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worldwide specialists in heavy lifting and transport


Watch out! Low flying vessel Miller Park Stadium Snorre B project Submarines on wheels Windmills in our mind

Contents Introduction


Always on the move



Petrochemical Safety, know-how and professionalism


Naphtha plant stop at DSM


De Meern - We proudly present the first issue of a completely re-styled journal especially produced for our relations and valued clients. It will keep you updated about the developments in the Mammoet organisation.

EmergO-Project achieves highest point


Watch out! Low flying vessel…


From Italy to Egypt


At a different angle


About reactors and silos


A lift to remember


Maarten de Graaf looks back on a eventful year


Two Alstom projects


From the Houston harbour to the Exxon Baytown Refinery


Heavy transport in Venezuela


Mammoet in Iran


Malaysia and Thailand


A lot has happened since the acquisition of Mammoet by the Van Seumeren Group last year. As shown in the organisation chart on page 3, a new structure has been implemented. As a matter of fact it has been put in effect in a very short time. By the end of 2001, a new head office will be inaugurated in the greater Rotterdam area. Currently a state-of-the-art heavy lift terminal is created, unique in its kind. The construction of the prefabricated head office has been awarded to one of our esteemed clients, Grootint in Zwijndrecht. Similar to the construction methods in the off-

shore industry, the bollard shaped Mammoet office is entirely built at their yard. At the end of this year Mammoet (who else?) will transport the structure by SPMT trailers and a barge to the Rotterdam area over a distance of 40 kilometres. It will change the skyline of the Nieuwe Waterweg overnight. At that moment the new heavy lift terminal ready. It will give direct access to ocean going vessels because the pier is situated at deep water. Therefore, heavy lift equipment can be mobilised easily to any destination in the world. Storage of heavy loads will be a new feature on this terminal in the largest port in the world.

For those who received the former Van Seumeren Newsletter or Mammoet Mail: this publication is the successor of both magazines. To underscore Mammoet’s extended working field we named the new publication “Mammoet World”. The editors are glad to introduce you on behalf of the management to the fascinating Mammoet world and its borderless heavy lift and transport opportunities.

Trading Mammoet Trading


Civil it’s Mammoet!!!


Flower Power


Cranage at various levels


A tree is known by its fruit


First class bridge travel


Bridges for trains, trams and pedestrians


Miller Park Stadium


Railway bridge installed


Tunis Rades Stadium


Offshore Mammoet dedicated to offshore


Heimdal riser




Snorre B Project


Always on the move

Heaviest offshore structure ever moved on wheels


Multi crane lift


Pemex Canterall EPC-1 Project


Ports and Shipyards Submarines on Wheels


Odense Steel Shipyard


Expansion of Polish Shipyard


Lower it steady and easy…


Gone with the cranes…


Extension of the cruise ship Costa Classica


Ships on a vessel and trailers


Cranage in South Africa


Manila South Harbor


Ms Seaway


Power Windmills in our mind Transformers on the move

The focus of the Executive Board is on the future On 12 July 2000, the contracts were signed that gave a new enterprise its formal status. Van Seumeren Holland BV and Mammoet BV, both renowned for their achievements in the market for heavy lifting and transport, joined forces. The focus of the Executive Board is on the future, capitalising on the fascinating synergy advantages that this acquisition offers.

Typical What is characteristic for the new enterprise? On the last day of December 2000, the Executive Board is asked to reflect on three aspects that they consider as most typical for the new Mammoet corporation, which employs over 1,600 professionals world wide.

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Corporate identity Mammoet new style visualised


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Frans van Seumeren, President and CEO, does not need long to complete his list. “Both companies have complementary skills and equipment to offer, so my first item is ‘global coverage’.

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This not only refers to the geographic presence, but also to the range of solutions that we can offer in heavy lifting and transport. My second consideration is ‘professionalism’. The merger of both companies is to some extend a logical step in market developments. Due to even higher investments by our clients in equipment like vessels, jackets or other heavy elements, they will only trust the delicate job of transport and lifting to a party that guarantees a quick, safe and thus professional operation. Our big company can offer, sustain and develop further this required professionalism. My third item is related to the other two. Mammoet operates at the top of the market and focuses

on difficult jobs, as well as more standard services. It is the range of our products and services that is most typical to us.” Frits van Riet, who joined the Executive Board from Mammoet, is primarily responsible for the internal operations and is challenged by the need to integrate both companies as smooth and as quick as possible. The Managing Director and COO presents some additional aspects that are typical for the new company. “I would emphasise that we are truly a global player and thus support a 24 hour service. When it comes to the range of services and the range of locations where we operate, we are

the largest company in the market. By consequence, and this is my second aspect, we support a valuable network of contacts, representatives, offices and other point of contacts. The challenge is to get the organisation as lean as possible, while keeping the communication lines with customers short. I will elaborate more on these organisational aspects later on. Finally, when I look to the current operations, at the end of this year and barely six months after joining Van Seumeren, I consider our company dynamic and fast, with a mindset for pro-active support of our customers”.

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Roderik van Seumeren, Vice President Mammoet Global, shares the aspect of professionalism with his colleagues. “An aspect that is very important to me is that we achieve really tailor made solutions that work smoothly and safely. No job in heavy lifting and transport can be business as usual. We have to account for unexpected circumstances and must guarantee the safety of our customers’ equipment and all personnel involved at any time. In many cases, this will lead to innovative, yet simple and creative solutions, like the one we developed for the Milwaukee Stadium. (see page 13) Having said this, my third choice in characterising our new company is that the sky is the limit. I do not believe that there is any object that we cannot move or lift in place.

Yes, as Frits said, we are among the biggest companies in the market. But this status also makes you vulnerable. You have to prove over and over again your leadership position and stress your company to the limits of its capacities and abilities. It is a challenge I like. It appeals to our successful spirit of pioneering, while at the same time we must achieve a smooth and cost effective operation that is typical of big, mature companies.”

market segment currently shows an upswing as major investments were postponed the last couple of years

kets that I really want to call ‘green fields’ since we are at the beginning of large scale operations there.

Outlook for 2001 Frans van Seumeren referred in his New Years speech to promising market developments. The profitability on, for instance, the rental activities in the ‘home market’ Benelux remains at an acceptable level and contributes to the overall result. The world wide (petro) chemical

“We will be capitalising on the fascinating synergy

as a result of economic developments in the Far East. In parallel, Frans van Seumeren also expects the offshore market to gain momentum at the end of 2001 or in 2002. “I would not say that these are all ‘traditional’ markets for us, since each shows its own rhythm and offers its own surprises. But in contrast, there are also mar-

China is a good example and I still expect a good future in the Russian market development. Also in the Middle East we are looking for opportunities to enforce our market position.” The acquisition of Mammoet has been received very well by the customers and is considered as a logi-

cal development. According to Frans van Seumeren, it offers a lot of potential in creating better logistic solutions, more alternatives for executing heavy lifting and transport jobs and improving the service level. “Our wide range of equipment is positioned such that we can bring in any required item on short notice. This means that the average cycle time for a job will decrease. In short, we will aim for better and quicker service.” A final aspect that will dominate 2001 is the development of the Mammoet new headquarters in the greater Rotterdam area. The construction started and the 2400 tonnes, 45 metre high building will be transported in one piece from Zwijndrecht over a distance of 40 kilometres to its final location. It is expected that by the end of 2001, the staff now employed in De Meern and Breda can move to the new site. “It’s a bit a part of our culture. Always on the move, and now even with our staff” replies Frans van Seumeren.

advantages that this acquisition offers.”


Big and lean organisation At the heart of the new organisation is a decentralised approach. Mammoet has four regions that are allowed to operate autonomously within the corporate standards.








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“The quality of our staffing is most critical to our commercial results.”

are expecting us to keep improving ourselves, in professionalism, service level and innovation or creativity. My personal challenge is to complete the integration process by the end of this year.

The blueprint of the organisation is textbook like, but what about the practical daily operations? Frits van Riet is complementary to Frans van Seumeren. While the CEO is an entrepreneur in all aspects and has a firm external focus, the COO accepted the challenge to restyle the former companies into a dynamic, loyal and professional organisation.

“The quality of our staffing is most critical to our commercial results. From our joined forces, we have to select the best people for the most demanding jobs. Fortunately, our market leadership is very attractive for young and promising professionals that seek a career track with lots of opportunities. Frankly, we do not allow ourselves to spend a long time in recruiting people. We want the best and we want them now. Moreover, the inflow of new people will accelerate the change of corporate culture towards a client driven, service oriented organisation, even more than the previous companies could offer. This is not just a goal in itself. The market, our customers,

engineering and others. Finally, Mammoet Global is responsible for the training and education of our senior operational staff and comprises a kind of corporate school.”

Roderik van Seumeren considers his organisation as a conductor of an orchestra. By co-ordinating activities between regional organisations and overseeing the total operations, Mammoet Global will turn the syner-

getic potentials - in available equipment, logistics and expertise - into solid business advantages and high level services for customers.

The regions are centred on Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. In addition, there is a fifth organisational body: Mammoet Global.

By then, everybody is in place, with the correct mindset and ready for any challenge to come.”

“Mammoet Global should be considered as an entity that facilitates the regional organisation in completing specifically difficult or demanding jobs.”

Mammoet Global Why is it necessary to establish Mammoet Global next to the four regional organisations? Roderik van Seumeren explains the tasks of his organisation in the making. “Mammoet Global focusses on extreme jobs in heavy lifting and transport, most of them being ‘one of a kind’. The expertise and skills needed to execute such jobs is to precious to be developed in parallel in four regions. Also the storage of the equipment required for those jobs in four regions would mean over

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capacity, resulting in having a part of our resources sitting idle. Mammoet Global should be considered as an entity that facilitates the regional organisation in completing specifically difficult or demanding jobs. Our most skilled engineers work within Mammoet Global and offer a ‘think tank’ that generates innovative and tailor made solutions for any challenge offered to us. As a corporate body, Mammoet Global is also responsible for setting and maintaining group standards, in the field of safety, quality control, maintenance,

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Safety, know-how and professionalism The chemical, petrochemical and process industries are important market segments for Mammoet. These industries provide the natural environment for the development of new, innovative heavy lift systems such as the containerised PTC (I and II) and MSG 50 (I and II) systems. They frequently serve operations at, for instance, refineries. At the same time a large fleet of mobile cranes of all capacities, and skilled staff is available for maintenance work and plant stops. In fact, a special plant stop concept has been introduced. It comprises a flat fee agreement based on a partnership contract.

This offers the customer many benefits. One of the most important is that Mammoet, when needed, will mobilise a substantial quantity of equipment and skilled personnel in a very short time. Although price is always a key consideration, it is not the first argument to consider the use of rental cranes. Safety is even more important, followed by know-how and professionalism. Mammoet considers plant stops as complete integrated projects. From the moment a customer is prepared and able to describe about 70 percent of all lifting requirements for its plant stop, Mammoet can offer the flat fee for the whole project. The mechanical contractor can then

offer additionally his own work. In The Netherlands Mammoet supports in-house branches on the site of various (petro)chemical companies like Shell, Dow, DSM, Huntsman, Dupont and Corus Steelworks at IJmuiden. These serve as nerve centres from where all local operations are co-ordinated. For those customers who have no partnership contract with Mammoet, a dedicated temporary shop is established on the site. The Mammoet project manager can thus easily discuss the work in an early stage with the mechanical contractor. This facilitates effective engineering and good planning, vital to every plant stop.

Naphtha plant stop at DSM Geleen - A maintenance stop was scheduled for the naphtha plant at DSM. During the stop, a de-bottleneck project had to be executed as well. Ir. Jacques Kemp, project and turnaround manager, comments on these operations. “The overall project required 200,000 labour hours as the stop was scheduled to last 4 weeks. Thanks to efficiency improvement, this could be reduced to 3.5 weeks. For such operations, much lifting has to be done. We had 16 fixed lifting locations and some could be supported by mobile cranes as well. The cranage needed should feature various capacities. In the nine months of preparations, we

designed a crane plan and assured free access over our roads such that other contractors could do their job as well.” The most heavy crane was a 400 tonnes crawler crane with luffing jib, necessary to support the extension of a distillation column. Another remarkable feature was a small whistle that the Mammoet

supervisor used during the lifting operations. It was an extra dimension to safety and acknowledged by all involved. By the way, good communications between the contractors was vital, as 1,500 employees did speak French, German or English instead of Dutch. Safety was continuously stressed and supported by toolbox-, safety promotion- and regular co-ordinating meetings.

No secrets… During the season of harvesting the ‘white gold’, asparagus, Mammoet World had a chat with Ton van de Kerkhof, Purchasing Manager with DSM Services B.V. in the province of Limburg, The Netherlands. “I’m already three years with this department. Before that, I was employed with Sales for 12 years. My change of job was triggered by the management that desired a more marketing style of operation at the purchasing department. I supported the introduction of a new purchasing procedure, the so called Purchasing Marketing Planning, to the General Technical Services branch, responsible for scaffolding, isolation, industrial cleaning and others. One idea was not to start with a request for offers from various contractors, but to begin with a market analysis. What is the market turnover and what is our own market share? Who are the major suppliers in the

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market and with whom could we establish a partnership? The wheeling & dealing remains an important issue, but it comes second. Partnerships are typical for sales management, and I still stick to that principle. I can say now that the purchasing department really adopts a different strategy, compared to a couple of years ago.” Van de Kerkhof elaborates on the changed policy. “The issue is that we outsource as much as possible, especially the things we do not do well ourselves. Obviously, lifting and transport is not our core business, but the same is true for other maintenance disciplines. We do have a lot of expertise, but specialised staff of an external contractor simply performs better. However, they should be market leaders or top players in their business. This lead position has to be very clear. As for the crane business, we have

experience with several good performing parties. Yet we selected Mammoet amongst others, since they concentrate on crane activities for our market, the chemical industry. In fact, a great deal of their operations take place in this segment. So they know our business, our stakes and our safety issues.” According to Van de Kerkhof, the most essential part is the development of a mutual relationship between market leaders of different branches. This assures the best performance, the optimum benefit of innovative achievements and of course quality and safety.

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EmergO-Project achieves highest point Terneuzen - On Saturday 17 June 2000, the upgrading of a distillation plant in the EmergO project of Dow Chemical reached a milestone. The upgrading yields an increase of production capacity with 600 kilo tonnes ethylene per year to 1,700 kilo tonnes. To achieve this, the 18 furnaces in the LHC-2 complex needed a modification to meet a new design, doubling their individual capacity. By consequence, the energy consumption decreases, as does the NOX emission per tonne ethylene. Other elements of the upgrade are a new separation train, cooling tower, control room and infrastructure.

Project manager Jo Timmer gave the formal start for the lifting operations, involving the hoisting of a 5.75 metres diameter top section to 110 metres high, making it the highest distillation column in Holland. The column, part of the separation train, is manufactured by Ellimetal while Stork Engineering & Contractors is responsible for the train. In the vessel, propane and propene are separated as they boil off at different temperatures. However, since these boiling points are

rather close, many separation stages are needed to reach the required purity levels. This is why the column is 110 metres high. Apart from lifting, Mammoet also serves the heavy transport needed for this extension project. Mammoet moved seven separation towers with a total length of 420 metres from the container platform in the Braakmanhaven to the plant site, using SPMTs. The sections were between 100 and 160 tonnes each. The length and weight posed special constraints to the site movements and required very accurate operations. The total upgrading is valued at 1 billion guilders. The plant is expected to be operational in 2001.

Watch out! Low flying vessel… Le Havre - Mammoet executed the transport and erection of a 280 tonne distillation tower for Esso S.A.F./Foster Wheeler in France. The tower was offloaded by a heavy lift vessel at Port Jerome and temporarily stored just on the quayside. For transportation from the port to the refinery site, Mammoet mobilised two coupled gantry beams with a length of 40 metres, fixed on support stools around the tower. Two combinations of double 6-lines SPMTs fitted with two 350 tonne capacity turntables were interconnected by two specially engineered T-frames for supporting the total construction. This solution may seem rather complicated but was chosen to avoid the removal of lowhanging piperacks at the refinery. The total transport combination measured 55 metres with a weight of approximately 520 tonnes. At times it moved very close to the ground to achieve the necessary height clearance. The distillation tower was transported over the public road from Radicatel harbour to the Esso site in the Port Jerome industrial zone, a distance of six kilometres. Upon arrival the vessel was manoeuvred underneath

several piperacks with a clearance of just 150 mm. The column was positioned on four 150 tonne jacks at a designated location. The transport beams were subsequently dismantled. In the meantime the SPMT trailers were reconfigured into one double 12 axle line trailer. In addition the vessel was picked up by the hook of a Demag CC2800 crawler crane fitted with a 54 metres mainboom and a 30 metres derrick. A Demag AC1600 served the tailing frame that had been purpose-designed for this job. The lifting operation was smooth and the vessels could be placed without any problems, notwithstanding the area being very confined as it was in the middle of a live refinery. Mammoet finished the job with supporting the alignment and levelling of the column.

From Italy to Egypt Cairo - Mammoet Italy, in close co-operation with Mammoet’s new subsidiary in Egypt, showed a perfect example of a “Factory to Foundation” job. It comprised the transport, shipment and lifting operation of two hydrocracker reactors for customer Daelim. Especially the extensive paper work in connection with this project proved to be challenging. However Mammoet Italy controls every part of this process and can really guarantee its existing and future customers a full door to door heavy lift service, including all required permits and other legal documents. The 750 tonne reactor vessels were loaded in Porto Marghera

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onto the heavy lift ship Happy River, as representatives of Saga, Technip and Palumbo Seafreight watched these operations. Upon arrival at Alexandria the vessels were transported to the site and erected by the Mammoet Hydrajack gantry system. During a period of four months a PC/CC 4200 crane was stationed at the refinery. This job was a first for our newly established legal entity in Egypt.

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At a different angle Kleve - Winkels AG in Kleve is a regular user of Mammoet’s heavy lift services. An interesting point in all the heavy transports that are being executed for this expert column manufacturing company, is that the river Rhine is always part of the transport schedule. Also in this case the column measuring 48 metres long and weighing 165 tonnes was moved on SPMTs to the river bank of the Rhine where it was transferred along a Nato ramp onto a Rhine barge.

At Karlsruhe the column was offloaded again and successively brought to the Miro refinery in the same place. The column was dressed at the site which resulted in a weight increase of 115 tonnes. The now 280 tonne Weighing process column was put upright by a CC2800 crawler crane and delivered onto its foundation in one smooth and swift move.

About reactors and silos Antwerp - Geldof Metaalconstructie manufactures silos for all kinds of industrial bulk goods, from granulate to cement and chemicals. In 1969 Geldof decided to switch its activities from the flax industry to metal fabrication. This marked the modest start to what eventually became an internationally renowned company supporting a wide range of products in carbon steel, stainless steel and other alloys. The company serves customers all over the world in many different industrial sectors, ranging from petrochemical to car manufacturing, and from water purification to waste processing. A good example of their outstanding products is a tank for the storage of 15,000 tonnes of melasse which had to be built in 9 weeks for Dagevos B.V. in Wemeldinge, Zeeland.

Therefore they have decided to built the roof with the upperpart of the shell next to the tank and lift it at the end in one piece on top of the tank. For the final assembly, Mammoet used two AC 650 cranes and installed the construction quickly and safe. Another remarkable fact was the transport of a 80 tonne reactor vessel with a diameter of 9.5 metres and a length of 30 metres. This installation had been produced by G&G International N.V. which is part of the Geldof group. It is one of the world’s leading contractors, with

the in-house capability to design and build storage tanks, pressure vessels, reactors and columns for oil refining and petrochemical industry. Geldof awarded the transportation contract to Mammoet. The vessel was shipped by barge along the Albertkanaal to Antwerp. With police escort the reactor proceeded to the destination area at Indaver, located on the left bank in Antwerp.



A lift to remember

Fort McMurray - Syncrude is Canada’s largest single source of crude oil and the world’s largest producer of crude oil from oil sands. To do this, Syncrude mines oil sand from a surface mine. The raw oil, or bitumen, is extracted from the sand with steam and hot water. Then, it is upgraded to crude oil by fluid coking, hydroprocessing, hydrotreating and reblending.

The final product is dispatched down a pipeline to refineries and terminals in the Edmonton area, and for shipment down pipelines to refineries in Canada and the United States. The main site is located at Mildred Lake, 40 kilometres north of Fort McMurray in Alberta and about 500 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

reactor vessel. The MSG 50 was winterised in order to operate under bitter cold winter circumstances at temperatures below 30 degrees Celsius. Nick Deeg, project manager of the Bitumen Conversion Resource Team specifies the other factors, which play an important role regarding the “go” or “no go” of starting the lift.

Mammoet’s containerised lifting device, MSG 50, was contracted for several lifts at Syncrude’s processing plant. These lifts were carried out while the plant was in operation, so safety and precise lifting engineering were of utmost importance. The Mammoet crane was equipped with a 43 metre jib on top of a 62 metre main boom to obtain the required 74.6 metre radius which was needed for the most important part of the project: the exchange of a 620 tonne

“The exchange of this reactor vessel is engineered to the smallest details. The lifting plan as prepared by Mammoet is very detailed and it shows that the crane is working with much better specs than originally designed for. Obviously this has already been investigated a long time ago, because working at a live plant incurs its own problems and can be challenging at times. Apart from the temperature, the wind force is a decision factor as well.

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On the first scheduled date, the lift had to be posponed because of the heavy wind pressure”. Nick Deeg explains the green signal for the lifting operation must be given well in advance as the various disciplines should have enough time to prepare themselves. On the second scheduled date, the wind was calm and the sun rose slowly above the horizon, shining a golden light on the MSG 50 and the reactor vessel. The Mammoet crew had no eye for that scene, being busy with the mating of the vessel. “A good performance, well prepared and much faster accomplished than anticipated”, is the comment of a tired but fully satisfied project manager. Around noon the reactor is firmly secured to the rest of the installation and another mile stone has been reached in the Coker 8-1 Stretch project.

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Maarten de Graaf looks back on an eventful year De Meern - Between Christmas and New Years Eve, Maarten de Graaf, Senior Project Manager of Mammoet, found some time to look back on last years operations he was involved with.

Irving Oil Refinery “To start, I was involved with the project we did for the Irving Oil refinery at Saint John, New Brunswick. This project started last year and was completed at the end of 2000. Over 200 items ranging from 50 tonnes to 570 tonnes were installed

at different areas on the site. Therefore, the PTC was equipped with crawlers as to facilitate site moving to seven different locations. This was a novelty for the PTC and proved this concept offers much versatility in operation flexibility. A special challenge was to fit the PTC with a jib that was moved in separately. With the jib added, the PTC had increased capacity to handle the heaviest and highest loads of the project. Adaptations and testing was done at the site and effectively supported by Irving.

tracks. It will join another CC 4800 there in assembling 1200 tonnes vessels that come in pieces by rail from Japan, and finally lift the completed structures into place.”

The PTC operated almost a full year at this site, in tandem with a CC 4800 crane. Right now, the PTC is on the move again, heading for Alberta, some 5000 km down the

Suncor Energy “Besides the project for Irving Oil refinery, we just completed a major project for Suncor Energy at Ft. McMurray, Alberta.The versatility of the 4800 Twin Ring Light Duty concept was be proved once more accompanied by a CC 4800 to install four coke drums of 480 tonnes each. The CC 4800 also performed many other lifts, just as an LR 1250 that assisted in tailing operations. The customer defined strict constraints to the site movements, which came down to the requirement to move all loads with the same crane configuration, i.e. with jib. If you never worked in such harsh conditions, it is hard to imagine what kind of

improvisation was needed to continue the operations. As we arrived on the site near Edmonton, the temperature dropped to minus 48 degrees Celsius, essentially freezing the hydraulic systems. We needed two days to heat the equipment and restore the operational status. During the operations, we could continue our activities to temperatures as low as minus 40. Etarco Mammoet Western was on this project involved with the transport of 485 modules up to 30 metres long, 7.3 metres wide and 7.3 metres high. The 147,4 tonne modules and were transported from Edmonton to Suncor, a distance of 500 km, during October to December 2000.”

Test PTC II “At the end of 2000, we started with the assembling and testing of our second PTC crane. The testing is done according to the US ANSI standards. This is necessary for each crane that evolves to a production series after the prototype. I expect this second crane to join operations early in 2001.”

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Two Alstom projects Rosarito/Hermosillo - Alstom Power, Baden, Switzerland contracted Etarco de Mexico to develop and execute the logistics plan to move super heavy items like turbines (230 tonnes), generators (325 tonnes) and transformers (220 tonnes) from North American ports of entry to the sites in Rosarito and Hermosillo, Mexico. The Hermosillo project was rather simple. It required receiving items at the Guaymas Port onto 18 lines of hydraulic trailers. The transport distance from there on is some 200 kilometres. Mammoet only had to modify seven bridge structures and applied jacking and skidding systems. The Rosarito Project offered more challenges. The customer assumed a process that involved a barge, meaning a great risk in managing the surf and spray water. Mammoet dispatched the items

to the Port of San Diego. They were the largest pieces ever handled in Southern California. The next step was to load the items on 24 lines of SPMTs, followed by transloading onto rail cars for the 25 kilometre shipment to Tijuana, Mexico, and subsequent transloading on 24 lines of hydraulic trailers for the 30 kilometre highway drive to the job site.

could handle the pieces, while the rail tracks needed some adjustments. These two projects occurred at the same time, and Mammoet delivered all 9 pieces exactly on time, as scheduled some 4 months prior to shipment.

To achieve all this, Mammoet engineered studies of the port piers, rail tracks and Mexican highway infrastructures. It appeared the piers



From the Houston harbour to the Exxon Baytown Refinery Baytown TX - Mammoet transported a 475 tonne reactor from the Houston harbour to the Exxon Baytown Refinery for our customer, Fluor Daniel Inc. The reactor is part of the off-site section of the Delayed Coker Project, which is being implemented in this refinery. Built in Spain, this reactor was delivered to the Houston harbour by BigLift Shipping on Wednesday, 29 November. Mammoet had prepared a platform holding using a 16-axle-line Goldhofer. However, due to a delay in the construction of the reactor, the decision was made to transport it to Baytown on conventional trailers rather than SPMTs. The latter were not available due to the PEMEX load-outs in Mexico. Shipping cranes were used to load

the reactor onto the platform. Everything was secured thoroughly. The following day the reactor was tranferred over Exxon’s own dock in Baytown. Thursday and Friday were reserved for further preparation of the route. At 9 a.m. on Monday morning the green light was given to move from the Exxon site to the public road. At 10:30 a.m. our new Kenworth C 500 (its first job since its arrival in the States) hauled the Goldhofer onto the road.

required. At exactly 2 p.m. the trailer turned through the gate into the refinery. The following afternoon the SPMTs were delivered, assembled and the reactor was transferred to a dual 12-axle line vehicle. On Wednesday morning it was driven to its final position. It was then jacked up more than a metre and unloaded.

The route was approximately 5 km long. The most difficult section was an S bend over a railway line. This was one of two points where a second haulage vehicle was

Heavy transport in Venezuela Puerto La Cruz - An impressive transport operation was carried out by Mammoet Venezuela for the construction of the gas upstream facilities for Accroven (ENRON/Canadian Gas). The total transport contract consisted of over 20 modules and vessels. The pictures show the largest column for the upstream facilities in Santa Barbara (eastern area of Venezuela) and weighs 170 tonnes. The columns moved by 2 x 8 lines Scheuerle had to overcome a small mountain with 10% slope.

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Three MAN trucks with 400 HP were needed to pass this difficult part of the 300 km transport route. The heaviest columns of this project were 250 and 210 tonnes delivered in Jose and lifted by Mammoet Venezuela.

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Mammoet in Iran Dubai - Currently, Mammoet Middle East is executing advanced operations for the South Pars Gas Field in Iran. The contract was won from Hyundai Engineering & Construction and involved the transport and erection of heavy, oversized elements for a new gas processing plant. In fact, the operations call for 156 lifts from a number of shipments, the storage of items, loading onto barges, sailing from Dubai to Iran, site transportation and delivering the items on foundations supported by cranes. The operations are co-ordinated out of Dubai, which is quite a demanding task as it covers 36,000 tonnes of cargo with individual lifts up to 300 tonnes. Robin Koenis is commercial manager for Mammoet Middle East in Dubai and he says the South Pars Field is the largest of its kind in the world. “We are now up and running for phase 2 and 3 of the Total South Pars project. However, the construction site is very isolated and it takes two days out of Dubai to get there, including boarding old Russian planes and a five hour drive through a rocky dessert. Since there


are no port facilities in Iran, all heavy items from Korea, Germany and Italy are shipped to the Emirates. They arrive in Port Rashid and Jebel Ali Port in Dubai. From Port Rashid, the items are transported overland to Jebel Ali where they are to be loaded onto pontoons. These pontoons cross the Arabian Gulf to Assaluyeh in Iran.” Robin emphasises the difficult logistics in this project. “Most items originate from Korea, such as 300 tonne heavy boilers. But turbines come from Italy and Germany. Upon their arrival in Port Rashid, we receive them and store the cargo on a temporary site. We take care for customs clearing and port handling. If we have enough heavy items, we load a pontoon. In Assaluyeh we unload the cargo via a specially prepared jetty. Unfortunately the

extremely bad weather conditions have caused delays in the ro/rooperations. Moreover, we had to lift some items from the pontoon due to weather constrains. Once on land, we moved the items over almost 3 kilometres over a special heavy duty road.” The transportation part takes about four months, while the cranage part is scheduled to last six months. Mammoet has eight cranes available. Among them a 600 tonne crawler crane, two 450 tonne cranes and several cranes of the 60 tonne class. The 600 tonne crane is to be operated in the maximum configuration (84 metres main boom and 84 metres jib) when installing a flare stack. Robin Koenis expects more commercial spin-off from Mammoets presence on the site, as work is in progress.

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ASIA “Malaysia and Thailand expand their day market activities with telescopic cranes”. Traditionally Van Seumeren and Walter Wright Mammoet operated only ringer and crawler cranes during the last two decades in Asia. However since the construction of large plants was significantly reduced after the Asian economic crisis, the Mammoet Management decided to set up a telescopic crane depot in Malaysia to ensure continuity of our Malaysian services.

At the moment Mammoet Romstar Sdn Bhd in Malaysia operates the following telescopic cranes from it’s depot’s in Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan: 10 RT telescopic cranes 3 truckmounted telescopic cranes 3 AT telescopic cranes 1 AT telescopic crane 1 AT telescopic crane

Currently a 200 tonne and a 500 tonne AT crane are on the move to Malaysia to compliment this fleet. For Thailand we recently purchased a 400 ton LTM 1400. The crane will stay in Thailand where it will be used for day market activities.



Mammoet Trading Following the integration of Mammoet and Van Seumeren, the trade department has been renamed into Mammoet Trading. This Department, covering the third core business after projects and crane rental, is responsible for all purchasing, upgrading and reselling of crane, transport and other equipment. Its ambition is to broaden the scope and to focus on markets that require good quality used-equipment. During the past months, a large number of cranes has been sold as to optimise the integrated fleets. “Most of what the two companies had to offer was complementary” says Jan van Seumeren Jr. “But we managed to restructure this fleet quite efficiently. It put a lot of pressure on the sales network. With the acquisition of Mammoet we now have a global network of offices

through which we can offer a full range of services to our customers” In order to strengthen the sales capacity, Wally Beldon joined Mammoet Trading and will be responsible for the UK and the America’s. His focus will be on creating a new customer portfolio by personal contacts. Although the fleet integration is a demanding job, the trade business went on. “Business as usual I would say. We spot cranes and other equipment, apply a complete overhaul and guarantee to our customer that the equipment is operational and safe, in accordance with our own safety standards.” As an example, Mammoet refurbished a TC 2000 Demag crane and serviced its engines, axles and hydraulics, in co-operation with the Mammoet Product

Development department. The crane was acquired in Russia and is now on it’s way to a new owner. In the future Mammoet Trading aims at buying and selling of equipment from other companies as well. It will further enhance the market leader position. Parallel to this, training of staff as to increase skills, market knowledge and technical know-how is of utmost importance. It enables to support customers in their decision making process. For details of the actual sales inventory please check our website: or contact Jan van Seumeren Sr. (, Jan van Seumeren Jr. ( or Wally Beldon (

Mammoet Fleet New equipment that has been added to the Mammoet fleet in 2000: 10 LTM 1055 Liebherr telescopic cranes 5 AC 50/1 Demag telescopic cranes 8 GMK 4075 Grove telescopic cranes 1 GMK 5100 Grove telescopic crane 10 Sennebogen 5500 crawler cranes 1 CK 2500 Kobelco crawler crane 3 Manitowoc 999 crawler cranes Various trucks and transport trailers

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It’s a boat… it’s a house… it’s a silo… it’s Mammoet!!! Schiedam - Recently our employees of the Mammoet Office in Schiedam saw something different pass by than just the familiar seagulls. A yacht weighing 160 tonnes and measuring 35 metres in length out of the water into a barge with two AC 650’s. The yacht, which had been built by the Croatian shipyard “Heli Yachts”, sailed to the Netherlands to participate in a boat show. The boat show was, however, in Düsseldorf (Germany), and as the sailing masts were too high, the yacht could not reach that destination along the inland waterways.

Moerdijk - Unirice at Moerdijk, The Netherlands, recently took over two large rice silos from Oryza B.V. at Zwijndrecht. By purchasing these silos Unirice can expand its production capacity. The larger silo is 35 metres high and can hold 1600 tonnes of rice. When empty the silo weighs 200 tonnes. The smaller one is 25 metres high and weighs 22 tonnes. It was apparently a suitable job for heavy lift expert Mammoet who shipped both silos in one go. At Zwijndrecht the silos were raised from their foundations and subsequently driven onto a pontoon. The large silo was transported on computer controlled self-propelled platform trailers on 88 wheels. The smaller silo was moved on a conventional platform trailer towed by a prime mover. After completing the shipment to Moerdijk the silos were driven off the pontoon and transported over one kilometre on a public road before they reached the Unirice premises. There they were off-loaded and placed onto foundations.

Lent - Mammoet was awarded a contracted by Bresser/Van ’t Wout for the transportation of a house over a distance of 100 metres. The house was 11 metres long, 8 metres high and 11 metres wide. It had an estimated weight of 300 tonnes. Despite the fact that the house was only four years old, it had to moved because it stood in the way of a new housing project. A heavy foundation was placed under the house to facilitate the jack-up and transport. Mammoet used 2 x 10 axle-lines of self-propelled modular platform trailers. To prove the smoothness of the ride, a bottle of champagne and two glasses were placed on the house. It all arrived on the new location without any damage. Nobody recalls what happened then with the bottle…

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To get the yacht to the show, the masts were removed in Schiedam and the yacht was lifted into our own “Europa 1” barge. Upon arrival in Düsseldorf the barge opened at the bow and the yacht was rolled onto the quay with a 12 axle Goldhofer trailer and heavy transport truck. A ballast tractor provided the necessary extra traction as to climb the ramp to the Messe of Düsseldorf. We hope that after all these efforts, the Croatian shipyard will find potential buyers for their product!

Groningen - The most appealing “house” movement in 2000 was the temporary removal of a “fin de siecle” building, part of an already demolished gas factory in the centre of the city of Groningen, The Netherlands. It had to be moved over a distance of 100 metres in order to clean the soil in accordance with legal environmental requirements. The soil around the shed was excavated to a depth of one metre, after which the foundation could be

cleared and reinforced. Then the entire building was jacked up 1.5 metre. This gave the opportunity to position 2 x 16 axle lines of SPMTs under the building. A lot of brass was present to watch this attractive Mammoet performance, topped at the end by making a carrousel wise manoeuvre before the 500 tonne structure was parked at a temporary location. In three years the building will be moved back again to its original location.

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Flower Power Aalsmeer - The famous flower auction has now a new connecting structure between the old auction building and the new transport & dispatch centre at the opposite site of the street. It is called the Aalsmeer shuttle and consists of eight sections. Under a contract awarded by the contractor combination Voormolen, Mammoet transported these sections and positioned them in place in a time frame of six months, using SPMTs. The elements are 27.5 metres long, 6 metres wide and 12 metres high.

They are constructed out of concrete on a dedicated construction site. When ready, each 400 tonnes structure was jacked to an elevation of 6 metres, the level for its final mating to the overall structure.

from the jacks. The actual transport was done on Saturday mornings, a lull in the busy weekly activities of the auction. As usual, the transport attracted crowds to watch the millimetre precise operations.

The platform trailers moved under the structure and took over the load

Cranage at various levels Heerma bridge Amsterdam - Mammoet executed some eye catching lifting operations for a double bridge construction that connects the isle of Zeeburg with the new suburban area IJburg. The bridge is called Enneus Heerma bridge, after the late christian democrate politician, alderman and Secretary of State, who did much to the benefit of Amsterdam. The bridge is the most important traffic link to the A10 highway. The architecture of the bridge is fascinating and shows a styled S-shape. The length is 230 metres, it is 38 metres wide and 26 metres high. The bridge parts were manufactured in Schiedam. Both there and in Amsterdam, Mammoet cranes assisted in the assembly of the bridge. A highlight was the installation of the bridge bows with a PC 4200 in the lead. It called for two operation sequences. In each one, a bow was assembled from three parts.

However, the place is inaccessible for floating cranes due to insufficient clearance with the bottom of the lake. So pontoons came to the rescue, accommodating the crawler cranes. It is expected the Heerma bridge will be commissioned as of mid 2001. By then, the development in the reclaimed area can get in full swing as cars and trucks have access to the isles.

The outer bows come to 160 tonnes but the middle bow has a weight of 240 tonnes. Framework between the bows delivered extra strength. A complicating factor was that the lifting position was in the water.

Highest point for World Port Center Rotterdam - On Saturday 9 September 2000, Mammoet lifted a light pole onto the roof of the World Port Center, under construction at the “Kop van Zuid� in Rotterdam. The operations were executed by one of the largest mobile cranes in The Netherlands, a Demag AC 650 with a main boom of more than 150 metres. The light pole fits in a design by Lord Norman Foster. At its top is a special light construction with 24 lamps, that will be an eye catcher even far from Rotterdam. The mast is made of a steel pipe construction, weighing 4.5 tonnes. It was delivered on top of the building in two sections. According to the constructor, the WPC, has 33 levels and offers 42,000 square metres of office space. At printing of this issue, the building just has been commissioned and is taking its position in the skyline of Rotterdam.

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Lifting at level Rotterdam - Early on Sunday, 23 July 2000, the activities started in the center of Rotterdam to assemble an AC 650 telescope crane, fitted with a jib. This was in preparation for the change out of a cooling unit on the roof of the Shell building located at the Hofplein. Access to the unit came after a large hatch was removed. It cleared the way to get the two old units out and lower the two new units in place. As expected, the 145 metres high crane attracted quite a crowd. At noon, the show was over and disassembly of the crane was in progress.

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A tree is known by its fruit Oss - Kaal Mastenfabriek B.V. is a renowned Dutch manufacturer of poles and masts, such as light poles, advertising masts and traffic portals. Recently, it presented the first mobile telephone mast, disguised as a … pine tree! It is a prototype, imported from South Africa. Mammoet assisted in the assembly by providing a 50 tonnes telescopic crane with 38 metres boom to deliver the tree on its position. The result is fascinating: a tree with 1.6 million needles, almost indistinghuisable from a real tree.

Mobile telecommunications is worldwide an unprecedented booming market. Many countries have the masts sprouting almost like weeds to catch up with the market needs. Usualy the mast construction is dominating the area and they often look ugly. This is why our customer now presents an alternative: the tree-mast. As for the trees fruits: their transmission qualities are equal to

those of ‘naked masts’. The artificial pine trees have been planted already in South Africa and the US. Kaal Mastenfabriek is optimistic about the market prospects and already thinks in terms of a forest…

First class bridge travel Ladbergen - Mammoet was involved in a spectacular transport operation in Ladbergen, Germany. The objective was to position a 900 tonne bridge over the Dortmund/Ems canal. This bridge is 104 metres long and 20 metres wide. It replaced an old bridge that became a bottleneck as the A1 highway Dortmund - Bremen was expanded from two to three lanes. The bridge was completely preassembled on land and was launched over the canal using KAMAG Self Propelled Modular Trailers (SPMTs) in combination with a pontoon. Prior to the actual transportation, meticulous preparations were necessary. The bridge was built on four support towers with lateral transport beams. At the leading end of the bridge, two 6 axle lines and two 8 axle lines SPMTs were inserted. The trailing end was supported with a double set of 12 axle line SPMTs. After closing the canal for shipping, the pontoon was brought into position during the night at the quay and moored with winches. Steel ramps were used to span to the quayside. With the bridge load taken on the SPMTs, the final preparations were

made along the transport route. The actual transport started in the early morning at 06.00 hours. The first leg was to drive the bridge forwards to bring the SPMTs under the leading end of the bridge onto the pontoon. As the weight crossed onto the pontoon, it was necessary to constantly ballast in order to maintain level. Supports were then placed on the pontoon onto which the leading end of the bridge was lowered. This allowed the removal of the SPMTs and the ramps. Now, the second phase started: moving the bridge across the canal. This was accomplished by pulling the pontoon across the canal with the mooring winches. At the same time the trailing end of the bridge drove towards the canal on the dou-

ble width 12 axle SPMTs. By the end of this longitudinal movement, the SPMTs had reached a specially designed construction at the quay. The bridge was placed on that temporarily. It should be noted that during this operation the gap between the bridge placed last year, was only 8 cm. The third phase was to lower the bridge onto four 4m high jacking stacks (timber grillages) positioned on the land. Each stack had a 600 tonne capacity climbing jack. They were extended as the pontoon was ballasted down and the SPMTs on the trailing end of the bridge were completely lowered. This translocated the weight completely onto the land based supports, allowing the pontoon (with SPMTs) to be removed. After that the bridge could be lowered onto its final foundation.

Bridges for trains, trams and pedestrians Halle - Mammoet Deutschland and bridge construction are like bread and butter. Two rail tracks bridges were installed at the end of last year: one close to the Central Station, bridging a busy street in the center of Halle and another one over the river Saale.

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The bridge close to the Central Station consisted of two main parts of 34 metres long, 5.5 metres wide and each weighing 120 tonnes. As the road would be blocked during the lifting operation a Mammoet Demag AC 650 was built up in a very tight time schedule with a 30.5 metres long mainboom and 140 tonnes of counter ballast. In spite of the absence of the superlift attachment - the confined working prevented the use of it - both steel structures were smoothly picked off the trailers and carefully brought into position on the supports at a radius of 15 metres.

antipated weight of 77 tonnes. The AC 650 main boom measured 19.5 metres in this lifting configuration and was extended by a 36 metre long luffing jib. The counter ballast weighed 160 tonnes. Because of the overweight of 8 tonnes for each concrete beam the weight limit was waived in consultation of Demag’s engineering department. Another factor was the weak subsoil: this was solved by inserting 20 metre long pylons under the crane supports. Herewith the 200 tonne offset was coped with and the stability of the crane guaranteed.

The same AC 650 was used in a different configuration to install four concrete beams being the main frame of a new light rail bridge, each with a length of 34 metres and as appeared a slightly higher than

In spring 2000 a pedestrian bridge was installed in Halle over the river Saale, again with the AC 650 assisted by the LTM 1080. During the lifting operations various elements were assembled such as a 40 metre

long pylon and other accessories up to 50 tonnes at a 40 metre radius. To lift a number of elements for the middle section of the bridge the LTM 1080 was placed on a pontoon and used in that way as a floating derrick. The prefabricated bridge elements were loaded down the river on a third barge and by means of delicate manouvering of the barges and precision lifting work of the LTM 1080, the middle sections of up to 15 tonnes were postioned according to schedule and welded. The final mounting of the pylon cables required three Mammoet cranes working together: an AC 180, an AC 120 and a KMK 5110.

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Miller Park Stadium Milwaukee - During recent years Mammoet gained a lot of experience in constructing large stadiums. After de Amsterdam ArenA, home to the famous soccer club AFC Ajax, the PSV Philips Stadium in Eindhoven, the Feyenoord Kuip (‘The Bowl’) stadium in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and the Louzniki Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia, the focus is now on Miller Park in Milwaukee, USA. This stadium is the new home for the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club. Perhaps the most modern and technologically advanced aspect of Miller Park is also its most eye catching. The stadium has the only fan-shaped retractable roof in North America. It’s seven-panel roof weighs about 12,000 tonnes and takes approximately 10 minutes to open or to close. This feature will allow Miller Park to have a natural grass playing field inside its building. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries awarded Mammoet the contract to install a total of 30 items, including seven large roof elements. Mammoet assigned the biggest single body crawler crane in the world to this project. The Demag CC 12600, with a lifting capacity of 1600 tonnes, was already in the area for Foster Wheeler at the Port Arthur, Texas, site. The giant lifted the first roof element at the beginning of 2000. This roof section had a length of 44 metres and a width of 10 metres,

while having a weight of 270 tonnes including hook, slings and the special in-house designed adjustable sling. Although the centre of gravity of the roof section has been calculated in advance, the adjustable slings allow for real-time corrections due to small offsets. This feature shortens the lifting operations and enhances the safety level as well. Frans van Seumeren Jr., was assigned to this site for almost a year. He recalls some events. “We had to assemble the movable roof, which consisted of many 300 tonnes sections. They were manufactured on the site and we lifted them into position with the CC 12600. Our crane had a 90 metres main boom and 72 metres jib. This enabled us to safely cover the 70 metres radius between the crane and the load.” Frans said that safety was guaranteed during the execution of this project. “We could count on our own

engineer who could calculate every move we wanted to make. This is really important, since we deal with voluminous sections that can catch wind loads as well”. What was most remarkable to him? “It was quite a different experience. On a refinery you have no perception of what is going on outside your working area. But here you’re in the middle of the news, with lots of press coverage. There was hardly a day without an article in the local newspapers. I think the project contributed to our corporate image to a broad audience in a very effective way” says Frans van Seumeren Jr. The Miller Park is now completed and is one of the heaviest structures in Wisconsin weighing about 500,000 tonnes. This includes 25 miles of deep piles, 70,000 cubic yards of structural concrete, roughly 4,600 pieces of pre-cast concrete and 24,000 tonnes of structural steel.

Railway bridge installed Montreal - Etarco Mammoet recently replaced a complete railway bridge in Montreal (Quebec). One added difficulty was that the complicated operation had to be carried out within 24 hours above the fast-flowing Canadian St. Lawrence river. The new bridge was constructed in two parts, one large and another slightly smaller. SPMTs (Kamags) were used to transport the parts on pontoons, for which two sets of 10 axle lines were deployed. They rotated the bridge parts through ninety degrees on the pontoons, after which both pontoons could be posi-

tioned in the right place between the two pillars and anchored. The bridge parts could then be lifted up with our newly developed jacking system and placed on the pontoons. The old bridge was then lifted with the SPMTs and deposited on the back of the pontoons. Now the way was clear for positioning the new

railway bridge. The old bridge elements were lifted away in reverse order with the jacking system and the Kamags, after which the old bridge could be demolished. The complicated operation was carried out within the deadline of 24 hours, so that the line could be opened once more for rail traffic.

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Tunisia - Mammoet Fostrans our joint venture in France, was involved through its client Hyundai Eng. Constr. in the erection of the roof and supporting pylons. Two LR 1450 cranes with superlift and Manitowoc 888 were used from outside the stadium for lifting large roof sections and 8 x 120 tonnes pylons and pendants. The project was carried out successfully over a period of 6 months early in 2000. When ready the Tunis Rades Stadium can accommodate 65,000 visitors.

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Mammoet dedicated to offshore Mammoet’s experience in providing a complete range of services for the offshore manufacturing industry dates from the seventies. A wealth of practical know-how has been gained and is acknowledged by the major players in the

offshore industry. The full scope of heavy lift services includes site moves, load-outs and load-ins, weighing, mooring, ballasting, tailor-made heavy lift solutions, crane rental and complementary services.

Heimdal riser Vlissingen - Heerema Havenbedrijf B.V. set a personal company record when it finished a 5,722 tonnes heavy and 145 metres long jacket for the Heimdal riser platform. It is also a record in terms of required transport capacity. During the nine months construction period, Mammoet cranes provided assistance. But at the end, the completed structure had to be loaded out onto a sea going barge. The Heimdal platform is an extension to an existing production platform for natural gas in the North Sea. It is to be connected to the main platform with a bridge.

The complex is runned and managed by Norsk Hydro. In September 1998, Heerema Havenbedrijf B.V. won the contract for the design and manufacturing of the jacket, which is the lower part of the riser platform. The company is a member of the Heerema Fabrication Group. Another Heerema company, Tønsberg from Norway, provided the top side. The design was completed by August 1999 and the construction

was ready early 2000. On 30 March, the load-out onto a barge (160 x 42 x 10.6 metres) was carried out. It required incoming tide, as well as 234 axle lines of SPMTs with 936 wheels to drive the jacket on the barge. Mammoet used 30 ballasting pumps additional to the barge standard equipment, as to balance the stack carefully. Shortly after fastening, the jacket set sail for the North Sea.

Wintershall Zwijndrecht - Another major load-out onto a sea going barge took place at Grootint, Zwijndrecht (The Netherlands). The structure, an offshore platform deck (L8-P4), rolled onto the barge on top of 104 axle lines SPMTs with 416 wheels. The transport started in the assembly hall. According to Grootint, the gas processing platform has been designed and manufactured in a record 52 weeks. It is to support a daily production of 6 million cubic metres natural gas from the Dutch sector of the Continental Plateau. The operator is Wintershall. Ludo Mous was responsible for the Mammoet load-out. As a project manager he recognises great synergy potential within the new Mammoet company. “We can now mobilise 600 axle lines SPMTs with a total capacity of 19,000 tonnes. This means that we can achieve super heavy load-outs with our own equipment and are no longer dependent on the availability of third parties. In addition, we have our

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inhouse developped and advanced computer managed ballasting system. This facilitates very accurate operations, necessary for both load-outs on wheels and by skidding. The system monitors the content of the ballast tanks and drives the pumps that can bring in or out up to 1,300 cubic metres of water per hour. All piping has been made of plastics and are quite easy to handle. Moreover, all equipment fits nicely in 20 ft open top containers.” Mous recalls some other intriguing load-outs in 2000. “To us, the top of the bill is the load-out of the Shearwater deck, which set a world record. The weight was 11,772 tonnes and we used 1,704 wheels to move it on the Amec yard in Wallsend, UK.

The Heerema load-out from Vlissingen was a good rehearsal for this giant work. Also the Snorre B project in Norway is still on my mind, as we jacked five modules of 5,000 tonnes each to an elevation of 4.5 metres. This would have been very difficult without our smart-jack system, which is computer operated and counts for 16 jacking units, each with 600 tonnes lifting capacity. Each move of the jack is monitored closely. The load gets up in a very controlled and thus safe way.” Right now, Mous is involved in the preparations of yet a bigger loadout of an almost 12,000 tonnes platform. The site move and load-out is scheduled for 2002 and 2003.

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Snorre B project Stord/Egersund - Major heavy lift operations were executed last year for the construction of an oil production platform in Norway. At Aker Stord various jacking-, site moves- and load-out operations were executed in various stages. Three separate parts for a utility module were loaded in and put down on the Aker Stord yard, so that these could be assembled to one module. The 3,850 tonne module was lifted to a height of 3.4 metres with twelve jacks and then loaded out onto two barges. A drilling module was jacked to a height of 0.6 metres on a barge before loading in. This module was put down on the quay on twelve preinstalled jacks and raised 2.8 metres. By then, the 4,750 tonne module was loaded out onto the two barges, matching the already placed utility module. At Kvaerner Egersund a 4,250 tonne process module was moved on the site and after final construction loaded out onto an ocean going barge. The 950 tonne weighing P50 module was moved from the construction hall to the quay side and loaded out onto a barge afterwards.

At Leirvik Sveis on Stord, a living quarter was built and loaded out onto a barge and shipped to Aker Stord

Complicating factors were the 4 metres high supports on the Kamags and the delicate jacking operations.

for load-in. This was folllowed by a site move to the end of the dock before another load out onto a dock barge. The 1,600 tonne living quarter was rotated 90 degrees on the barge for perfect matching and lining later on for intergration with the deck.

Also the barges had to be ballasted simultanuously to keep them level during the load-out operations. Together all units will form one 25,000 tonne heavy platform which will be operational for the winning of oil and gas in the Norway waters.

Heaviest offshore structure ever moved on wheels Newcastle - A record setting transport operation started at Amec’s Wallsend yard on the river Tyne in North East England. An 11 million 772 thousand kilos (11,772 tonnes) weighing integrated offshore deck - 70m long and 63m high - was moved on 426 axle lines of self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs). Mammoet wheeled the giant from the construction yard via roll-on/roll-off ramps onto a seagoing barge that was later towed out to Central North Sea, 200 km off the Scottish Port of Aberdeen. The combined process plant and living platform is the biggest oil and gas construction platform ever moved on wheels. It has been built for the Shearwater Development, operated by Shell with Esso, Arco and Mobil as co-venturers. A total

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of 1,704 SPMT wheels were in place under the structure to perform the site move that included a 90 degrees rotation to align with the load-out ramp and barge. Mammoet’s SPMT transport system requires a minimum of space during these kind of operations, making it versatile and efficient at any (confined) construction location. The one-man operated steering has proved again to be a very precise way of moving extreme heavy loads. The 4- and 6-axle lines units, with a payload of 30 tonnes per axle line, can be coupled in many different ways to accommodate the weight and size of the load.

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Port of Iberia - For client Omega Natchiq Industries Inc. a 500 tonne deck was lifted by six cranes simultaneously. The Mammoet CC 4000 was the main crane in this spectacular lifting operation for stacking two decks. The deck was picked up and when the required elevation was reached, all six crawlers cranes moved sideways to position the deck over the lower floor. Just a few weeks later, a third deck was installed on top. Prior to the lifts, Mammoet had already jacked the lower platform to about 3 metres and installed load spreaders for the final load-out with Mammoet’s SPMTs. Obviously, operations like these require great skills from both operators and lifting supervisors. The entire operation took only half a day to complete.

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Mexico - The Pemex Canterall EPC1 contract was awarded by Brown & Root Houston, Texas, to Mammoet back in September 1999. The work involved the design, provision, installation and operation of a transportation and ballasting system. This would support the load out onto barges of four Pemex EPC-1 modules, each weighing up to 6,500 tonnes. Pemex EPC-1 consist of two topside structures, named AC-2 and AC-3, each divided into two modules. Mammoet was contracted

to provide 270 lines of SPMTs, besides hydraulic ballasting systems, including the full monitoring package and all necessary steel works and ro -ro ramps. The first load out was executed on December 4th 2000, with the second module on the 15th December 2000. The 3rd and 4th modules are to follow mid March 2001. Darren Adams, Director of Global Transport, stated that this first wheeled load out carried out in the Brown & Root yard, headed by Dennis Theis, went extremely well.

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Submarines on wheels Rotterdam - One of the most media attractive loadouts of 2000 was the relocation of the submarines Zwaardvis (Swordfish) and Tijgerhaai (Tiger shark) on the premises of RDM at Rotterdam.

RDM Technology Holding purchased the ships back from the Ministry of Defense, after they had been decommissioned in 1995, completing quite a history of service. Their next mission is to serve as training vessels and to show to interested people the working and living condictions in a submarine. Their new destination is in the Far East, to be reached by dock ship. Before ‘boarding’ these ships, the submarines were to be carried by SPMTs of Mammoet to the special ship elevator on the yard. Distance was no issue: the 80 metres were covered in less than 30 minutes.

Upon arrival, the first 1,600 tonnes submarine was lowered into the water and towed to the dock ship Smit Explorer. The operation was closely monitored by RDM personnel, marking probably the last time they would ever see ‘their’ ship again. Meanwhile, preparations for the second submarine were well under way. Hydraulic jacks were used to elevate the boat to accommodate the SMPTs under its belly. The transport required 80 axle lines. It was a breath taking view to see the two rows of cars with their enormous load moving slowly to the water front where the ship elevator was waiting again. At the same time, the crew of the Smit Explorer was busy to manoeuvre their ship precisely beneath the submarine, a demanding task that took quite some time. Three tugs assisted and then later on the Tijgerhaai met its ‘brother in arms’. The voyage to a new future was on.

Odense Steel Shipyard Odense - Last year, Odense Shipyard’s own gantry crane was overturned by a severe storm that passed through Odense on an unfortunate Friday. Mammoet was called in to remove the wreckage in a minimum of time in order to continue shipbuilding as soon as possible. The Mammoet engineers calculated a salvage operation with Mammoet’s MSG 50: this crane would remove the 1,550 tonne gantry crane in one spectacular lift. In addition, the remains of the overhead gantry crane were lifted off the ship and removed from the dock, after which the vessel under construction was accessible for the workers again. For temporary lifting capacity Mammoet mobilised five of its high capacity lattice boom crawler cranes, which were busy assisting the assembly of several newbuilding vessels during the year 2000.

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In the meantime, a new overhead gantry crane was ordered at M.T.F. in Germany. It was delivered in separate parts to the Odense Shipyard. Again Mammoet was called in to assemble these pieces into a complete overhead gantry crane. Currently, a Demag CC/PC 4200 is on the site, as well as 52 axle lines of SPMT. The SPMTs are used to offload three 800 tonne weighing structures from barges. These three pieces are connected to each other again by using the SPMT trailers. The additional parts, like the bogies and trollies, are assembled and attached with the CC/PC 4200. At the same time the MSG lifting system is being assembled in a gantry configuration with a lift capacity of 5,200 tonnes.

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Expansion of Polish Shipyard Szczecin - A shipyard in Szczecin, Poland, recently needed an extension of their gantry crane capabilities. The shipyard produces around 20 ships per year. To meet this challenge, a new dock and a new gantry crane was needed. Mammoet was awarded a contract for the assembly of the portal crane to be executed in three phases. Phase one consisted of lifting the legs weighing 250 and

420 tonnes respectively. Phase two included lifting the main beam, weighing 660 tonnes. The beam was 95 metres long and had to be positioned at a height of 80 metres. Phase three called for the fitting two lifting trollies. All lifting activities were carried out by the Platform Twin Ring crane, which could provide these services from one position.

The entire operation was managed by Mammoet Global, Rotterdam. It included shipping, assembly, lifting, disassembly and the return shipment and took about ten weeks.

Lower it steady and easy… Bremen - At the Bremen Vulkan shipyard a complete 2,000 tonne overhead crane was lowered with an engineered gin pole version. The MSG lifting device had been assembled up to a height of 104 metres. Four free-standing towers of containerised mast components, capable of lifting 4,200 tonnes, supported two lifting beams on top of four MSG strand jacks as to lower the massive crane in one smooth movement.

Gone with the cranes… Lisbon - In order to upgrade seven harbour cranes, ranging in weight from 300 to 670 tonnes, Mammoet Spain was contracted for their shipping and transportation from the Maqueira Yard in Lisbon to the Mitrena Yard in Setubal, approximately 50 kilometres south of Lisbon. The contract was won together with Entrepose and called for excution in four phases. Phase one and two were the load-outs at the Maqueira Yard, shipping to and load-ins at the Mitrena Yard, where the cranes were repaired and painted at a temporary location.

The supply of the barge and seafastening was carried out by Entrepose. The third and fourth phases of the contract included the site moves of the cranes to their final locations. The customer was pleased with Mammoet’s performance as we found a solution to avoid crossing the original docks during the site transport. These docks were all occupied with ships under repair. Lisnave, the new owner of the cranes, saw its waste in production time minimised.

Extension of the cruise ship Costa Classica Mammoet Global was involved in the extension of the cruise ship Costa Classica in Birkenhead, England. Birkenhead - The ship was cut into two pieces, after which a new section could be inserted. The customer, Cammell Laird, planned for that section to be built in a construction workshop at the shipyard. As this workshop was not high enough to construct the section in one piece, it was decided to build it in two parts. The first phase of the project was the assembly of the two parts, which was achieved in front of the construction workshop on a 5% descending slope. The MSG hoisting system was installed with four 55metre high hoisting towers linked by two gantry beams. Four top frames were mounted on each gantry beam, supporting eight strand jacks, each

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with a lifting capacity of 900 tonnes. To reinforce the gantry system, four additional 100-tonne strand jacks were mounted on the ends and a cross bracing was fitted lengthways between the towers. The top section was transported on two sets of 32 axle lines of Kamags and two sets of 32 axle lines of Scheuerles. Once the sixteen lifting points had been attached to the top section, the other part could be hoisted up in the construction workshop. An important advantage of the MSG hoisting system is the ability to adjust the hoisting power of each strand jack individually. This keeps the tolerance of the deflection of the roof within the applicable norms. Once the top section had been lifted

29 metres, the second piece could be moved underneath and placed on the Mammoet sliding system that was already in place. The top section was then lowered and fixed on top of the lower section by welding it together. This completed the middle section of the ship. The second phase for Mammoet was to slide the complete middle section, with a weight of 6,500 tonnes, from its temporary location in front of the construction workshop to the water front.

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Ships on a vessel and trailers Durban/Schiedam - Mammoet Southern Africa received a contract to weigh transport and ship two yachts overseas. One boat measured 425 tonnes and the other 452 tonnes. The yachts, ready for shipment on 12 December 2000, were fitted with cradles for the site transportation. The cradles were provided by the customer, allowing Mammoet to position the SPMTs under the ships. After weighing, the first yacht was lifted and moved 250 metres away for loading onboard the heavy lift vessel, ‘Happy Buccaneer’, using the ship’s own 550 tonne

cranes. The second yacht followed the next day. MS “Happy Buccaneer” headed for The Netherlands with the yachts as deck cargo. After arrival on Sunday, 7 January 2001, the yachts were loaded-in at the Mammoet Heavy Lift Terminal in the Rotterdam area. They were then towed to the Oceanco shipyard in Alblasserdam. Four 6-axle line SPMT units served

the transfer at that site from the boatlift to the assembly hall for their finishing ‘touch’.

Cranage in South Africa Cape Town - Mammoet Southern Africa was awarded the contract to remove the legs of the RBF 185, a jack up Oil Rig owned by R&B Falcon Drilling, based in Houston, USA. The jack up rig was on its way on the Tem barge to a new contract in Brazil when due to a severe storm one of the legs broke off close to the South African coast. The broken piece of the leg fell outwards from the rig, so no damage was inflicted on the rig. After safe arrival in the Cape Town port, Mammoet was called in with a Manitowoc M4100 ringer to lift the other two legs and the remaining part of the broken leg. For this purpose, an additional 40 ft boom section had to be mobilised from Singapore in order to extend the main boom to 104 metres, which was just enough height to reach the top of the 89 metres leg. The job took four weeks to complete. After that the rig sailed to its home base in the USA for fitting new legs. This project was covered by the South African tv news network and gave Mammoet some free publicity nation wide in this country.



The Mammoet Manitowoc M4100 ringer crane is becoming a popular sight in the port of Cape Town and is very much in demand. Since the arrival of the crane it has been in use continuously with only short intervals for mob and demob and for maintenance. Currently Mammoet Southern Africa is busy with marketing their heavy lift services, specifically targeted at the offshore industry and in particular concerning maintenance of drilling platforms. Harbour authorities have been consulted for a conversion of a pier to make it suitable for load-out activities and other offshore activities. This proposal has been received positively and it offers Mammoet the opportunity for stationing heavy crane capacity in Cape Town in the long term.

Manila South Harbor Manila - On the weekend of 8-9 July, 2000 a typhoon caused major damage to two container handling cranes at the ATI container handling facility in Manila South Harbor. Impsa Port Systems (IPS) was awarded by ATI Philippines the contract for the removal of the damaged cranes. Each crane weighed 550 tonnes. Mammoet Singapore was contracted by IPS to remove the damaged cranes from the wharf and bring them by seagoing barge to Kuching - Serawak - Malaysia were they would be overhauled and re-used for the Kuching port. Less then one week after Mammoet received the award for

the removal of the cranes, a barge equipped with winches, ballast pumps, massive load spreading beams and 48 axles SPMTs sailed from Singapore to Manila. The removal was not as straightforward as it seemed. The container cranes drove into each other during the typhoon and the cranes drove out of the rails on the wharf. This resulted in severe damage to the bogeys of the container cranes. Since we could not move the cranes horizontally any more, the first task was to jack up the container cranes in order to get the SPMTs underneath them. As soon as the SPMTs were placed under, the

cranes were loaded onto the barge. Weather conditions were harsh and the team experienced three typhoons during the whole operation in Manila. Even though the weather gods were against us, the operation in Manila was completed successfully. The barge voyage to Kuching took only 10 days. The cranes were safely off-loaded by our SPMTs in Kuching Malaysia upon arrival.

Ms Seaway Singapore - Dredging companies experience a worldwide upsurge in the market. At this moment, several large developments are in progress such as at Jurong Island, often referred to as the biggest land reclamation project of the century. This project required so much capacity that it caused a shortage in available dredging ships. Unfortunately, ordering new ships takes too much time. Boskalis found a solution by buying a used dredger in Russia. This ship had to be upgraded and for this, Keppel Shipyard in Singapore was asked to cut the ship into two parts and to insert a new midsection. The idea to achieve this is rather simple. Put the ship in a dry dock, cut it into two sections, skid the front part forward and insert a new section with a floating crane. The front section had a weight of some 4,500 tonnes. The shipyard checked with Mammoet whether they could move this section with the MSG skidding system.

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No problem, of course, and Mammoet thus skidded the front section, after which the midsection was positioned in between the two ship halves with a floating crane. Mammoet then had to move the front section back. The advantage of the MSG skidding system was obvious when the two sections were mated precisely by raising and tilting the 4,500 tonnes section in a very easy manner. This project marked the first time the MSG skidding system was used in South East Asia for such an operation. Earlier a similarly unique operation was executed in Tel Aviv while skidding a complete embassy building.

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Windmills in our mind Bruges/Zoetermeer/Pecklesheim - The availability of electricity is often taken for granted. Almost nobody seems to realise the fact that the production of electricity from natural gas or coal has an impact on our living environment. Moreover, the limited volume of these resources and our dependency on them, make the energy production a matter of careful planning and managing. The generation of electricity based on wind turbines is clean in the sense that no harmful gases are being released in the atmosphere. Besides, wind will always be available. In other words, it is an inexhaustible power source. This is one of the reasons why the wind energy sector is one of the fastest growing environmentally friendly form of energy production. Recently, Mammoet received several contracts to install such turbines. For the Belgian company Turbowinds, Mammoet installed five units along the Boudewijn canal in Bruges. These windmills have a capacity of 600 kW each, which is equivalent to the power supply for 700 - 800 households per year. The windmills have two mast elements, 55 metres high, a cradle of 20 tonnes and a rotor with three blades, weighing 15 tonnes. The lifting was carried out using an AC 400 and a KMK 5110.

This “super” windmill supplies the equivalent power needed for 1250

households. Using a recently acquired LR 1450-crawler crane with a main boom of 67 metres and a jib of 47 metres, the turbine housing was mounted on the wing turbine

mast. At sunset the huge rotor weighing 35 tonnes was attached, thus completing the mast. The assembly of the various parts of the windmill could be clearly observed by motorists on the adjacent highway between The Hague and Utrecht. By the end of November last year this highest windmill in The Netherlands was officially commissioned. The windmill, with a capacity of 1,5 MW has an axle height of 85 metres. The diameter of the rotor is 70 metres. The "green current" fits the policy to stimulate the use of sustainable energy resources. Siemens is responsible for the realisation of this project, and also provided the wind turbine, the transformers and the electro-technical infrastructure. Meanwhile, Nuon inaugurated eight windmills in Peckelsheim, Germany. Their combined capacity is 6 MW which is sufficient for the yearly

The highest windmill in the Netherlands can be found on the grounds of Siemens in Zoetermeer.

power requirement for 3000 households. Nuon plans to increase its fraction of power produced from sustainable sources to 10% in 2010. Much of it is to be delivered by windmills. The eight windmills were manufactured by Lagerwey in Barneveld, Netherlands. Mammoet often transports windmills and parts from any place in Europe. Masts from Leipzig, rotors from Scotland, generators from Antwerp, cradles from Schoondijke and other parts from Slovakia and Poland. For instance, Mammoet Antwerp took care for fifty transports to Peckelsheim where a Mammoet crawler crane assisted the assembly.

Transformers on the move Mammoet’s heavy lift activities for the power industry vary from the exchange of steam generators in nuclear power stations to the transport of transformers of all shapes and sizes. Edinburgh - Mammoet Antwerp recently moved, in co-operation with Jim Parkinson Ltd - a company that arranging permits for the outsized load traffic in the UK and Eire several transformers to the UK. One of the transformers was shipped by VATech Group from their factory at Linz, Austria to a new plant being constructed in Edinburgh. The 103 tonne weighing transformer

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was shipped under contract of VATech Peebles Transformers Ltd in Edinburgh. Barging from Austria to Rotterdam had been arranged by John S. Braid and Co. Ltd of Glasgow. In addition several shipments were carried out from Edinburgh to Austria using Mammoet Antwerp vehicles. The move used a 9 axle line Goldhofer combination with a goose neck, which is part of a new range

of equipment recently introduced to the Mammoet fleet. Jim Parkinson arranged the routing and police escorts in the UK from Teesport ferry terminal, including a passage through the Corus Steel Works at Lackenby as to avoid a low bridge. They also arranged offloading at Edinburgh using a jacking and skidding system to manoeuvre the transformer to its final position in a very narrow space.

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Marble Falls - Mammoet Americas performed an impressive multi-modal transport for Hyundai and the Lower Colorado River Authority by moving a 490,000 lbs replacement transformer from the Port of Houston to a substation in Marble Falls in Texas. The transformer was initially loaded on one of Mammoet’s low deck railcars by using a 450 tonne gantry, and railed to a siding some 20 miles away from its final destination. At the siding its was jacked up and slid over to a 12 axle-line Goldhofer, transported for the last leg of the route to the substation. To achieve this transport, a local lake and water reservoir had to be drained 4 ft to allow the passage through a river. The 1 ft of water left at the time of the passage, combined with the 6% incline created an extra challenge


for the two Macks and one Kenworth prime mover, but it did not resulted in any problem. Upon arrival the old transformer was slid from its existing foundation and the new one, fully dressed, was set on the path, thus completing the job successfully. For these kind of shipments Mammoet provides the proper project management. Through years of experience they have installed a world-wide network to meet any customers requirements. The projects include transformers, turbines and generators from 50 to 400 tonnes. For Smit Nijmegen, one of our major customers, we arrange transportation of approximately 30 transformers to different locations all over North America.

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Eventually we arrived at the following logo:

after Van Seumeren and Mammoet joined forces was the development of a new house style. The basic idea was that our new house style fits the strategy to choose “the best of both worlds.” In our new organisation, we have opted for the ‘Mammoet’ brand name and logo, including to mention the Van Seumeren Group. The “mammoth” fits perfectly with the identity of our company. It visualises strength and is associated with something big like our cranes and scope of work. Additionally, the name is easily pronounceable and means the same all over the world. The colors in our new house style are red and black, the former Van Seumeren colors. The color silver was added for the brand mark.

The brand name appears on the equipment in white and can also be printed in red on other backgrounds. Our organisation opted for a gradual implementation. Therefore, it will take some time before all house style carriers will feature the uniform Mammoet livery.

Mammoet New style exibiting! Only two weeks after the acquisition, Mammoets new website was online. In the first months, lots of information about the acquisition and the new organisation structure was communicated through this worldwide medium. Mammoet’s communication strategy is focused on the further development of the site in order to create an optimal service for all relations. To achieve this, our site will have some quite interesting additions in the coming year. We won’t reveal what these additions are, just regularly visit our site and you will find out!

The Netherlands De Meern Mammoet Holding B.V. Phone +31 (0)30 6695 111 Fax +31 (0)30 6665 128 Mammoet Trading Phone +31 (0)30 6695 111 Fax +31 (0)30 6665 128 United Kingdom Mammoet Trading Phone +44 (0)191 2639 222 Fax +44 (0)191 2639 333 Schiedam Mammoet Global B.V. Phone +31 (0)10 2042 424 Fax +31 (0)10 2042 455



The Netherlands Breda Phone +31 (0)76 5724 444 Fax +31 (0)76 5712 164 Schiedam Phone +31 (0)10 2042 424 Fax +31 (0)10 2042 442

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B.V. Prefab Beton Montage H. van Driel & Zn. Phone +31 (0)10 2042 400 Fax +31 (0)10 2042 415 Terneuzen Phone +31 (0)115 648 050 Fax +31 (0)115 630 724 Velsen-Noord Phone +31 (0)251 229 341 Fax +31 (0)251 224 488 Beek / Geleen Phone +31 (0)46 4280 066 Fax +31 (0)46 4376 640

Stavanger - Mammoet presented its new colors and organisation at the ONS (Offshore Northern Seas) exhibition in Norway. As the offshore manufactures are an important market segment for Mammoet, it was an excellent opportunity to display our extended heavy lift activities and services. Special attention was given to various load-out projects, including lifting, jacking and weighing activities. The ONS is the most important European “oilshow”, held every two years at Stavanger, being the center of the Norwegian oil industry. The exhibition was attended by a record number of 30,000 visitors.

Germany -

Leuna Phone +49 (0)34 61 432 681 Fax +49 (0)34 61 432 688

Spain - Madrid Phone +34 91 3728 473 Fax +34 91 3729 433




Phone +1 281 3692 200 Fax +1 281 3692 178


AVS LLC Phone +1 281 3692 200 Fax +1 281 3692 178

Mexico - Monterrey Phone +52 8 3782 079 Fax +52 8 3782 170


South El Monte Phone +1 626 4425 542 Fax +1 626 4420 841

- Melzo Phone +39 02 95529 521 Fax +39 02 95731 216

- Newcastle Phone +44 (0)191 2639 222 Fax +44 (0)191 2639 333

Westdorpe Phone +31 (0)115 472 600 Fax +31 (0)115 472 639 Pernis / Moerdijk / Botlek Phone +31 (0)10 4720 374 Fax +31 (0)10 4164 885

Paris Phone +33 1 3493 3447 Fax +33 1 3493 3449


Norway - Bergen

Antwerp Phone +32 (0)3 5441 920 Fax +32 (0)3 5416 664

Cambridge Etarco Mammoet Eastern Ltd. Phone +1 519 7400 550 Fax +1 519 7403 531 Brossard Etarco Mammoet Eastern Ltd. Phone +1 450 923 9706 Fax +1 450 923 1815

- Marseille Mammoet Fostrans Phone +33 495 061 474 Fax +33 495 061 475

- Gent Phone +32 (0)9 3459 891 Fax +32 (0)9 3455 376

Egypt - Caïro Phone +20 (0)2 5195 919 Fax +20 (0)2 5196 519

Phone +47 55 544 330 Fax +47 55 544 331


- Moscow Phone +7 095 9560 838 Fax +7 095 9560 738

USA - Rosharon

Banchang Phone +66 38 893 700 Fax +66 38 893 699

Japan - Tokyo Phone +81 (3) 5563 0274 Fax +81 (3) 5563 9641


Venezuela - Barcelona Phone +58 (0)281 2744 866 Fax +58 (0)281 2750 539 Canada -

Edmonton Etarco Mammoet Western Ltd. Phone +1 780 4490 552 Fax +1 780 4179 623 Calgary Etarco Mammoet Western Ltd. Phone +1 403 2520 551 Fax +1 403 2583 846

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Middle East -

Dubai Phone +971 4 3331 252 Fax +971 4 3331 366



Asia -

Singapore Phone +(65) 8611 638 Fax +(65) 8612 718 Malaysia - Puchong Mammoet Romstar SDN BHD Phone +60 380 603 200 Fax +60 380 603 210

Abu Dhabi Phone +971 2 6271 141 Fax +971 2 6272 001



South Africa Phone +27 11 8824 499 Fax +27 11 8824 422

Thailand -

Bangkok Phone +66 2 3161 291 Fax +66 2 3161 290

Indonesia - Jakarta Van Seumeren/Nusatama Pte. Ltd. Phone +62 21 829 1864 Fax +62 21 830 5114

Van Seumeren/DSE Phone +27 11 8257 287 Fax +27 11 8738 372

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