P&O Ferrymasters starts operations at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park

P&O Ferrymasters, one of the leading European providers of tailor-made transportation and logistics services, took occupation of the 231,000 sq ft (21,460 m²) distribution centre space at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park. The company was able to set up business immediately to manage and operate the new distribution centre, allowing it to meet increased …

Subsea 7 wins UK offshore contract

Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract by Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) for the Blythe and Vulcan Satellites field development, located in the UK sector of the southern North Sea. The offshore contractor defines this project as sizeable which represents between USD 50 million and USD 150 million. The contract scope includes the project …

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 …

Leoch acquires UK based battery specialist

Leoch, one of the largest battery manufacturers in the world, has announced the acquisition of a 100 per cent stake in DBS Leoch. The new company, Leoch Battery UK Ltd will become the UK subsidiary of Leoch International. The new business will be based in Market Harborough, Leicestershire and will enable Leoch to grow its …

Enerpac skidding system removes large boilers in UK

Heavy lift specialist, Ritchie Services, relied on an Enerpac skidding system to remove two large 70-ton boilers from a custom-built boiler house with only 15mm headroom at Alderley Science Park in Cheshire, UK. The Enerpac LH-400 low height skidding system allowed the boilers to be removed from the building without the need for major engineering …

Alec Bell appointed to manage Tadano and Demag in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Tadano has appointed Alexander (Alec) Bell as the new Business Leader for Tadano and Demag operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland. This newly created position combines both business segments under a single leader. Alexander Bell is charged with managing the integration efforts for the U.K. and Ireland markets, exploit synergies between Tadano and Demag …

Collett delivers bridge sections for London’s Luton DART project

Collett has delivered 25 bridge sections as a part of the £225 million Luton DART (Direct Air-Rail Transit) project which will transport passengers from Luton Airport Parkway station to the terminal of London Luton Airport in well under four minutes. Transported from Bolton, the bridge sections, ranging in length from 16 to 42 metres, were …

Enerpac skidding system replaces transformers in the City of London

To move four 16-ton transformers in and out of the building at a City of London firm, the Lancashire-based industry moves and heavy machine lifting company, D. Turner & Son, has relied on a combination of an Enerpac LH400 skidding system and Enerpac climbing jacks. Two transformers had to be replaced in the building’s basement. …

Collett delivers two 335t transformers

Appointed by Daher Projects GmbH, Collett delivered two 335 t transformers from Cruise Terminal 1 at the Port of Dover to Sellindge Substation, United Kingdom. Once at the Port, the Collett Team discharged the first transformer, lifting it from the hold of the vessel to an awaiting 14 axle SPMT and stooling off for storage …

Mammoet and ALE confirm advanced purchase discussions

Mammoet and ALE have announced that the two companies are currently negotiating a purchase agreement, under which the Netherlands-based international heavy lift specialist Mammoet would acquire the UK-based rival. Mammoet stated: “Should these discussions result in a signed agreement, the companies will seek approval from the relevant competition authorities. In the meantime, the companies will …