10 mrt. 2014

A comprehensible control with only two joysticks for all travel and steering movements, as well as actuation of the boom reduce the possibility of faulty operation. The tracks of the hydrostatic travel drive, with continuous power to both tracks, and without switch procedures, allow simple traversal of steep slopes. As the travel drive is wear-free, and also works as an operating brake, a reinforced braking system is not needed, even in mountainous terrain.

More information on Liebherr Pipelayers:http://www.liebherr.com/EM/en-GB/regi…

Chimney Removal by Sarens in Chernobyl

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Mar 112014
 

Location: Chernobyl – Ukraine

Equipment used: CC 8800-1 

SarensCC8800Sarens participated in the New Safe Confinement Project at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in  the Ukraine. The purpose of the project is to fully  contain the damaged nuclear reactor building and prevent the reactor complex from leaking further radioactive material into the environment for the  next 100 years. Unit 4 of the reactor building will  be encased in a massive arched steel structure.

Before this could happen, the old chimney had to  be removed with the help of Sarens’ CC8800-1 in  its almost full configuration. After the stabilization  of each of the 7 tube parts, the chimney could  be removed by sections, each weighing  approximately 55t. Any miscalculations could  cause a cloud of radioactive dust, but this challenging operation was brought to a successful  end. The complete old chimney was removed  safely. SOURCE: Sarens

Another boom truck overturn

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Mar 092014
 

A boom truck overturned in Damariscotta, Maine on Wednesday, due to incorrect outrigger set up

March 7, 2014 

The crane, a dated unit supplied by Arthur D. Henry Crane Services of Thomaston, was preparing to lift a heating/air conditioning unit onto a store in the town when it went over in the parking lot.
The boom struck the back of a parked car

The boom struck the back of a parked car

Thankfully no one was hurt, although the operator was thrown from the truck.

Variable Position Counterweight (VPC) innovation from Manitowoc at CONEXPO

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Mar 082014
 

Manitowoc introduces new crawler cranes with breakthrough Variable Position Counterweight (VPC)

3/5/2014 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

The new Manitowoc MLC300 and MLC650

The new Manitowoc MLC300 and MLC650

New from Manitowoc are two ground-breaking crawler cranes, both making their debut at CONEXPO 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev.  The 300 t (330 USt) MLC300 and the 650 t (716 USt) MLC650 are loaded with an array of innovative features, most notably their unique Variable Position Counterweight (VPC).

The VPC system automatically positions the counterweight to fit the required lift.

The VPC system automatically positions the counterweight to fit the required lift.

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Tower cranes collide in London

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Mar 082014
 

Two tower cranes collided over Canary Wharf in London, UK today seriously injuring a 35 year old man.

March 7, 2014 

Tower cranes collide in London

A flat top Yong Mao saddle jib tower crane was set up over the top of a Jost hydraulic luffing jib crane when the jib of the higher crane struck the luffer which had its jib in the out of service position.  Continue reading “Tower cranes collide in London” »

Conexpo drone over Liebherr Stand

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Mar 052014
 

Liebherr has announced a very successful first day at Conexpo, but what attracted our intention was the aerial view taken by a sophisticated remote controlled drone ‘aircraft’, giving a very attractive view the Gold Lot from the Liebherr end.

March 5, 2014 |

Liebherr used a drone to take this aerial view SOURCE: Vertikal.net

Liebherr used a drone to take this aerial view SOURCE: Vertikal.net

Mammoet opens in Cairo

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Mar 052014
 

Heavy and lift transport company Mammoet has opened a new location in Cairo, Egypt and established a company- Mammoet Egypt, which will be managed by director Khaled Ahmed.

MammoetCairo

Lifting a 150 tonne Water tank for Carbon Holding

March 5, 2014 

The Cairo branch is Mammoet’s second new office in the past 12 months and follows the opening of a branch in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku. Both new locations will support project operations. The company says that it is also relocating more people to its branch in Algeria, to meet growing demand
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Liebherr Wind force Calculation (video)

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Mar 022014
 

Liebherr – Mobile and Crawler Cranes: 3 things an operator needs to know….

Strong wind and especially gusts can be really dangerous during a crane job.

WindForce Calculation

Liebherr – Mobile and Crawler Cranes: 3 things an operator needs to consider

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