Siemens: SOVs instead of SUVs
Omnipresent sport utility vehicles (SUVs) have a new look, at least in some coastal areas. Siemens, a multinational corporation from Germany and a major player in the offshore wind turbine industry, is revolutionising the options for offshore wind farm maintenance. The...
Heavylift gear on the Black River
Southeast Asia’s largest hydroelectric power plants operate on the River Da in Vietnam – and new ones are being planned. One plant, which covers 10% of the country’s power needs, was opened in Son La in 2013, and now a further unit is being built in Lai Chau. In February the...
Heavy Baltic loads
Twelve transformers are due to be transported from Sweden to Lithuania by April, as part of the Nordbalt project. Three companies from the three neighbouring Baltic states are working together on this assignment for the client, ABB in Sweden.
Close to setting a new handling record
The South Carolina Ports Authority, which is in charge of the port of Charleston SC, recently handled a very significant heavylift project. The consignments concerned contained a Westinghouse Electric Company steam generator being shipped to the South Carolina Electric & Gas...
Efacec delivers to Edesur
The Portuguese energy firm Efacec, which was founded in 1948 and which operates in 65 countries, recently had oversized transformers flown to Edesur in Argentina by the freight forwarder Bertling. The company deployed Antonov An-124-100s for the job.
A white paper for black gold
Changes in customer behaviour and in production markets demand end-to-end solutions that increase the transparency and reliability of supply chains. These are the conclusions of a study recently published by DHL.
New wind project being tested in the open sea
The SAL vessel «Lone» has been fitted with complete DP2 dynamic positioning equipment.
Wind farms «right on its doorstep»
Over the past few years Bremerhaven has developed into a European centre for the offshore wind industry, and the company Bremenports has played an important role in that development. One of the firm’s tasks is planning and developing the port infrastructure necessary for the...
Freight haulage and the US energy boom
The booming US energy sector is having knock-on effects on the transport business. The oil and gas business has established new refineries in North Dakota and Minnesota, pipelines, such as the Sandpiper oil and Keystone XL project as well as LNG export terminals. Over and above...
Splitting up an atomic reactor
The AVR Jülich atomic power station operated for 22 years, from 1966 until 1988. The decommissioning of the German plant, which had an output of 13 MW, has proved difficult, time-consuming and expensive. A technical addition, a so-called material transfer lock, had to be...