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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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A new approach to marine project: DMC (Dutch Marine Contractors)

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Mar 042014
 

We are proud to announce the launch of Dutch Marine Contractors, a new maritime service provider with an innovative approach to marine and offshore projects.

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In order to satisfy the needs of the increasingly dynamic global marketplace, DMC provides a comprehensive selection of services in Commercial Ship Management, Consultancy and Brokerage.  Continue reading “A new approach to marine project: DMC (Dutch Marine Contractors)” »

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.

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

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Tocardo Tidal Turbines are they the answer to clean Energy??

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Mar 012014
 
Bi-directional Tidal Turbine range from 100-1000 Kw

Bi-directional Tidal Turbine range from 100-1000 Kw

Three different sizes of turbine are available, 100 kW, 200 kW,  500 kW and 1000 Kw machines. The turbines consist of a permanent magnet direct drive generator and a patented bi-directional reversible rotor blades design, developed, manufactured and installed in close cooperation with major industry partners.

Our renewable turbines can be bottom mounted, installed underneath floating platforms or retrofitted to existing structures like bridges and barrages. Together with our specialist partner organizations and companies, Tocardo can provide installation methods for all sorts of environments providing grid connected as well as off-grid solutions.

SOURCE: GreenTech  Tocardo

Voith designs High Flow Installation Vessel

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Feb 252014
 

A new type of construction vessel could make projects such as the installation of tidal energy turbines feasible in more places.

Mojo HF4056-25-02-2014aBritish marine renewable energy specialist Mojo Maritime and Hamburg, Germany, headquartered shipowner Hammonia Reederei have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to finance and build the HF 4 High Flow Installation Vessel.

The HF 4 has a twin hull configuration designed by Voith and is powered by four Voith Schneider Propellers (VSP) giving it the ability to operate in currents up to ten knots using dynamic positioning Engineered by Voith naval architects, the design is based on Mojo Maritime’s vision of a vessel designed to install tidal energy turbines in high energy tidal streams. With a length of 59.5 meters and a beam of 28.6 me-ters, the HF 4 has an open deck space of approx. 1,000 sq.m, accommodates 44 people and has a maximum A-frame crane lift capacity of 250 tons.

With these specifications, it can handle all tidal energy work tasks from the installation of the turbine support structure to the mounting of the turbine and the long-term maintenance of the unit. It also has a much wider potential, including in the offshore wind sector and more gen-eral subsea construction market. Continue reading “Voith designs High Flow Installation Vessel” »

The tug Bever towing the Jack-up SEA JACK and in the background the tug SEA BRAVO towing the SEA WORKER on the River Dee

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Feb 222014
 
16-02-2014 : the tug Bever towing the SEA JACK and in the background the tug SEA BRAVO towing the SEA WORKER on the River Dee, bound for the Gwynt y Mor windfarm in the Irish Sea. Photo : Oliver Missiaen ©

16-02-2014 : the tug Bever towing the SEA JACK and in the background the tug SEA BRAVO towing the SEA WORKER on the River Dee, bound for the Gwynt y Mor windfarm in the Irish Sea. Photo : Oliver Missiaen ©  SOURCE: DMNC

1400 ton Heavy Lift Crane Barge Conquest MB1 offloading a monopile at VDS terminal, Vlissingen the Netherlands.

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Feb 202014
 
1400 ton Heavy Lift Crane Barge Conquest MB1 offloading a monopile at VDS terminal, Vlissingen the Netherlands. Photo: Hans van der Linden -www.aerolin.nl - Aerolin Photo ©

1400 ton Heavy Lift Crane Barge Conquest MB1 offloading a monopile at VDS terminal, Vlissingen the Netherlands.
Photo: Hans van der Linden -www.aerolin.nl – Aerolin Photo ©

 

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Sietas delivers offshore installer jack-up wind turbine installation vessel

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Feb 202014
 

Aeolus’ – last delivery from Sietas before new management takes over

Offshore Installer 051-20-02-2014Just a week after being sold to the Russians, Sietas Shipyard in Hamburg-Neuenfelde Monday handed over what is, for the moment at least, its last big new building, reports Tom Todd. The 140m long and 38m wide offshore wind farm transport and installation jack-up Aeolus is of 6,500dwt and carries up to 5,600 tons. She will operate in water depths to 45m and boasts DP2 technology. Drawing 5.7m, she has Diesel-electric propulsion comprising four gensets of together 20,000kW and a speed of 12 knots. Her engine configuration was not reported.

When Sietas took the order for the ship in 2010 she was the first of her type to be ordered in a German shipyard. Ironically, her delivery now comes as the facility goes into Russian hands. The former J.J. Sietas Werft, once one of Germany’s most successful private shipyards, has been in administration for more than two years and is being taken over on 10 March as Pella Sietas by Hamburg-based shipbuilding concern Terraline.

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Liebherr introduces Sycratronic: One operator for two Cranes

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Feb 152014
 

Our Sycratronic® system allows two or more cranes to be combined for a common luffing.

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Liebherr – Sycratronic: Syncronized Crane Control for automated tandem lifts

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World record: 62-metre rotor blade on a SCHEUERLE rotor blade adapter

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Feb 112014
 

As far as the eye can see: when standing in front of the SCHEUERLE InterCombi SP with the clamped rotor blade of a Vestas V126 wind turbine, it seems to drill directly into the sky.

From unwieldy to manageable: with the help of the rotor blade adapter, the position of the rotor blade can be adjusted without any loss of time during transportation. Thus, rotor blades can be raised to an angle of 70° which means obstacles such as trees or buildings can be even more easily avoided.

From unwieldy to manageable: with the help of the rotor blade adapter, the position of the rotor blade can be adjusted without any loss of time during transportation. Thus, rotor blades can be raised to an angle of 70° which means obstacles such as trees or buildings can be even more easily avoided.

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SCHEUERLE customer, Wiesbauer, easily managed to complete a series of tests at the Vestas production facility in Lem, Denmark thanks to the SCHEUERLE rotor blade adapter of the second generation. With a length of 62 metres and weighing 13.4 tonnes, the test resulted in a new world record for a clamped wind turbine blade on a rotor blade adapter of this type.

Transporting rotor blades to wind power stations very often present haulage companies with a challenging task. Especially on the “last mile”, the transport is often more difficult especially when tight corners or obstacles need to be overcome.

The SCHEUERLE rotor blade adapter can be mounted and driven on pulled  platform trailer combinations as well as self-propelled modules; secured by the quick-release plate, this results in the flexible transportation of a wide range of rotor blades from different manufacturers thus ensuring a high level of cost-effectiveness during operations.

The SCHEUERLE rotor blade adapter can be mounted and driven on pulled platform trailer combinations as well as self-propelled modules; secured by the quick-release plate, this results in the flexible transportation of a wide range of rotor blades from different manufacturers thus ensuring a high level of cost-effectiveness during operations.

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JACKING TRIALS FOR TERAS SUNRISE Jack-up Installation Vessel

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Feb 102014
 

Last week Thursday and Friday at the ASL Shipyard at the Indonesian island Batam jacking trials of the Multi-Purpose Self propelled and Elevating Liftboat TERAS SUNRISE were conducted.

The TERAS SUNRISE successfully jacked up to an air-gap of 85 meters Photo : Ian Kh.Tan - photography

The TERAS SUNRISE successfully jacked up to an air-gap of 85 meters
Photo : Ian Kh.Tan – photography

The TERAS SUNRISE is a Jack Up Construction Vessel “Service Jack” which provides a safer, environmental friendly, time and cost effective alternative for load out, transportation, offshore installation and hook up of platform structures.

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MPI and Hochtief Wind turbine vessels loading and installing Wind turbine components

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Feb 082014
 

Wind Turbine vessels are quite busy on the North Sea, installing wind turbines. 

Below a series of pictures of the loading work

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On Board the ‘Original’ and first purpose built WTIV : the MPI Resolution, up-ending Monopiles using MPI’s SPMT’s and equipment.

 

 

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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” »

Mojo Maritime reaches a major milestone in building the Hi Flo 4 offshore construction vessel

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Jan 232014
 

Mojo Maritime has signed, on 16 January, a Memorandum of Understanding with Hammonia Reederei GmbH & Co. KG, a major German ship owner and manager, to finance and build the Hi Flo 4, the first ship in a completely new class of offshore construction vessels.

Mojo  023-23-01-2014As a result, Mojo and Hammonia, along with other Technology Strategy Board project partners, are now working together to appoint a shipyard and secure the first charter for this innovative and exciting new ship. Designed to operate in extreme tidal races, the Hi Flo 4 has extraordinary operational potential across a wide range of offshore construction roles. Continue reading “Mojo Maritime reaches a major milestone in building the Hi Flo 4 offshore construction vessel” »

Seminars “Heavy Transport & Lifting” were presented at Huisman Equipment and TWD in Rotterdam

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Jan 212014
 

Training and education in handling “Heavy Lifts” is vital to  safety of the works.

A group of engineers and workshop staff attended teh two day Seminar "Heavy Transport & Lifting" at their factory in Schiedam on the 11th of January 2014

A group of engineers and workshop staff attended the two day Seminar “Heavy Transport & Lifting” at their factory in Schiedam on the 11th of January 2014

Last week and the week before Richard L.Krabbendam (Heavy Lift Specialist) presented his well known two day Seminar “Heavy Transport & Lifting” to the Huisman Equipment operational workshop staff in Schiedam as well as to a group of engineers of TWD (Temporary Works Design) in Rotterdam. See pictures below: Continue reading “Seminars “Heavy Transport & Lifting” were presented at Huisman Equipment and TWD in Rotterdam” »