Heavy Lift Specialist

Seminar Programs



1,2,3 October 2018, Rotterdam

2 or 3 days public seminar about Heavy Transport, Lifting, Shipping, Wind and Offshore.

  • 2-day seminar: Heavy Transport, Lifting and Shipping, Safety and Accidents
  • 3-day seminar: Additional day with Wind Turbines and Offshore lifting & installation



The Heavy Lift Specialist Richard Krabbendam started organizing seminars and courses since 2008, aiming for improving safety in the Transport, Lifting, Shipping & Offshore Industry. In the training course, he transfers his profound experience and know-how to others in the industry.

In the past 10 years, more than 2,700 delegates attended one of the 116 Seminars in 26 Countries, dealing with “Heavy Transport, Lifting, Shipping, Offshore and Wind Turbines”.

Seminar Speakers

Founder of Heavy Lift Specialist, who has worked 45 years with BigLift, Mammoet and Jumbo Shipping. Senior Engineer at Temporary Works Design, dealing with Heavy Lift Solutions especially in Offshore sector.

For who is the Seminar?

This extensive course is focused on Construction Managers, Warrantee Surveyors, Operators / Riggers, Project Engineers, Sales Engineers, Freight Forwarders, QHSE Engineers, Project Managers, Cargo Superintendents and anyone who is involved in daily movements and lifting operations of heavy loads.

The program

Day 1

  • General Knowledge on transport & lifting equipment
  • Mass, Forces, Centre of Gravity
  • Heavy Transport with Hydraulic Platform trailers
  • Lifting loads with one, two or more cranes

Day 2

  • Maintenance & Inspection of equipment
  • Skidding & Jacking Techniques
  • Set-up of a Project Planning
  • Preparation of a Cost Estimate and conclude a deal
  • Load-outs of extreme heavy loads
  • Safety & Risk analysis
  • Accidents & How to avoid them
  • Heavy Lift Shipping

Day 3 (additional day)

  • Wind Turbines: Onshore & Offshore Installation
  • Offshore Lifting and Installation Technique
Heavy Lift & Transport

Safety & Accidents

Offshore Installations

Practical information

The Seminar starts from 1st October. It will be presented by Richard Krebbendam and Marcel Vosse at Rotterdam Science Tower.

  • Early bird rates: 2-day seminar €995,-   and the 3-day seminar €1195,-. (Valid until 31 Aug, 2018)
  • Regular rates:    2-day seminar €1200,- and the 3-day seminar €1400,-.

Lunch, coffee and tea is included. A hand-out book of the presentation and a certificate of course completion will be provided.


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Thanks for sending the certificate promptly. The seminar was well organised, was at a good location and the venue chosen was just right. Dubai is quite far from Kenya but it was worthwhile coming all the way. The knowledge obtained was far more than my expectations.
–Zaheer, Kenya

I would like to thank Richard for his valuable seminar. I have realized many point that I had to increase my knowledge and experiences thanks to him. I would be appreciate if he will always keep me in loop for making another seminar programs.
–Semih, Iraq

It was good attending the seminar in Dubai , it was a very useful for me, I learnt a lot details in lifting  & planning from Richard. Thanks for emailing the certificates & the Excel sheets  at the earliest.
–Joystan, United Arab Emirates

Thanks for the seminar 2 days in Singapore. I have arrived safely in Surabaya and have resume work. I wish I have 3 days course as there are more time to cover and more time to question. But overall everything is good and very informative.
–Andri, Indonesia