A drilling rig straight to the Caspian Sea
Every project transport operation has its star player. This time it was an oil drilling rig, whose sections weighed in at 270 t. It was transferred to an inland barge by a ‘double-banking’ manoeuvre in just 24 hours.
3 hours – not 18
Good ideas are of the essence when knocking down an oil platform into its individual components and loading them onto a barge. The Mexican company Eseasa deployed a caterpillar crane for the first time, thus cutting down the estimated project time.
Fresh winds for windmills
Many conditions have to be just right, and others might require improvement, in order for windmills to remain efficient and environmentfriendly. Flying wind turbines, designed to generate energy above the surface of the sea, are now being tested by makani, for instance. The...
Out of the ground
The Algerian state-owned oil corporation Sonatrach is seeking to increase its production volumes by investing in the modernisation of one of its key facilities. Sarens deployed its heavylift cranes to lift a 188 t column there.
A 10 km record
Germany’s Kahl group of companies set a new heavylift weight record recently, and received an award from the European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes (Esta).
Technology harnesses wind
The Arkona offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea is being built about 35 km from the German island of Rügen. It will be ready much faster than was envisaged, thanks to 3D technology, according to E·On and Statoil, the two energy corporations building it.
Turbines over the Andes
Since 2015 Bolivia has been planning to increase its power-generation capacities, with the support of Siemens. It would like to generate more than enough electricity for domestic consumption, and to also export power. The equipment for the power station expansion project in...
Focusing on alternative energy
The Salammbô Group, which is domiciled in Tunis, recently transported a total of 40 wind power plants of the Vestas V90 type with 120 MW from China and Spain to Tangier (Morocco).
Huge maritime power station
Parts for 87 wind power plants are being held in interim storage in Belfast by the heavylift logistician Schmidbauer, before the firm loads them onto a ship. They are destined for a wind farm west of Blackpool in the Irish Sea that is due to go on stream in 2018.
Wind power in its sails
The debate concerning alternative sources of energy has not yet abated. Crane-maker Liebherr is nevertheless banking on wind energy, amongst other things. It won a contract to supply the heavylift crane for the wind-farm installation vessel “Orion”.