After an opening speech from ESTA president and managing director of UK heavy haulage company Collett & Sons, David Collett, the presentation of awards got underway. The winners of the ESTA Awards 2015 were as follows:
For its work involving the renovation of the second busiest bridge over the busiest waterway in the Netherlands.
Transport: trailer and load under 120 tonnes
Ville Silvasti Transport (Finland)
For the transport of two 800 cu m water tanks over 300 km using adapter trailers designed for wind turbine tower sections.
Cranes, telescopic, lifting capacity over 120 tonnes
Vernazza Autogru (Italy)
For a job which involved removing a locomotive and first carriage of an intercity passenger train that had been derailed by a landslip.
For the innovative COGAS Auxiliary Hoist which constantly adjusts the position of the hook to a centre of gravity during a lift.
Cranes, telescopic, lifting capacity less than 120 tonnes
For a project to lift air conditioning equipment onto the roof of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Security in the Netherlands.
Innovation – end user
For the development of the Mega Jack 800.
Transport: trailer and load over 120 tonnes
For the transport of a transformer from Stafford, UK to Ellesmere Port.
Cranes, lattice boom
For the erection of three wind turbines for the Enercon wind park in the Netherlands using a Terex CC 8800-1 equipped with the new Boom Booster.
Innovation – manufacturer
For its innovative new crane, the LTM 1300-6.2, which incorporates a completely new concept for the superstructure drive unit – a single carrier engine.
For the assembly of two 5,000-tonne decks for a new bridge over the Botlek waterway in Rotterdam at the Mammoet Heavy Lift terminal in Schiedam.