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 …

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 …