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 …

Scheuerle SPMTs transport 130m long bridge across Germany’s busiest motorway

The German heavy-load logistics company Schmidbauer has opted for Scheuerle SPMTs to transport a 1,500 tonne and 130 m long bridge via one of Germany's busiest motorways. A total of 56 axle lines were required in order to distribute the load of the bridge, support beams and sub-structure as well as SPMT modules totalling 2,000 …

Eiffage wins Paris-Saclay hospital contract worth €141 million

Eiffage Construction ,as part of a consortium, has signed build and maintenance-servicing contract for the Paris-Saclay hospital, worth €141 million, with Groupe Hospitalier Nord- Essonne. This new facility will cover approximately 45,000 sqm, with a capacity of 416 beds or places. Works are due to begin in summer 2021 for completion in late 2023, ensuring …

VINCI wins £5 billion contract in the United Kingdom

The 50:50 joint venture between Balfour Beatty and VINCI has been awarded the HS2 lots N1 and N2 phase 2 contract (construction) valued at £5 billion (about €5.75 billion).Lot N1 and Lot N2 are between the Long Itchington Wood Green tunnel to the Delta Junction / Birmingham Spur and from the Delta Junction to the …

Scheuerle WideCombi ensures the transport of two 160t crusher components

Australian heavy-duty specialists from Doolan’s Heavy Haulage have relied on Scheuerle WideCombi axle lines to transport two crusher components. Two tractors, with a total tractive force of 500 tonnes and 14 WideCombi axle lines were required to haul a 160 tonne crusher component measuring 5.5 x 5.5 x 5.0 metres from engineering service provider RCR …

Liebherr lifts in Izrael

Seven Liebherr cranes are being used at the construction site of the three-tower LYFE business complex in Bnei Brak industrial zone in Israel. The total of the cranes could reach nine as this three-year project, led by contractor Ashtrom Construction Ltd. and Dan Real Estate Ltd., approaches its latest phase. The cranes have been provided …

VINCI: Impact of the current health crisis

VINCI has recently published the significant impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its activities. Passenger numbers at airports managed by VINCI Airports have fallen sharply in March, with an estimated 40% decline in the first three weeks of the month. That decline has worsened in the last few days following containment measures and decisions taken …

Mammoet nominated for multiple ESTA Awards

Mammoet has been shortlisted for five heavy lifting and transport industry awards across various categories of the ESTA Awards of Excellence. The removal of a tank at a chemical plant has made the shortlist for Crane Job of the Year in the ‘Telescopic lifting capacity > 120t’ subcategory. The Trailer Power Assist system, which according …

Abu Dhabi Ports to develop world’s first unmanned autonomous commercial tugboats

Abu Dhabi Ports announced the collaboration with a global commercial vessel designer and one of the world leaders in tug building industry, Robert Allan Ltd., to develop the world’s first fully unmanned autonomous commercial marine tugs. Once developed, the tugs will join SAFEEN, Abu Dhabi Ports’ maritime service arm, which maintains an expanding fleet of …

DHL joins Qatar Free Zones

DHL Express has signed an agreement with Qatar free Zones Authority to establish a major logistics facility in Ras Bufontas Free Zone, adjacent to Hamad International Airport. The agreement was signed during a ceremony in Doha, hosted by H.E. Ahmad Al Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA). DHL plans …