15 Konecranes RTGs ordered by Malta Freeport Terminals

Malta Freeport Terminals recently ordered fifteen Konecranes Rubber Tired Gantries to the Finnish manufacturer. Equipped with Konecranes technologies such as Auto-steering, Stack Collision Reporting and Auto-TOS Reporting features, “ they will stack 1-over-6 containers high and 6 rows plus truck lane wide “, according to the manufacturer. The first ones will be delivered at the …

6 new Demag all terrain cranes for Renegar-Driggers fleet

The American Southeastern and Caribbean Island company Renegar-Driggers, distributor of the Terex Cranes company, will « add six new Demag all terrain cranes to its inventory » as mentioned by the manufacturer. Among these machines, there are one 100t capacity AC 100-4L, two 160t capacity AC 160-5 models and three 220t capacity AC 220-5 units. The delivery …

The Esta 2018 Awards Shortlist released

Next 26 April, on Intermat trade-fair, the Esta Users Night And Awards Dinner will stand at the Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle. In ten different categories, four finalists will compete to win the associate award. During a gala dinner, 22 European companies and members of the organisation will be represented. Some of them has been …

A 2100t steel arch bridge lifted by Ale in Spain

The British group Ale used some SPMT trailers to lift a 200m long steel arch bridge weighing 2100t, over the Júcar River in Cullera near Valencia, Spain. Instead of traditional methods in order to avoid costly reinforcements, the team used these devices in order to reinforce the bridge “in specific areas, which saved valuable time …

Memorandum of agreement between CMA CGM and Lekki port in Nigeria

The CMA CGM French groupe, one of the maritime transport leader worldwide, just signed a memorandum of agreement with Lekki port LFTZ Enterprise (LPLE) to operate the future container terminal of the Lekki port, planned upon completion in 2020 in Lagos, Nigeria. Through its subsidiary CMA Terminals, the company will be in charge of the …

Volvo Group improves road safety in Morocco in a second school

The Volvo Group is starting in a school a training program for truck drivers in Morocco, in order to improve traffic safety and make the countries roads safer. The school, which will be located in the capital Casablanca, is a collaboration between the Volvo Group, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation UNIDO and the American …

A Liebherr LR 10000 set up a silo for concrete mixer plant in Switzerland

The Liebherr crawler crane LR 10000 operated by the abnormal transport company  Emil Egger AG, settled a silo of 470 cubic meters capacity in Oberiet, a Swiss municipality next to the Austrian border. The construction site had some space constraints, preventing to use the jib extension. « The benefit of our solution was that using the …

Discovery of an oil deposit estimated at 80 billion barrels in Bahrein

The Sheikh Mohammed Ben Khalifa Al-Khalifa, Bahrein’s Oil Minister, just confirmed the discovery a new Oil field which would contain almost 80 billion oil shale barrels. « Some assessment exercises are ongoing in order to estimate exactly the quantities of oil shale and gas we can exploit  in this deposit », stated the Cheikh Mohammed Ben Khalifa …

Yoven Moorooven, new CEO of Engie’s Africa Business Unit

The Engie group announced they appointed Yoven Moorooven as CEO of Engie’s Africa Business Unit, replacing Bruno Bensasson who is leaving the group. Holding two master’s degrees, in econometrics and in banking, finance and commodities, Yoven Moorooven joined Engie in 2013. He run the International Division within the Global Energy Management Business Unit, where he …

Ale used an innovative jib in Nigeria

For the first time, an innovative heavy duty jib has been used by Ale for a FPSO module integration project in Nigeria. To complete this task in Lagos, Ale’s crew settled one of the world’s largest land based crane : the AL.SK350. In its biggest configuration, the machine had a 124m main boom with a …