Heavy Lift News


Ulstein Retrofits HMC Vessel to HLV

Feb 06, 2020

The marine contractor in the international offshore oil and gas and renewables industry Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) contracted Ulstein Verft shipyard in 2018 to provide design and engineering services to convert their deepwater construction…

Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine Erected

Dec 02, 2019

Swiss multinational equipment manufacturer Liebherr Group said that its cranes erected the prototype of what is currently the most powerful offshore wind turbine in the world in the Dutch port of Rotterdam.The gondola of the wind turbine, which measures an overall 207 meters in height…

Van Oord, Hendrik in Lifting Equipment Deal

Dec 02, 2019

Dutch maritime contracting company Van Oord is partnering with compatriot company Hendrik Veder Group for the management of heavy lifting equipment for offshore wind turbines.Rotterdam-based company active in steel wire and fibre rope products…

Huisman Crane for Bokalift 2

Nov 07, 2019

Dutch offshore wind equipment specialist Huisman has been selcted by Royal Boskalis Westminster to deliver a 4,000mt Offshore Mast Crane (OMC) to be installed on their crane vessel Bokalift 2.'This commitment reinstates Boskalis’ confidence…

OHT Heavy Lifter Keel Laying

Oct 03, 2019

Keel laying has been completed for Norway-based Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT)'s new crane vessel Alfa Lift currently under construction at China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) yard in Jiangsu.'The new heavy installation crane vessel has reached…

OHT Bags Moray East Jackets Gig

Sep 24, 2019

The heavy transport vessel operator Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has secured a contract from DEME Offshore to transport foundations for the 950MW Moray East wind farm off Scotland.The contract includes transportation of 48 jackets from Lamprell fabrication yard…

Mammoet Acquires ALE

Jul 29, 2019

Mammoet, the privately held Dutch company specialized in engineered heavy lifting and transport of over-sized and heavy objects, said it has signed an agreement to acquire fellow international heavy lifting and transport specialist ALE.No further…

EU-Funded ELICAN Project Cuts 35% of Costs

Jul 23, 2019

The EU-funded ELICAN project's 5 MW prototype, which has been installed in the Canary Islands, has become the first self-installing, bottom-fixed offshore wind turbine to be commissioned in the world with full independence of costly heavy-lift vessels…

ALE, Murphy Join for Offshore Services

Jul 03, 2019

UK-based ALE Heavylift and compatriot engineering and construction company J Murphy & Sons announced a new collective partnership to offer linear winch hire, pipe pulling and installation engineering services worldwide.As part of the agreement…

SAL Fly High With New Extension

Jun 13, 2019

SAL Heavy Lift, a carrier specialized in sea transport of heavy lift and project cargo, has installed a Fly-Jib crane boom extension on MV Lone which will be used on an offshore wind project in Taiwan.The Hamburg-based company said in a press…

Chinese J-Lay Design Gets LR AiP

Jun 07, 2019

Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute has been granted approval in principle (AiP) by Lloyd’s Register (LR) for a J-lay heavy lift vessel concept design.The vessel’s primary function will be deep-water pipe-laying, subsea installation and heavy lifting in deep sea…

MacGregor Builds 1st Offshore Fiber Rope Crane

May 01, 2019

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has completed the construction of FibreTrac, the first fibre-rope offshore crane to enter the market.The FibreTrac crane has a 150-tonne safe working load (SWL) capacity. It features a rope monitoring and management…

ALE All Done Hornsea Project One

Feb 27, 2019

Heavy lift specialist ALE has completed works for Orsted's Hornsea 1 wind farm off the east coast of England.ALE was contracted by GeoSea to provide the specialist offshore engineering alongside the marine transportation, sea-fastening, load…

OHT Sisters Spoted in Singapore

Feb 27, 2019

Eagle and Falcon, sister vessels and the workhorses of the Offshore Heavy Transport  (OHT) family, were coincidentally working side by side in Singapore earlier this month loading two jack-up rigs.Eagle started her loading operation of the 14…

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