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Dockwise sets 30,000 tonne record

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May 142016
 

Dockwise has completed a record-breaking installation of a fully integrated SHWE platform for the offshore oil and gas industry.

Dockwise SHWE Topside Skid

Skid Operation
Operation where by the topside is skidded onto the HYSY229 launch barge.

The mega topside, Block A-1 SHP Topside, which includes an hotel and restaurant, weighed nearly 30,000 tonnes and was installed using a float-over method. Dockwise Ltd installed the topside by operating a COOEC installation launch barge, the HYSY229.

Preparing to sailaway near HHI fabrication yard.

Preparing to sailaway near HHI fabrication yard.

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ALE’s record breaking jack up of the Arkutun Dagi topside in Korea (video)

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Feb 272014
 

Our latest video of the record breaking jack up of the Arkutun Dagi topside in Korea is now available to watch online.

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Arkutun Dagi record breaking Jack-up

Press play on the following clip to see how ALE used the innovative ‘Mega Jack’ to lift the record breaking weight to a height of 24m. The topside was lifted and additional assembly work was carried out which added the additional weight to the structure that on its completion weighed 43,475t.  Continue reading “ALE’s record breaking jack up of the Arkutun Dagi topside in Korea (video)” »

New CEO at Bechtel

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Feb 042014
 

Bill Dudley has been named president & CEO of Bechtel.

Schermafbeelding 2014-02-04 om 15.57.22He takes over from Riley Bechtel, who is stepping down from the company’s day-to-day operations for health reasons, but who will remain company chairman. Mr Bechtel has headed the company for 24 years. It was founded by his great-grandfather, Warren Bechtel, in 1898.

Privately-owned Bechtel is the largest contractor in the US. It was ranked no.7 in the most recent IC league table of the world’s 200 largest contractors, with revenues in 2012 of US$ 37.9 billion.

Mr Bechtel said, “For many years Bechtel has approached succession planning with diligence to ensure smooth transitions in leadership. Our plan includes provision for unplanned events, which we are now encountering. We are well prepared to act quickly in everybody’s best interest with no loss of momentum. Continue reading “New CEO at Bechtel” »

SAL Offshore installs Tidal Turbine

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Jan 252014
 

SAL Offshore’s main vessel, the DP Class II equipped MV SAL05 025-25-01-2014Lone complete with Work Class ROV, successfully installed a VOITH Hytide 1000-13 tidal turbine.

SAL01 025-25-01-2014Coming directly from her previous employment on the Parbuckling Project (Costa Concordia), MV Lone pro-ceeded to Stavanger in Norway to mobilize an ROV spread and project equipment. The mobilization was com-pleted in two and a half days at which time the vessel sailed to Kirkwall/Orkney Islands in the North of Scotland to load an LARS (Launch And Recovery System) for the turbine. After conducting a HIRA (Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment) with all involved parties and a function test of the equipment, MV”

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Lone departed Kirk-wall for the EMEC (European Marine Energy Centre) test site to conduct DP trials and ultimately install the tur-bine. Continue reading “SAL Offshore installs Tidal Turbine” »

Final LAS VEGAS HIGH ROLLER (LVHR) Jobsite Photo Report (1-13-2014)

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Jan 182014
 

High Roller is a 550-foot tall (167.6 m),[2][3] 520-foot (160 m) diameter[4] giant Ferris wheel announced in August 2011 as the centerpiece of Caesars Entertainment Corporation‘s $550 million The LINQ[5] on the Las Vegas StripNevada.[6]

Construction was originally scheduled to begin in September 2011 with completion expected in late 2013.[7] In February 2013 it was reported that the project was behind schedule and not expected to open until the second quarter of 2014.[1] The outer rim of the wheel was completed on September 9, 2013.[8]

Full details can be viewed on Wikipedia or in this downloadable pdf file:  Las Vegas High Roller Photo Report

1.43 The completed wheel with the Las Vegas strip in the background

1.43 The completed wheel with the Las Vegas strip in the background

High Roller under construction, March 2013

When completed, High Roller will be taller than the current world’s tallest Ferris wheel,[9][6] the 541 ft (165 m) Singapore Flyer,[10] which opened to the public in March 2008.[11] Arup Engineering, which previously worked on the Singapore Flyer, is responsible for High Roller’s structural plan.[4]

High Roller is currently under construction on Las Vegas Boulevard, across from Caesars Palace, behind The Quad Resort and Casino (formerly the Imperial Palace) and the Flamingo Las Vegas on the site of the former O’Sheas Casino.[9] Passengers were originally expected to have to pay less than $20 per ride;[9] estimates had risen to “about $25 per person” by mid-2012 then “about $30 per person” in September 2013 news reports.[12] A full rotation of the wheel is expected to take about 30 minutes.[6]

Below some pictures from the High Wheel under construction

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Record 10,000 Tonnes lift by ALE Heavy Lift in co-operation with Dubai Drydocks

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Jan 172014
 

ALE and Drydocks World collaborated to perform the lifting and mating of a 10,000-tonne topside (pictured below) using a bespoke gantry system, for the semisubmersible HVDC platform DolWin Beta.

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The mammoth 10,000 Tonnes topside was lifted to an impressive final height of 52.8 m.

The 10,000 Tonnes topside has reached its final height and was lowered on the legs of the hull structure

The 10,000 Tonnes topside has reached its final height and was lowered on the legs of the hull structure

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ALE on the Move for Bechtel in Australia (two Videos)

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Jan 132014
 

Moving modules for the Australia Pacific LNG project

On the Move – ALE provide overview of what is required when moving the modules around site

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Building mega projects is no easy task and moving large scale equipment takes a great deal of planning. In this video ALE (www.ale-heavylift.com) provide an overview of what is required when moving the modules around site at the Curtis Island projects. Continue reading “ALE on the Move for Bechtel in Australia (two Videos)” »

More details on the record heavy transport by DAN-CZECH SPECIAL TRANSPORT over 290 kms in Czech Republic (2x videos)

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Jan 022014
 

Dan-Czech Special Transport executed two record consecutive Heavy Transports over 290 kms in Czech Republic last year.

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The route for both of them was : From Ostrava Vítkovice to the Chvaletice quay (A) on river Elbe.

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Cargo: Heavy Forgings with below dimensions and weights:

Piece

Name:

Lenght cm:

Width cm:

Height cm:

Weight in tons:

01 Pull head

503

615

416

224

02 Tail head

503

568

415

231

  

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Egytrans achieves Milestone in Egyptian Transport and route development

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Dec 292013
 

Egytrans/ETAL safely delivers 2×233 Tons Trafos by barge and trailers at Giza North Power Station

Loading into river barge in the Port of Alexandria

Loading into river barge in the Port of Alexandria

Egytrans being the pioneer in the Egyptian heavy lift and transport industry that it is; it did not shy away from taking on the large project of transporting two 233 ton transformers. The ordeal of transporting such large pieces of cargo along with additional equipment and accessories of general cargo was no easy task, but again Egytrans proved to be the company with the professionalism and eye for detail to take on this arduous task. Continue reading “Egytrans achieves Milestone in Egyptian Transport and route development” »

New Office for Wagenborg at AT Chemelot Industrial Park in Geleen, South of the Netherlands

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Dec 232013
 

In 2012, Wagenborg opened a new branch office AT Chemelot Industrial Park in SITTARD-Geleen, in the south of The Netherlands.

20131118_095526 (Large)From this office Wagenborg offers its knowledge and services to the innovative industrial partners. “with our experienced crews and state of the art equipment, we can offer added value to all the companies at Chemelot”, according to Ton Klijn, managing director Wagenborg Nedlift. Recently the first big project managed from the geleen office took place…

IMG_4573 (Large)Wagenborg received the order  to perform the transport and installation of eight pieces of crystallizers and other equipment for a new building project at the DSM site at Chemelot in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands. The big units had different sizes, varying in length from 18.7 to 19.5 meters and in weight from 55 tonnes to 62 tonnes. Each crystallizer has a diameter of nearly 8 meters.  Continue reading “New Office for Wagenborg at AT Chemelot Industrial Park in Geleen, South of the Netherlands” »

Pressure vessels being transported over 250 kms in Egypt

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Dec 182013
 

Egytrans/ETAL executed the transportation of two pressure vessels from Petrojet alKattameya Works Southeast of Cairo to Ethydco Ethylene Plant Southeast of Alexandria (approx. 250 kms)

See pictures below:

MAN TGA41660 Tractor units pulling an 80 Tons pressure vessel

MAN TGA41660 Tractor units pulling an 80 Tons pressure vessel

Weight 80ton (L) 19.3m x (W) 5.7m x( H) 5.6m

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From Jetty to the erection of a 454 tonnes Flash Column at the Ammonia & Urea 3500 MTPD Plant in Bontang, East Kalimantan

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Dec 062013
 

Project Report: From Jetty to the erection of a 454 tonnes Flash Column at the Ammonia & Urea 3500 MTPD Plant in Bontang, East Kalimantan

Discharging from MV Palmarola by 2 x 450Tonne vessel gear

Discharging from MV Palmarola by 2 x 450Tonne vessel gear

Discharging from MV Palmarola by 2 x 450Tonne vessel gear

Discharging from MV Palmarola by 2 x 450Tonne vessel gear

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Large structures: Tackling the extremes

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Dec 062013
 

Contractors need to be able to count on reliable and durable construction equipment when building large structures – they know that technical failure and downtime can lead to delays and higher costs.

The XCMG 8800 lifting a 1680 tons , 118 m high pressure vessel

The XGC8800 lifting a 1680 tons , 118 m high pressure vessel

From dams on the River Nile to new sports stadiums in the Amazon, equipment manufacturers and contractors are working to ensure large projects stay on schedule.

As well as general earthmoving and lifting machinery, specialised construction equipment models are available to tackle big projects.  Falsework and formwork manufacturer Doka, for instance, has launched new specialised formwork just for dam construction, while XCMG teamed up with Chinese petrochemical  company Sinopec to develop a huge 4,000 tonne capacity crawler crane for extreme lifting jobs.

The XGC88000 crane made its debut lift at the Wanhua Industrial Park in Yantai, China, where it was tasked with hoisting a 118 m tall, 1,680 tonne propylene production tower into place. The crane’s 108 m boom and 33 m fixed jib were used in a 30 m operating radius.

IMG_0504XCMG said the tower was erected onto its construction base within four hours. It described the lift as a breakthrough in the development of super-tonnage crawler cranes.

Developing the machine is one thing, but delivering it onto a remote construction site is another question entirely. Co-ordinating the movement of materials and equipment around a large structure jobsite can be a major challenge, and a highly organised approach is crucial to keep things moving efficiently.

In South America, for instance, equipment from Terex and its sister brand Genie is supporting construction of the final stages of the 45,000 seat Arena da Amazonia Stadium in Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazônia.

Set to host four matches during next year’s FIFA World Cup, the stadium is being built by a trio of contractors – Andrade Guitierrez, ENTEC, and Tomiasi – and was designed by GMP Architekten.

The stadium’s most striking feature is its self-supporting roof, construction of which is currently underway. Made from over 200 pieces of steel and weighing over 6670 tons (6500 tonnes), the roof structure will consist of mutually supporting cantilevers with steel hollow core girders. The largest individual components are 22 m long and weigh 30 tons (27 tonnes). Continue reading “Large structures: Tackling the extremes” »

SHELL’S PRELUDE Floated out of Drydock at Samsung Heavy Industries, Korea

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Dec 052013
 

Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it has completed building the hull of the world’s largest floating facility, which has been constructed to process natural gas off the coast of western Australia.

prelude-3Asia LNG buyers come together in bid to secure lower prices

An uncomfortable prospect for global exporters of liquefied natural gas (LNG) will unfold this week — buyers from countries that import 70% of the world’s LNG will meet to discuss how to get a better deal. Keep reading. Keep reading.

Shell said Tuesday that the 488-meter (1,600 foot) hull of the structure, known as “Prelude,” was floated out of the dry dock in Geoje, South Korea where it is being built.

With a bow and stern half a kilometre apart, four football pitches would fit on the vessel’s deck were it not for a clutter of kit towering up to 93 metres high that will take in the equivalent of 110,000 barrels of oil per day in natural gas and cool it into liquefied natural gas for transport and sale in Asia. It will float above gas fields. Continue reading “SHELL’S PRELUDE Floated out of Drydock at Samsung Heavy Industries, Korea” »

JUMBO completes first stage of Wiggins Island Coal Terminal project

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Nov 292013
 

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

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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” »