ECOL announces landmark recognition agreement with British Columbia

ESTA, the European Association of Abnormal Road Transport and Mobile Cranes has published a statement announcing that the crane operators holding an European Crane Operators Licence (ECOL) will be able to work in British Columbia, Canada without undertaking additional training. ECOL, created by ESTA, has signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with the British Columbia …

The JDL takes air !

The JDL will be held in September as planned in strict compliance with health regulations and rules. The JDL supports the restart of our activities and our professional meetings necessary and essential to our economy, while preparing for the future of our business in 2021. Be assured that we are acting in close consultation with …

It’s official !

The government has just confirmed, after the Defense Council on Friday, June 19, that exhibitions, fairs, congresses and major events can resume from September 1, following the mobilization of event professionals, who have asked for clarification of this recovery. Confirmed this morning by the President of the Palais des Congres of Beaune, Jean-François Champion, and …

Mammoet opens new office in Ukraine

Mammoet has opened a new office and yard in Kiev, Ukraine, with the aim to improve its local offering in the country. Serving the petrochemicals, civil, maritime, metals, nuclear and renewables sectors, the heavy lift specialist has been active in Ukraine since 2011. One of Mammoet’s most significant projects in the country has been its …

Sarens installs wind turbines in Kazakhstan

On behalf of customer GE and project owner ENI, Sarens has recently unloaded several wind turbines parts and has installed thirteen turbines at a project site in Badamsha, Kazakhstan.The Sarens crew needed to unload and install all of the turbine parts in the same location. To do this, they worked in two teams, one unloaded …

Al Faris orders Liebherr cranes worth around 80 million euros

Al Faris has placed an ordered for 69 Liebherr mobile and crawler cranes worth around 80 million euros. The order includes two LTC 1050-3.1 compact cranes, mobile cranes with lifting capacities from 55 to 650 tonnes and three crawler cranes with lifting capacities from 400 to 800 tonnes. The new order includes 12 LTM 1230-5.1 …

Liebherr receives ECOL Certificate

Liebherr has completed the process of becoming an approved European Crane Operators Licence training centre and has already carried out its first three German language ECOL examinations in Ehingen at the Liebherr Schulungszentrum. The company received its ECOL Certificate last month following final approval from Lloyds Register. As a result, any operator that passes the …

ESTA releases Best Practice Guide for Transport and Installation of Onshore WTG Systems

The European association for the abnormal road transport and mobile crane rental industry (ESTA) has released a new best practice guide in an attempt to reduce wind farm accidents. The Best Practice Guide discussions were lead by ESTA with the support of VDMA Power Systems, the part of the German Engineering Federation whose members include …

Tadano suspends production in Germany

The Tadano Group temporarily suspends production at its Lauf and Zweibrücken sites in Germany because of COVID-19. “The safety of our employees, customers and business partners is a top priority in Tadano’s company philosophy. In view of the current situation in which COVID-19 is uncontrollable, we must protect people’s health and hence the health of …

Collett delivers bridge sections for London’s Luton DART project

Collett has delivered 25 bridge sections as a part of the £225 million Luton DART (Direct Air-Rail Transit) project which will transport passengers from Luton Airport Parkway station to the terminal of London Luton Airport in well under four minutes. Transported from Bolton, the bridge sections, ranging in length from 16 to 42 metres, were …