At shipyard Ferus Smit BV in Westerbroek (NL), the ship construction team has worked hard on two ring sections on behalf of the first of two new DF tankers for shipping company Erik Thun AB from Sweden. Last week the sections were transported to the shipyard in Leer where they will be combined with the other sections that have been constructed there.
Traditionally, tropical hardwood (Azobé) is used for jacking operations. However, Azobé wood is a scarce natural product and so, it is not a sustainable solution. That is why Wagenborg Nedlift started looking for a better alternative.
Last week the time had come: the third knuckle boom crane for Wagenborg Nedlift was delivered at the Hengelo location. Regional Manager Jeanet de Jong handed over the keys to drivers Willy Olde Dubbelink and Gerald Heskamp at a safe distance.