Volvo Trucks opens first battery assembly plant in Belgium

Volvo Trucks is opening its very first battery assembly plant. Located in Ghent, Belgium, the plant will supply ready-to-install batteries for Volvo Trucks’ full electric heavy-duty trucks. In the new battery plant, cells and modules from Samsung SDI will be assembled into battery packs that are tailor-made for Volvo Trucks´ heavy-duty electric range: Volvo FH, …

Verhelst becomes Wolffkran’s exclusive distributor in Belgium

Wolffkran has granted Verhelst Machines exclusive distribution rights for WOLFF tower cranes in Belgium and non-exclusive distribution rights in the Netherlands. The deal also includes Verhelst Machines taking responsibility for Wolffkran's tower crane rental activities in Belgium. The agreement follows nearly a decade of partnership between the two companies, during which they have developed the …

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 …

AntwerpXL 2021 conference programme unveiled!

The conference programme for AntwerpXL, the award-winning breakbulk, roro and project cargo event, has been unveiled. The conference, which will take place on the last two days of the show (8 and 9 December), will give delegates a unique depth of insight from the industry’s best and brightest exploring the global trends, challenges and opportunities …

Uperio modifies shareholding structure

The Uperio group, specialist in rental, distribution and services of tower cranes, announces the plan to modify its shareholding structure. The LFPI group, associated with the Belgian entities Sofina and Gigarant, alongside management, had control of the company since 2019, resulting from the merger of Matebat in France and Arcomet in Belgium. An agreement was …

Seaside adventure with Faymonville VarioMAX Plus lowbed

Transport company Martlé Exceptional Moving & Lifting has relied on Faymonville VarioMAX Plus lowbed semi-trailer to move a 90-tonne pile driver and a Liebherr LRB355 drilling machine from Bruges to Knokke in Belgium over a distance of 20 km. "We examined the entire route precisely beforehand," says Serge Martlé, Managing Director of the transport company …