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Offshore lifting
Low oil prices and reluctance from customers to invest in projects hasn’t stopped the offshore industry in developing new lifting products and finding new markets
Sparrows to supply cranes for wind farm
Aberdeen, Scotland-based Sparrows Group has signed a contract to supply 103 cranes for installation at ScottishPower Renewables’ 714 megawatt East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm
Major international transports for Lift and Shift
A series of challenges were overcome by Lift and Shift on a door-to-door contract to transport spools and containers for the FDH joint venture from India to Kuwait
Roll Group helps NEM Energy move heavy cargo
NEM Energy BV has awarded Roll Group the contract to transport two boiler blocks and two combustor units from Taiwan to Malaysia, allowing it to combine its onshore and offshore capabilities
World record slew bearing
The first of two giant crane slew bearings, claimed as the largest in the world, has been built by Huisman for Heerema's Sleipnir super heavy lift crane vessel
MacGregor 70-ship service deal agreed with Peter Döhle
German shipping company Peter Döhle Schiffahrts Group has signed a three-year Onboard Care service agreement with MacGregor for an annual inspection on a mixed fleet of 70 vessels
Conquest Offshore removes large wreck in Mexico
Amsterdam, Netherlands-based Conquest Offshore’s MB-1 heavy lift barge was the key asset in the largest wreck removal recorded in 2016
ALE launches light crane series
The Lightweight Service Crane is a series of new designs from ALE for lifting in confined spaces on offshore and civils construction projects
Palfinger Marine wins deck equipment order
Two fishing vessels – the Argos Georgia and the Nordic Prince – will be equipped with cranes and lifesaving equipment from Palfinger Marine
Enerpac OHT crane begins at Reunion
Work has started with Enerpac's world record 4,800 tonne capacity offshore overhead travelling crane to build the offshore highway at Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean
Combi Lift moves port crane between German ports
Heavy lift shipping company Combi Lift has successfully moved Rhenus’ port crane from Wilhelmshaven to Nordenham in Germany onboard the MV Papenburg
New crane orders for Huisman
Huisman has secured new crane contracts with a total value of around EUR €300 million (approximately US $335 million) from various major offshore, shipping and wind farm installation contractors
TTS Group to be acquired by Palfinger
Norwegian marine crane and equipment manufacturer TTS Group to be acquired by the Palfinger Marine subsidiary of Austria-based manufacturer Palfinger AG
Crane upgrade for A2Sea
Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam in the Netherlands is upgrading the main crane and completing other work on A2Sea’s offshore wind turbine erection vessel Sea Installer
SmartCrane new from GustoMSC
GustoMSC has revealed its SmartCrane design for an electric cantilever boom crane to increase safety, save time and reduce costs for offshore operators
Liebherr to deliver offshore crane to Caspian Sea
Lukoil’s Caspian Sea Operations have ordered a Liebherr ram luffing offshore crane to begin operation at the end of 2016 in the Russian part of the Caspian Sea
New 8,000 tonne crane from ALE
International heavy lift and transport company ALE has announced its latest heavy lifting solution, the 8,000 tonne capacity AL.SK700 crane, IC exclusively reveals
Sparrows Group wins Statoil crane contract
Global crane engineering company Sparrows Group has won the contract to deliver cranes and maintenance services for Statoil’s Mariner development on the UK Continental Shelf
Sparrows Group moves into Trinidad and Tobago
Offshore lifting and oilfield services specialist Sparrows Group has grown its Americas footprint into Trinidad and Tobago following an agreement to work with Miguel Mechanical Services
Kenz delivers crane pair for Seadrill
Two boom hoist cranes from Kenz Cranes in the Netherlands have been delivered to offshore drilling contractor Seadrill for its West Rigel semi-submersible vessel
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