Roll Group expands in Asia

Heavy lifting and moving specialist Roll Group, which includes Roll-Lift and RollDock, has opened offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Korea. It is the latest stage in the Dutch company’s bid to expand its land-based operations and to further make the most of combining land and sea projects,

Mammoet and ALE in takeover talks

Leading international heavy lift and transport specialists Mammoet and ALE are in takeover talks. Netherlands-based Mammoet has confirmed it is negotiating with UK-headquartered ALE in a bid to acquire it. A joint statement from the two companies is as follows: “Today, Mammoet Holding B.V. and ALE Heavylift have

Mammoet keeps refinery upgrade on track

Mammoet was recently contracted to transport and install a new 400-ton cracking column at CEPSA’s La Rábida oil refinery in southern Spain. Mammoet transported the cracking column from the port to the site and installed it, overcoming complex regulatory and logistical challenges to complete the project

NASA’s Lunar Lander getting a lift

Specialist transport company Mammoet moved NASA’s Lunar Lander training capsule from the Mississippi Welcome Center in Mississippi, USA, to a new position at the Infinity Science Center (ISC) next door. Mammoet used a 250 tonne crane to lift the 6 meter tall moon lander. It weighed 4,500 lbs

Mammoet sets a new record in Nigeria

Mammoet moves the largest components for the Dangote Petroleum Refinery, the world’s largest single train refinery. This includes a 3000-ton re-generator, which is the heaviest item ever to be transported over a public road in Africa. Upon completion, the Dangote Petroleum Refinery will have the capacity to process 650,000

PFN Member moving wheels

PFN.Network member for Turkey, Project Cargo & Yacht Transport has just completed loading 27 Garbage trucks on board the vessel. The trucks are on their way to to CONAKRY PORT in Guinea. The total shipment consisted of a total of 242metric tons or 2521cbm. An amazing job and mission completed in

Successful test of simultaneous four-crane lifting method

An innovative method known as 'QUAD' lifting has been successfully trialed by Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) in the Gulf of Mexico. The trial, which took place on 22 October, involved semi-submersible crane vessels Thialf and Balder operating in dynamic positioning mode, using four cranes in parallel. DNV GL has certified the technology that enables the QUAD

Combi Lift delivers first phase of Amur Gas Plant

German heavy-lift expert Combi Lift has successfully completed the first phase of the Gazprom Amur Gas Processing Plant Project in Russia, delivering the final piece of cargo to Svobodny a month ahead of schedule.  Planning by Combi Lift’s project management in Bremen and tight monitoring by the company's on-site team ensured

Mammoet Going For One

In the interests of efficiency, Mammoet chose to use just one large crane to complete all lifts for an industrial plant expansion project on the US Gulf Coast. Expansion of the Gulf Coast polypropylene plant will increase production capacity by 450,000 tonnes a year. Analysis of the construction plan and the