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worldwide specialists in heavy lifting and transport




Changing of the guard...

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Perform under presure

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Heavy atLifting high level

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A Reverse lifting job at Bass Strait Sea page 14 Vertical challenge

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Changing of the guard… You may have heard the rumour already. At the end of this year I will step down as president & CEO of Mammoet. It has been a mind-blowing career of 35 years, with three decades in managerial areas. It may come as a surprise, but I’m really not sad or melancholic about it. Why?

Frans van Seumeren President & CEO

The main reason is that I’m convinced that the new Mammoet needs new Leadership. An era of stormy growth gradually changes towards a period of controlled growth and control. Exactly as described in the well known management literature. Young, new leaders of today face different challenges than I did in the past. What’s more about my happiness is the fact that I’m really proud. Not only on today’s Mammoet, our valued customers and highly respected crews and staff, but also on finding a top notch successor within our Van Seumeren family, the major stakeholder in the firm. Mammoets’ new CEO will be my youngest brother

Roderik. We worked together for more than 12 years now and I engaged him in all my major decisions of the last 7 years. So he’s ready, willing and up to his job! He’s really the Leader Mammoet needs now and will ensure continuity, combined with further controlled expansion. He will preserve our unique Mammoet culture: a mindset to service for customers and colleagues alike with high respect for corporate values and … safety first. Our workforce of around 2,000 talented man and women will be kept inspired to work hard, being honest and maintain loyalty. As Roderik moves Mammoet to the future as CEO, his current position will be taken by Patrick van Seumeren. He is the son of my sister Henneke and has the same qualifications as Roderik: the best man for that challenging job. Patrick is a commercial wizzard with a unique feeling on both technology and sales. This enables him to trace

down exactly what customers really need in terms of service, operations and pricing. He is a corner stone in the Mammoet building. But there is more in the family. Jan van Seumeren jr, son of my brother Jan, will join the new Board of Management. Jan jr will focus on purchasing and selling cranes and other equipment, as well as the worldwide maintenance of all Mammoet equipment. During the last decade he worked in virtually all of our departments and knows Mammoet like nobody else. Siem Kranenburg, our CFO remains member of the new Board. So the guards change. Just to make sure that you, as respected (potential) customers may rely on a continued service at the competitive edge. I like to summarize briefly our main assets for you: Worldwide presence and availability of small and heavy equipment for any lifting and transport job, even down into the most remote areas on this planet; The best crews and staff for any job; Worldwide enigneering capabilities, feeded by more than 35 years of experience and know-how. Our corporate values are at the base of any success and any achievement. I consider it a great honor and a true recognition of our performance that both the ESTA and the SC&RA awarded Mammoet a 1st prize for innovation. Please read the article elsewhere in this issue. Well, time to move on. Also for me. You may wonder what I’m going to do. I really leave the company and will, together with my wife, start a two-year journey through Europe. Just walking! I am honored and pleased for having been at your service and leading Mammoet through high and low tides, steady on course. The acquisition of old Mammoet by Van Seumeren and the salvage of the Kursk will never fade from my memory. They mark our true spirit: believe in what you do and do what you believe in. Frans van Seumeren

‘Combining control, cautious growth and continuity’

Roderik van Seumeren, Managing Director & COO.

Mammoet has come a long way. The merger of Van Seumeren and the former Mammoet is now recent history. Two companies with different roots, different styles of enterprise and different organizations have become a single enterprise, one culture, even one family. Nowadays Mammoet is respected as a market leader in many fields when it comes to heavy lifting and transport. The successful merger is largely due to the effectiveness of Roderik van Seumeren’s dedicated management. In many respects Roderik van Seumeren can be considered the architect of the worldwide organization as it stands. At the end of the year Roderik will become CEO of Mammoet, taking over the baton from his brother Frans van Seumeren. When he came into office a well-known president once said “It’s time for a change.” Do you feel the same? “Let me first say that I feel very honoured by my brother’s decision to name me as his successor. I am inheriting a company I can be proud of. My brother did a great job of developing Mammoet to its current size and scope. As he writes elsewhere in this issue, I was involved in all of the major decisions. So I learned in detail what is needed to keep the Mammoet ship on course. However, we also have to face facts. The leadership qualities that are needed to assemble a big enterprise differ from the competencies that are required to assure its continuity and maintain its position as market leader and its overall health. This is the reason why,

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as soon as the merger was completed, I devoted a great deal of effort to integrating the two cultures and enhancing effectiveness and efficiency so as to be able to benefit from the best of both worlds. The ‘Mammoet way of working’ which means worldwide standardization of procedures among others things and the implementation and use of our SAP ERP systems are two obvious examples. Naturally, this is not something that I have achieved singlehandedly. Our managers, staff and crew deserve considerable acknowledgement for what they have managed to accomplish in just a couple of years.” What is your main mission? “As said before, I want to assure Mammoet’s continuity. This means I want to ensure that we keep providing our customers with specially tailored solutions backed up by our innovative and modern fleet of equipment operated by highly skilled and experienced people. To stay at the top we have to be the best in all respects. As our QSE Manager, Cronie, says, safety and risk management are our main priorities. This can only be achieved if you have complete control of the entire enterprise. Yet this certainly does not mean that Mammoet is inclined to shy away from challenging projects. On the contrary. Managing risks is not the same thing as avoiding risks. We will continue to seek out challenges because that’s what made us a great enterprise – and that’s what we are. My mission is to implement flexible management so that we seize opportunities and continue to improve our services and set trends as market leader.”

You mentioned opportunities. Are these occurring simply in ‘blind spots’? Yes, ‘blind spots’ – by which I mean ‘non-traditional markets’ – are certainly areas in which opportunities are likely to occur. Especially given that we have a workforce of flexible people who are willing to fulfil their obligations to our clients all over the world. But, surprisingly enough, there are also challenges and opportunities right here on our doorstep in the Netherlands. I’d like to emphasize the fact that Mammoet continues to serve and to develop services for the low end of the market as well as the high end of the market. We must never forget that crane hire, for instance, is vitally important to our continuity. A casual observer might associate Mammoet simply with the large eye-catching projects. Mammoet might be big but it has a tender heart and is well aware of the diversity of its roots, its markets and its customers’ needs. A small local contractor who needs to hire a crane on a temporary basis can rely on us with the same confidence as our respected international customers.” A final word? “In documents for internal use I refer to our strategy for the near future as ‘controlled entrepreneurship’. These two words embody a certain tension. Our ultimate goal is to find a proper balance between structure and control, and flexibility and entrepreneurship. These opposites are held together by creativity, nerve, dedication, hard work and belief in your colleagues and yourself!”

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Marketing & Sales

“Keeping your promise under any circumstance is mandatory” Patrick van Seumeren is going to be the ViceChairman of the Board of Management and responsible for the alignment of Sales and Operations. When asked about his personal mission, the spider-in-the-web says: “My drive is to develop our customers’ perception that, when trusting a job to Mammoet, his problems turn into benefits due to our solution”. Obviously this doesn’t depend on creativity and innovation alone. Being trusted by demanding clients is the result of a long standing track record of clear successes, smart approaches and dedicated teams.

Patrick van Seumeren, Managing Director Mammoet Global.

This track record is renowned. Yet, it is not straightforward because quotation and bidding – summarized with ‘paper work’ – is quite different from real operations. How do you manage to keep up with the promises in Mammoets’ offer? “You are right in the sense that the preparations and engineering stage is quite different compared to the execution of a lifting or transport job – sometimes in cooperation with our very valued local alliances. But we have several processes in place to ensure that ‘sales’ and ‘operations’ stay tuned to each other. First, our engineering people or sales representatives do exactly know what field operations mean. We maintain an advanced policy for job rotation between office jobs and

field jobs. In other words, both sales and operations employees are made from the same stuff. Second, in our control room we monitor each job very carefully, right from the bidding process until the closing-out of the final operations. I’m proud to lead a team of multidisciplinary experts that have in-depth knowledge of marketing, sales, finances, but also of engineering, logistics and operations. In addition, my people can rely on state of the art tools for Enterprise Resources Planning, monitoring software and facilities to drill-down into the nitty-gritty of each project. Finally, we do take into account local culture and habits. It doesn’t sound spectacular, but when the customer feels you really understand what he means, it will add to his trust in you.” In cases, the solutions that Mammoet offers may come to a surprise for the customer. Apparently, certain jobs may take far much less time than anticipated by the client, saving time, resources and money. What’s the trick? “No tricks, really, but for each potential job we stress ourselves to the limit and ask: are there different solutions and can we select an alternative that is better, faster and cheaper? Sometimes the result is eye-catching, such as the salvage of the Kursk. But another example is the ‘Baku – jackup

system’. This is based on our skidding system with 4 skid shoes integrated with 1 jack-up unit, and subsequently to combine such units. Jackingup heavy loads to high elevation is easy then, as you insert new stopping sections in the jack. We first applied this system in Baku to jack a 14,750 tonnes deck. Hence its name. The system is safe, performs excellent and saves lots of time.” It’s hard to believe that such elegant solutions can be presented instantly, out-of-the-box. There must be more… “Frankly, yes, there is another factor that is mandatory if we want to develop money saving solutions. That is: early participation in the job development. Sometimes, during the development of an object, a plant or a heavy load, it is possible to adapt slight changes. In doing so, an object may become suitable for the alternative solution. Examples are the addition of reinforcement, adapters, hooks, and etcetera. We call this: designing for the solution. Now you might think, that early participation costs extra time and thus extra money. However, the net savings far out way the modest extra investment in time and resources. I might say that such early participation is now breaking through and develops into a trend.”


“There is always room for further improvement”

Brian Cronie, Corporate QSE Director.

Safety is a key property of Mammoets’ performance. To maintain high safety standards can be seen as a kind of insurance to protect assets of the customer and Mammoet alike. “Of course this first refers to the safety of people, including our crews and employees of the customer and subcontractors. However, safety also applies to precious equipment, cargo and installations,” says Bryan Cronie, Corporate QSE Director with Mammoet. Safety should be considered as the result of many underlying processes. Do you agree with this statement? “It is true that many aspects and processes contribute to safe operations, even in dangerous or even hostile environments. These could result from live plant circumstances, nuclear aspects or weather related circumstances. The goal is, of course, to avoid incidents with people, equipment and cargo. There is only one way to achieve this goal: prevention. And as such, prevention originates from awareness of our crews, from training and education, from proper maintenance, from in-depth engineering, from managerial awareness, the installation of safety monitoring, frequent safety audits and many more.”

Unfortunately, Mammoet often must rely on the performance of local partners, subcontractors, customer representatives and others. How then, can you still manage risk to an acceptable level? “You touch one of the big issues in safety management. Our strategy is to maintain our corporate safety standards at all times, even if local laws or customer regulations would allow for less constraints. Secondly, we request from any of our local partners or subcontractors that work for us, to comply with our standards and to prove that they can and do. Thirdly, we open communications as quickly as we can to third parties involved as to establish safety issues and approach these from our perspective. Thus, we trigger safety meetings and have safety officers in charge. They have extreme responsibilities and may decide over go/no-go issues.” Safety also seems a matter of maintenance, not only of equipment but also of people’s mindset. “True. That’s why we invest quite a lot in scheduled and unscheduled safety audits. We then look at many aspects, ranging from having the proper documentation in place to physical tests. This awareness of a ‘sudden audit’ enhances the willingness of all concerned to stay tuned to safety. Yes, we do have corporate safety standards

but they’re only worth something if you really live up with it. Of course, another element is the proper education and training. Do you consider the safety policy as a competitive advantage? “It shouldn’t be. And I must admit that, fortunately, most of our respected competitors also acknowledge the importance of safety. But it is up to the customer to value the safety track record of the various companies. To my opinion, ours is excellent. But there is still room for improvement.” What do you mean with that? “Having achieved a high level of safety control shouldn’t be the reason to become ‘lazy’ and hence to rely blindly on routine. Any lifting and transport job poses risk and thus should never be approached as a routine job that can be done easily. To keep us sharp on the issue, we continue to set even higher goals. Moreover, as a market leader in many fields of expertise, customers and competitors just expect us to set the trend. It’s a kind of responsibility that goes beyond the corporate scope and affects the whole industry. We take this responsibility and keep on moving upwards our safety standards.”

Training & Education

“Learning and development is key to our success”

Ben Vermeij, Trainings Coordinator.

Mammoet stands for people, working safe and with responsibility. Any operator or engineer receives a basic in-house learning and development program. Ben Vermeij is responsible for rigging and crane courses in The Netherlands. “With a few hours to a few days at most, relying on my long experience, I know if a new trainee has ‘the right ambitions’ or not. Our teachers maintain strict requirements that the trainees must meet”. Your colleagues say that Ben runs his own shop. Do you? “To some extend yes, but of course all that we train and learn is directly linked to what operators can expect in real world situations. Yes, I have my own school premises here in Schiedam. We have our own equipment including a complete crane. All young colleagues, and many others, know where to find me. To give you some data, last year we had 200 people attending our basic riggers training, which takes 3 days.” What’s the content of this riggers training? “Two half days are dedicated to learning theory. Some topics are: communications between rigger and operator, physical and verbal communications, words with special meanings, knowledge about

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lifting equipment and the use of it, safety issues and ergonomics. In addition, we spend two half days to practice things: the real rigging, the handling of a load and the selection of auxiliary lifting equipment. Then, on the last day, the trainees must pass a real exam. The independent organization ‘Stichting EVL’ tests the candidates. If successful they are awarded the official Riggers Certificate. To some extend, this program is also open for employees of third parties and we also offer a one-day course for topics of special interest.” What happens next to those that passed the exam? “They start working as rigger for a year. However, during this period we assist them and monitor their development. With some interviews we get an idea about the ambitions and expectations. After this year we may select them for an advanced course ‘Mobile crane operator’. That’s quite a difficult learning program, covering 6 weeks. Again there is a mixture of theory and practice. If the candidate also passes this exam, he’s on the career track to ‘own’ his own mobile crane.” So they drive their crane straight away after the training? “Not really. First they will be employed with senior, experienced operators, which we trained as coun-

selor. During an 8-week period the candidate operator faces real lifting jobs. The counselors report to me and, frankly, I do a lot of on-site scouting work myself to develop a good feeling on the performance of these youngsters. Another source of information is the branch manager. I assess the trainees on dedication, understanding of the work, maintenance, safety, documentation and technical skills. If all goes well, 2 years after they start their career they will have a crane of their own. Currently we have a few dozen of these people in the training line.” Is there a further career path? “Of course. If you manage to improve continuously, you will become responsible for cranes with more capacity, all the way up to our high-end cranes and gantries. Then it also comes to the development of languages, most of all English, and the willingness to travel whenever it is needed. Our selection process is such that we really get the best people on the most demanding jobs. Mammoet is not a place for cowboys or softies, but for men and women with ‘the right ambitions’. So, lots of opportunities for those that accept real challenges!”

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Petrochemical  EUROPE


Perform under pressure Location Moerdijk, The Netherlands Main equipment PC 4200, AC 500, conventional trailers


Mammoet was awarded a new building contract at a refinery in Moerdijk. The project had 3 phases: the transport of a 360 tonnes reactor from Vlissingen to Seaport Moerdijk Stevedoring, the transport of the reactor to set-down area at the refinery at Moerdijk and the installation of the reactor with 3 additional smaller items. Due to the subsurface network of pipes, a ground pressure of more than 3 tons/m2 was not allowed. Thus the

PC 4200 crawler crane had to be placed on driven piles. To do this, a construction of steel beams, flaps and bearing pedestals was made first. The solution implied that the crane had to be erected at around 2.5 meters above the ground. The space for this job was very limited, adding to the complexity for its execution. The reactor was driven under the crane hook on a double 15-liner. The next step was to connect the head of the reactor in the crane hook, as to allow to split the double 15-liner in a double 9-liner. The reactor then had to

Engineered super lift at Karlsruhe Location Kleve and Karlsruhe, Germany Main equipment SPMTs, conventional trailers, LR 1750, AC 650


For a refinery in Karlsruhe, Mammoet was awarded the contract for the transport and installation of a new 265 tonne vacuum column. Firstly, 2 x 12 axle lines of SPMTs transported the 32 meter long column over a distance of 14 km from the factory in Kleve to a site at the river Rine. Because of the low water level it was necessary to construct a 35-meter ro-ro ramp to the pontoon. The vessel sailed the column to a harbour at the other side of the river where the column was transferred to an inland ship. At her turn, this vessel sailed to a harbour at 4 km distance of the final destination. A CC 2800 and the LR 1350 lifted the column onto 2x 9 axle lines conventional trailers.

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In the middle of the live plant, we assembled our LR 1750. Because of the very restricted space, 1 meter at the backside and only 30 centimeter on the front site of the crane, we used a LTM 1200 to install the boom parts by moving the LR 1750 on its crawlers backwards. Once assembled the LR 1750 crawled to its lifting position. In the meantime, the transport of the column to the site was executed. The column was first erected in a vertical position with the LR 1750 as main crane and the AC 650 as tailing crane. The LR 1750 had then to travel to its new location. Due to the restrictions in space, there was only one possible location for the superlift

ballast for the main crane. This space, located between 2 pipe bridges, was at approximately 21-meter radius. The superlift boom of the LR 1750 was extended to 45.5 meters. The second restriction of the location for the superlift ballast where the 2 pipe bridges. Because stacking of the ballast at this location was impossible, the superlift-tray was placed on our skid system. This made it possible to stack the ballast in an obstacle free area and skid the superlift ballast in position. After that, the column was successfully installed at a radius of 36.5 meter with 70 meter main boom and 400 ton superlift ballast. The client stated: “Congratulations for another job well done. Perfect engineered and executed”.

be positioned across the road, as to accommodate a 500-ton tail crane. This crane was also used to stack and unstack the superlift, because due to the lower permissible pressures, the superlift could not be put on the ground. The demanding project was completed successfully in such a way the customer exclaimed: “A fine piece of work, very well prepared and professionally executed, certainly not easy. Congratulations with the excellent result which meant a fantastic milestone to us!”

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Cool boxes down the street Location Acrefair, England and Gent, Belgium. Main equipment Modular trailers, LR 1750, CC 2800 and S 5500


Mammoet was asked to transport 3 huge cool boxes over a distance of 78 kilometers from the manufacturer at Acrefair, England to a yard at Gent, Belgium. The operations required extensive planning with several local authorities to escort the transports and to remove street furniture. Most critical part in the challenging transport route was the transport of the 53-meter long, 150 tonnes HP/LP Column Box under the A41 bridge at Whitchurch. The available clearance was 6.76 meter but

the total transport height was 6.71 meter. Many people lined the streets to see the Column Box creep under the bridge. Once arrived at the port in Ellesmere the items were transported with a vessel to Belgium. The 1st 2 cool boxes were installed with a LR 1750 while the 3rd cool box used a CC 2800 as main crane. A S 5500 performed as tailing crane. After the transport of the 1st cool box the customer was so impressed by our transport team that he requested the same team for the remaining 2 cool boxes.

Expansions in Turkey Location Petkim, Turkey

Main equipment CC 4800-3


AMERICAS Highlight

Together with local partner Hareket, Mammoet completed an interesting lifting job in Turkey. Being part of an expansion project, 4 vessels between 130 and 340 tonnes were to be installed on their foundations. The longest of these objects measured 75 meters. Before operations could start, Mammoet completed extensive engineering on the best solution and instructed local contractors on how to bring the loads within reach of the CC 4800-3, an upgrade of the well-known CC 4800. Hareket supplied a CC 1800 for tailing services. A special feature was that Mammoets’ crawler crane had to move with the load on the hook, to cross a distance of 40 meters. “It’s always impressive to watch such stacks move” says senior project manager Maarten de Graaf. “I’ve seen a lot of jobs in my long career, but every time we see our preparations just work out well, the move keeps us moving…”

400 Modules on the move Location Edmonton, Calgary, Fort McMurray Main equipment 12-line roadstyle, 3-File trailer, prime mover


Astronomical numbers in Canada Location Main equipment

Ft. Mc Murray, Canada Crawler cranes, Hydraulic cranes, and trailers


Work is currently in full progress on the Syncrude UE-1 project in Ft. McMurray, Canada. Mammoet has been awarded 3 contracts: Heavy Lifts, General Cranes, and on-site transportation. The volume of items to be handled is astronomical. The Heavy Lift package calls for lifting of approximately 1300 items, ranging from modules and reactors to vessels and other equipment. When this issue went to press, 900 items of the Heavy Lift program had been installed already. There are 10 heavy-lift cranes deployed on a permanent basis with assistance from 7 smaller

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cranes ranging from 65 to 230 tonnes. Mammoet applies a warehousing system for the monitoring, loading, offloading and (re)location for all required rigging equipment for the cranes. The 2nd contract is the General Cranes package, involving more than 20 crawler cranes ranging from 100 to 300 tonnes. The 3rd contract comprises on-site transport of the modules from storage to the crane locations. Various trailer-units, pilot trucks and spotters are used to ensure that the drives maneuver the trailers safely around. The majority of all module lifts will be completed in May 2004; the entire project will closed-out early 2005.

The UE-1 Module Transport contract involved moving over 400 modules out of Edmonton and Calgary to the Syncrude UE-1 Project in Fort McMurray. Operations started in late fall, 2002, and peaked during August 2003 – March 2004, transporting up to 25 modules a week. The highlight was a pipe-rack module weighing over 150 tonnes on a 12-line roadstyle, 3-File. This was the 1st time ever such a configuration was in Alberta, and it was also the heaviest piperack module transported from Edmonton to Fort McMurray.

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Large convoy through Montreal Location Montreal, Canada Main equipment Trailers and TC 4000


Mammoet successfully completed a refinery project in Montreal. It involved the transportation and erection of several CCR modules. Due to the large size of the modules (8 meter wide, 10 meter high), all of the cargo was moved in convoy in a single night in order to minimize disruption to the public services, since many utility wires had to be temporarily disconnected as the cargo was moved down the streets. After arrival at the site, the modules were erected and stacked over 80 meter high with a Demag TC 4000 crane.

Outsized cargo in Québec Location Québec, Canada Main equipment PTC, SPMTs, Railcars

Mammoet transported and erected some fifteen items of heavy cargo at a refinery near the St. Lawrence River in the province Québec, Canada.

rail cargo is 4.3 meter. Upon arrival at the refinery, the columns were transferred to SPMTs, transported over a short distance over public roads, and were then offloaded by the PTC.

The 1st phase of the project required the transportation of 3 large columns. These columns, built in Malaysia, were transported to the Port of Becancour where Mammoet loaded them onto heavy-duty railcars for a 200 kilometer ride to the refinery. The railway transport was critical considering the columns to be 5.7 meter wide, while the nominally allowable width for specialized

The 2nd phase of the project involved the transportation of 7 large CCR modules to the site. As these modules were too large to be shipped by railway, they were received from a heavy lift ship and then transported along roads 12 kilometer to the refinery. This was very challenging since the SPMTs had to ascend slopes of 15% in November when snow and ice


were a certainly possible. In addition, months of preparation were required to organize the removal of hundreds of overhead wires, in order to allow safe passage of the modules, which were approximately 10 meter high. At the refinery, the PTC was assembled with a 69-meter main boom and 57-meter luffing jib. The PTC crawlers were also used during the project to relocate the PTC from one lifting position to another. Most spectacular was the erection of a 70-meter long and 388-tonne weighing column on a 56-meter radius.

Transports in Venezuela for USA refinery Location Porto Ordaz, Venezuela Main equipment Conventional trailers, prime mover


A column with a diameter of 5 meter, a length of 70 meter and a weight of 450 tonnes was manufactured in Venezuela for a USA refinery. The stack had to be moved. By Mammoet of course… A side-by-side 8 x 8 conventional axle lines arrangement along with a 450 tonnes turntable was chosen to provide stability to the convoy at prime mover side. The rear side was equipped with 8 lines single conventional with turntable. Transport started at the constructer’s main shop and progressed along a 15-kilometer road, crossing a heavy traffic industrial area at Puerto Ordaz. Some obstacles (traffic poles, lighting poles and fences) were removed to allow the column to complete turns. The journey ended with a roll-on operation onto a barge at the riverside dock of the Orinoco River. Highlight

Four Convection Module Halves, fabricated at Puerto Ordaz, were temporarily connected in pairs of 2 halves in order to move in a whole pack (11 meter width x 450 tonnes) using 2x 7-spacer-4 conventional trailers in an unusual spreader side-by-side arrangement. The road length was about 2 kilometers. Coordination of prime movers to exert proper pull / push proved to be a maximum

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challenge given the fact that the conventional trailers were not connected to each other but through the structure of the module itself. Some stiffeners were applied to ascertain proper rigidity and thus to avoid distortion of modules. During transport some fences, obstacles and light poles were removed and ground was reconditioned to match the width of the convoy. The roll-on operation onto the barge was special and delicate because space onboard was almost equal to the module width. Final destination was again for the same USA refinery.

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Joint efforts in Brazil Location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Main equipment PTC, Manitowoc M-250


A Gas Chemical Plant under construction at Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janerio State, Brazil, will become operational by the end of 2004. It will yearly produce 520,000 tonnes of ethane 75,000 tonnes of propane, and 540,000 tonnes of polyethylene. The construction work involves 7,000 tonnes of steel structures and 14,000 tonnes of equipment on the site. Mammoet was awarded the heavy lift contract, which included lifts ranging from 100 to 470 tonnes. Mammoet Irga do Brasil was awarded the local heavy lift contract, with lifts ranging from 20 to 100 tonnes. Mammoet deployed the largest crane operated to date in Brazil for this project, i.e. its PTC (Platform Twin Ring Containerized). This crane could do all the heavy lifts

from only 2 positions and was relocated fully rigged using the its own containerized crawler system. Mammoet Irga do Brasil deployed 2 Manitowoc M-250 cranes, one of which was involved in the PTC assembly, tailing lifts, and disassembly work. Irga also supplied a truck and trailer for a maximum of 50-tonne loads, as well as telescopic cranes with capacities between 45 and 225 tonnes. More than 100 lifts were completed successfully. The more critical lifts involved 2 reactors of about 45 meters long and weighing some 460 tonnes, 2 towers, 85 and 95 meters tall and each weighing 465 tonnnes and 2 purge bins with a length of 40 meters and weighing 175 tonnes. In addition Mammoet lifted to a greater height, a steel structure with a length of 50 meter.

Shanghai première



Location Shanghai, China Main equipment CC 4800 Twin Ring LD, CC 2600


In December Mammoet deployed the 4800 Twin Ring LD and CC 2600 for a heavy lift contract at a refinery in Shanghai. The offloading of the cranes from the ship was completed in 1 night followed by clearing through customs the next day. Assembling started almost straight away. For the main contract, Mammoet lifted 2 reactors weighing 750 tonnes and 4 columns ranging from 250 to 500 tonnes. After the main contract the Twin Ring was converted into a standard CC 4800 and continued to work for various other mechanical installation contractors lifting another 12 units ranging from 70 to 150 tonnes. At all times Mammoet could reschedule the lifting period, proposals and changes in the engineering to comply with clients requirements at the jobsite itself. This was mainly possible due to our vast site experience in projecting various changes in the lifting schedules and planning issues.

Exchangers exchanged! Location Brunei, Malaysia Main equipment Cometto trailers, prime mover, turntables, CC 1800


For a plant in Brunei, Malaysia, Mammoet won a contact for the exchange of 4 cryogenic heat exchangers. The scope of work included the delivery of the new heat exchangers in Muar, a little town near the capital of Brunei, onto a flat top barge, sail it to Kuala Belait and subsequently transport it over 32 km to the plant in Lumut and install the equipment there. Before the barge set sail to Brunei, the grillage and sea fastening (prepared in Malaysia) was installed. Upon arrival, the 1st exchanger was transported to site on 2x 10-axle line Cometto trailers. The manufacturer of the exchanger did a perfect job on the design of the saddles and especially the lashing points for transport. Mammoet could only transport at midnight and driving then 32 km on a dark road is a tedious operation. Upon arrival of the 2nd exchanger the following day, the turn tables were removed and a straight 20-liner was built in order to clear the pipe racks. While the transport was moving on the crane team was busy with the assembly of the CC 1800. The new exchanger had to be installed next to the existing exchanger that was still operating in the live plant. Assembly of a crane in a live plant is always challenging but it was done without any problems. The new exchanger was installed safely and on time. After that, Mammoet removed the existing exchanger as well with a specially designed lifting frame. Upon completion of the 1st set, Mammoet repeated the operation 3 more times.

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Kuwaiti Records

MAMMOET Location Main equipment


Mina Abdulla, Kuwait MSG 50,CC 2800, tailing frame, SPMTs


This contract involved the transport of 2 reactors, each weighing 1150 tonnes, from the port and their delivery in an upright position at the refinery. For the transport Mammoet had 48-axles of SPMT available while an MSG 50 and a large 2000-tonne tailing-frame were used for the lifts. The reactors arrived at the port by a heavy lift vessel. The reactor was loaded onto the 24 axle lines SPMT, ready for the 16-kilometer journey to the refinery. After passage of a number of tight sections along the route, Mammoet positioned the reactor on the stowage stops

The 2nd reactor was the 1st to be lifted into position. The height of the SPMTs was very important since the tailing frame subsequently had to be fitted to the skirt, and that wouldn’t have been possible if the reactor had positioned too high or too low. On the evening of the same day the reactor was installed safely on its foundations. The next morning work started on the other reactor, one hundred meters further along in the plant. The 12 days between placing the 1st reactor on its foundations and lifting the 2nd reactor into position is an absolute record! An amazing performance of Mammoet staff from The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Pakistan and other countries.

already put in place at the lay-down area. Early next morning the crew returned to the port to collect the 2nd reactor. The MSG 50 was mobilized from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Before entering the plant we had already erected the boom and the back masts on stops and used a 6-axle line and a double 12-axle line SPMT to transport the complete components to the ring. Then cranes were used for the assembly (the back masts) – and for the fitting of the entire structure to the remainder of the MSG (the boom). Using this erection method we had the MSG ready for the lifts in the record time of just 14 days.

Fat boys in Saudi Arabia Location Main equipment


Old acquaintances in India

Jubail, Saudi Arabia MSG 50, CC 2800, 48 axle lines SPMT

Location Main equipment Highlight

The MSG 50 and the CC 2800 were nominated to execute the erection and installation of no less than 37 items for a refinery located at Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The key lifts of the project were 2 reactors weighing 853 tonnes each, and a wash tower of 1200 tonnes. While the MSG 50 was set up in temperatures above 50 degrees Celsius, with a high degree of humidity, a heavy lift ship unloaded 8 items, including the 2 reactors, at Jubail Industrial Port. The reactors were transported on 3 x 18 axle lines SPMT to the site, over a distance of 18 kilometers, after which the MSG assisted by the CC 2800 as tail crane, successfully installed both items. The wash tower was successfully loaded at Belleli Steel Factory in Jubail and was transported over a distance of 5 kilometers to the site. In the meantime the MSG 50 had been relocated to the next position to lift the wash tower onto its foundation.


Jamnagar, India CC 4800, LR 1450, CC 1800, S 5500 and a CC 2000


For a 24 hours shutdown at a refinery in India, Mammoet had to supply 5 big crawler cranes. Operations included the exchange of the Top Dome of a Crude column by the CC 4800. The refinery was a familiar place to be since Mammoet installed here various heavy items with the Platform Twin Ring HD a couple of years ago. Like the events in the past the customer was again very satisfied with Mammoets performance and especially appreciated the skills of our operators.

Moving 250,000 tonnes in Australia



Location Brisbane/Gladstone Queensland, Australia Main equipment SPMTs


For the construction of a Refinery at Gladstone in North Queensland, Australia, a number of modules needed to be constructed in a purpose built fabrication facility in Brisbane. Upon completion, the modules were “loaded out” onto a barge and then towed approximately 350 nautical miles for load-in at a temporary offloading facility in Gladstone. Mammoet was contracted for a period of 12 months for the provision and operation of 20 axle lines SPMT at each end of the project, to ensure the smooth operation of the load-out/load-in phases as well as the transportation of the modules from the lay down yard at the offloading facility Gladstone, to the project site, a distance of approx. 5 km. While the heaviest loads were about

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380 tonnes there were a number of challenges with other modules that were awkward to transport, due to their unconventional shapes and sizes. Mammoet had less than 6 weeks from notification of award to mobilize and be ready on site. This included application and approval for equipment, import and operational permits, shipping, importation and custom clearances, police and road authority permits, transport studies as well as the challenge of locating suitable operators to execute the project. A total of 265 modules have been safely moved by Mammoet amounting to 250,000 freight tonne of project cargo which was all achieved timely and without any accident.

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Civil Moving the heaviest concrete building ever



Location Amsterdam, The Netherlands Main equipment SPMTs, steel plates, hydraulic cranes


A complete waste processing plant was transported to a new location over 1 kilometer in just 1 day. The 6,900 tonnes concrete plant was one of the heaviest buildings ever moved on wheels. Measuring 50 x 32 x 20 meter it had to be moved to clear space for a low emission grade waste incineration installation. Groundwork preparations were completed in an earlier stage, so that 278 axle lines of SPMT could be positioned in 8 lines under the object. The SPMTs were the best option for this complicated transport job. Its hydraulic system will keep the loading surface under the stiff concrete structure in one

line, even along an 1% slope that was to be taken when leaving the construction pit. The building was strengthened with a 60 tonnes support frame. This spectacular movement was executed in a weekend as to minimize traffic disruption on several roads and a railway. The route was compacted and covered with 30,000 m2 of steel plates, while water and sewage pipelines were covered with ramps to offset the ground pressure. This carefully prepared transport saved time and money, avoiding an expensive demolishing and new building procedure. Another advantage was that the waste processing plant could be put into operation again shortly afterwards.

‘Aurora’ tunnel boring machine starts trip to China Location Main equipment

Rijnwoude, Netherlands various cranes, trailers, barges


For environmental reasons, a section of the new Dutch infrastructure for high speed trains to Belgium and onwards to France, runs through kilometers long tunnel, thus saving the precious Green Heart of Holland. Upon finishing the digging work, the boring machine ‘Aurora’ was sold to a Chinese operator for a job in Shanghai. The 1st leg of this transport was to get the machine in pieces to a terminal in the port of Rotterdam, ready for overseas transport. The ‘Aurora’ is the biggest tunnel boring machine in the world with a total mass of over 5,000 tonnes. Mammoet won the contract for taking apart the machine and transport all items to its Heavy Lift Terminal at its premises in Schiedam. There were, however, severe constraints. The end of the tunnel

is close to an important local train link and highways. Traffic disruption should be kept to a minimum by working at night. The machine came apart in more than 300 pieces. Most of them were small enough to allow for normal road transport. But a little more than 50 items had to be moved from the location to barges in the nearby river Old Rhine. At the end of a Saturday afternoon, a main road was closed and Mammoet immediately started to remove power lines, poles and traffic signs, while Dutch Railways secured the railroad and removed the power lines. The largest piece was 14 x 8 x 6 meter and required 21 lines of conventional trailer, as its weight was 210 tonnes. Loading onto the barges was done with 500 and 600 tonnes hydraulic cranes, assisted by a floating crane of BTS – the new member of the Mammoet family – which also supplied the barges. A slightly heavier piece was handled on

Sunday with smaller pieces in between. Early on Monday morning, the first trains ran on time… Tight schedules, no traffic distortion and tailor-made solutions that work as intended. No wonder the customers’ smile was big!

Heavy transport on a high level Location Rotterdam, The Netherlands Main equipment SPMTs, 8x 600-ton skid units


The new Unilever head office, called “De Brug” (the bridge) was prefabricated at a site 200 meter from the present factory. The complete office building was standing on steel legs and consisted of 4 floors, each measuring 33 x 130 meter. The elements were assembled together at a height of 25 meter, on a temporary construction. Mammoet was to move this huge 2400 tonnes weighing steel skeleton over a distance of 200 meter and to position it on top of the existing factory and “Blue Band House”. The first 100 meter were driven with 152 axle lines SPMT with a total load capacity of 4560 tonnes. Steel plates were applied as foundation for the SPMTs which had to make a large S-turn during the 1st phase of the transport operation, in order to arrive straight in front of the factory. There was no space on the inland side for the 2nd leg to go. The solution was to join the SPMTs with Mammoets skidding system comprising of 8x 600-tonnes skid units, positioned on a 16-meter skidding track. The skidding system took over the weight of the SPMT units on the inland side of the steel construction. Advantages of the solution were that the production could be continued normally while the distribution was not hampered by building activities. Extensive mechanisation of the work and a well-scheduled process reduced the building costs, compared to traditional building methods.

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Unique service for French bridge Location Nonant-le-Pin, France Main equipment SPMTs


Imagine a new highway under construction. Along the track you’ll find 104 bridges at the crossroads. One of them is a railway bridge, manufactured along the railway tracks. The challenge: put the 45 meter long bridge in place in a minimum of time as to limit disruption of rail traffic. Mammoet Fostrans succesfully bid to this job. Here is how Mammoet stood up to its promise and applied a solution never seen before in France. On a Saturday at 17.00 hrs, the last train passed the old tracks. The customers subcontractors immediately disassembled the tracks section on the dike and started to dig. Within hours, the contours of the bridge could

be seen in the dike. The dike was partially removed to ground level where the highway was to be constructed. Then, on Sunday afternoon, Mammoet moved its 6x 16 lines SPMT underneath the supporting concrete girders that were specially designed for the transport. The hydraulic jacks lifted the bridge just 20 centimeters, enough for the ride. With laser equipment, it was found that the deformation of the bridge structure with 7 millimeters stayed well within the 15 mm limits. Slowly the SPMTs moved and ‘inserted’ the bridge exactly into the hole in the dike. Upon arrival, the supporting girders were taken off and were added to the bridge foundation for extra stability. On Monday at 15.00 hrs the first train crossed the bridge. Right on time!

Bridging the route du Soleil Location Luxembourg city, Luxembourg Main equipment Skid shoes, SPMTs


Mammoet was awarded the 1st transport contract for the construction of a bridge over the E25 motorway better known as the “route du Soleil”. The bridge was to replace an old one, allowing the motorway to be expanded from a dual 2-lanes to a dual 3-lanes layout. The 1686-tonnes bridge was constructed at the southern bridgehead. It was decided to skid the bridge into position using 8x 600-tonne skid shoes, with 2 skid shoes for each support point. SPMTs were applied to create a moving 48-line support point with 3 laterally linked 16-line SPMTs. Two steel supports fitted to

these trailers bridged the difference in height between the motorway and the bridgeheads. Four 16-meter ramps placed on the steel supports made it possible to skid the bridge onto the trailer from the bridgehead. The problem was that the bridgeheads were not directly opposite one another. Thus the trailers not only had to move forward but also needed to move slightly sideways at the same time! The transport from the Southern to the Northern bridgehead was a combined skidding/moving operation that had to be supervised very closely. On arrival at the opposite side the

slipways on the 16-metre ramps were shifted to a location such that the bridge could be positioned well within the specified tolerances. After the bridge was fitted in its definitive position the customer was the first to drive over the new bridge.

Heavy lifting at high level Location Dusseldorf, Germany Main equipment Lifting towers, strandjacks, skidding system, crawler cranes, SPMTs


Two main truss bridges with a length of 180 meter each were lifted and positioned at the new “Rhein-Arena” stadium in Germany. The roof structures were manufactured in sections and the girders were assembled outside the stadium at ground level. Mammoet lifted the giant beams with 2x 60-meter high lifting towers with 4x 600-tonnes lifting units on top. Lifted to a height of 50 meter, the truss bridges were skidded on skidding tracks into the stadium, after which they were lowered on concrete supporting points. The 1st section was skidded over 200 meter, the 2nd one over a

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100 meter. Lifting and skidding operations were managed from a central operation room, monitoring vertical and horizontal deflections. Next was the installation of 2x 110meter long and 395 tonnes cross sections connecting the truss bridges. Finally, 2 giant slidable roofs slabs were put into place. The complete roof structure measures 235 x 201 meter with a free opening of 110 x 70 meter. The multi-purpose stadium is part of the Düsseldorf exhibition center and can accommodate 51.000 people. With the “Rhein-Arena” stadium, Germany has a strong ace for acquiring the Summer Olympics in 2012.

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Gold in Athens Location Athens, Greece Main equipment CC 2800


The Karaiskaki stadium is to be the jewel of the Greek stadiums for the Olympic games in 2004. The stadium comprises a mixed structure of steel and prefabricated concrete. It will accommodate 34,000 people and includes 6 roof vip lounges. Most amazing of the stadium is not the construction but the time schedule. Construction started just in June 2003 with the demolishing of the old stadium. The stadium must be ready in June 2004. Construction work on the steel parts started in November 2003 and should be completed by the end of March 2004. In order to meet this very challenging schedule,



work at ground level was speeded up and culminated in the assembly of much bigger and heavier steel constructions than anticipated before. But Mammoets experience and available equipment allowed to lift and position these bigger items without a glitch. A golden performance, said the customer. Let the games begin!

Lewis and Clark Bridge revised Location Longview, Washington Main equipment SPMTs, lifting frame and winches


Many bridges in the US were built in the 50’s and now need replacement or maintenance. At the Washington-Oregon Border 103 bridge sections, varying from 85 to 180 tonnes, in the Lewis and Clark Bridge must be replaced. The bridge spans the Columbia river. Mammoets’ innovation power came to the rescue to develop a replacement method with minimal disruption of traffic. Using SPMTs and a truss-lifting frame, Mammoet could move onto the bridge, lift the old deck section and insert the new section in the same process.

The actual lifting was done with pneumatic winches mounted on the top of the truss frame. Because of various dimensions of the sections, the winches had to remain “unfixed” to the truss frame as to easily relocate the winches such they would coincide with the lift points on the sections. The window of work was 9:30 pm to 5:00 am, 5 nights a week with the actual bridge closing for approximately 8 hours. The replacement method can be used elsewhere for similar applications and scaled to the weights and dimensions of the deck sections.

Red alert triggers immediate response Location Livingston, Texas , USA Main equipment CC 2800, backhoes, dozers, flexifloats


Imagine a railway bridge in a main line to collapse! Immediate help is needed. Mammoet received a phone call from a customer who witnessed the collapse. At that time most of Mammoets’ equipment was deployed elsewhere. But within 24 hours, Mammoet had a CC 2800, 2 backhoes, 2 dozers, over 400 mats, 8 flexifloats and over 40 men working around the clock on the site of the catastrophe. Weather conditions were poor and a there was a very strong river current.

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A new bridge, fabricated for another bridge project, was shipped in by rail and Mammoet assembled the sections. In the meantime, the old bridge was being set with explosive charges for demolishing. Because there was no suitable access to the site for heavy equipment, nor suitable ground to position the CC 2800, the soft existing river topsoil was replaced by quarried limestone. The wooden mats were added as an overlay to the limestone road which served as a crane path. The unstable soil also required to use steel mats under the

already assembled CC 2800. After the old bridge was blown up, the CC 2800 lifted the remainings out of the river. Charges were set in the upper part of the old foundation in order to remove the 11-meter top. When the new foundations were ready, Mammoet moved and installed the new bridge in just 2 days. The following day trains were crossing the river again. This unscheduled bridge change out was completed in a record time of 11 days without one safety issue.

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A 200 tonnes tunnel boring machine Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Main equipment SPMTs


Mammoet won a contract to move a Tunnel Boring Machine at the University Light Rail Transit (LRT) Station. However, the schedule was tight and operations should be completed during off peak hours to ensure no major disruptions to traffic at this one of the most busiest terminals in the city. The LRT extension aims at bringing the existing transit system from below the University campus above the ground to allow

Narrow route at Marinette Location Marinette, Wisconsin, USA Main equipment SPMTs, 600 tonne jacks


At Marinette Mammoet moved 3 ferries each weighing 2,600 tonnes from the manufacturing facility to the nearby launch way. The ferries first needed to be lifted and relieved from the stands as to move the SPMTs underneath. After the stands

were cut and removed, a 600 tonnes capacity jack, placed on a 1.2 meter high stand was installed under the ferry. It lifted 10 times to allow for all SPMTs to be positioned properly. The facility was to narrow for the SPMTs to drive out. The solution was to use a 12-axle line

and a 10-axle line SPMT with only 1 powerpack on the 10-axle line. This made the SPMTs to achieve the same length, thus allowing to drive out with only 15-centimeter clearance. All ferries were transported over 274 meter to the launch way and jacked up to 3.3-meter as required.

Self-propelled portal cranes in South Africa Location Port Elizabeth, South Africa Main equipment Mobile portals


Two giant breakwaters are constructed for a new harbour, called Coega. Six millions tonnes of rocks have to be dumped into the water to construct the 2,5 km Eastern Breakwater and the 1,2 km Western Breakwater. Moreover 26,000 “Dollossen” - with the shape of a giant concrete crow’s-foot with a weight of 30 tonnes - have to be positioned as well. The immediate problem was the limited working space at the dike. There was no room to use a crane because the trucks with the rocks then could not pass. The solution: mobile portals! The trucks can drive under the portals to deliver their cargo. Mammoet designed 3 self-propelled portals with 2x2 crawler sets and power packs. Three Manitowoc 4100W Ring cranes, modified to Heavy Duty Cycle Configuration, were mounted on top of these 7-meter high portals. The crawlers can cope with the gentle bend in the dike and if needed the cranes can be driven off in case of a gale. All construction material has to be positioned very precisely and this was aided by a GPS installed in the cabs of the cranes. The cranes will operate 24 hours a day, 6 days a week, for 2 years.

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further expansion to the south of Edmonton. The 1st tunnel was ready and the 2nd was now to follow. Mammoet had to transport 2 pieces of the boring machine from the existing terminal below the ground, to the approach out of the ground. The largest piece was 180 tonnes. Mammoet applied 2x 10 lines SPMTs. Much of the under ground ducting for utility lines did not have the required strength to support the trailer loads. A matter of carefully driving!

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Handling a jacket Location Vlissingen, The Netherlands Main equipment LR 1750, SPMTs, ballasting system


Recently, Mammoet executed a loadout of a 1,628 tonnes jacket at the yard of Heerema Group, Vlissingen. This spectacular transport required 64 axle lines SPMTs. Before the actual operation started, Mammoet measured the exact weight and the center of gravity of the jacket. This was done with the computerized weighing system. A special feature of this project is that the four-legged jacket

Limited space at Stord Location Stord, Norway Main equipment SPMTs, smart jack system, ballasting system

had to be handled in one piece and it should be placed in an upright position before the SPMTs would make their move. This lifting was orchestrated by Mammoets’ LR 1750 crane with 85 meter main boom, plus 4 winches, with assistance of 4 smaller cranes of Heerema. The jacket is part of the Sable Offshore Energy Project (SOEP), located 125 miles offshore Nova

Scotia in water up to 80 meters deep. Production began late 1999. The Sable Tier 2 project features the addition of as many as 3 satellite platforms, interconnecting pipelines and offshore compression. SOEP encompasses one of the largest known natural gas deposits remaining to be developed in North America. It comprises 6 major natural gas fields at 10 to 40 kilometers north off the edge of the Scotian Shelf.

Tight schedule at Haugesund Location Haugesund, Norway Main equipment SPMTs, ballasting and weighing system


A Riser Module was manufactured in Spain. The 4,500 tonnes structure needed to be loaded in in Norway, prior to the assembly with the complete deck. Upon arrival of the vessel, Mammoet first lifted the Module with 192 lines of SPMT. These SPMTs were fitted with 2.5 meter high stoppings, which was necessary for the later mating to the 2nd structure. It proved to be challenging to drive 400 meters as clearances were at minimum at the yard. After final positioning of the deck, the Riser Module was raised 2.5 meter with our computerized “smart jack” system. The total mass of the combined structure will be too much for driving. So a ballasted barge will then move into the submersed dock and lift the structure when water is pumped out.


Two modules of 4,000 and 800 tonnes of a precompression unit had to be loaded on 2 different barges. Their final destination is a platform that was also handled by Mammoet, back in ’98. The largest module posed some difficult problems. It had to be moved sideways first, then turned 90 degrees and finally moved sideways again to line up with the ramp of the barge. Of course, the versatility of the SPMTs contributed greatly to this performance. But the scheduling wasn’t easy either. The total available time window was just 8 days for bringing in the equipment, set-up, positioning, weighing, ballasting set-up, operations, demobilising the equipment and departure.



A blessed job! Location Hazia,India Main equipment SPMTs, Goldhofers and pump units


Mammoet Dubai completed the 1st SPMT load-out in India. The work was carried out at an offshore-construction factory in Hazia, a couple of hundred kilometers north of Bombay. The transport involved 5 modules, up to 2,100 tonnes, together with 2 offshore decks also of 2,100 tonnes. The contract called for the load-outs, the ballasting with 600-tonnes submersible pumps, the mooring,

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and the engineering. The equipment used: 54-axle SPMTs, supplemented by local 18-axle line Goldhofers and 16x 600-tonnes submersible pump units. Two heavy-duty prime movers were also used for the mooring job. The modules had been constructed in the factory in a location such that Mammoet had to ‘fight our way out’ of the corner

to reach the pontoon. No easy with a combination of SPMT and conventional trailers. The 2 offshore decks were driven onto the pontoon from the side – which posed yet another challenge for the crew. Every transport began with a Pooja, an old Hindustan ritual to gain the favour of the gods. Mammoet was pleased to take part in these Poojas – with the idea that it certainly wouldn’t do any harm!

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A reverse lifting job in the Bass Strait Sea Location Bass Strait Sea, Australia Main equipment Strandjacks


For the Yolla gas field, located 147 kilometers off the coast of Kilcunda, in the 80-meter deep waters of the “Bass Strait”, Mammoet installed an offshore deck with a length and width of 50 meter, a height of 20 meter, and weight of 4,000 tonnes, together with a jacket of 110 meter high and an additional weight of 4,000 tonnes. The entire offshore structure was constructed in Batam, Indonesia.


Before the ultimate load-out and installation at sea, various tests were executed. A test rig was constructed to verify the strandjack configuration and to simulate the sea conditions. The deck and the jacket were loaded out and towed to the Bass Strait. The combination was completely floating. The jacket protrudes through the deck. So the 1st action was to lower the jacket until it was secure on the sea

floor, 6 meters down into the mud. Subsequently the deck was hoovered over the jacket and secured into position, an elevantion of 20 meters. This was all achieved with 36 strandjacks.


Load-outs for the Holstein Drill Structure

Meeting the schedule during Carnaval

Location Sabine Pass, Texas (USA) Main equipment SPMTs, tower system

Location Illha da Conceição, Brazil Main equipment LR 1400/2



Mammoet also achieved load-outs related to the Holstein Drill Structure. This comprises a DSM-structure with 100 lines of SPMTs underneath for a side ways transfer from a dock wise vessel onto a floating dry dock. Then Mammoet did the load-out from a local manufacturer of the 1,200 tonnes DES module, which required 48 lines of SPMTs. This load-out was onto a floating barge that sailed to the same dry dock as mentioned before. In addition, Mammoet completed the load-in to this dry dock.

Furthermore, Mammoet took an assembly job. The Heavy Duty Lift System around the DES structure was put together and slid into the structure, marking another 1,200 tonnes moved by Mammoet.

The project location is an offshore site usually rented by assembly companies. Just now, Maua Jurong assembles the P-50 here, an FPSO made for Petrobras which will be completed by end of August. Mammoets’ LR 1400/2 was mobilized to support the assembly. This crane was prepared during carnaval in Rio, an almost impossible task since nobody likes to work in Rio then. Nevertheless, Mammoet managed to be standby on-time. The heaviest equipment to be lifted was a part of a Process Module P-07, weighing 148 tonnes. The total module would later become installed on top of the hull of the FPSO. Subsequently Mammoet lifted a Dearator tower of 45 tonnes on Process module P-07, as well as 2 towers of Chemical Injection (60 and 40 tonnes) on Process module P-06 and a Dearator Tower of 30 tonnes on the same process module.

Load-outs for the Holstein Production Facility Location Amelia, Lousiana (USA) Main equipment SPMTs, conventional trailers


The Holstein project aims to install an offshore platform for operations in deep water in the Gulf of Mexico. Mammoet USA has been awarded a set of contracts for the load-outs of 3 modules. The North Module of about 8,000 tonnes was moved with

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72 lines of conventional trailers with power packs, and 224 lines of SPMTs. It marks the largest module load-out in the US on rubber tyres. The 2nd item is de Module Support Frame (MSF), weighing over 4,300 tonnes. It is to be installed on top of the Spar and will support the North and South Modules. This MSF required again 72 lines of conventional trailers with power packs, with the addition of 100 lines of SPMTs. The 3rd module is the South Module of 4,900 tonnes and this structure was transported with the 72 lines of conventional trailers as above, plus 120 lines of SPMTs. Typical challenges that come with such load-outs are the proper ballasting of the barges and the computerassisted control of the trailers. A dedicated crew performed all 3 load-outs in just 1 week!

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Energizing an Energy Plant


Location Rijnmond, Netherlands Main equipment strandjacks, turntable


Mega Watt Location Main equipment

Spalding, England / Altamira, Mexico Conventional trailers, prime movers, PC 4200

Mammoet is renowned for its worldwide transport and lifting services for the power industry. Whether it concerns maintenance and renewal or the establishment of new plants, Mammoet has dedicated solutions to install any transformer, heat exchanger, turbine or other heavy items in power stations. The may be nuclear facilities, or fossil fuel installations. Temporary storage facilities at the Heavy Lift Terminal of Mammoet in Schiedam often ease the complicated logistics.

Recently, Mammoet was requested to install a steam turbine generator of 345 tonnes at 7 meters high on its foundations for a power plant – Rijnmond Energy Center – in WestHolland. Operations required a 90 degrees turn while the cargo was off the ground. To do this, Mammoet combined strand jack equipment with a turntable, a set-up that has proven to work out all right in a similar project last year.



A long journey in Venezuela Location Venezuela Main equipment Prime movers, conventional trailers, lifting portals


For the construction of a new 800-MW power plant in Spalding (England), Mammoet transported 4 transformers that were manufactured in Mexico. They were received by Mammoet in the harbour of Altamira, loaded onto a heavy lift ship and transported to Mammoets’ Heavy Lift Terminal in Schiedam, The Netherlands. The reason for the stop in Schiedam was that the heavy lift ship could not reach the harbour of Sutton Bridge, on the east coast of England. The transformers had therefore to be transferred to a smaller ship that could cover the last stretch to Sutton Bridge. There the PC 4200 crane was standby to unload the transformers and put them onto an 18- axle line Scheuerle conventional trailer, in combination with a heavy-duty prime mover. The trip was 30 miles long, after which jacking specialists installed the transformers on location.

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Besides the 4 transformers, 42 parts of a steam boiler – manufactured in Portugal – were also transported to England. The parts varied in weight from 75 to 175 tonnes and were unloaded with a small Heavy Lift ship in the harbour for temporary storage. In the meantime, a truck trailer combination shuttled back and forth to Spalding via local roads to deliver the parts. All transportation was done on schedule.

The project called for moving 6 “Three-Phase Separators” (5 m diameter, 28 meter long and 120 tonnes) along 800 km road. This meant a long journey crossing several bridges and overhead obstacles. This became first succesful attempt to move such kind of vessels by road, in Venezuela, involving the Mammoet Transport Frame.

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Heavy Lifting at Brighton Beach Location Ontario, Canada Main equipment Strandjacks, gantry crane, selfproppelled trailers


Mammoet recently completed a long-running power project in Ontario. The last job – installing a steam turbine generator – was carried out with 4x 100-tonnes strandjacks, mounted on a 400-tonnes gantry. The lifting work had to be carried out in a very restricted area with limited space. As there was no access to drive the load underneath the tower along its length, the generator was brought up sideways, on a double trailer combination. After lifting the load about 10 meter, the units were brought above the foundation and put in position with the 400-tonnes hydraulic gantry crane. The turbine and generator weighed 130 and 255 tonnes respectively.

High accuracy work Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Main equipment Strandjacks, skidding system, Lift-N-Lock system

Vertical challenge Location Ste Timothé, Canada. Main equipment Lifting tower, skidding system, and conventional trailer


Mammoet Québec carried out an interesting job for a power plant in Ste Timothé, near Montreal, in Canada. The work covered the installation of a relatively small generator rotor of about 80 tonnes. So what was interesting? The rotor had to be placed in a vertically positioned generator, while most generators are positioned horizontally. Contributing to the interest was that the item had to be placed in a small building without enough room for a normal crane.

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Mammoet mobilized a 400-tonnes jack tower mounted on hydraulically powered wheels. This created a temporary bridge crane. After the transport of the rotor to the construction site with a 9-axle Scheuerle Intercombi trailer, the rotor was put into the building, positioned under the tower and lifted with a 100-tonnes strandjack. The tailing was also done via the tower with the strandjack on a skidding system. The customer congratulated the Mammoet team and said the job was executed in an excellent way. “It was a great pleasure to work with Mammoet.”


This project featured the installation of a 262-tonnes generator at a power plant, west of Edmonton, in Alberta, Canada. During the 1st stage, the generator was lifted with a gantry system that was positioned on 4 lifting towers, using 4x 180-tonnes strandjacks. The generator passed the supporting beams of the skidding system, put in position earlier, with only a few centimeters to spare. The 2nd stage consisted of skidding the generator into the building over a distance of 20 meters. The supporting beams and skid rails were

placed under the generator. Again using the strandjacks, the generator was placed on this skid system. Once on the rails, the generator was then skidded into the building on the Hydra skid system. Finally, the Lift-N-Lock system was linked to the generator and moved 2 meters in respect of the original skid direction. For this linking operation, all the blocks and skid rails first had to be removed. After that, the generator could be lowered onto the concrete foundation and was secured to its anchoring bolts. The job was completed in 3 days.

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Tailor-made support Location Seneca, USA Main equipment Gantry lifting system, special developed lifting and

sliding devices, SPMTs


Two old 520-tonnes generators were to be replaced by 2x 425-tonnes new ones. The reactor head and the coolant pump were also to be replaced. The generators and the reactor head were removed from the building through a purpose built construction opening while the coolant pump went through an existing opening. A Temporary Lifting Device (TLD), a Hatch Transfer System (HTS) and an Outside Lift System (OLS) were tailor-made for this job. Mammoet lifted the reactor head using a lifting cradle, a containerized downloader, the OLS and the HTS. The coolant pump was replaced using a 2nd HTS. Mammoet also applied 2x 16-line SPMTs for the transport of the generators. During the lifting period, a crew of 55 Mammoet specialists was working at the project in day and night shifts.

Setting a record in Mexico Location Detroit Michigan, USA / Mexico City, DF, Mexico Main equipment Railcars, jacking system, SPMTs


Logistical challenge Location Pasco, Washington and Houston, USA / La Guaira, Venezuela Main equipment Barges, hydraulic trailers, gantry


More than 8000 tonnes of equipment from a power plant needed relocation to La Guaira, Venezuela. The operations involved transports from Pasco, Washington and Houston, and included several heavy lifts. The allowable timeframe ran from mid October to mid December. This was rather short for preparation and execution, in combi-


nation with the various modes of transportation, i.e. rail from Pasco to Houston, barge, hydraulic trailers, gantry and ocean shipment from Houston to La Guaira. It resulted in a big logistical challenge for Mammoet USA. Weather, holidays, logistical challenges, all were to be overcome to have the cargo delivered on time. While Mammoet USA was transporting the cargo through the US, Mammoet Venezuela prepared the receipt and onwards transportation from the port to the final unloading site, which required a few ro-ro operations. Several heavy transformers, generators and turbines had to be stored in a temporary place. Mammoet Venezuela assembled a Gantry Crane to receive and accommodate these pieces. This solution saved space, time and work.

Mammoet USA, together with Mammoet Mexico, transported a 440tonnes transformer (676 tonnes including the railcar) from Monroe, Michigan to Mexico City, DF, in record time! From Monroe, the unit was taken over a distance of 869 km by rail to Mt Vernon, IN. Here, the cargo was put on a barge to be towed 1,882 km further to the Port of Brownsville, TX. This was a journey of 9 days. In the Port of Brownsville, the transformer was offloaded again by means of Mammoets’ jacking system, and put onto 2 X 18 lines of SPMT. The ride was some 11 miles long to the other side of Brownsville. There, the transformer was reloaded onto a railcar for the last stretch, 1,529 km to the final location in Mexico City. A true intermodal project that applied different transport methods. In Mexico the transport was the heaviest move ever in Mexican rail history!

Lift N’ Lock


Location Ras Laffan - Qatar Main equipment 18 axlelines Cometto + Lift N’ Lock Mega-Lift system


Mammoet was awarded the transport and installation of all heavy equipment ranging from 110 to 350 tonnes for the Ras Laffan project. This came after a recent successful completion of the Barqa Desalination Project in Oman for the same client. The heavy equipment was received at Ras Laffan port directly onto Cometto trailers and transported to the job site. The installation of most of these items (turbines; generators, etc.) was done using

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Mammoets’ 450 tonnes lift capacity “Lift N’ Lock Mega-Lift system”. Special care had to be taken to see that there was no interference to the other contractor’s works. The equipment had to be temporarily off-loaded to change their orientation on the trailer (90 degrees) so that the trailer could then drive between the columns of the steel structure and between the legs of our lift system. Once the lift system was

installed and ready, the equipment installation went with amazing speed. It greatly enhanced the client’s appreciation since the items were finally onto their foundations much in advance as planned. The other items, 350 tonnes generators and 200 tonnes transformers, were installed with the jacking and skidding system using climbing jacks, and skid beams with hydraulic push/pull units.

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EMD “Optimizing equipment for maximum utilization”

Jan van Seumeren jr, Managing Director EMD.

Close ties between the ‘Equipment Management Department’ (EMD) and ‘Engineering’ are a key contributing factor to Mammoets’ capability to develop new equipment and to find, develop and test tailor-made solutions for any lifting or transport job. Jan van Seumeren jr is in chief of the EMD operations. He explains the way of working and the special brand of people that is needed to do ‘sometimes impossible jobs’. What triggers new developments? “To take it in a nutshell: the requirements of our customers always come first. By observing trends and analyzing the needs, we discover areas where we can contribute best. Let me explain how it works. As said, the customers’ challenge comes first. Then, it is up to our Engineering Department to generate clever ideas and select a design for the solution. Subsequently, the execution of the design is the responsibility of EMD. In doing so we interact with Engineering as to optimize equipment for maximum utilization.” Are there recent examples of EMD achievements? “The famous CC 4800 has been upgraded to RK 8500 for better performance and more capacity,

as to serve clients needs for high-end cranes. We not only supervised the re-construction but also performed extensive testing. The upgraded crane, also called RK 8500, is capable to lift 1,000 tonnes at 8.5 meter radius, comparable to a CC 8800. Major changes include the split of the upper carrier, the increased superlift radius and ballast, a reinforcement of the main boom, revision of the boom head and new winches. Currently, we have 8 CC 4800s in service and the results in Kazakhstan, where we currently deploy the 1st RK 8500, may lead to additional conversions for the remaining cranes. Other examples are the construction of a crawler / pedestal crane that operates on a small quay and still leaves room for cargo traffic to pass underneath (see page 12) and the testing and certification of special devices for the Baku and Yolla projects.”

Warehouse spare parts

What type of specialists is employed at EMD? “They are highly skilled engineers with lots of on-site experience. Moreover, they are willing to travel the world to even the most remote location at any time. EMD-specialists often accompany our crews and are in charge of the construction, checks, assembly, testing and safety. Auxilary equipment warehouse In fact, we have specialist available any time and this contributes much to our versatility. Other factors are our warehouses for spare parts (such as engines, lifting wires and other critical items) and auxilary equipment. These aspects really power Mammoet solutions.”

Testing and certification of the upgraded CC 4800 to RK 8500, lifting 1036 tonnes.

Testing and certification of the special devices developed for the Baku and Yolla projects.

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New technologies mature quickly. How can you catch up with it? “This is really an issue and it applies not only to EMD-specialists but also to our regular operators and crews. As to develop the necessary feeling

for lifting and transport technology we maintain close ties with manufacturers. In addition, operators participate in trainee programs and are offered attractive opportunities for advanced learning and development. But all that we offer would be in vain if the basic mindset of our people was wrong. Fortunately they are proud to work with Mammoet and are eager to learn about new developments and technologies. I’m sure, with these people, we’re always ready to benefit from any promising technological development!”

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Mammoet News Heavy Lift Terminal in Schiedam At its premises in Schiedam, Mammoet inaugurated a large Heavy Lift Terminal for temporary storage of equipment and cargo of its own and on contract basis for customers. As of mid 2003, operations can be supported by a PHB harbor crane to achieve load-out and load-in of cargo til 250 tonnes. The total area now covers 85,000 square meters but an expansion with 20,000 square meters has already been scheduled. The Terminal in the Port of Rotterdam plays a pivot role in logistics. Many transformers and other equipment for power stations are stored here temporarily, awaiting overseas shipment to – for instance – the US. In addition, the area serves as a warehouse for crane parts, trailers, smaller cranes, ballasting and mooring equipment, and specialized tools. Large sea-going vessels can be moored easily, ready to take cargo or to deliver items to the Terminal. At the same time, smaller inland ships can reach the terminal, thus facilitating reshipment to and from Europe’s mainland industries in The Netherlands, Germany and other areas.

More Maritime Moves…





As of early this year, BTS, Bergings- en Transportmaatschappij Scheffer B.V. became a member of our Mammoet organization. BTS is managed from Mammoets headquarters in Schiedam and offers a wide range of maritime services. Some examples are the installation of bridges, harbor-related operations, ship building, installation of offshore windmill farms, launching of vessels and yachts, salvages, and activities for the road and water way infrastructures. Thus, BTS enhances the versatility of Mammoets’ maritime facilities. Examples of the BTS fleet components are: • 3 floating Sheerlegs with capacity between 130 and 300 tonnes • 15 pontoons for loads between 140 and 1,710 tonnes • 6 tug / push boats • specialized ships and equipment Please see the back cover of this issue for contact info.

Scheduled expansion

Mammoet wins prestigious awards Both the European Association of Heavy Haulage Transport and Mobile Cranes (ESTA) and the US Specialized Carriers and Riggers Association (SC&RA) decided that jobs executed by Mammoet yielded an outstanding performance. The award winning projects made all of the ‘Mammoet family’ once more proud of its shared achievements. Since the jury members are colleagues and representatives of the industries, Mammoet considers the awards as a true recognition of its renowned and successful way of executing its jobs. The SC&RA held the annual conference in Tucson, Arizona (USA). The itinerary included awarding the lifting and heavy haulage jobs of the year. Mammoet had 2 entries in the category of ‘projects over US $ 750,000’. Jurjen Hoogstra, technical and

commercial manager, was delegated to present both projects in exactly 20 minutes each. The jury focused on various aspects, like design, maintenance, construction, safety, innovation, planning and complexity. It decided the projects ‘Stadium in Dusseldorf, Germany’ and ‘Relocating a processing plant in Amsterdam, Netherlands’ were the best of those presented at the conference. “It’s really moving when, like the famous Oscar awards, the audience goes silent and tension increases as the anchor man on stage opens the envelope and mentions … your company!” says Jurjen. The ESTA held its first award ceremony during the Bauma fair in Munich, Germany. Again Mammoet had 2 entries: the MiRO Karlsruhe refinery upgrade project in Wilhemshafen, Germany, and again the Amsterdam

project. The latter won the second prize and the first one … the first prize.

Expansion of the Mammoet fleet

Mammoet exhibits!

This year Mammoet has expanded its fleet with the following equipment:

New Cranes 8 5 3 2 3 3


Demag AC 50-1 Liebherr LTM 1030/2 Liebherr LTM 1054/1 Liebherr LTC 1055 Liebherr LTM 1055/1 Liebherr LTM 1060/2

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Liebherr LTM 1080/1 Liebherr LTM 1100/2 Liebherr LTM 1150/1 Liebherr LTM 1300/1 Liebherr LTM 1500 Sumitomo SCX 2500 Kobelco CKE 2500

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In 2004 Mammoet participates in the following exhibitions:

Used Cranes


2 3 1 1

36 axle lines SPMT 2 X Mercedes Benz 4160 SLT 8X4 2 X Mercedes Benz 3354 S 6X4


Demag CC 4800 Demag CC 2800 Demag CC 1800 Kobelco CKE 2500

• Global Petroleum Show 2004 June 8-10, 2004, Calgary, Canada • ONS 2004 August 24-27 2004, Stavanger, Norway

• Oil Sands Trade Show 2004 September 8- 9, 2004, Fort McMurray, Canada • Rio Oil & Gas 2004 October 4-7, 2004, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil • Bauma China 2004 November 16-19, 2004, Shanghai, China

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Mammoet Merchandising Work Wear for Extreme Conditions

can operate safely at all times, we must put extreme requirements to the clothing of our crews. As from September this year, we will market a complete line of work shoes, thermo underwear, socks, jackets and trousers with our brand name Mammoet on it. All items have been tested in real situations by a 20 people test team and thus have passed the most severe reviews you can imagine. If an item is approved by Mammoet, it is simply the best you can buy.” The 1st item in de Work Wear line is a robust safety shoe, called Jura. It is true, people can be mad about cranes, trailers, trucks and other equipment for heavy lifting and transport. The same kind of motivation that drives ‘spotters’ to the runways of airports may trigger a hobby for life! Over 500 people already joined the Mammoet Club. These friends are eager to get information on any new development, and they collect scale models or other items that are associated with the World of Mammoet. Currently, the Mammoet Shop offers an attractive range of products like scale models, videos, DVDs, books and other items. For a comprehensive list, visit the website Membership entitles for discounts and extras like a Mammoet calendar, a Club Day at the Schiedam premises, a quarterly magazine and other benefits.

Mammoet Work Wear can be ordered online via and will be sold through selected retailers. Worldwide delivery should take no more than a week. Services start in September 2004.

Expansion “Mammoet” is linked to ‘power’, ‘robustness’, ‘engineering’ and for instance ‘extreme conditions’. It develops into a brand name. In the wake of the successful merchandising, Mammoet decided to expand the brand name even further to professional clothing, called Work Wear. “We often work under extreme conditions indeed” says Joep Hansen, responsible for the merchandising department. “Imagine a gale force 10, a blizzard, or the heat in a desert. To make sure we

Mammoet Holding B.V. Phone +31 (0)10 204 2424 Fax +31 (0)10 204 2442

Mammoet Van Oord Windmills B.V. Phone +31 (0)10 204 2549 Fax +31 (0)10 204 2696



Mammoet Belgium N.V. Phone +32 (0)93 459 891 Fax +32 (0)93 455 376

• Mammoet Italy S.R.L. Milanofiori Phone +39 02 57 777 401 Fax +39 02 57 51 51 00 • Mammoet Palumbo S.R.L. Milanofiori Phone +39 02 5777 7401 Fax +39 02 5777 7357 • Mammoet Palumbo S.R.L. Livorno Phone +39 05 8622 2222 Fax +39 05 8622 2111

The Netherlands



Mammoet Europe B.V. Phone +31 (0)10 204 2614 Fax +31 (0)10 204 2455

Mammoet Croatia Phone/Fax: +385 (0) 13764769

Mammoet Norge Phone +47 (0)35 505 950 Fax +47 (0)35 505 960

BTS Bergings- en Transport Maatschappij Scheffer B.V.

Mammoet Global B.V. Phone +31 (0)10 204 2614 Fax +31 (0)10 204 2455

Phone +31 (0)10 2042534 Fax +31 (0)10 2042653

Mammoet Trading Belgium

Phone +31 (0)10 204 2424 Fax +31 (0)10 204 2442

KRW Phone + 45 98 17 74 33 Fax + 45 98 17 28 07

• Mammoet Geleen / Elsloo Phone +31 (0)46 477 1802 Fax +31 (0)46 476 8114 • Mammoet Pernis / Moerdijk Phone +31 (0)10 472 0374 Fax +31 (0)10 416 48 85 • Mammoet Velsen-Noord Phone +31 (0)25 122 9341 Fax +31 (0)25 122 4488 • Mammoet Terneuzen Phone +31 (0)11 564 8050 Fax +31 (0)11 563 0724


Mammoet Aannemingsbedrijf B.V. Phone +31 (0)10 204 2400 Fax +31 (0)10 204 2415 Mammoet Road Cargo B.V. Phone +31 (0)16 53 19 650 Fax +31 (0)16 53 15 535



United Arab Emirates

Shenyang Mammoet Heavy Transport & Lifting Co. Ltd. Phone + 86 (0) 24 231 80 456 Fax + 86 (0) 24 231 80 457

• Mammoet Dubai Phone +971 (0)4 333 1252 Fax +971 (0)4 333 1366



Mammoet Transport B.V. Tokyo Phone +81 (3) 3280 6671 Fax +81 (3) 5563 9641


Malaysia Mammoet Romstar SDN BHD Phone +60 (0)679 932 00 Fax +60 (0)679 932 20

Denmark Mammoet Nederland B.V. Phone +31 (0)10 204 2424 Fax +31 (0)10 204 2442


Singapore Russia

Mammoet (S) Pte Ltd. Phone +65 (0)686 11 638 Fax +65 (0)686 12 718

Mammoet Moscow Phone +7 095 956 0838 Fax +7 095 956 0738


Mammoet Fostrans Egypt Phone +20 (0)2 519 5919 Fax +20 (0)2 519 6519

Kazachstan Phone +31 (0)10 204 2424 Fax +31 (0)10 204 2442

Mammoet (Thailand) Ltd.Bamchaug Phone +66 (0)38 882556 60 Fax +66 (0)38 603800




Mammoet Fostrans Marseille Phone +33 (0)495 06 14 74 Fax +33 (0)495 06 14 75

Phone +31 (0)10 204 2424 Fax +31 (0)10 204 2442

P.T. Mammoet Nusatama Phone +62 (0)21 829 1864 Fax +62 (0)21 830 5114

Spain Germany • Mammoet Deutschland GmbH Leuna Phone +49 (0)3461 4326 81 Fax +49 (0)3461 4326 88 • Mammoet Deutschland GmbH Halle Phone +49 (0)345 5755 673 Fax +49 (0)345 5755 677

Mammoet USA, Inc Phone +1 281 369 2200 Fax +1 281 369 2178 • South El Monte CA Phone +1 626 442 5542 Fax +1 626 442 0841 • Greens Bayou TX Phone +1 713 422 8850 Fax +1 713 422 8880 • Atlanta GA Phone +1 404 696 4982 Fax +1 404 696 4984 • Tranco Mammoet Phone +1 414 475 3180 Fax +1 414 475 3256 • Mammoet USA NE Phone +1 860 443 0451 Fax +1 860 442 9565 Mammoet Louisiana Phone +1 337 365 3200 Fax +1 337 365 3260


Mammoet Spain Phone +34 (0)91 372 8473 Fax +34 (0)91 372 9433

Mammoet Korea Phone +82 (0)2 420 7791 Fax +82 (0)2 420 7790

Southern Africa Australia

Mammoet Southern Africa Phone +27 (0)11 882 4499 Fax +27 (0)11 882 4422

Mammoet Australia Pty Ltd Phone +61 (0)7 3010 9424 Fax +61 (0)7 3010 9828

United Kingdom

AVS Services Phone +1 281 369 3900 Fax +1 281 369 2178

Canada Mammoet Canada Eastern Ltd. • Montreal QC Phone +1 450 923 9706 Fax +1 450 923 1815 • Cambridge ON Phone +1 519 740 0550 Fax +1 519 740 3531 • Halifax NS Phone +1 902 450 0550 Fax +1 902 450 0545 Mammoet Canada Western Ltd. • Calgary AB Phone +1 403 252 0551 Fax +1 403 258 3846 • Edmonton AB Phone +1 780 449 0552 Fax +1 780 417 9623 • Ft. McMurray AB Phone +1 780 791 5049 Fax +1 780 791 5035 • Ft. McKay Phone +1 780 791 5049 Fax +1 780 791 5035

Trinidad PTM Limited Phone + 1 (868) 653 3802 Fax + 1 (868) 652 8030

Mexico Mammoet Mexico S.A. de C.V. Phone +(52) 81 83-782029 Fax + (52) 81 83-782170

Venezuela Mammoet Venezuela Ca Phone +58 281 274 4866 Fax +58 281 275 0539

Brazil Mammoet Irga Brazil Phone +55 (0)11 3942 8100 Fax: +55 (0) 11 3942 8133

Mammoet UK Ltd. Phone +44 (0)191 263 9222 Fax +44 (0)191 263 9333



Design & Layout


Employees Mammoet, Aad van Leeuwen, Gino Koster, Chris Pennarts

Graphic Invention bv, De Meern

Texts and photos can only be reproduced after permission from the editor

Editor Mammoet Holding B.V.,

Text Mammoet Holding B.V.,


Corporate Communications

Corporate Communications, De Spil B.V.

Threels & Partners, De Meern

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