First “game changer” from Liebherr goes to Sarens

The demand from the market for large crawler cranes is growing, for example in the petrochemicals industry and port handling involving enormous components for offshore applications. Driven by the energy revolution, part weights are increasing all the time, particularly when handling components for offshore wind turbines. Liebherr has decided to meet this challenge and has …

Van Oord selected for three offshore wind projects in Japan

Kajima Corporation and Van Oord have been selected as the preferred Balance of Plant contractors for three offshore wind projects in Japan. Kajima Corporation, founded in 1840 is one of the largest and leading construction companies in Japan. In December 2021 the Government of Japan selected three consortiums, all led by Mitsubishi Corporation Energy Solutions, …

Mammoet-Giant Taiwan ensures delivery of offshore wind pin piles

Mammoet-Giant Taiwan is currently in charge of transporting a total of 333 pin piles for the construction of Greater Changhua 1 & 2a Offshore Wind Farms. The team is also supporting Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) with the load-in and load-out of equipment and supplies for the working vessel; transport and temporary storage for offshore equipment …

Hendrik Veder Group helps maritime and offshore companies boost sustainability

Hendrik Veder Group is partnering with companies to boost sustainability by reusing, repairing or recycling used synthetic ropes and slings. As the global pandemic makes raw materials increasingly scarce, recycling rejected synthetic ropes into raw materials is helping to make Dutch companies more resilient.  Egbert Vennik, CEO of Hendrik Veder Group, said: “Currently, rejected synthetic …

Sarens supports St. Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm project in France

Sarens has been involved in the load-in, load-out, transport, and storage of several monopiles and transition pieces for the St. Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm since January 2021. The work is being performed at the port of La Rochelle in France. As part of its agreement with DEME Offshore, Sarens will offload and transport monopiles and …

First successful docking at Al Zour refinery

In January a first ship has berthed to the offshore loading platform of Al Zour refinery in Kuwait to deliver the products necessary for its start-up. This operation is the first introduction of hydrocarbons into the marine facilities and constitutes a major milestone for the project. The Zour refinery is the largest refining capacity (615 000 …

Improved offshore wind turbine base quayside lifting safety with Enerpac XC Pump

Belgium-based REM-B Hydraulics has developed self-contained, remote-controlled hydraulics powerpacks for connecting and releasing 1000 tonne, 85m high, offshore wind turbine bases during quayside lifting onto a pontoon, for leading international steel construction company, Smulders. Based on a cordless, Enerpac XC-Series hydraulic pump, the hydraulic shackle release powerpack is a safer alternative to dangling long lengths …