On behalf of Australian chemical company, Yara Pilbara Nitrates, Antonov Airlines has recently completed door-to-door delivery of two rotary drying drums from Paris-Vatry Airport in France to Port Hedland International Airport in Australia. The two 21-metre long drying drums with a weight of 57 tonnes each will be used in the Nitrates manufacturing industry. The project involved two An-124-100 flights and employed eight sub-contractors.
“Executing a shipment like this one requires extensive planning, as we not only had to secure the flight permits, but we also had to organise road permits and transport as well as crane loading and unloading of the dryers from truck to aircraft and vice versa at the destination. Antonov Airlines UK office was instrumental in arranging the ancillary services and it shows that Antonov Airlines is able to respond as comprehensively as necessary beyond the role of charter flight mission when our customers call us to go that one, or in this case eight steps further,” said Graham Witton, Managing Director, Antonov Airlines’ UK office.
The drying drums were transported in tailor-made wooden saddles designed by the Antonov engineering team in order to secure the cargo and prevent abrasive damage to the equipment during the flights.
The Russian company Kyshtym Electrolytic Copper Plant has awarded Kuenz with a delivery of two brand new tankhouse cranes for its new Electro Refinery in Kyshtym, Russia. The both cranes will be equipped with a sophisticated crane control system for fully automated anode and cathode handling, in single and double lift mode operation. The cranes will have a lifting capacity of 28 ton on the bale and 16,05 m rail gauge. The delivery is previewed for Q3/2020.
Crane rental company Van Schaften Leasing BV has placed an order for three Liebherr LR 11000 lattice boom crawler cranes at this year’s Bauma. The three 1000-tonne crawler cranes are equipped with the new F2 fixed jib, specially designed for the erection of wind turbines, which can be used with the main boom system even without a derrick. The F2 is a fixed lattice jib with a significantly increased lifting capacity of 250 tonnes rather than the 179 tonnes of the standard jib. The head rollers and hook block are designed so that the block cannot become twisted. The hook speed on the new jib is significantly faster since the block is operated by two parallel winches. It also features a runner.
Johan van Schaften, the company’s owner, explains: “The LR 11000 has outstanding lifting capacities and is perfect for wind turbines on 100 metre towers with its F2 system without a derrick. Its high performance and low cost transport make it absolutely unique on the market.”
After the delivery, the Dutch company will have a total of 8 of this model, making it the largest fleet of LR 11000 cranes in the world.
From left to right: Martijn Tuijtel (Van Schaften Leasing BV), Han Rekers (Liebherr Nederland B.V.), Dick Post (Van Schaften Leasing BV), Sophie Albrecht (Liebherr-International AG), Florian Ritzler (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH).
Aertssen Machinery Services (AMS) has recently added two new Demag lattice boom crawler cranes to its fleet. With the aim to expand its heavy lifting and transport operations in the Middle East, Aertssen has obtained a 400 tonne Demag CC 2400-1 with max load moment of 5150 tonne meters and a 650 tonne Demag CC 3800-1 with a maximum load moment of 9152 tonne meters.
“Equipping our team with the latest crane innovations is an important part of our customer commitment, and Demag is an industry leader in that area,” explained Tony Nuyts of Aertssen Machinery Service. “Demag crawler cranes are easy to transport, quick to rig and come with an IC-1 control system with an intuitive touchscreen.”
Photo from left to right: Steve Filipov (President, Terex Cranes), Greg Aertssen (CEO, Aertssen Group), Tony Nuyts (Branch Manager, Aertssen Machinery Services) and Joerg Mueller (Senior Sales Manager, Terex Cranes)
The Kuwait-based equipment rental and logistics service provider Jassim Transport & Stevedoring Co. K.S.C.C. (JTC) has just acquired a new Demag CC 3800-1. This lattice boom crawler crane has a load capacity of 650t for a boom length of 144m. “The CC 3800-1 enhances JTC’s lifting capabilities over our Demag CC 2200, and this will put us in a position to meet the needs of our customers in the oil and gas industries even better in the future. The CC 3800-1 was put to work immediately after delivery and passed its first test with flying colors involved in successful lift operation of a heat exchanger as part of a large-scale oil and gas project,” says Adel Kohari, Chief Executive Officer of JTC. The crane was handed over by Terex Cranes Senior Sales Manager Joerg Mueller.
Beaver Bridges (UK), which offers custom bridge solutions in the UK and across Europe, has just received a new DAF XF 530 FTR from Greenhous Commercials in Shrewsbury. The truck has been used to transport bridge sections and plant on a step frame trailer to a project in Ireland.
“The DAF product is cost efficient, flexible and has a new Euro 6 engine which we had heard good thinks about. The cab comfort is also very important as our driver will be away from home for several days a week,” said Henry Beaver, Managing Director of Beaver Bridges.
Swiss rental company Interkran AG, based in Lachau, has taken delivery of its new Demag AC 100-4L all terrain crane. It was chosen for its compact design, is 2.55m wide, associated with its capabilities, including the system length of 77m. The crane was delivered by Christian Kassner, Terex Cranes Senior Sales Manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This machine will be used to erect tower cranes and as a taxi crane.
“Thanks to the AC 100-4L’s large lifting capacity and new IC-1 Plus control system, we’ll even be able to forego the use of a second crane for certain lifts,” says Tony Teixeira, General Manager of Interkran AG.
From left to right: Sandro Guiomar (Crane operator, Interkran AG) – Reis Joaquim (Crane operator, Interkran AG) – Tony Teixeira (General Manager, Interkran AG) and Christian Kassner (Senior Sales Manager, Terex Cranes)
The heavy lift and transport specialist Mammoet has taken delivery of its first Demag AC 55-3 all terrain crane. “The main reason why we chose the Demag AC 55-3 is its outstanding lifting capacity. In addition, the AC 55-3 is an extraordinarily robust and reliable crane, as our Dutch colleagues have confirmed,” explained Vitor de Costa, part of Mammoet’s Fleet Maintenance staff, who picked up the crane in Zweibrücken together with crane operator Alexander Morasch and was handed over by Terex Cranes Key Account Senior Sales Manager Uwe Schlicher.
The Demag AC 55-3 will be used at the BASF factory premises in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Photo: From left to right: Vitor da Costa (Fleet maintenance and Repair Manager, Mammoet), Alexander Morasch (Crane Operator, Mammoet), Uwe Schlicher (Key Account Senior Sales Manager, Terex Cranes) and Beatrix Bader (Commercial Operation Coordinator, Terex Cranes).
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has recently delivered a total of 18 forklift trucks to the Algerian company Entreprise Nationale des Travaux aux Puits (ENTP). Created in 1981, ENTP is a subsidiary of Sonatrach and the leading drilling contractor in the country with a market share of close to 45 percent.
The Kalmar G-Generation forklifts have a lifting capacity of 14 tons and are ideal for handling heavy, bulky loads such as a section of pipe or pieces of drilling equipment. They are equipped with a variable hydraulic fan that according to the manufacturer keeps the engine and hydraulics cool even in the most extreme operating conditions. Kalmar has also adapted the machines according to the customer’s unique requirements, which included fitting the machines with a spark arrestor system to prevent any sparks from the machine’s engine from accidentally igniting flammable materials in the immediate vicinity.
The forklifts were delivered during the third quarter of 2018 and are deployed at the company’s site in Hasse Messaoud, Ouargla in eastern Algeria.
“We are delighted that ENTP has chosen our next-generation forklifts to support their drilling in Hasse Messaoud. They are the ideal choice for ensuring optimal performance in precisely the kinds of tough desert conditions that ENTP operates in, where extreme temperatures, sand, and dust are a constant challenge. This deal also marks a further step forward in our strategy to focus on new industrial segments, building on the excellent market share we already enjoy in the cargo-handling sector in Algeria,” said Alejandro Martinez, Mobile Equipment Solutions Sales Manager at Kalmar.
Terminal operator Yilport Holding, a subsidiary of Yildrim Group, has recently obtained two Liebherr LHM 600 mobile harbour cranes for its recently acquired terminal Puerto Quetzal, located 102 km from Guatemala City.
The machines are equipped with a tower extension of 12 m, which ensures a maximum cabin height of more than 37 m. As stated by the manufacturer, the higher position of the operator cabin ensures high visibility into deep cargo holds and enables highly efficient container handling with maximum safety.
With a maximum outreach of 58 m, twin lift capability and a lifting capacity of 104 t, the LHM 600 is capable of servicing vessels up to 19 container rows wide and nine container stacks high.
Both cranes were shipped fully erected, that allows them to be ready for operation shortly after driving off the vessel onto the quay, from Germany to Guatemala by the Ro-Ro vessel “Rolldock Storm”
According to Liebherr, Yilport Holding has an option for two more machines in 2019.