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.
The Churchill Bridge in Leiden will be renovated this summer. The bridge is an important link for the N206, connecting the A4 and A44 motorways. The work will be carried out during the summer period to keep traffic delays at a minimum.
Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm is being constructed in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc in Brittany, 16.3 kilometres off the French coast. When finished, the wind farm will produce 1,820 GWh annually, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 835,000 inhabitants. The installation works will last several months and will continue until 2022. The wind farm will be fully commissioned in 2023.
Wagenborg Nedlift again invests in new heavy range lifting equipment. Two mobile telescopic cranes of the type LTM1450-8.1 (450 tons lifting capacity) and LTM1650-8.1 (700 tons lifting capacity) will be added to the fleet shortly.
Last Saturday, Wagenborg Nedlift's 500-tonne mobile crane, fitted with a 90-metre luffing jib, was put into action at the UMCG in Groningen. Commissioned by Medicomzes, a total of ten bridge sections were lifted at a radius of 96-metre on the roof of the hospital. Together, these sections form a bridge with a length of no less than 60 metres.
Last Friday: a festive moment for Wagenborg Nedlift and Palfinger Nederland. The keys of the first two brand new knuckleboom cranes have been handed over. Number three will follow later on. It is all about the Palfinger PK 92002-SH.