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You can find all the latest news from the heavy and abnormal transport sector and the heavy lifting industry here, including new equipment and legislation, and recent information from manufacturers and operators. Click on the headline to read the full story, or use the search facility below to find specific information.

Cometto MSPE Makes it Possible for Groupe Cayon

Compact and very heavy: those are the special properties of transformers for energy generation. One such specimen that Groupe Cayon transported to the transformer substation in Gennevilliers for the French electricity generator Groupe EDF (Électricité de France) was 6.4m in length and weighed ...

RUD Chains Launch the ACP Turnado Hoist Ring

Unique spring mechanism, enhanced & strengthened shape with 30% increased working load limit RUD lifting equipment is highly valued for their quality and innovative design features across a range of industry sectors including offshore oil and gas, engineering, industrial, construction, ...

Brake Testing Specialist Joins TotalKare’s Sales Push

TotalKare’s move into the brake testing arena has gathered pace this week, with the appointment of one of the sector’s leading experts. Graham Simmons, who has been working with garage equipment for more than 23 years, has joined the Halesowen-based company as Product Specialist and will be ...

Collet & Sons Provide Turntable Tech for Severfield Girders

As part of the Highways England M20 Junction Improvement Scheme, Severfield UK, on behalf of principle contractor VINCI, appointed Collett to facilitate delivery of six paired plate girders. Required to travel half of the length of the country, each of the six loads originated at Severfield’s ...

Dynamic Specialized Move on Faymonville Modular Axle Lines

For its heavy haul and rigging projects, US company Dynamic Specialized from New Kent, Virginia opts for a fleet of Faymonville ModulMAX G-SL. To move a transformer for a local substation in Newport News, the specialists assembled the trailer in a 4+6 combination with flat deck. “We had a ...

Hämmerle Spezialtransporte Tools for the High Mountains

The Austrian mountains don’t just offer an adrenaline rush for outdoor athletes. Heavy transport companies also break out in a cold sweat when they have to manoeuvre their vehicles up and down the winding roads. There’s hardly any opportunity to enjoy the unique panorama. Absolute concentration ...

Faymonville Hydraulic MegaMAX New for Agriculture

New developments are moving into in all industries. Reacting to them and offering technical solutions is one of the strengths of the Faymonville Group. A newly developed 2-axle low bed semi-trailer has now been added to the range for transport tasks in agriculture. “The loading platform ...

ALE Bespoke Solution for Historic Second World War Rescue Vessel

ALE has designed bespoke equipment to complete the jacking, transportation and installation of a fragile Second World War rescue vessel, Rescue Motor Launch (RML) 497, in Hartlepool, UK. The specially-tailored solution minimised disruption at the docks and during the heavy haulage ...

New State of the Art 8×8 Crane Vehicle for Collett!

Check out the latest addition to the Collett & Sons Ltd fleet; a new MAN TGS 41.480 8×8 Tractor Unit fitted with a Fassi F1150RA.2.26 115 Tonne/Meter Crane. Once again, Collett Transport is providing industry leading equipment with an impressive 115 Tonne/Meter crane mounted on an ...

ALE Completes Challenging 1,000km Delivery of Wind Components in Thailand

Demonstrating their expertise in logistics, civils works and the complete turnkey solution, ALE has completed the transportation of heavy wind components through a challenging 1,000km route to the Rom Klao wind farm in Mukdahan, eastern Thailand. Starting in April 2018, ALE was contracted for ...

ALE Performs First 5,000t Load Application Test Operation in London

ALE has used its in-house expertise to design, supply, install and perform a bespoke onsite load application, the first load test of its kind in Europe when conducting the progressive loading of a test pile in central London, UK. At 5121t, it was also the highest load test on a pile within ...

Krebs Korrosionsschutz take Cometto to Rostock and Lubmin

At the Rostock and Lubmin sites, Krebs Korrosionsschutz GmbH has been working with the company Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH for many years. Now, Cometto also contributes to this cooperation. This is because the Krebs Group relies on the 24 axle lines of the self-propelled Cometto MSPE. The ...

Safety Comes First for ALE in Singapore

ALE’s operational expertise and focus on safety has been demonstrated during the heavy transportation and lifting operations of an FPSO project in Singapore. ALE was tasked with transporting, lifting and installing eight modules, weighing up to 1,820t, onto an FPSO for the Liza Destiny FPSO ...

ALE USA Expands with New Team and Strategic Office Move

As part of their expansion in the USA, ALE has set up a permanent branch by moving offices to the Houston, I-10 Energy Corridor, and expanded their US operational capability by recruiting additional experienced personnel and investing in the latest heavy lifting and transport equipment. The ...

Marr Contracting Awarded 1915 Çanakkale Bridge Project

Australian-based heavy lifting tower crane specialists, Marr Contracting Pty Ltd (The Men From Marr’s), have been awarded the contract to deliver specialized heavy lifting crane services on the construction of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge and Motorway Project in Turkey. Joint venture project ...

ALE Crane Methodology Saves Significant Costs on Steel Mill Build

ALE’s in-house engineering team has used its expertise to save site costs and devise a lifting design that optimised the site during multiple crane lifts throughout January in Mexico. The global heavylifting leaders were contracted to lift modules, ranging from roof panels to plant modules, as ...

ALE’s AL.SK350 Performs One of North America’s Biggest Land Lifts

ALE AL.SK350 has performed one of North America’s heaviest crane lifts using a land based heavylift crane, lifting the 3179.5 US t (2,884.4 metric tonnes) MRU module, for an oil and gas project in Texas, USA. The unrivalled 354,000te/m load moment and long outreach of the world’s largest ...

Muhibbah Engineering Choose MSPE 40T Modules from Cometto

Qatar operator Muhibbah Engineering acquire fourteen self-propelled MSPE 40t modules from Cometto. This delivery accounts for a total of 84 axle lines. “This equipment will be used for the build of a new shipyard in Qatar’s Um Alhoul Special Economic Zone”, explains Cometto head of sales ...

Happy Birthday Kayleigh xx

Well its official, our very own Kayleigh Adams celebrates her 18th Birthday today. Of course, that means only one thing…. she’s on a days annual leave! You will always be my little girl no matter how old you get. Forever you will hold my heart, and forever you will be life’s biggest ...

Ghanaian MONPE Masters Suction Pile with Faymonville

Faymonville’s Ghanaian customer MONPE Ventures tackle a suction pile of huge proportions. The project presented two major challenges: both its weight and dimensions. “When I first got the request to move the suction pile in a vertical position, I was skeptical to say the least. I had seen ...

Enercon Acquire World’s Longest Flatbed Semitrailers from Goldhofer

Enercon, Germany’s leading manufacturer of wind power plants, has added six Goldhofer VENTUM flatbed semitrailers with pendular axles to its heavy-duty vehicle fleet. This innovative solution for transporting extremely long rotor blades has a unique 5-fold telescopic deck for a total extension ...

Faymonville Group Acquire Stürzer Heavy Trucks

Faymonville have announced the acquisition of well-respected commercial vehicle dealer Stürzer Heavy Trucks, effective 2nd January 2019. The acquisition represents an expansion of Faymonville’s activities in South Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The newly created company, Faymonville ...

Collett & Sons Complete Dorenell’s 59 Turbines Deliveries

Delivering one of the largest renewable projects in 2018, the Collett team began delivering Dorenell Wind Farm, near Dufftown, currently the largest Contract for Difference (CfD) project in the UK for onshore wind. The task of transporting all the components and ancillary equipment for 59 ...

ALE Begin Operations on First Wind Project in the Gulf Region

ALE has demonstrated its wind expertise and turnkey capabilities as they start the receiving operations of wind components in Oman for the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) first-ever wind farm. The global heavylifting contractor has been contracted for the full turnkey scope for the Dhofar Wind ...

Myshak Crane & Rigging Uses Hydra-Slide Equipment at Nitrogen Site

Myshak Crane & Rigging utilized its entire fleet of Hydra-Slide hydraulic skidding equipment in addition to various other heavy rigging tools to changeout a horizontal converter at a fertilizer production plant in Alberta, Canada recently. The old and new converters weighed 514 tonnes and ...

Volvo Trucks Power Machine Movements at James Garside & Son Ltd

Family-run machinery movers, James Garside & Son Ltd. of Boothtown, near Halifax in West Yorkshire opted for power and performance when it ordered a new double Volvo FH-540 drive tractor unit for its transport operations working across the UK and moving anything from single machines right ...

Faymonville Low Bed Power for Geo Transport and Construction Inc

A well-thought technical conception of the truck-trailer combination is the elementary base to make successful transport projects possible. Company Geo Transport and Construction Inc. from Cebu in the Philippines had some specific requirements on their material. Faymonville realized the ...

Collett & Sons Deliver Willenhall Super Grid Transformer

Collet’s third girder bridge project in a four week period, this time the team were off to Willenhall Substation. Having already delivered Cellarhead and Lovedean in the previous weeks, this would be the third of their August National Grid projects, and with the 170 Tonne transformer ...

Nooteboom Introduces NOVAB 3.0 Axle Load Calculation

Always a clear overview of the axle loads! With NoVAB 3.0 Cloud it is now even quicker and easier to calculate the optimal load positions for all vehicle combinations to prevent exceeding the maximum axle loads. NOVAB – The Nooteboom Vehicle Axle Load Calculation programme was developed by ...

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