Kalmar ensures contract for 10 eco-efficient straddle carriers

Kalmar will supply Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam (ECT) with a total of 10 hybrid straddle carriers for its ECT Delta terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. According to Kalmar the hybrid straddle carriers significantly reduce both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions when compared to using traditional diesel-powered machines and also generate much less noise than their …

DOLL wind blade transport systems in action

Bolk Transport B.V. and Universal Transport have recently opted for DOLL’s self-steering trailer combinations. Both chose hydraulic lifting adapters on a dolly, giving themselves enough reserve capacity to accommodate the steady increase in rotor blade length and weight that the industry is experiencing. With a dead weight of approximately 7.0 to 7.3 tons (depending on the …

Enerpac Cube Jack, Skidding and Turntable Essential in Complex Vessel Shutdown Maintenance

Faced with removing, and refitting, a 5T vessel cover in the tight confines of an industrial complex in Germany during maintenance shutdown, integrity assurance service provider Hydratight, used a combination of Enerpac cube jack, low-height skidding system and turntable to successfully complete the project. A team of 40 Hydratight engineers from Germany, Holland, France, and …

Sarens removes coal grinder pipes in the Netherlands

Sarens was commissioned to remove five coal grinder pipes at the EPZ coal-fired power station in Borssele, the Netherlands for its client Meuva. The five grinders had to be jacked-up from their foundation, driven out, unloaded, and finally scrapped and recycled. Each grinder had a diameter of 3.5m, length of 7m, and weighed approximately 110T. The …

RWE relies on Van Oord for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

Rotterdam-based Van Oord has been selected by RWE as the supplier for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the monopile foundations and array cables for Sofia Offshore Wind Farm, one of the world’s largest offshore wind projects. The 1.4 GW Sofia is sited on Dogger Bank in the central North Sea 195 kilometres …

Discover Battery expands European network

International battery specialist Discover Battery, based out of the Netherlands, has recently strengthened its European network with the appointment of several service suppliers in the Netherlands, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Sweden, and Finland. It has also added four new Product & Business Development Managers to its team as it aims to provide increased levels of …

Eiffage and Sif win foundations contract for first two phases of Dogger Bank Wind Farm in England

Eiffage, through Smulders, as part of a consortium with Sif, a Dutch company specialised in offshore foundations, has been awarded the contract for the manufacturing and supply of monopiles and transition pieces (approximately 260 kilotons steel) for first two phases of the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm project in England.  The Dogger Bank Wind Farm, …

3D visualisation studio enters maritime industry

Rotterdam based Maritime Studios, the 3D visualisation company for the maritime industry, has officially opened its doors. The team, lead by creative director Kevin van Deursen, consists of maritime professionals and 3D engineers with more than 15 years of experience in 3D visualizations. Photo: Kevin van Deursen Kevin van Deursen said: “This strong combination of …

Konecranes wins order for two more mobile harbor cranes from ZHD Stevedores in the Netherlands

ZHD Stevedores (ZHD) ordered two eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbor Cranes for their operations in the Netherlands - one for Dordrecht and one for Moerdijk. With delivery in February and commissioning by the end of March 2021, the cranes will handle dry bulk, steel coils, breakbulk and containers. Established in 1968, ZHD Stevedores …