Mammoet used a modular solution on the expansion site of Arcellor Mittal Dofasco steel plant in Canada

The heavy lift and transport specialist Mammoet has successfully installed three modules to support a new generator and turbine at the Arcellor Mittal Dofasco steel plant in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. To ensure proper operation, the equipment used had the capacity to move the modules and didn’t wright so much that it overloaded the foundation. Through careful analysis and a close collaboration with module’s designers, Hatch Limited, Mammoet chose the Titan Tower system as the best solution. It was able to disperse the weight of the modules so that with its own weight, it didn’t overload the foundation. All the steps of the operation were executed using SPMT, Hillman rollers and a Gantry system.
The Titan Tower system is made up of huge steel stools stacked and fastened together to reach a certain height requirement. Towers are also reinforced with cross bracing to provide a strong platform. The titan Tower was assembled on top of a skidding system, then loaded and moved along the skid track with the modules. It crossed over an open pit area using roro ramps and was placed inside the existing plant. Moreover, the client constructed permanent steel supports underneat the modules. Finally, Mammoet teams jacked down the modules onto the supports and removed the Titan Tower system, in order to install the turbine and generator underneath. 

In Dubai, Al Faris transports world’s biggest buoy on 16 axle lines of Goldhofer SPMT

The heavy lifting and transport specialist Al Faris has recently completed the loading and transportation of a turret type buoy, one of the biggest and heaviest buoy in the world to be carried on road, from Dubai to Jebel Ali Port. The load, weighing 455t with a 18.3m diameter and 16m height, was transported using 4 files of 16 axles Goldhofer SPMT (self-propelled modular transporter) and was loaded by the self-jacking system of the trailer. The biggest challenge during the transportation was maneuvering the SPMT with the load in narrow routes, bottles necks and sharp turns as well as significant diversions and managing temporary traffic routes.

Sarens transports 580t pile template in UK

Sarens, the Belgian heavy lifting specialist, has transported a 580t pile template in Wallsend, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. The work was done on behalf of a client Van Oord, who is responsible for installing 102 three-legged jacked foundations for the Scottish Power Renewables (part of the Ibedrola Group), which is building the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm in the North Sea. The project equipment included 3×6 axle lines of self-propelled modular transporter, a 400t and a 220t mobile crane and 21m bridge beams (converted to link spans). Most equipment arrived from the UK, while the link spans were delivered from the Netherlands to the UK via the client’s barge. It took one day to set up all of the equipment and prepare it for the operation.

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Mammoet won a contract for Kuwait’s $4,3bn airport construction project

The Turkish construction company Limak Insaat has just contracted Mammoet to carry out the transport and installation of 804 concrete elements for a new $4,3bn terminal construction project at Kuwait International Airport on behalf of the Kuwait Ministry of Public Works.

This state-of-the-art terminal should expand the airport and establish a new regional air hub in the Gulf, increasing passenger capacity to 25 million per year. Mammoet’s task will be to install all the concrete elements of the terminal’s main structure, weighing between 200 and 360t. To complete the operations, Mammoet will use nine crawler cranes with capacities from 600 to 1600t and 72 axle lines of SPMT.