Mammoet Europe was awarded the contract for the transportation of four heavy components to a power station. A complete generating line consisting of a gas turbine (310 tons), steam turbine (200 tons) and generator (342 tons) was transported from the Mammoet Heavy Lift Terminal to the stationâ€™s machinery hall. In addition to this, Mammoet also provided the transport and placement on the foundations of a transformer (236 tons).
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Transport of an Absorber Stripper by Mammoet Canada. The transport configuration was 6.5 meters wide by 108 meters long and 8.5 meters high with a gross vehicle weight of 730 tons. The total distance travelled was 1,200 kilometers.
Worldwide specialists in heavy lifting and transport
The dynamic world of Mammoet
Introduction “Welcome to the dynamic world of Mammoet”
2009 will definitely be a year to remember at Mammoet. It has been a year of extremes, as despite the economic turbulence, it was a good year for our company. This is clearly demonstrated by the many challenging and often remarkable projects covered in this ninth edition of Mammoet World. If you have been following Mammoet’s work for a while, you will recognize the red thread running through all our projects, all issues of Mammoet World and our entire corporate history: the dynamic drive in our work. Mammoet keeps introducing new services, developing new solutions, entering new markets, moving boundaries, and breaking records.
Mammoet has always had strong positions in the petrochemical, power, offshore and civil engineering sectors; and in recent years, we have also established a marine division. This issue of Mammoet World puts the spotlight on two of our companies: Mammoet Salvage, which has extended its worldwide service portfolio with emergency response services, and Mammoet Maritime which is now operating under its new name as a provider of a full range of maritime services on the coastal waters and inland waterways in Western Europe. Sustainability is another key issue. Mammoet plays its part in terms of reducing fuel and energy consumption and cutting CO2 emissions. Corporate Safety Director Koos van Tol, who is also responsible for environmental issues, explains what Mammoet is already doing to embed this corporate social responsibility into our activities as well as our plans for the future. The Board explains how Mammoet fared during the ups and downs of 2009 and what new initiatives we are planning because Mammoet still has great ambitions, as befits a dynamic business. We hope that you will enjoy this issue of Mammoet World.
Bridge decks installed
Mammoet installed two decks on the new bridge across the Europaweg road in Vleuten, The Netherlands. We used two LTM 1500s, two AC 650s and two SPMTs with 10 axle lines each.
This magazine is a publication of Mammoet Holding B.V., Corporate Communication Department, Postbus 570, 3100 AN Schiedam, The Netherlands. E-mail: email@example.com Editors: Helen Lizun, Jennifer Lovell-Butler, Tara Power, Jude Castillo, Magdalene Lau Peggy Croes-del Prado and Johan Pastoor Editor in chief: Melvin Schaap Text & Photography: Mammoet Employees, Jorrit Lousberg,
Conversion factors 1 meter = 3.28 feet 1 metric ton = 0.9842 imperial tons 1 metric ton = 2205 pounds 1 foot = 0.305 meters 1 imperial ton = 1.016 metric ton 1 imperial ton = 2240 pounds
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Bicycle bridge The cycling network in the Netherlands is being expanded by a bridge across the AmsterdamRhine canal, one of the busiest shipping routes in the country. It was therefore important to minimize the interruption to shipping when installing the three steel bridge sections, weighing up to 500 tons and each over 100 meters long. The sections were delivered by barge and were then positioned using SPMTs, cranes, sheerlegs, a crane barge and skidding equipment. The Dutch Mammoet team enjoyed using such a wide range of equipment in their home country! The new bridge provides local schoolchildren and commuters with a safer and more convenient route and adds an important link to the national recreational cycling network.
LOCATION: MUIDEN, THE NETHERLANDS JOB: INSTALLING A BICYCLE BRIDGE CHALLENGE: LONG BRIDGE SECTIONS, BUSY SHIPPING CANAL
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“A wide range of equipment”
“Our strength lies in our broad range”
The Board The year 2009 provided the ultimate test of Mammoet’s strategy. And everything went as expected. As a result of the spread of our activities across a broad range of equipment, markets and contents, Mammoet is still in balance, and is even managing to expand despite the state of the economy. The uncertainties have not affected our growth strategy. “Difficult times are essentially an endurance test for businesses. It is at times like this that you discover if you’ve made the right decisions.”
“Our approach is both extremely transparent and highly customerfocused”
We look back at 2009 with mixed emotions, but in general our management team, Roderik van Seumeren (President and CEO), Patrick van Seumeren (VicePresident and COO), Siem Kranenburg (CFO) and Jan van Seumeren Jr. (CTO), are satisfied. Basically, Mammoet has had a good year. To some extent this was due to the spread of activities which meant that favorable developments in one area offset setbacks elsewhere. But it is also the result of running the business effectively and responding quickly to new developments. Roderik van Seumeren: “It’s an interesting time for doing business. We take an active approach by responding effectively to the opportunities and challenges as they present themselves. We are really busy with our trading activities, purchasing equipment at favorable prices, or selling it where there is a risk of overcapacity. There are also opportunities for acquisitions. We watch the market and get
involved if we spot an opportunity.” For example, earlier in 2009 Mammoet purchased Hercules Crane Hire and Hercules Heavy Lift to improve our position on the market in Western Australia. Mammoet also managed to deal with the impact of the crisis by moving activities from shrinking to expanding markets. “Our strength is in our broad range. Our strategy gives us many opportunities to allocate the work, and change the allocation, depending on the developments. I think about that all day. I’m constantly working on that”, explained Patrick van Seumeren. The great spread of work means that Mammoet can withdraw people and resources from depressed markets and deploy them where there is a need for our services. “We follow the market closely. We can scale investments back without affecting our overheads as we can deploy people on other projects. Once the market improves we
only have to buy more equipment to return to our previous strength, because our organization has not shrunk. That means we don’t have to scale something back that took a lot of effort to build up. That’s a clear difference with our competitors who are greatly dependent on just one region and who can’t afford to operate like that.” However, the greatest advantage of our broad portfolio is that we can offer effective comprehensive solutions to our customers. This formula has again proven to be successful in 2009. Mammoet’s strategy is to provide a full range of services, so we can offer any solution the customer needs. “We want to offer our customers a menu and complete flexibility: à la carte or turnkey, handsoff or involved in every step, lump sum or reimbursable - we offer it all. Our approach is both extremely transparent and highly customerfocused.” Patrick van Seumeren pointed to M a m m o e t ’s e n t re p re n e u r i a l approach in terms of investments. The decision in 2009 to build two supercranes with capacities of 120,000 and 160,000 ton meters is
Roderik van Seumeren
“It’s a time of opportunities” As a result of the investments and efforts made in recent years, our company is standing strong, even during this difficult period. This enables us to keep operating during a period in which the world is facing the deepest crisis since World War II. We can already say for certain that Mammoet will emerge from this crisis stronger than ever before. The financial and economic storm which hit the world over the last year was unprecedented. Fortunately Mammoet was little affected by it. There are some markets which are shrinking, but they are offset by favorable developments in other areas. The foundations which we have built over the years mean that Mammoet is both balanced and resilient. In an era when many others are affected by severe financial constraints we can keep operating at full steam, and grab the opportunities which are now presenting themselves. We
don’t have to struggle to survive, instead, we are building up the business to serve you even better in future. Nobody knows how long the crisis will last. But I do know that when the market recovers, Mammoet will be in a better position than before it started, in all areas. As a business we have become stronger by continuing to invest in preserving our expertise, in training, in the development of our people, and in optimizing our processes. It was encouraging to see the energy of our
a good example. These cranes will have an unequalled lifting capacity, radius and compactness and will be game changers in new construction and maintenance projects, both in terms of efficiency and the way we tackle the work. By building these cranes, Mammoet responds to the need for more flexibility and lifting capacity to handle ever increasingly large prefabricated modules. Jan van Seumeren Jr.: “We think that a whole new market is about to develop. Those projects require not only a new generation of cranes but also a large fleet of SPMTs. Sometimes you need 500 axle lines for one project. Our MSG is now available with a double-stack boom (designed in-house) which has further increased its capacity. Finally, we have made significant investments in medium-capacity cranes up to 800 tons this year.” Apart from the investments in medium and top-capacity cranes we have also been trading actively on the market for smaller cranes. “The crisis has provided some opportunities to purchase equipment or acquire other operators. So this is the perfect time for our entrepreneurial spirit. We’ve always been trading in cranes, now the game is simply a bit different.” In this way Mammoet continues by making the fleet more modern, more powerful and more versatile. And cleaner too - sustainability is now an important issue when purchasing equipment. “The trend is clearly towards greater sustainability. That’s going very quickly. We take our responsibility seriously and take a proactive
m management during our annual get ttogether, and it gives me great c confidence for our future. I have the g greatest admiration for the ingenuity o of our engineers who, working c closely together with our customers, a always manage to come up with u unique solutions to unique challenge es. I also deeply respect the commitm ment of our people to their work, o often under extremely difficult circ cumstances. Finally, it is good to see tthat so far 2009 has been a safe yyear, without major incidents. I a always care deeply about people a and their safety. Wherever I travel in tthe world, I always try to visit a job ssite and meet our customers. I b believe in visible leadership. In my vview that is the best way to demonsstrate our commitment to our custo tomers and our Men in Red, and to u underline key issues such as safety, q quality and customer focus. M Mammoet is heading in the right d direction. We have the organization w we need, and our team is strong and k knows how to work together. We are
Siem Kranenburg (CFO)
Roderik van Seumeren
Patrick van Seumeren
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stance, and that includes my area. I discuss these issues with manufacturers and make suggestions for improvement as our suppliers often don’t take the lead.” The healthy basis, good profitability and keen investment policy mean that Mammoet is in a particularly good position to benefit from improvements in the market. Siem Kranenburg thinks that the recovery might only happen after 2010 which looks like being a transition year. “There are positive indications. Several countries have reported that they are out of the recession and we are more positive than a year ago. The current oil price encourages the oil companies to invest. They are still cautious but I am certain that they will start investing again, as there is still a high demand for energy. Given the news from several Mammoet branches, he
expects that the market will improve in 2011. “I think that our order book will be fuller in a year’s time. My impression is that 2010 will be a year of consolidation, between completing large projects throughout the world, and starting up new projects. After doubling our revenues in three years a pause is not a bad thing, but you never know what next year might bring. I expect that our expansion will continue after 2010. Just before the deadline of Mammoet World we signed contracts for long term projects for our supercranes, which are still on the drawing board. There are also some other major contracts in the pipeline. We’re not worried, but as a Board we do have to keep a close eye on what’s happening in the world.”
Jan van Seumeren Jr. (CTO)
“This year we have made further investments in SPMTs, and our fleet has doubled in three years”
highly ambitious. Our key ambition is expressed in our mission statement: to be the best full service provider in the global market for engineered heavy lifting and multimodal transport for the benefit of our customers, shareholders and employees. Every day we do our utmost to realize that challenge. We are working on it continuously, and with success. It could be that after years of continuous growth, we might have to pause in 2010, after which time we can expand again. I can assure you that this issue of Mammoet World covers an impressive range of our work as the global specialist in heavy transport and lifting. 2009 was a memorable year for Mammoet, with challenging projects in all markets, and throughout the world. I would like to conclude by thanking everyone who contributed to this. I would particularly like to thank our customers for their confidence in Mammoet. You can be sure that the next time too, we will do our utmost to fulfill your high expectations. Roderik van Seumeren (President and CEO)
Turnaround in Belgium Replacing 11 heat exchangers at a petrochemical site.
“A combined weight of more than 31,000 tons” Petrochemical
LOCATION: KARRATHA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA JOB: TRANSPORTING AND INSTALLING PROCESS PLANT CHALLENGE: SCALE OF THE PROJECT
Pluto LNG project
The Pluto LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) project involves the construction of a large gas processing plant at Karratha in Western Australia. So far Mammoet Thailand has shipped some 185 modules for this project, with a combined weight of more than 31,000 tons from the construction yard at Laemchabang Port, Thailand. The remaining 70 modules, weighing 19,000 tons will be shipped by February 2010. These operations involve up to 144 axle lines of SPMT. To transport the plant at Karratha and to install it, Mammoet Australia is providing a large range of equipment, such as 200 axle lines of SPMT, trailers and a number of cranes, including a CC 4800. And, of course, the people to operate them, over 120 at the peak of the project.
“Mammoet showed that the PTC had technical and cost advantages”
Pascagoula plant LOCATION: PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI, USA JOB: LIFTING REFINERY COMPONENTS BY PTC CHALLENGE: GROUND CONDITIONS
A new Continuous Catalytic Reformer plant was built at Pascagoula, Mississippi. Mammoet used a Platform Twin-Ring Containerized Crane (PTC) to install plant components and large prefabricated modules, the heaviest of which weighed 310 tons. Despite the relatively low ground pressure of the PTC the ground conditions were quite a challenge and we had to provide a meter and a half of fill and two layers of crane mats. The customer originally requested another crane, but Mammoet showed that the PTC had both technical and cost advantages.
Raising the roof
“We provided some complex rigging”
The roof structure (118 tons) of a new storage tank was assembled inside the tank and had to be lifted up 24 meters to the top of the tank. Mammoet provided three cranes with 42 meter jibs for this project. As there was no lifting ring available, we provided some complex rigging. Once the roof structure was lifted up we held it in place while the welders joined it to the rest of the tank.
LOCATION: ANTWERP, BELGIUM JOB: TANK ROOF INSTALLATION CHALLENGE: COMPLEX RIGGING
Mammoet undertook five heavy lifts for the construction of a refinery at Panipat, around 100 kilometers north of New Delhi. Getting our MSG to the site was quite a job as Mumbai, the nearest port, was 1,800 kilometers away. It took the trucks, carrying 115 containers, seven days to reach the site. The MSG was then rigged with 2,000 tons of counterweight. The largest lift was that of a wash tower with a length of 100 meters and weighing almost 1,100 tons.
“Mumbai, the nearest port, was 1,800 kilometers away”
Action in Port Arthur LOCATION: PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS, USA JOB: PROCESS PLANT INSTALLATION CHALLENGE: COORDINATION WITH OTHER CONTRACTORS, GROUND CONDITIONS
Mammoet installed four new processing units in a refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. We also transported the equipment, weighing up to 792 tons, from the port to the site. A range of cranes were used for the installation, the largest being a LR 11350. Mammoet also transported 170 prefabricated pipe racks by barge from Lake Charles, LA to the site where we installed them in the refinery. As parts of the refinery were almost a century old, the transport and installation was difficult at times. For this job we used SPMTs and various cranes. The largest pipe rack module had a length of 56 meters and weighed 350 tons.
LOCATION: PANIPAT, INDIA JOB: FIVE HEAVY LIFTS CHALLENGE: DISTANCE FROM THE PORT
“Parts of the refinery were almost a century old”
Transport in the Middle East “14 heavy process plant components”
Mammoet Middle East transported 14 heavy process plant components from ports in the United Arab Emirates to the Harwell site in Oman. The largest unit was a separator with a diameter of six meters, a length of almost 24 meters and weighed 320.9 tons. The 1,340 kilometer trip took five days.
LOCATION: UAE AND OMAN JOB: PROCESS PLANT TRANSPORT CHALLENGE: OVERSIZED LOAD, LONG DISTANCE, MANAGING TRAFFIC
Oxidizers get a new home
Horizon project “Careful maneuvering by our SPMT operators”
An American customer of Mammoet purchased two oxidizer units from a plant in Altamira in Mexico and commissioned us to transport them to their plant in North Carolina and install them. Normally, the tube bundles in the units would have been cut and removed before transport and then reinstalled later. However, Mammoet’s engineers secured the tubes in place with expanding foam, thus avoiding the need for all this work. They also designed special saddles and a lifting frame so the 380 ton units could be transported without disassembling them. The units (almost 30 meters long and seven meters in diameter) were taken to North Carolina by barge and then offloaded and transported to the site by SPMT and installed with our CC 2800 crane.
LOCATION: MEXICO AND THE USA JOB: LIFTING AND TRANSPORTING TWO OXIDIZER UNITS CHALLENGE: TRANSPORTING THE UNITS WITHOUT DISMANTLING THEM
Mammoet transported a reactor, coker unit and other plant components from the port, through the city of Montreal, to the job site. Taking the units, weighing up to 715 tons, through town took some careful maneuvering by our SPMT operators. We rigged our CC 6800 in the middle of the operating refinery for the installation of the units. Due to the constricted site, we had to use skidding and jacking equipment to position the reactor. Finally a double-wide SPMT with tail frame was used to tail the reactor while it was uprighted.
LOCATION: MONTREAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA JOB: TRANSPORTING AND LIFTING PLANT COMPONENTS CHALLENGE: EXTREMELY TIGHT CLEARANCES INSIDE A LIVE PLANT
The largest main boom ever “The customer presented us with a safety certificate”
The crews of Mammoet Europe, Mammoet Venezuela and Mammoet Malaysia had to cope with a constricted site, poor weather and challenging logistics when they erected the MSG 80 II at this refinery, in only 28 days. The crane was fitted with a 101 meter main boom, the longest ever, to operate in a small footprint. We removed an old reactor and a regenerator head and replaced them with new units. The most interesting lift was that of the 450 ton reactor, 36 meters long, which we lifted across a 45 meter high steel structure and then placed onto its foundations, while operating at 55 meter radius. The customer later presented us with a certificate as we were the safest contractor on the whole project. Of course, safety always comes first at Mammoet, but it is good to see those efforts appreciated.
LOCATION: PUERTO CABELLO, VENEZUELA JOB: REPLACEMENT OF REACTOR AND A GENERATOR HEAD CHALLENGE: MSG WITH LARGEST MAIN BOOM EVER, TIGHT SITE
Pressure vessel takes a turn A Belgian company fabricated a large pressure vessel in sections, which had to be rotated for final assembly. First the sections were moved out of the workshop on SPMTs. We then used two telescopic cranes to lift the sections and two to turn them. The cranes were perfectly synchronized, and it was amazing to watch the operation. Once completed the vessel (61 meters long by 16 meters diameter, 1,230 tons) was transported to the Port Arthur refinery in Texas, USA where it will also be installed by Mammoet.
“The cranes were perfectly synchronized”
LOCATION: WILLEBROEK, BELGIUM JOB: TURNING A PRESSURE VESSEL CHALLENGE: COORDINATING FOUR CRANES
Multiple lifts in Oman LOCATION: SALALAH METHANOL PLANT, OMAN JOB: VARIOUS HEAVY LIFTS CHALLENGE: HEAVY TANDEM LIFT
Mammoet Middle East undertook 38 lifts, up to 498 tons, at the Salalah Methanol plant in Oman. The heaviest column had to be installed in a tandem lift operation with two CC 2800 cranes. The challenges of this project included a busy site and time restraints. However, all the work was completed safely and efficiently.
“A busy site and time restraints”
Plant update in Texas
LOCATION: SEADRIFT, TEXAS, USA JOB: PLANT COMPONENT REPLACEMENT CHALLENGE: MINIMAL CLEARANCES, WORKING IN A LIVE PLANT
Mammoet USA provided lifting and transport services for the update of a chemical plant in Seadrift, Texas. We used a CC 2800 crane to replace the 60 ton main scrubber water cooler and to remove the 160 ton TSG reboiler. The reboiler was then transported with 12 lines of Goldhofer trailer to a storage area and offloaded by gantry.
“Overcoming the challenges of operating with minimal clearances”
Overhead crane replacement in Russia “Surrounded by steel structures and a live railway”
Mammoet was commissioned to remove an old overhead traveling crane, winches (200 tons) and beams (450 tons) at a steelwork facility in Cherepovets, Russia. We rigged the PTC 35 DS in a constricted area, surrounded by steel structures and a live railway and then removed the old crane in sections. A few days later we installed the new overhead crane, weighing 720 tons.
LOCATION: CHEREPOVETS, RUSSIA JOB: OVERHEAD CRANE REPLACEMENT CHALLENGE: CONSTRICTED AREA
“Sustainability, a new value”
Safety always takes priority at Mammoet, but sometimes that means that other important elements of SHE-Q get less attention than they deserve. So, this time we will focus on an issue which is becoming more and more important: sustainability.
* ISO 14001 ISO 14001 is an international standard for environmental management systems. An environmental management system aims to manage and improve the environmental performance of an organization in the long term. Ideally, this should be integrated with the overall management system. By obtaining certification, an organization can demonstrate that it meets the standard.
Not that long ago, worrying about sustainability seemed to be the preserve of environmentalists, but much has changed in a few years. Nowadays, sustainability and environmental protection are also top of the agenda with businesses and governments. Throughout the world, there is an increasing awareness that we cannot continue depleting scarce resources and emitting greenhouse gasses. It is therefore likely that the permissible emissions will be drastically cut in the coming decades. More and more companies, including Mammoet, are anticipating this change. Corporate Safety Director Koos van Tol, whose remit also includes the E of Environment, commented: “We have noticed that slowly but surely, sustainability is becoming increasingly important. We think that in the future, it will become just as important as safety when projects are awarded. Sustainability is clearly becoming a new value.”
Corporate social responsibility
HK70: Lower fuel consumption - lower emissions In 2009, Mammoet was the first operator in the world to deploy an HK70 crane. Tadano Faun in Germany developed this crane at our request, and in close cooperation with us. The innovative feature of this 70 ton mobile rig is that the crane has its own 90 kW/122 hp engine. So far, mobile cranes have always been driven by the truck engine. However, that means running a much heavier engine all day. With this world first, Mammoet can offer a cleaner and more economical mobile crane. The HK70 has been well-received on the market, and Tadano Faun is now also supplying it to other customers.
Mammoet takes its corporate social responsibility in relation to the environment serious. “The Board has decided to investigate where we are on the sustainability scale, and what we can do to reduce our CO2 emissions or offset them. That’s going to be a long-term effort.” The interest in sustainability has accelerated now that potential customers are asking us about the CO2 emissions of our company and equipment. “That is a new development in our business. In project
management too, you see that the environment is increasingly important, and that our customers have ever stricter environmental requirements.” explained Van Tol, referring to salvage projects in countries such as Canada and Norway. “When talking about sustainability, the ISO 14001 standard* always crops up. Mammoet Salvage is already certified to this standard. The whole of Mammoet will be certified in 2010, to ensure that the sustainability policy is incorporated in the long term.” Of course, sustainability is nothing new. Van Tol explained that it receives a great deal of attention. “When purchasing new equipment we consider issues such as fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. For example, we have a world first with the HK70, a 70 ton mobile crane with dedicated engine, mounted on a truck chassis. Because the crane has its own engine, the truck engine doesn’t have to run all the time, which reduces fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and wear, and extends the life of the crane.” The construction of new premises also provides a good opportunity to do something about sustainability. “In Canada we are now using heat pumps to heat the workshops and we collect melt water to wash the equipment.”
Raising awareness In the past year we have organized several campaigns to encourage our personnel to improve sustainability. “That’s all about
WE CARE! raising awareness. You start at the bottom, with small issues.” The Mammoet Reflects campaign reminds our people to switch their computers and the lights off when they leave. Printing fewer documents and e-mails and recycling paper also helps. “We ask drivers and crane operators not to keep the engines running unnecessarily, to reduce the fuel consumption.” Apart from the above developments, Mammoet is also considering measures to offset its CO 2 emissions. This could be done by installing wind turbines and solar panels at our branches. These options are being considered in the sustainability study.
Sharing knowledge Of course, we can’t run an article on SHE-Q without mentioning safety. In the previous issue of World, Van Tol mentioned “... setting up a central database with detailed information about the causes, follow-up and prevention of incidents, so that
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“A cleaner and more economical mobile crane”
Mammoet Reflects Mammoet Reflects is an internal campaign to make our personnel more aware of the consequences of their actions. The campaign also covers issues which benefit nature and the environment. One of the Mammoet Reflects issues this year included a range of tips to use less energy, fuel and paper.
SHE-Q Leadership Training, Dubai
“Good leadership is essential to working safely and efficiently”
Koos van Tol
everyone can learn from them.” Providing information effectively is one of Mammoet’s corporate values: working as a team and sharing knowledge, and Van Tol has kept to that promise. In September 2009 he published the SHE-Q Global Statistics, including detailed descriptions of incidents. “We give this feedback to the regions so they get a better idea of what is happening elsewhere. Until recently they didn’t really know how well their colleagues were doing, as the safety data was not available in one place. That is now being streamlined. We are recording everything in our management information system to improve the feedback to and from the regions.”
Leadership in the field Good leadership is essential to working safely and efficiently, on the shopfloor and elsewhere. To help supervisors improve their leadership skills, Mammoet developed the ‘Leadership in the field’ course in 2008. In June 2009, the first of the six
training modules was completed in the Netherlands. In the second half of 2009, the course was also started up in Dubai, Singapore and the US. “We are getting positive feedback from the regions. Leading teams, often with regular changes in team members, makes high demands of our supervisors. However good you are at the technical aspects of your job, being a leader requires special skills. The role of supervisors is also changing. Hence we have developed this soft skills course, which includes modules about leadership, planning, dealing with colleagues and customers, conflict management, etc.” This course is part of our worldwide Training & Development Program which is also becoming important in increasing our personnel’s commitment to the company. Van Tol: “We invest in our people by using downtime between projects for training and development. In this way, we invest in retaining our skilled people, and help build quality which is sustained in the long term.”
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Mammoet Building Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Mammoet moved into their new facility in Edmonton, Alberta on June 16, 2008. The vision for the building was to have as much natural light as possible, a comfortable and healthy work environment and space in the shop and yard for personnel to perform their jobs efficiently and safely. The entire building is heated and air conditioned by an underground geothermal system, and rainwater that runs off the roof will be used in our wasbay. A small fitness area was also provided for staff to use, promoting a healthy lifestyle.
â€œThe loads have to cross motorways, railways, weak bridges and underground pipelinesâ€?
Six transformers go for a scenic d Six transformers on a drive across the polder The 380 kV electricity transmission network in the Netherlands is being extended to increase the security of supply and cope with the growing electricity consumption. A manufacturer in the Netherlands supplied transformers for this project. Mammoet had undertaken other transports for this customer and they were obviously happy with our service as they commissioned us to transport six new transformers to two different sites. Each transformer weighed 330 tons and together with the auxiliary equipment and 22 axle lines of SPMT the total weight was 540 tons (35 meters long, 5.33 wide, 8.35 meter high). Mammoet transported the transformers from the factory to a slipway
where they were loaded onto a Mammoet Maritime pontoon which took them to Hoek of Holland where the loads were rolled off onto the quay. This combination of transport over water and by road made planning easier and reduced the costs. The last few kilometers usually take the most effort, even when driving across
the flat polder landscape of the Netherlands. The loads have to cross motorways, railways, weak bridges and underground pipelines and often have to travel on small rural roads and through villages. Mammoet provided temporary bridges with a span of 25 meters to place over eight weak bridges on the route. Just handling the temporary bridges took 200 crew and 80 trucks.
“Five thousand people came to watch the transport”
LOCATION: VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS JOB: TRANSPORTING SIX LARGE TRANSFORMERS CHALLENGE: PLANNING, WEAK BRIDGES, LARGE CROWDS
c drive When crossing a road and railway parallel to each other, but at different elevations, we even used two stacked SPMT trains. Fortunately, when crossing the railway we could simply lift the catenary wire out of the way, instead of having to cut it. We also had to build 1.5 kilometer of temporary road using mats. One of the challenges during this project was crowd control: one day around five
thousand people came to watch the transport, which meant plenty of work for the local police and traffic management personnel. The whole project, parts of which we started planning two years ago, went well. We also made some suggestions to the local authorities to facilitate future heavy transports.
A 60 meter skidding track â€œIt had to be earthquake-proofâ€?
Two steam generators at the Angra nuclear power plant in Brazil had to be replaced. We shipped 900 tons of strand jacks, gantries and skidding equipment to the site. That included 100 tons of equipment built specially for this job by our Engineering Department in Schiedam, the Netherlands. We installed lifting gantries in the reactor building and then used strand jacks to lift and tilt the old steam generators (308 tons) and transfer them to a 60 meter skidding track passing through an opening in the concrete wall. The track was supported by an 18 meter high gantry which curved around two water tanks. This part of our system was fitted with extensive additional rigging as it had to be earthquake-proof. Strand jacks at the other end of the track lowered the steam generators onto SPMTs. The system was then used to install the new steam generators (335 tons). This project was obviously complex, especially as we had to cope with small clearances and work in a nuclear environment.
LOCATION: ANGRA DOS REIS, BRAZIL JOB: STEAM GENERATOR REPLACEMENT CHALLENGE: TIGHT CLEARANCE, NUCLEAR ENVIRONMENT
Empire Generating Station Mammoet USA North was contracted to store, transport and install three generators, two gas turbines, three transformers and various steam plant components, with weights ranging from 60 to 270 tons, at a new gas-fired power station near Albany. We used a range of equipment for this job, including strand jacks and a complex gantry system. The restricted space on site and changes to the construction schedule made this an interesting project.
“Restricted space on site and changes to the construction schedule”
LOCATION: ALBANY, NEW YORK, USA JOB: TRANSPORTING AND INSTALLING POWER PLANT COMPONENTS CHALLENGE: SITE RESTRICTIONS, SCHEDULE CHANGES
Trenton generator replacement “To improve the working environment we used electrically driven hydraulic powerpacks”
LOCATION: TRENTON, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA JOB: GENERATOR REPLACEMENT CHALLENGE: RESTRICTED SPACE FOR ASSEMBLING EQUIPMENT
Mammoet was contracted to replace a 250 ton generator in a power station at Trenton. We used a special rail car to transport it from the port of Halifax to the site where we transferred it to a trailer. We built a gantry with skidding system and strand jacks to lift the old generator out and lower the new one into place. The small clearance between the top of our system and the roof was the key challenge during this project. To improve the working environment we used electrically driven hydraulic powerpacks inside the building, supplied by diesel generators outside.
German Feedwater Tank
“The customer was impressed with Mammoet’s ability to integrate these activities”
Mammoet transported a power station feedwater tank (40 meters, 178 tons) by barge from the Mammoet Heavy Lift Terminal in Schiedam, the Netherlands to Karlsruhe, Germany. We then transported it four kilometers on public roads with SPMTs. Once on site we used two of our new LTM 11200 hydraulic cranes to lift the tank 30 meters up onto skid tracks. Finally we skidded and jacked the tank onto its foundations. We also installed a 250 ton overhead traveling crane in the power station. The job went smoothly and the customer was impressed with Mammoet’s ability to integrate all these activities efficiently. LOCATION: KARLSRUHE, GERMANY JOB: TRANSPORT AND INSTALLATION OF A FEEDWATER TANK CHALLENGE: PROJECT INTEGRATION
Electrostatic precipitator replacement “Mammoet USA suggested replacing each ESP as a complete unit”
Two Electrostatic Precipitators in a Crystel River Florida Power Plant were in need of replacement. Normally, the replacement of hundreds of ESP plates and other components would require a long shutdown. However, Mammoet USA suggested replacing each ESP as a complete unit and was commissioned to design the chamber assembly frames, transport the chambers on site and lift them into position. We used a PTC 35 DS with 80 meter main boom, 45 meter jib and 1,600 ton counterweight. The ESPs (8 x 13 x 17 meters, 400 tons) were transported on site using SPMTs. After that, it took only two hours to position the first unit, operating at a radius of 89 meters. That was quite a challenge as the ESP had only 15 millimeters clearance and the boom only had 600 millimeters clearance. LOCATION: CRYSTAL RIVER, FLORIDA, USA JOB: LIFTING ESP CHAMBERS IN POSITION CHALLENGE: RESTRICTED CLEARANCE
Power station in France A new plant in Russia The new nuclear power station at Flamanville will have cooling water tunnels leading to the sea. Mammoet France lowered the components of the tunnel boring machine down the access shaft with a CC 2400 SSL crane and assisted with the assembly of the unit. The heaviest component weighed 163 tons. We had to operate on a small and crowded site, which made the work quite difficult, but managed to keep to the schedule. Our new LTM 11200 and SPMTs were used to install a gantry crane in the powerhouse. Each of the two gantry beams weighed 180 tons and was 52 meters long.
LOCATION: FLAMANVILLE, FRANCE JOB: LIFTING AND ASSEMBLING A TUNNEL BORING MACHINE CHALLENGE: A SMALL AND CROWDED SITE
“Tunnel boring machine components lowered down the shaft”
Mammoet Seumersteel was awarded the contract to supply a CC 2600 and two LTM 1250s for the construction of a new plant at one of the oldest power stations in the Moscow region. The work was quite different from our normal operations in Russia. Good preparation and close cooperation with the customer ensured that the lifts were completed safely and efficiently.
LOCATION: SHATURA, MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA JOB: HEAVY LIFTS CHALLENGE: LIFT WITH THREE CRANES
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Van den Brink Rallysport going to Dakar 2010 with Mammoet With five top-ten finishes and a great 12th place ranking in the truck class, the Dakar debut of Van den Brink Rallysport was a real success. Barely eight months later the team from Harskamp is proud to announce that it will take part in the toughest rally in the world once again in 2010. The team will be looking for new successes with Mammoet as inspirational main sponsor.
The more than 2,500 visitors to the Mammoet fan club day experienced the première of the rally truck for 2010, the 950 BHP strong GINAF X2222. Jan van Seumeren Jr., member of the board of Mammoet, explained why Mammoet is the main sponsor of Van den Brink Rallysport this year: “The Dakar rally is one of the toughest competitions in the world. Man and machine must act as one. You need perseverance, intelligence and the power to solve problems in order to be able to perform, this is the same in our branch. Just as Van den Brink Rallysport Mammoet is ready to accept any challenge.”
Offset CO2 emissions by reforesting Mammoet will be working with the Fundación Vida Silvestre Argentina to offset the CO2 emissions of the rally truck by reforesting ten hectares of forest in Argentina.
The team for the coming Dakar will be Martin van den Brink, navigator Martien Hol and mechanic Arjan Veenvliet. Finishing is the main aim of the team, but with the experience gained from this year the team will also aim for day successes and a place in the top ten of the general ranking.
What’s in a crane name? Mammoet’s ring cranes
Mammoet Betonmontage Mammoet Betonmontage is a specialist company in the Mammoet group with over 60 years’ experience in the installation of precast concrete units for civil engineering projects. We work closely with other Mammoet companies and external contractors which enables us to tackle extremely large projects and provide specialist expertise and support services. These include engineering and the supply of precast units and steelwork. Mammoet Betonmontage covers all stages of a project, from procurement through to installation. For more information please visit www.mammoetbetonmontage.nl (in Dutch).
Mammoet has developed and built a number of specialist ring cranes over the years. As their names were not entirely consistent we have recently renamed them. The designations now indicate the type of crane and its features. Mammoet ring cranes can help you complete projects more quickly, at lower cost and with greater flexibility. The new designations also indicate the capacities. A crane’s capacity is normally given as the maximum weight it can lift at minimum radius. However, in practice its capacity at a larger radius is more relevant. Hence we specify the load moment of our cranes, in ton meters, rather than the maximum capacity in tons. Mammoet’s ring cranes: New designation T 30 PTC 35 PTC 35 DS PT 50 PTC 120 DS PTC 160 DS
Previous designation Twin-Ring Platform Twin-Ring Containerized Platform Twin-Ring Containerized, Double Stacked Platform Twin-Ring -
Maximum load moment, in 1000 t/m 30 35 35
50 120 160
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Key: P Platform T Twin booms, forming an A-frame C Containerized DS Double-stacked boom NOTE: THIS TABLE ONLY LISTS OUR SPECIALIST RING CRANES, DEVELOPED IN-HOUSE. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE WWW.MAMMOET.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION PTC 120 DS
Mammoet acquires Hercules Crane Hire and Hercules Heavy Lift
Mammoet Australia is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hercules Crane Hire and Hercules Heavy Lift. Hercules Crane Hire, based in Port Hedland (depot and main office), Leonora & Newman, is a strategic addition to Mammoet Australia’s business. The acquisition will extend Mammoet’s presence within Western Australia and increase the company’s customer base. Mammoet will build upon Hercules Crane Hire’s customer relationships by maintaining and increasing the level of service already provided, along with a strong focus on safety and zero tolerance to harm.
Mammoet Trading Equipment for Sale Besides engineered heavy lifting and transport projects, and crane / equipment rental activities, Mammoet Trading is our third core activity: purchasing, upgrading and reselling of cranes and other equipment, as well as the addition of new equipment to Mammoet’s fleet. The purchase, overhaul and sales of third-party cranes and other items, like platform trailers and trucks, enable our facilities to maintain our own equipment. We overhaul all equipment according to corporate standards. Hence, ‘approved by Mammoet’ is the best quality mark a new owner can receive. The trading activities include a broker role. Mammoet always issues certificates of safety and proper documentation. WWW.MAMMOETTRADING.COM
Business of the Year Award 2009 Mammoet received the prestigious Canadian Business of the Year 2009 award. The award is presented annually to a Dutch or Canadian company that has made an outstanding contribution to DutchCanadian business relations. The selection committee for the award is made up of the Board of Members of the NetherlandsCanadian Chamber of Commerce.
The Hunger Project: developing new leaders The Hunger Project (THP) is a global, non-profit, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. THP develops effective bottomup strategies to end hunger and poverty. Ending hunger requires a true break with the status quo. To resolve humanity’s oldest problem requires Transformative Leadership. Transformative Leadership Leadership is critical to every great human achievement. Ending hunger requires a new kind of leadership at all levels of society. This is not top-down leadership in the traditional patriarchal, authority-based model. Instead, it must be leadership that reawakens people to their own power and selfhood, calls forth their vision and commitment, and mobilizes and empowers people to take effective action.
Leadership in the Field
“Leadership is critical to every great human achievement”
What appeals to Mammoet in THP is that the whole strategy is based on confidence in the possibilities and potential of people. The structure and strategy of the THP leadership program correspond with that of Leadership in the Field, a training program developed by Mammoet. This training aims to improve leadership in the field and encourage Mammoet workers to do even more to ensure safety at the job site, and to improve the safety awareness of our people.
Every year Mediacorp announces the “Top 50 Employer’s in Alberta”. For the first time, Mammoet entered this competition and was selected from thousands of entries as one of the Top 50!
Effective local leadership in India
The criteria for selection are based on several categories such as physical environment, work atmosphere and communications, health benefits, financial benefits and compensation, family friendly benefits, training and development, and community involvement.
In India, women elected onto local councils have been following THP’s five-year leadership program. These women, who previously didn’t have any influence, are developing a vision aimed at a future without hunger, and they develop and implement clear plans. When these women become leaders, they change the priorities of the councils and put food security, education, health, corruption and social exclusion on the agenda. Mammoet has been supporting The Hunger Project since 2005. WWW.THP.ORG / WWW.THEHUNGERPROJECT.NL
“1,000 cubic meter per hour ballasting system” Offshore
Jacket load-out At a yard in the Netherlands Mammoet loaded a jacket onto a barge for transport to a North Sea oil field. The dimensions of the unit were 42 x 42 x 124 meters and it weighed 3,500 tons. We used 188 axle lines of SPMT to move the jacket onto the LOCATION: FLUSHING, THE NETHERLANDS JOB: LOAD-OUT CHALLENGE: SIZE AND WEIGHT OF THE LOAD
barge. There was a 4.5 meter tidal range during the operation so we used our 1,000 cubic meter per hour ballasting system on the barge. Mammoet also provided cranage and engineering support during the fabrication of the jacket.
Pontoon leg installation LOCATION: INGLESIDE, TEXAS, USA JOB: PONTOON LEG LIFT CHALLENGE: DIMENSIONAL CONSTRAINTS, HOLD TIME, ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
“During this hold time the system had to withstand 145 km/h winds”
Mammoet USA was contracted to lift a 2,850 ton pontoon leg into place for final fabrication of a floating oil production platform. For this project we used the Mammoet Lift System with eight 600 ton strand jacks. The pontoon leg had a diameter of 15.85 meters and a length of 74.7 meters and had to be lifted up some
Drilling rig overhaul
46 meters, then shifted sideways. It then had to be held in place for three weeks for the installation work and during this hold time the system had to withstand 145 km/h winds. We worked closely with the customer to minimize the impact on the rest of their operations on the site.
From Newcastle to the Shetlands
“All major equipment was removed from the rig”
In Newfoundland Mammoet supported a maintenance overhaul of the Grand Banks drilling rig with a LR 11350 crawler crane with a capacity of 1,350 tons and a smaller crane. The project took 100 days, during which time all major equipment was removed from the rig, overhauled and reinstalled.
LOCATION: BULL ARM, NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA JOB: MAINTENANCE WORK ON DRILLING RIG CHALLENGE: TIGHT SCHEDULE
Mammoet UK transported a range of process equipment (pipe racks, support towers, modules, fractionator column, etc.) from a fabrication yard in Newcastle, on the River Tyne, to a construction site on the Shetland Islands. The total weight of the equipment was about 1,400 tons. At the yard we first weighed the equipment and then used 24 axle lines of SPMT to carry it to the cranes. We used several mobile telescopic cranes up to 1,200 tons and had to make some tandem lifts to load the equipment onto the vessel. The cargo was then transported to a terminal on the Shetland Islands, about two kilometers from the installation site. We unloaded the vessel and placed the equipment on support stools in a temporary staging area. Later we collected the units from the staging area, transported them to the site and undertook the installation.
LOCATION: NEWCASTLE AND SHETLAND ISLANDS, UK JOB: TRANSPORT AND INSTALLATION CHALLENGE: TIGHT SCHEDULE
“Careful scheduling of the equipment and crews” Offshore
Successful push-up performances i LOCATION: SINGAPORE AND BATAM, INDONESIA JOB: LOAD-OUTS, PULLING AND JACKING OPERATIONS CHALLENGE: THREE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS
Early 2009 was a busy time for the jack, strand jack and ballast equipment and crews in Asia. We worked at three shipyards, in Singapore and Batam, which required careful scheduling of the equipment and crews. Within four months we undertook: • three weighing and jack-up jobs (9,000 -14,000 tons) using the 2,400 ton heavy jack-up system • four load-outs (14,000 - 18,000 tons) • six pulling and jacking operations using strand jacks and climbing jacks (3,000 - 5,000 tons) In Singapore we launched the pontoons of a semi-submersible drilling rig and then skidded the 12,000 ton upper hull onto the pontoons. For the next rig we also jacked the upper hull up to 16.5 meters. In Batam we weighed a topside with 32 x 600 ton jacks and loadcells. We then loaded the 15,400 ton structure out using four 900 ton strand jacks and 36 ballast pumps, each with a capacity of 1000 m3/h. We finished with the jack-up and load-out of the MDPP topside in Singapore. It was first weighed and jacked up to 12 meters using 12 x 2,400 ton jacking towers. By the time it was loaded out the weight had increased to 18,000 tons and we used six 900 ton strand jacks to move it onto a semi-submersible.
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Sophisticated Cranes LOCATION: KRISTIANSAND, NORWAY JOB: INSTALLING SHIP CRANES CHALLENGE: HEAVY LIFTS
Our customer in Kristiansand builds sophisticated knuckle-boom cranes with active heave compensation for the offshore industry. After erection and testing of a crane on a foundation onshore they once had to disassemble the crane to install it onboard a ship, using a harbor crane. This process was inefficient and time-consuming. Mammoet now uses a CC 2800-1 to lift a complete knuckle-boom crane from the temporary foundation onto the ship where it is installed. This saves our customers a lot of time and money and also means that the ship spends less time in port. The heaviest lift so far was 467 tons: a special crane for a deep-sea research vessel. The customer is obviously satisfied with our work as they have just extended our contract for another year.
“This saves our customers a lot of time and money”
Large jacket on the move Mammoet USA loaded out a 32,000 ton jacket with a length of 268 meters by pulling it onto a barge using four 900 ton strand jacks. The jacket had been fabricated some distance from the quay and had to be moved 440 meters which took three days, working around the clock. Obviously, a project of this magnitude required effective communications between our crew and the customer. Everything went smoothly and the customer was completely satisfied.
LOCATION: ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS, USA JOB: LOAD-OUT CHALLENGE: LONG PULLING DISTANCE, 32,000 TONS
“Required effective communications”
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Three perspectives of the Wolfe Island Wind Project Mammoet Canada Eastern was contracted to receive, barge, transport, and erect 86 wind turbines for the Wolfe Island Wind Project. As the water around the Island is relatively shallow, all parts were first received and stored at the Port of Ogdensburg, New York. The turbines were then transferred onto barges and towed to Wolfe Island, a small island located in the St. Lawrence River between Canada and the USA, and subsequently transported about four kilometers to the 30-acre laydown yard on the Island. Due to the high volume and the limited timeframe, a huge amount of equipment and manpower was required to deliver the turbines. With the combined equipment fleet of Mammoet Canada and Mammoet USA, the job required 15 trucks, 17 cranes, 27 trailer combinations, and 62 field staff to move and erect 86 – 2.3 megawatt wind turbines consisting of 1,000 items of oversize cargo. Stationed at Wolfe Island were Burnell Gerber, Transport Supervisor, Mammoet Canada Eastern, and Rob Binkley, Crane Operator, Mammoet Crane Inc.-East. Providing the engineering was Barend Schuring, Mammoet Canada Eastern.
LOCATION: WOLFE ISLAND, ONTARIO, CANADA AND OGDENSBURG, NEW YORK, USA JOB: TRANSPORTING AND INSTALLING WIND TURBINES CHALLENGE: COMPLEX LOGISTICS
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Burnell Gerber, Transport Supervisor Biggest Challenges As the Transport Supervisor on this job, it was my responsibility to do all I could to make our work sites as efficient and safe as possible and to ensure all groups of men worked together as a team. The barge unloading / reloading was at the top of my list. I also had to receive all other equipment coming to this laydown yard. Things got a little hectic at times. The yard crew and supervisor did a fantastic job in keeping up with all of this excitement. The St. Lawrence Seaway closed on December 21 because of ice conditions; therefore, all component barges were delivered by December 20. Barge work, transport, and yard crews all pulled together. Safety was always at the top of our list. Each morning we started our day in our lunch room trailer where we held our Toolbox Meeting. Each safety meeting started with the work on the barge. We also
discussed the previous day’s activities and any problems encountered. The floor was always open for discussion. We all wanted to be on a winning team!
Best Accomplishments Moving transformers in Vermont has to rate at the top of my list of ‘best accomplishments’. All work in the Northeast USA has been a testament to Mammoet’s ability to overcome some logistical nightmares. Over the years, I have had some great foremen. They took the time to show me how to do my work safely. They took the time to let me know what could really hurt me. Putting safety and people first means so much. Absolute Highlights When I think back to day one on this project, I wondered how we were going to get the job done with so many new guys! I realized how much I depended on those I have worked with before. They are so professional in performing their duties. With the
help of competent operators, the new employees were shown how to do it the ‘Mammoet way’. Work safely, work smart and have some fun! Our crew in the laydown yard was a well-oiled machine, though their workload was heavy.
Rob Binkley, Crane Operator Biggest Challenges Upon being assigned to the Wolfe Island Project, I became responsible for mobilizing and demobilizing cranes, coordinating crane movements (including assembly and disassembly), and building crawler pads for cranes to stand on. In the down time, I also operated different types of cranes, including the CC 2800, LT 1550, AC 500 and LTM 1300, for various parts of the turbine lifts. The safety and well-being of my fellow employees, as well as the crew and
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Best Accomplishments Mobilizing and demobilizing multiple pieces of equipment on the same day safely was very rewarding to me. Normally it takes two days to relocate the CC 2800, but we completed the process in one day. There are many difficult movements while mobilizing / demobilizing equipment, and we always put the safety of the operators and crew first. Absolute Highlights In this region, it is a rare occurrence for operators to experience working with a CC 2800 crawler crane, so assembling a CC 2800 and safely and efficiently transporting the tracks and upperworks fully assembled on trailers with the transport crew is one of my highlights. Hoisting tower sections is always thrilling as well.
Barend Schuring, Project Manager / Engineer Biggest Challenges Relating to the Wolfe Island Wind Project, my main objective as Project Manager / Engineer was to derive a plan to transport and install all components to their final locations in the best suitable way possible. Open communication was a key component of the project. I obtained a lot of feedback from the fieldworkers as well as from our office staff from our Canadian and USA offices regarding equipment availability and manpower, to name just a few. One of the main requirements of the customer was that one complete windmill unit fit on each barge load. Therefore, we needed to find a method to drive and position nine loaded trailers onto the barge without any ballasting. At the same time, we also needed to meet the requirements
of the Ministry of Transportation for allowable axle loads. Therefore, it was necessary to produce the trailer configurations, a load-out / transport plan and a sea-fastening plan with calculations.
Best Accomplishments I have been involved with some great jobs over the years, which includes lifting, loadout and installation of a 2,700 ton bridge in Providence, RI (USA) with two 91 meter barges, launching a 1,200 ton tug boat in New York and crane work in Canada (PTC, LR 11350, CC 6800). Those are the more impressive jobs. Some of the smaller jobs are actually also very challenging as you may be very limited in the amount of space to move about on site and very often within a time constraint. As I have always worked next to / together with the workers in the field and continue to have open communication with them, they are always eager to point out the areas where we can improve. Creating an engineering
package with the fieldworkers’ input ensures smooth execution of the work. Every angle has been looked at and there should not be any surprises. In case something unexpected happens, conversation amongst my co-workers allows an easy solution to the problem.
Absolute Highlights For me, the highlight of the project was to see it all come together as the project required a lot of manpower and equipment. As Mammoet Canada Eastern is not a huge office, we received assistance from our Western Canada and Houston offices. It was a great experience to see what we can do when we all work as one team (family).
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“The customer’s ﬁrst project of this nature” Civil
LOCATION: TRAPANI, SICILY, ITALY JOB: LOAD-OUT OF A CHEMICAL TANKER CHALLENGE: CONGESTED SITE
Sicilian load-out A shipyard in Sicily built a 6,500 ton chemical tanker on level ground rather than in a dock or on a slipway. Mammoet loaded the ship (135 meters long, 26 meters wide) out onto a semi-submersible vessel. This required us to move the ship some 250 meters across the yard: just the job for 240 axle lines of SPMT. We also used winches and RoRo ramps for this project. Because of the limited space between the supports on which the ship was built and the restrictions of the site and semi-submersible, it was quite a challenge to arrange our equipment. However, it all went well and we left the site only eight days after our arrival. This was the customer’s first project of this nature and they were very satisfied with our service.
“We also used winches and RoRo ramps”
The largest telescopic cranes together Cuxhaven is developing a new site for the production of components for offshore wind farms. Mammoet was contracted to erect a 600 ton gantry crane on this site. The crane has two main girders with a length of 72 meters, weighing 250 tons each and a 155 ton trolley.
LOCATION: CUXHAVEN, GERMANY JOB: ERECTING A LARGE DOCK CRANE CHALLENGE: SITE CONDITIONS, LOAD GEOMETRY
As the site was too small for lattice boom cranes, Mammoet used two LTM 11200s, the largest telescopic cranes in the world. By using the two cranes in different configurations we managed to deal with the geometrical properties of the loads and their lifting points. This project was a challenge because of the weight and size of the loads, the site conditions, the need for tandem lifts and the need to relocate the cranes. However, Mammoet’s detailed planning paid off and the crane was erected without any problems.
Hovercraft on a road trip In October 2008 we transported a hovercraft from Hay River to the Fort MacKay barge landing. In May 2009 we hauled it back to Hay River. We transported the hovercraft (almost ten meters wide, 18 meters long and weighing 50 tons) on an 8-line Scheuerle trailer. On its 1,000 kilometer, ten day trip the load was escorted by four pilot trucks, one supervisor and two local police units.
LOCATION: HAY RIVER – FORT MACKAY, CANADA JOB: TRANSPORTING A HOVERCRAFT CHALLENGE: OVERSIZED LOAD, LONG DISTANCE, MANAGING TRAFFIC
“We stuck to the daily schedules”
Beforehand we had undertaken a road survey and worked out a procedure with the Province of Alberta. We worked closely with the police to keep the rest of the traffic moving. The whole project went smoothly and we stuck to the daily schedules.
Ready for the FIFA World Cup 2010 LOCATION: DURBAN AND CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA JOB: TWO STADIUMS CHALLENGE: WORKING SAFELY ON A TIGHT SCHEDULE IN A CROWDED AREA
South Africa is preparing for the FIFA World Cup 2010 and four new stadiums are being built. Mammoet, with its extensive experience in the construction of stadiums worldwide, assisted with construction of the Moses Mabidha Stadium in Durban and the Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town. Both stadiums will host semifinals and hold 70,000 spectators each.
At the Moses Mabidha stadium, Mammoet lifted and placed 105 concrete columns of 60 tons each for the frame of the stadium using a LR 1400 crawler crane. At the Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town we worked together with the civil engineering contractor to lift and place 4,215 pre-cast elements (including 1,560 seating units). We were pleased to contribute to the first World Cup to be held in Africa.
“We were pleased to contribute to the first World Cup to be held in Africa.”
A joint effort “The water rose by almost 600 mm in a week”
Civil LOCATION: HAVELBERG, GERMANY JOB: INSTALLING A BRIDGE CHALLENGE: UNEXPECTEDLY HIGH WATER LEVEL, HIGH CENTRE OF GRAVITY
The installation of this bridge was a joint effort by teams from Mammoet Benelux, Mammoet Maritime and Mammoet Germany. The bridge (90 meters long, 17 meters wide, 620 tons) first had to be transferred from a high quay onto our barge. This required tall skid track supports on the barge, to align with the quay. We could adjust the supports by 200 mm
but due to the weather conditions the water rose by almost 600 mm in a week. Fortunately we could cope with that but the resulting high centre of gravity made the job quite a challenge. After loading the bridge onto the barge we moved it to the installation site where we positioned it with winches and installed the bridge on its foundations.
Mammoet at Cape Canaveral “Help avoid delays to the launch schedule”
Mammoet USA was contracted to install the massive steel towers that are part of the new Lightning Protection System at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The lightning protection system diverts the surge of electrical current of lightning strikes away from the space shuttle. The system will provide better protection from lightning strikes and help avoid delays to the launch schedule. The three 181 meter steel and fiberglass towers were partially assembled horizontally on the ground, then lifted into the vertical position with the M 21000. This crane was fitted with a 103.6 meter main boom and 91.4 meter luffing jib.
LOCATION: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA, USA JOB: INSTALLING LIGHTNING PROTECTION TOWERS CHALLENGE: LIFTING AT A SPECIAL SITE
Complex container crane lift Mammoet supported the assembly and installation of a container crane at a quay on an inland waterway in the Netherlands. We first unloaded the crane sections from the trucks and positioned them to be welded into place. The lifting operations to assemble the crane were unusually complex and required no fewer than six cranes. Initially the main span (86 meters, 200 tons) was lifted to 37 meters. The crane legs were then lifted, positioned and fixed to the main span. Changes in the assembly sequence and weights more than 25% higher than originally quoted made this a particularly interesting job. Fortunately the expertise and flexibility of our employees ensured the successful completion of the project. LOCATION: VENLO, THE NETHERLANDS JOB: ASSEMBLING A CONTAINER CRANE CHALLENGE: COMPLEX LIFT, LAST-MINUTE CHANGES
Skidding in Frisco In 2007 Mammoet USA replaced a section of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. As a follow-up to that project, Mammoet was asked to replace a second section. This job posed two major challenges: a much more complicated support structure than before, and spans 46 meters above ground. Sixtyeight sections of skid track and sixteen skid shoes were installed, together with approximately 500 tons of steel structure and 32 jacks for stabilizing both bridge spans. Within two hours the old bridge section (7.6 x 1.9 meters, 2,966 tons) was lifted off its bearings. Some connecting bracings were then removed and the section was then skidded 30 meters north and lowered onto supports. The new span, weighing 3,168 tons, was then skidded into place in less than one day.
“Within two hours the old bridge section was lifted off its bearings”
LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO BAY BRIDGE, CALIFORNIA, USA JOB: SKIDDING A BRIDGE SECTION CHALLENGE: COMPLEX SUPPORT STRUCTURE, 45 METERS ABOVE GROUND LEVEL
Gantry on SPMTs Mammoet installed three bridge sections across railway tracks in Berlin. We used a whole range of equipment for this job: SPMTs, a gantry, a crane and skid tracks. The work went very quickly but we then had to change our plans as the customer changed the work schedule. The site was quite constricted and there was a bend in the SPMT route, leaving us with only a 200 mm gap on each side. However, the whole project went well and was completed on schedule and to the satisfaction of the customer. LOCATION: BERLIN, GERMANY JOB: INSTALLING THREE BRIDGE SECTIONS CHALLENGE: SHORT TIME WINDOWS, SCHEDULE CHANGES
Mammoet Shipping and the Mammoet Heavy Lift Terminal
Mammoet is well-known for providing engineered heavy lifting and transport solutions throughout the world. To support these operations we have several divisions which provide specialist services, not only to Mammoet companies but also to external customers.
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Mammoet Heavy Lift Terminal (HLT)
To provide our worldwide lifting and transport services, we first have to get our equipment onto the job site. Consequently, we have built up an extensive shipping operation which can deliver both routine and unusual loads anywhere in the world, at the right time and at the right price. That expertise is also available to external customers.
The HLT is located right next to the Mammoet head office in Schiedam, and is the home base for a wide range of our heavy equipment. Its central location in the Port of Rotterdam makes work much easier and is also attractive to external customers using the terminal. The HLT is certified to VCA** (safety), ISO 9001 (quality) and ISPS (security).
Mammoet Shipping provides the following worldwide services: • Chartering • Forwarding • Air freight • Customs clearance
The terminal has its own 250 metric ton crane and larger mobile cranes, trailers and SPMTs are available from the Mammoet fleet, while Mammoet Maritime can provide pontoons, sheerlegs, etc. There are two quays with a total length of 900 meters and a water depth of up to 9.5 meters. There is a 20,000 m2 open storage yard and we can provide covered storage when required. The terminal also has facilities to support RoRo operations.
For our customers, working with Mammoet Shipping means working with one supplier who handles the whole operation, from factory to foundation. We also provide a full range of engineering and management services and can arrange seamless multimodal transport to reduce delays in ports. Customers also benefit from our purchasing power which results in lower overall costs.
• Break bulk • Containers • RoRo • Heavy loads
Mammoet Shipping and the HLT are an excellent match. Obviously, our customers use the terminal for handling their heavy break-bulk cargo for which Mammoet Shipping can arrange transport. Furthermore, they can store and assemble heavy components on the site and prepare them for transport. Our highly-skilled personnel can assist with these operations.
• Heavy lift vessels • Conventional vessels • Coasters • Pontoons • Inland navigation vessels • Ferries
Nina Roewas, MM Shipping
The HLT is always busy as it is used both by Mammoet and external customers. Of course, this means that our people at the head office enjoy a constantly changing view!
THE HLT IS A CERTIFIED INTERNATIONAL SHIP AND PORT FACILITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE PORT SECURITY ACT AND COMPLIES WITH THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SHIP AND PORT FACILITY SECURITY CODE (ISPS CODE) AND AGREEMENT UNDER THE SOLAS CONVENTION.
Some examples of the cargo we have handled and assembled: generators, transformers, ship’s engines, reactors, container handling cranes, wind turbines, etc. Ernst-Jan Bakker, MM HLT
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“When every second counts”
Mammoet Salvage now provides emergency response services Mammoet Salvage tackles major challenges. After building up a strong position in wet salvage over the past three years, Mammoet’s salvage division is now also providing dry salvage services, better known as “emergency response services”. This means that Mammoet Salvage can now offer a full range of salvage services worldwide, with all the synergy benefits associated with being a subsidiary of the worldwide leader in heavy lifting and transport.
In August 2009, Mammoet Salvage rendered salvage services and extinguished the fire on a 70,246 dwt product tanker. The casualty was carrying 58,000 tons of naphtha when it got fire after a collision with another vessel in the Strait of Malacca. A salvage team consisting of firefighting experts made their way to the casualty and air freight containers with specialist salvage and fire fighting equipment were shipped from the Netherlands and reached their destination within 24 hours. Fokko Ringersma, Managing Director of Mammoet Salvage, explained why that was essential: “Emergency response is an activity where every second counts. It is essential that both our salvage crew and their equipment arrive on site as soon as possible. It is good to see that after all our efforts, to build an organization which can respond instantly are paying off.”
Wide range Ringersma continued: “Partly due to the fast response and good organization, the salvage operation went well. This operation required the full range of emergency response activities. Fire fighting, refloating and eventually an Ship to Ship transfer of the remaining cargo to another vessel using special pumps and portable inert gas generators. In addition a full range of oil spill response equipment was mobilized as a precaution to deal with any environmental incidents. All in all, this was an operation covering many aspects of salvage, which Mammoet Salvage proofed capable of. We are certainly on the right track to establish our reputation as a serious provider of emergency response operations.”
Complex challenges Even before this operation, Mammoet Salvage had undertaken several successful
LOCATION: STRAITS OF MALACCA, 20 MILES FROM PORT DICKSON, MALAYSIA JOB: SALVAGE OPERATION CHALLENGE: EXTINGUISHING THE FIRE AND STABILIZING THE SHIP BEFORE FUEL AND CARGO MIGHT SPILL INTO THE SEA
emergency response jobs, but this was the first project of this scale and complexity. Major challenges, as well as wet salvage and wreck recovery, are the specialty of Mammoet Salvage. In that sector, Mammoet Salvage has built up a name as an expert and innovative partner which has contributed new forms of cooperation as well as groundbreaking technology to the industry. Mammoet Salvage tackles a wide range of projects, but has a preference for technically complex salvage operations. Ringersma explained: “We try to distinguish ourselves with projects which demand sophisticated technical solutions. The more complex, the better. That’s what we are really interested in.” For technical support they can also call upon the large engineering department of the
Smart solutions, united experience
LOCATION: ROBSON BIGHT NEAR VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA JOB: INNOVATIVE DEEP WATER SALVAGE OPERATION CHALLENGE: WATER DEPTH OF 360 METERS, STRONG CURRENTS AND POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS
LOCATION: 40 MILES FROM THE COAST OF SOUTHERN ARGENTINA, IN A WATER DEPTH OF 80 METERS JOB: RECOVERY OF GOLD AND SILVER MINERAL CONCENTRATE CHALLENGE: POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS, STRONG CURRENTS AND POOR VISIBILITY
473 sealed bags of gold and silver mineral concentrate
Mammoet parent company. This allows Mammoet Salvage to propose smart solutions to make salvage operations safer, better for the environment, quicker, less expensive and sometimes a combination of these aspects. The recovery of the gold and silver concentrate from the Polar Mist which sank off the coast of Argentina, and the recovery of a tanker truck and oil cabinet from a depth of 360 meters in the Robson Bight (Canada) are two excellent examples from 2009.
Trust Smart solutions are Mammoet Salvage’s calling card. Another clear proof is the company’s plan for salvaging the U-864, a German submarine which was sunk off the Norwegian coast towards the end
of the Second World War. Ringersma: “There are two large sections of the wreck, at a depth of 150 meters, which need to be removed soon. They contain 67 tons of mercury in several hundred metal containers, which are slowly corroding. This extremely toxic cargo is like a timebomb, which could lead to serious environmental damage in this rich Norwegian fishing area. All the major salvage companies in the world were bidding for this salvage contract, which was eventually awarded to Mammoet. We developed a unique solution using remotely controlled equipment and systems developed specially for this project, to meet all the requirements. The Norwegian authorities opted for Mammoet’s solution as it was the most innovative, and safest in terms of the environment. If the Norwegian parliament approves the plans, then Mammoet Salvage will undertake this project in the summer of 2011. The Norwegians trust our
solution. And trust is what this industry is all about. In that respect, this year we have made a real step forward by not just talking about our motto ‘Smart solutions, united experience’ but also putting it into practice.”
“We developed a unique solution using remotely controlled equipment and systems developed specially for this project”
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LOCATION: THE KENNEDYBRÜCKE IN BONN, GERMANY JOB: INSTALLING A BRIDGE PART CHALLENGE: CURRENTS IN THE RIVER RHINE
A new name for a familiar face: Mammoet Maritime
Early in 2009, the name BTS (maritime salvage, lifting and transport specialists) was changed to Mammoet Maritime. The name was changed to make Mammoet’s ambitious maritime subsidiary more recognizable, especially internationally. “If you present a Mammoet business card in other countries, it takes much less time to explain who you are, and what you do.”
not a comprehensive package. Together with other Mammoet companies we can handle turnkey projects and factory-to-foundation solutions, including maritime operations.”
BTS was a strong brand name on the Dutch home market, but didn’t fit in so well with the rest of the Mammoet group. The brand certainly had a long history behind it. “That’s why we kept that identity for so long”, explained Managing Director Jaap Scheffer. The ambitions of the maritime services company meant that the time was right for a name with more international impact. “The new name should
Coastal waters and the offshore industry
communicate that we are part of Mammoet, with all the synergy benefits you expect. And that underlines our strength: the ability to offer a full range of services. Mammoet can arrange combined lifting and transport services, by sea and by land. All that’s available under one name, in one package. In this way we can distinguish ourselves from other contractors, who offer some of these services, but
Mammoet Maritime has long operated on the inland waterways and major rivers of Europe and is now expanding into maritime services. Scheffer continued: “We now also cover coastal waters and the offshore industry. We are investing in people and equipment, such as
‘All-round service i
Transport, heavy lift and salvage services
LOCATION: PORT OF ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS JOB: MOORING THE SS ROTTERDAM AT HER FINAL MOORING PLACE CHALLENGE: THE FLEXIBLE MOORING SYSTEM CAN MOVE UP AND DOWN WITH THE SHIP
coastal tugs and a new seagoing pontoon, to handle transport, lifting and installation projects at sea. Specifically, that could include the installation of wind farms and drilling rigs. With our new equipment we can operate up to 30 miles off the coast, and also further away from our base.” Using the new equipment, Mammoet Maritime can now work in the extended coastal area from the North of Spain, along France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, all the way to Poland. And these are all countries where Mammoet is a familiar name. “Our new name is much more meaningful to international customers. If you present a Mammoet business card in other countries, it takes much less time to explain who you are, and what you do.”
Customized solutions Mammoet Maritime has already built up a reputation on the inland waterways and rivers of Western Europe as a contractor who can provide a customized solution for any maritime challenge. Solutions which can combine salvage, transport and lifting operations with installation, maintenance, storage and transshipping, emergency response operations and pollution remediation. In the past year Mammoet Maritime has been active in all these fields. Our operations even extended into the heartland of Europe, with the removal and installation of a large bridge across the Danube, at Tulln in Austria. Mammoet Maritime also installed a number of bridges in Germany. Additionally the company has undertaken a range of transport projects, such as shipping large yachts and gas turbines and transporting large vessels from Germany to the UK. During the overhaul of a power station in Lelystad
(the Netherlands), Mammoet Maritime handled the transport of all large components and was an important element in the overall Mammoet package for this project. Mammoet Maritime is a part of the Marine division, which also includes Mammoet Salvage, Mammoet Shipping and the Mammoet Heavy Lift Terminal. This is another step in the development of Mammoet as a comprehensive supplier of multimodal lifting and transport solutions, with a range of operations which fit together perfectly. For example, the deep sea salvage work undertaken by Mammoet Salvage is complemented by Mammoet Maritime who provide salvage services on inland waterways. Scheffer concluded: “We have long been a full part of the business, and our name now underlines that. And that’s a definite advantage.”
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The heavy lifting and transport specialist Mammoet is the world’s leading tailor-made heavy lifting and multimodal transport solutions specialist. Our core business is the transport, shipping, installation (including horizontal and vertical positioning) and removal of heavy or large objects, to and from any location, onshore and offshore. Maintenance lifting services and plant stops and the worldwide trade in new and used equipment are also one of Mammoet’s core activities. Mammoet’s activities are focused on the petrochemical industry, civil engineering projects, the power generation sector, offshore and marine projects. The engineering skills, experience, thousands of highly skilled professionals and a vast ﬂeet of stateof-the-art equipment, combined with high quality and safety standards, have made Mammoet a market leader, setting trends and records around the world.
“Mammoet’s objective: to be the best full-service provider of engineered heavy-lifting and multimodal transport in the global market – for the benefit of our customers, shareholders and employees.”
Mammoet’s operations in the petrochemical and chemical industries largely relate to maintenance work, the replacement of plant modules, complete overhauls and the expansion or construction of production sites.
Mammoet has established a formidable reputation for itself in all parts of the power industry, from fossil fuel and nuclear plants to facilities using renewable energy sources.
Mammoet’s activities in the offshore industry include the accurate and safe implementation of transport solutions by land and by water, load-ins and loadouts, and the assembly of extremely large and heavy items.
Experience of multimodal transport by road, rail and water, together with equipment for lifting, skidding and jacking heavy loads ensure Mammoet’s position as a full-service provider in the market for civil projects and infrastructure works.
Mammoet offers specialist heavy lifting and transport services at sea, in coastal waters and on inland waterways. With the division, Mammoet Salvage, and the subsidiary, Mammoet Maritime, Mammoet has proven its ability throughout the world.
Global service, local presence Mammoet has clients and projects in all parts of the world. To keep the lines of communication short and to stay abreast of the local markets, Mammoet has operating companies throughout Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Global or complicated projects and global logistics are handled centrally from our home base in Schiedam, the Netherlands. As much as possible everything else is handled locally. This structure enables us to act swiftly, effectively and cost-efficiently in your local market, while offering the benefit of a central knowledge and experience center for more demanding aspects and projects.
Mammoet was awarded the contract for the transportation and the installation of two HDS Reactors at a refinery in Lithuania. Both reactors, with a length of 32 meters and a weight of 515 tons, had to be transported over a route of 155 kilometers from the port of Klaipeda to the site.
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Multimodal transportation of a reactor (520 tons) by Mammoet Venezuela.
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