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New figurehead installed from Nationwide Platforms boom.
The world's sixth oldest ship has been fitted with a striking unicorn figurehead put in position from a Genie S45 boom lift supplied by UK rental company Nationwide Platforms.
Rosyth goliath crane testing
The new 1,000 tonne capacity gantry crane at the Rosyth Dockyard in Scotland, UK, has been assembled and is undergoing load testing prior to starting work in September
Airo electric scissor sold to Russian airline
Russian access dealer and rental company, LTECH-Lifting Technology, has supplied an Airo SF920 E 2E self-propelled electric scissor lift to the airline carrier Volga-Dnepr. Volga-Dnepr specialises in transporting oversize and heavy cargo.
ALE wins carrier contract, adds to fleet, rebrands
Heavy transport and lifting company ALE based in the UK has been awarded its largest contract to date
Ltech converts telehandler to yacht transporter
A prestigious yacht club near Moscow approached Ltech with an unusual challenge. The FordeWind Yacht club wanted Ltech to convert a Faresin FH17.40 telehandler into a hauler for a special boat transporter trailer.
HMS Victory needs big booms with delicate touch
When the Royal Navy says that the historic HMS Victory must be revamped no cost nor effort is spared. The HMS Victory which originates from the 18th century is the oldest ship in the British naval service. It achieved prominence as Admiral Nelson's flagship in the naval battle of Trafalgar. The Victory can now be visited in Portsmouth in a dry dock at the Historic Dockyards.
Aircraft access solution helps keep planes in the air
UK based design and engineering company, Semmco has officially launched a specialist access solution for aircraft maintenance. The tail docking system encases the aircraft tail and consists of a series of platforms which allow engineers to work at four height levels from 2.5 m (8 ft) to 9 m (30ft).
Buran moved to Speyer museum
In October 2008 the Technik Museum Speyer in Germany opens a new hall fully dedicated to space travel. Highlight is the Buran, Russia's answer to the US Space Shuttle. Moving the spacecraft over water and land to its new home in the south of Germany, was a major challenge. Heavy transport specialists Kübler tackled the job, as Gino Koster reports
Heavy transport diversity
The heavy and specialized transport industry is increasingly challenged to find solutions to carry extreme loads to their destinations. In solving those challenges ingenuity is often the key word. Gino Koster presents some examples on the basis of the ESTA 2008 award winning jobs and other typical entries
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