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The Supplier of sustainable hardwood crane mats and jacking timbers: KO-MATS
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JACKING TIMBERS, CRANE MATS, LOAD SPREADING MATS FOR TEMPORARY ROADS OVER SOFT TERRAIN, DECK RE-ENFORCEMENTS ETC.
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HOW TO IMPROVE SOFT SOIL CONDITIONS FOR HEAVY LIFTS?
When handling heavy lifts we always have to deal with the underground on which the load travels or is stored. Especially in the Netherlands, which is known for its soft soil conditions, we often have to improve the ground conditions. It is no wonder that the Dutch crane and heavy transport companies have found ways to deal with this issue and widely use hard wood crane mats, steel plates and even steel load spreading mats to spread the load on the ground and avoid accidents. These methods are not only used in the Netherlands, but find applications worldwide.
A Heavy load is in most cases transported on a hydraulic platform trailer, which consists of a large number of axles, each equipped with 2 or 4 tires. By using trailers with a large number of axle lines, the load is evenly distributed over all axles (tires), due to the hydraulic suspension system. Unfortunately the load on each tire can still be as high as 4 tons/tire (4 tires on one axle, conventional platform trailers) or even 8 tons/tire (2 tires on one axle i.e. SPMT’s).
If the tire load exceeds the allowable ground load, it will dig in and the transport combination might get stuck. To spread the tire load on the ground, and avoid digging in, a steel plate of approx. 15-25 mm thickness, does a good job and spreads the load more evenly over the ground surface. Most Heavy Lift transport contractors usually have a number of steel plates (Dim. i.e. 6×1.5×0.02 m, 1.4 Tonne/unit) in stock, which can be mobilized and used when necessary. Conventional hydraulic platform trailers normally can travel over tarmac roads, barge decks , compacted jobsite roads, harbor docks etc, fully loaded without extra road/deck improvement, if the ground/deck load can withstand an average load of approx. 5-10 Ton/m2.
When the soil cannot withstand this high load of a tire, as shown in picture above, then the ground needs to be covered by steel plates or hard wood crane mats to absorb the high tire load. For hydraulic platform trailers, 15-25 mm steel plates do an excellent job on a soft soil, but they are not ideal for crawler cranes.
The crawler tracks of a crane are not flexible as a rubber tire of a platform trailer and therefore steel plates are not an ideal load spreading method. In this case hard wood timber mats are the best option.
KO-MATS for Worldwide supply
One of the key suppliers of specially made timber mats is based in Holland and its manufacturing plant is in Guyana, South America, where the hard wood timber is harvested in a sustainable way, supervised by the Guyana-Norwegian Forest Protection agreement. The agreement has obliged the Guyana Forestry Commission to ensure that its own regulations are strictly enforced. These require every concession to complete and maintain a full standing timber inventory and operate a selective harvest plan that ensures on-going sustainability.
No lumber or logs can be transported out of a concession or off of private land without prior approval from the local GFC station officer for which tag and stump inspections are the common control mechanisms. At Bad Bentheim, just across the German border, KO-MATS have just opened another factory for fabrication of quality hard wood crane mats.
The company works closely with a number of local partners and small local co-operatives who are responsible for the work carried out in the forest itself. This not only includes felling the trees but some of the initial preparation work on the logs, including their conversion from trunks to fully formed beams. Ko-Mats helps them invest in equipment such as saws, milling machines and tractors all designed to harvest the trees and prepare the timber that is suitable for use in mat production. Once sufficient quantities of timber have been cut and trimmed at a given location, Ko-Mats sends out its own trucks to collect and bring it to the processing plant. Before the processing starts the timber is hand graded then each beam is individually drilled before moving to a large press in batches of five. Heavy steel rods are pressed into the drilled holes to create the particular mat sizes, the rod ends are then threaded and nuts and washers fitted and tightened.
A European sales base
KO-MATS, the European factory of Hardwood crane mats provides the Eastern part of the world, while the Western Hemisphere and South America are served from British Guyana, hereby keeping shipping cost as low as possible. The location was chosen in order to serve as much of the European market as possible with fast road deliveries etc… while being within easy reach of a major port for import and exporting. The Dutch location allows for rapid delivery within Europe while minimizing shipping costs by ensuring that all containers are loaded to full capacity. The company also ships directly from its plant in Georgetown, Guyana, to the Americas, Asia and Australia.
The hardwood mats
The majority of the mats that KO-MATS sell are made by bolting large beams together in a composite-type structure in order to produce specific characteristics, while minimizing wastage. They are made of boards/ beams that are processed directly from hardwood logs and are assembled with large steel bolts and thick washers, with all edges machine chamfered and ends protected creating a strong and durable hardwood mat.
Standard tropical wood crane mats from Guyana come in three versions:
Standard with Mora beams on the outside and a non-specified hardwood timber on the inside.
Premium which is made entirely from the tough close grained hard wearing Mora wood and
Excellent which uses Mora wood on the outside and Wamara on the inside.
The standard stock mats come in sizes from five metres long to just under 12 metres with thicknesses of 100 to 300 mm. Widths are of course made up to suit the job. The various sizes and mix of tropical hardwood species allow the mats to be tailored to suit a variety of different uses such as:
• Temporary platforms for large cranes
• Temporary bridges and working floors
• Protection for wharfs, ship sides, barge
decks and dredging barges
• Protection for existing work floors to
avoid damage due to impact pressure
• As travel roads for cranes and
excavators on pipeline projects
Advantages of timber mats
While timber mats are widely and almost exclusively used for crawler cranes, their use to create outrigger mats for large cranes has all but stopped in some markets, in favour of steel fabricated mats. Yet Ko-MATS and other timber mat suppliers claim that there are a number of benefits in using wood, including:
- Weight compared to steel
- Better physical properties with bending compared to steel/plastic, timber is elastic without being unstable.
- Attractive price levels
- Long lengths possible
- Easy to use and transport
- Timber absorbs tension rather than transporting tension onto the soil
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Tree C develops 3D simulation technology and advanced simulators for training, procedure design- and validation and research.
Based on our VR4MAX virtual reality software we build specific simulators for all kinds of industries, with a specialization in simulation of offshore operations and heavy industry.
We serve a wide range of international clients in the maritime, offshore construction, oil & gas, heavy lifting, dredging, nuclear and related industries as well as a large number of universities. The simulators are based on our VR4MAX® technology, featuring photorealistic visuals, accurate physical behavior and precise hydrodynamics where needed.
Our extensive experience with simulation for the ”heavy industries” makes us a qualified discussion partner for your simulator projects. Besides their VR expertise, our engineers have the technical skills to translate the existing or engineered, and not yet build, equipment, into a fully operational virtual representation. In addition we cooperate with several renowned experts in the field of hydrodynamics, heavy lifting an remote handling.
We use industry standard modelling tools like Autodesk 3ds Max, and re-use existing CAD data where available. Interactivity, behavior and virtual reality experience are added by the VR4MAX® technology. This results in short production cycles and high return on investments, even for simulations of onetime operations.
Standard technology and specific functionality
Most simulators consist of a combination of standard technology building blocks and simulator specific functionality. Some simulators have become standard and just need your own environment to be completed; others need tuning or additional functionality to precisely fit your objectives. We can develop complete simulators, or supply the tools and consultancy to support you building your own simulator.
Scalable solutions and PLC connectivity
In terms of visualization Tree C solutions are scalable from laptop to 360° field of view VR theatres or virtually any other form of projection. Many peripherals and controls driving the virtual equipment can be connected directly or through the actual PLC used within the existing equipment. This even gives the opportunity to test the PLC software intended for the existing equipment on the simulator first before implementing it on the real machine. This potentially prevents damaging your valuable equipment and reduces costly down time.
Tree C is able to take on board any challenge, supporting your projects with state-of-the-art virtual reality simulation solutions, so you are well prepared for the real world!
- Efficient workflow from modeling to VR
- Fully scalable from laptop to 360° VR theatre
- Photorealistic visuals and weather system
- Accurate physics simulation
- Accurate hydrodynamics
- Event action and scripting
- Connecting real equipment trough PLC technology
- Flexible in house developed technology platform
Freight Wings Pvt. Ltd. is one of the leading service providers for the transportation, handling & installation of heavy, abnormal, over-dimensional, indivisible cargo. We strive to provide customized, engineered & tailor made solutions to our clients in the field of heavy lift & transport catering to diverse fields.
Combining the ingenuity of human mind & state of art, sophisticated heavy lift equipment, we focus to provide ‘end to end’ complete factory to foundation turnkey solutions to our esteemed customers.
Freight Wings strives to increase our credibility and to improve customer satisfaction by following the highest levels of professional ethics and corporate values.
We believe in acting in a correct and ethical manner in our dealing with our employees, sub-contractors and customers.
We are determined to excel further in our work and improve our performance by giving innovative solutions to our customers.
We know our employees, subcontractors and customers and are receptive to their advise and feedback.
We act responsibly towards our Colleagues, Customers and Society.
We will aggressively pursue growth & profitability, while following ethical standards and values.
We are proud & passionate about our company and work and treat our Colleagues & Customers with dignity & respect.
Freight Wings is the only company in India to own & operate Fully Computerized Self Propelled Hydraulic Modular Trailers (SPMT’s).
Self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) are multi-axle trailers designed for the transportation of abnormally large / long and superheavy cargoes. The SPMT’s are modular and can be coupled side by side and end to end.
The 3rd Generation SPMT’s owned by us are fully computer controlled with a sandwich platform design made of high tensile steel STE 690V which makes the Chassis one of the strongest in the world without adding to the gross weight of the Trailers.
The chassis are attached to wheel bogies. Each wheel bogie consists of two rubber tyred wheels and is rigidly fixed to the chassis by a hinged elbow joint, which is supported on hydraulic rams.
The SPMT is propelled by hydraulic drive motors, which are mounted on the axles of the SPMT. Hydraulic power is supplied from a pump on the Diesel power pack to each of the drive motors and speed is controlled via a remote hand operated portable console.
The steering of the SPMT’s offers major advantages over other forms of conventional hydraulic trailers. The steering is controlled by electro-hydraulic motors rather than by a series of mechanical steering rods. Each of the axles of the transporter moves independently and are monitored and controlled by the computerised control system of the transporter. This offers total flexibility of steering options with each wheel bogie able to swing through 260° (+/-130°). The position of each wheel is controlled electronically through the remote operations console with nine steering programs including standard, crab, transverse & circular.
Jumbo is a leading heavy lift shipping company that has been developing pioneering solutions for ocean transportation for more than 40 years.
Since 2003, building on our heavy lift capability, we rapidly established a sound track record in the offshore subsea installation market. Engineering, safety awareness and environmental care stand at the forefront of a reliable operation. This is why Jumbo has invested – and continues to invest – in the latest state of the art engineering methods, software and equipment and has developed its in house safety awareness program “Stay Well”.
Today we operate a fleet of 12 specialised heavy lift vessels with a lifting capacity from 500t up to 1,800t.
To cater for ever increasing industry demand a new generation of vessels will be added, starting in 2013, with record breaking lifting capacity of 3,000t. Two of our J-1800 class vessels are equipped with a DP2 system, enabling them to provide transport as well as offshore installation services.
Our success has been built on strong client relationships. As partners we strive to assist our clients in reaching their goals.
Engineering and safety awareness stand at the forefront of a reliable operation. This is why Jumbo has invested - and continues to invest - in the latest state of the art engineering methods, software and equipment.
Jumbo’s engineering expertise is unrivalled in the heavy lift industry. Our in-house knowledge makes it possible to take on the most challenging jobs.
Our engineers come from a diverse range of disciplines including mechanical, offshore and civil engineering, shipbuilding and we employ specialists in ship motions and hydrodynamics. This in-house knowledge base enables us to work together with our customers to reach optimum and practical solutions.
Heavy lift shipping requires unique and careful planning, down to the smallest detail, and is vital for the success of the job. To make sure the cargo is transported safely and efficiently Jumbo carries out a great deal of detailed preparetory work.
Our specialists use the most advanced software such as 2D and 3D AutoCAD systems, Orcaflex, Safetrans and are equipped to make finite element calculations and structural and ship motion analysis. On request we can prepare 3D animations to visualise the stowage and lifting operations.
The Lebus standard – comprehensive experience for innovative systems
The name LEBUS has long stood for high-quality technical products, first-class service and absolute dedication to our clients. Founded 40 years ago, LEBUS International Engineers GmbH, led by Cristof Seidenather, is today an internationally-active
company which sets industry standards.
As an expert partner for optimising hoisting and conveying systems, LEBUS has carved out a significant competitive edge in the area of cable drum technology. The sophisticated LEBUS technology has proven its reliability and success in a multitude of large and complex projects worldwide.
From its headquarters in Finning, near Munich, the owner-led company prides itself on its personal and direct service to clients and projects all over the world. The team of highly qualified engineers, headed by Cristof Seidenather, includes world-leading specialists in the field of wire rope spooling and cable drum technology. This expertise guarantees that customers receive bespoke and project-specific consulting to ensure an optimum solution for even the most complex requirements.
Within the project team, and working closely with other partners to the project. LEBUS works tireless to meet the challenge of guaranteeing total quality every time.
Modular-design principle for innovative systems application.
LEBUS offers a broad range of products from which – with our expert guidance – clients can select the most appropriate system for their application. After all, hoisting and lifting equipment is as varied as the work it is required to do. LEBUS tailors it solution to your circumstances.
The Lebus system is so flexible that it can be individually adapted to any existing or new system, even if it is subject to extreme operating conditions and high loadings. The cost benefits of the technology speak for themselves:
Increased wire rope life:
With the Lebus groove, rope wear is substantially reduced. The load is evenly distributed between the individual layers. End-filling pieces and parallel grooving prevent the cable from being nicked or pinched and damaged.
Unlimited spooling capacity:
The Lebus groove offers almost unlimited facilities for spooling wire ropes, irrespective of the diameter or length of the cable and the load to which it is subjected.
Reduced space requirement:
By means of its multiplayer winding capability, ropes of considerable length can be accommodated on relatively small drums.
Operating under the conditions afforded by controlled spooling will reduce the risk of failure of your entire plant and avoid high consequential costs.
Improved working safety:
The continuous control of the winding process ensures the safety of operating personnel to the outmost extent.
Our systems require virtually no maintenance. Provided they are used in the prescribed manner, they will last a lifetime.
Welcome to ALE – Worldwide Heavy Transportation and Lifting
With a global network of operating centres and a large fleet of heavy cranes, specialist transport and installation equipment, ALE combines exceptional project management with engineering intelligence to offer worldwide transportation and lifting services to all industry sectors.
Our values of ingenuity, responsibility and flexibility reflect our combined commitments to safety and excellence. We take full responsibility for the quality of our processes to keep risk to an absolute minimum, while adapting to changing conditions and new challenges with competence and agility. We’re also committed to investing in technology, systems and equipment to ensure we remain at the forefront of the industry. As a result, organisations all over the world turn to us to push the boundaries of what’s possible with their high-profile projects.
The AL.SK190 and AL.SK350 cranes
We are proud to have introduced the world’s highest-capacity land-based cranes – the AL.SK190 and AL.SK350. With the ability to lift up to 5000te, they can be dismantled and shipped around the world in ISO containers. They are also capable of being relocated fully rigged onsite saving considerable time during the construction of major projects.
For ballast, the AL.SK190 and AL.SK350 use locally available material such as sand or gravel, which is loaded into 100te capacity containers. Uniquely, the ballast remains static while the crane slews around a pivot system, making them much more appropriate for congested sites than ring cranes.
These cranes can offer significant benefits over traditional cranes and can substantially reduce construction schedules and costs.
Salalah Methanol Plant, Oman
Over the course of six months, ALE received 30 heavy lifts from ten ships at Salalah Port in the South of Oman.
The heaviest of these 30 items was a column weighing 471te with an offset centre of gravity. Due to weight and route restrictions a four-file, ten-axle SPMT with bolsters was required to move the 60-metre long, 9-metre diameter vessel.
The Egyptian Transport and Commercial Services Company S.A.E. was established in December 1973 under Egypt’s open door policy with regard to private enterprises. However, its transport activities and experience date back to 1939 as a continuation to GAMAL EL DIN LEHETA & CO.
EGYTRANS was nationalized in 1964 when it was one of the biggest companies in EGYPT offering shipping agency, tourism agency and other transport services. The company was originally established as a limited liability company with a capital of EGP 10,000. It is now a corporation with capital of LE 156,062,500 and annual turnover of LE 190 million. Since its inception it has grown into a true leader in the transport field in Egypt with three hundred and fifty employees and eight branches in strategic locations close to the country’s main ports, airports and transport centers.
We make integrated transport easy, safe and cost-effective.
We will be the preferred partner for integrated global transport services and solutions in Egypt, providing the best value to customers, employees and shareholders.
- Integrity: We always live up to our promises. We treat everyone with respect, dignity and honesty. We hold ourselves to the highest moral and ethical standards in what we do.
- Professionalism: We endorse and apply the highest standards of proficiency. We believe in forward thinking.
- Commitment to Customer Success: Our customers’ success is the main driving force behind everything we do. We make an effort to learn our customers’ needs and proactively seek new ways to meet them.
- Innovation: We believe in advancing through innovation and creativity to maintain our industry leadership.
- Quality: We believe in doing things right the first time in order to give our customers the best possible service and to use our resources in the most productive way. We support a quality work environment.
- Teamwork: We are dedicated to accomplishing our goals through teamwork. Each member of the team complements and completes the others.
- Learning & Personal Growth: We believe that our growth and success as a company is based on the growth and success of each of us as individuals.
- Building partnerships: We provide consistent and reliable services to each and every customer. We believe in building mutually rewarding relationships with our suppliers.
- Social Responsibility: We have a duty to the society in which we live and work. We are also committed to protecting the environment and natural resources.
- Occupational Health & Safety: We ensure proper protection for people and property. We are committed to providing safe workplaces and using safe processes and equipment.
At EGYTRANS, we believe that our customers’ success is our success and we are deeply committed to building lasting win-win relationships with our customers. We make every effort to gain a deep knowledge of our customers and focus on tailoring solutions to their individual needs. Whether we are moving cargo to the other side of town or to the other end of the world, we actively listen and respond to our customers’ requirements and proactively seek new ways to help our customers achieve success by ensuring that their cargo arrives safely, in perfect condition, within budget and on time, every time.
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A Portable 400 Tons Skidding system by Westport Canada Ltd.
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