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...
Together to the back of beyond
Sometimes it is possible to do two things at once: Express Global Logistics delivered supplies for dam construction and hydroelectric power projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In collaboration with Polytra EGL delivered total of 3,500 t under rather unfavourable...
A broad portfolio
The Israeli firm Dynamic Shipping is active in many a field, including breakbulk shipping, project cargo operations, LNG consultancy services and the ship agency business.
Holleman keeping up the pace
The Romanian heavylift specialist, which was founded in 1997 with the established Dutch Holleman Holding as its majority shareholder, has come a long way in Eastern and Central Europe. George Nita, who purchased the Dutch shares in the firm ten years ago and found a German...
Anything but standard
For Geodis Wilson the oil and gas industry is one sector with great potential for growth. In order to get closer to its customers, the company is now expanding its network of branches in the energy industry’s prime locations. Geodis is also aiming to set new standards thanks to...
Business on an upward trajectory
Wind farms are continuing to gain ground. In May this year Siemens received an order for a new Dutch offshore project that will be established in the North Sea, around 80 km from the Groningen coast. Although the 144 wind turbines, each with a 130 m rotor blade, still have to be...
In difficult terrain
A third wind farm is currently being constructed in Pagudpud (Philippines), which is located in the north of the island of Luzon. Blue Water Shipping has transported turbines to the Ilocos Norte province for the investors, which include AC Energy and UPC.
A well-prepared route
34 nations supply components to the Iter project, a nuclear fusion reactor in the Cadarache research centre (see page 22 of the Heavylift Special in ITJ 45-46 / 2013). A second three-night pilot shipment for Iter, with a 600 t test load, has now been successfully completed in...
Cold boxes to the desert
The petrochemical industry is growing in leaps and bounds in Saudi Arabia. Late last year the Hamburg-based shipping firm Rickmers-Linie transported two cold boxes for Sadara, the Linde technology corporation’s largest on-site petrochemical project in the region.
Oil drilling equipment on the Don
Blue Water Shipping specialises in the transportation of extraordinary loads. However, the mandate to haul drilling equipment from Singapore through Russia’s inland waterway system to Ukraine is of great interest even for old hands in the business.