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New CEO at Sparrows
Oil and gas industry service provider Sparrows has appointed Stewart Mitchell as chief executive for the UK-headquartered global offshore and mechanical handling group
Heavy lifting on site
Rapid growth in the energy sector has resulted in an increase in heavy lift projects. But small working areas are a challenge for manufacturers and end users. Laura Hatton reports
ALE lifts 10,000 tonnes in UAE
International heavy lift and transport specialist ALE has lifted and installed a topside weighing 10,000 tonnes at DryDocks World in Dubai
Multiple moves at the Crosby Group
The Crosby Group, a US manufacturer of accessories for lifting and material handling applications, has announced several new additions and promotions
TCR acquires Reliance Crane & Rigging
Approximately 3,000 tonnes of equipment and rigging gear has been acquired by Taylor Crane & Rigging from Reliance Crane & Rigging
Mazzella opens in Virginia
US lifting and rigging gear manufacturer opens a new branch in Virginia, Minnesota
GeoSea tests Barge Master
Belgium-based geotechnical offshore contractor GeoSea NV has agreed with Netherlands-based manufacturer Barge Master to test and deploy the S700/C400 Barge Master platform for motion compensation
ALE on gantry for gas
International heavy lift and transportation specialist ALE has started work on one of the world's largest natural gas projects using a large gantry system to rotate major structures
Riedl takes on nuclear generator
Germany's Riedl Group called on the support of two of its lifting and manufacturing divisions to help move a 450 tonne generator stator from a nuclear power plant at Karlich, Germany
Power Attack on 50 tonne engine
Liebschner Energietechnik (LET) put load shifting equipment manufacturer Power Attack through its paces recently by affording the company the task of moving two 50 tonne containers
In balance from MOVEster
SWF Krantechnik has added the MOVEster air balancer to its product range. The assistance device, designed to increase efficiency and improve ergonomics in industrial environments, helps move loads up to 350 kg
New crane conveying system from Liebherr
Liebherr has developed the KFA Crane Conveying System to handle the special hoisting tasks encountered in tunnel projects
Moving made easy
The PowerCat is an innovative new product from Lifting Consultant GmbH, in Germany, which is designed to move loads where a forklift or other conventional towing device is less practical. Alex Dahm reports
Raising the roof
The Meyer Werft in Northern Germany responded to the increasing demand for cruise liners by increasing one of its fabrication halls by 120 m. It will be able to assemble vessels that are 300 m long and more
High demand helps heavy lifting sector take mighty strides
There have been some major developments in the heavy lift sector this year. Euan Youdale rounds up some highlights
Offshore giants
In the third quarter of 2008 Sarens installed the first six 5 MW turbines on the Thornton sandbank in the North Sea between the UK and mainland Europe. Kamag SPMTs were used to transport the six 3,000 tonne, 42 m high concrete foundation blocks from the yard to the quay
Hydrospex 1,800 tonne tower system launch
A new tower-type heavy lifting system from Hydrospex makes its debut early in 2009. A typical application will be erecting large vessels on replacement projects in refineries. Alex Dahm talked to Tjerko Jurgens, Hydrospex managing director, at the company's headquarters in the Netherlands
Vote for your 2008 TopLift
There is still time to vote for your favourite lifting job of the year in our annual Top Lift contest
Energy engineering
In November 2007, US rigging specialist Bechtel Equipment Operations began erecting a J&R gantry Series T -1400-39 for the installation of four feed water pumps. The pumps are part of the WE energy power plant at the Elm Road Generating Station in Wisconsin
Barnhart standard
Hydraulic gantry systems have become one of the standard tools that any rigging company uses in the movement of heavy equipment, Jeff Latture at Barnhart Crane and Rigging
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