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Mammoet Partners with Port Freeport

Port Freeport, Texas (Photo: Mammoet)

At the upcoming Breakbulk Americas Event in Houston, Mammoet will present its partnership with Port Freeport, Texas. With this partnership, Mammoet intends to take its factory-to-foundation service to the next level. Mammoet’s factory-to-foundation service aims to ensure that large and heavy construction components, often sourced from suppliers throughout the world, are transported from the manufacturer to their final destination according to plan. With the Freeport Terminal, Mammoet has added an accessible port to its global network of terminals.

Mammoet Wins Costain Partner of the Year

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Engineered heavy lifting and transport company Mammoet won the Costain “Achieving Excellence” Award for Supply Chain Partner of the Year 2013. On February 6, a team representing Mammoet attended the annual Costain Awards Ceremony. The company had been nominated for this award on the back of their continued excellence during the execution of the Evap D Project at the Sellafield Nuclear site. Mammoet received the award for their contribution in the construction of a new evaporator unit at the nuclear reprocessing site of Sellafield…

Mammoet Bags LNG Project in Louisiana

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Mammoet announces it has been awarded the heavy lift and heavy haul contract for the Cameron LNG project in Hackberry, Louisiana. The multi-billion dollar project will be comprised of three natural gas liquefaction trains with approved liquefied natural gas (LNG) export capacity of 1.7 billion cubic feet per day. “We are very happy to work on one of the most important LNG export projects on the Gulf Coast” said Robert Roest, Sales Director of Louisiana at Mammoet. “By contracting Mammoet as main supplier for the lifting and transport equipment…

Mammoet Gets Salvage Order

Mammoet Salvage of Schiedam, the Netherlands, agreed to terms for the removal of the wreck of the Liberian container ship, Safmarine Agulhas, which ran aground and broke in half in the South African port of East London. The operation will be carried out in South Africa in the coming months. Since starting its activities on January 1, 2006, Mammoet Salvage has completed ten salvage operations of varying sizes. Salvaging this wreck is the most extensive, specialized job yet. The insurers issued a call for tenders, inviting international salvage companies to submit plans for dismantling and removing the wreckage quickly, safely, professionally and – in particular – in an environmentally-friendly manner.

Mammoet to do Heavy Lifting for Sasol Project

Jacques Stoof, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mammoet Courtesy LinkedIn

Westlake, Louisiana - Mammoet, the world’s largest service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport, has been awarded an important contract by Sasol for its new ethane cracker and derivatives complex. Sasol’s new facilities, which will be built adjacent to its existing site near Westlake, Louisiana, are one of the largest projects on the Gulf Coast. The new ethane cracker will have an impressive annual production capacity of 1.5 million tons of ethylene feeding six chemical manufacturing plants. The facility is expected to be commissioned in 2018.

Mammoet Opens New Latin America, Europe Offices

Mammoet’s PTC200DS Crane at work for Quip - Petrobras, Brazil

Mammoet has opened a new office in São Paulo, Brazil, replacing its previous premises in the city. The new office serves as main office for the whole Latin America region.Additionally, Mammoet opened a new crane depot in Europe at the Port of Antwerp. The Latin America office, located on the first floor of EBP’s Torre A, Rua Werner von Siemens 111 in Lapa, carries a greenhouse certificate, making it one of the few in the region to have such environmental certification. The new…

Mammoet Switches to Cleaner Fuel in the Netherlands

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Mammoet’s Dutch operations switch to Shell gas-to-liquids fuel: expected to lower emissions, noise levels and contribute to local air quality. Mammoet, a service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport, will use cleaner-burning Shell gas-to-liquids (GTL) fuel to power all its cranes and trucks in the Netherlands. The switch is expected to reduce emissions and help improve local air quality as well as lowering noise levels compared with conventional diesel.

Norway -Salvage Contract for U-864

The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) has decided to award the contract for the possible salvage of the U-864 submarine and its cargo of mercury to Mammoet Salvage B.V. Two options have been proposed to deal with the environmental hazard formed by the mercury in the U-864 submarine: (a) to encase the wreck and cover the seabed to prevent the spread of the pollution, and (b) to recover the wreck (salvage) and remove all the pollutants from the marine environment. Mammoet Salvage has proposed a safe and innovative salvage solution.

James Fisher Partners with Mammoet Salvage

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James Fisher Marine Services Ltd (JFMS), part of James Fisher and Sons plc  has announced the signing of a cooperation agreement with Mammoet Salvage B.V  a division of Mammoet. Operating for over 200 years and with a global office network, Mammoet is a specialist in engineered heavy lifting and multimodal transport solutions. In 2006, following their involvement in the recovery of the sunken Russian nuclear submarine Kursk, they formed Mammoet Salvage B.V., and in recent years that division has experienced substantial growth.

South Pole Telescope Finds Proof of Big Bang

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Several recent media reports state that the existence of the Big Bang allegedly has been proven by BICEP, a telescope stationed at the South Pole. In 2011, Mammoet replaced the bearing of this monumental instrument, which now appears to have found ‘waves of gravity’ that were rippling through space right after the Big Bang. The waves were predicted by Albert Einstein nearly a hundred years ago, but never found until now. According to scientists, this is a landmark discovery that adds to our understanding of how the universe was born.

Mammoet Signs up for FPSO Module Integration

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On March 16, 2016, Mammoet Brazil and the Consortium Techint-Technip (CTTP76) signed a contract for the integration of 20 modules to be lifted onto the hull of the Petrobras P-76 FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) vessel. Mammoet said both parties worked closely together over the past months in anticipation of the exact integration schedule which was dependent on delivery of the hull. With the hull delivery date now confirmed, Mammoet Brazil and CTTP76 will proceed with the project execution. Integration of the modules is scheduled to start in June or July 2016.

Massive FPSO Modules Installed at Brasa Shipyard

Mammoet worked closely with SBM Offshore to optimize the lifting schedule (Photo: Mammoet)

Mammoet, a service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport, said it has completed a module weighing and transport project in Brasa Shipyard, Brazil. In July 2015, SBM Offshore awarded Mammoet Brazil a contract for the weighing and transport of construction modules for the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels Cidade de Maricá & Cidade de Saquarema, both located at Brasa Shipyard (Niteroi - Rio de Janeiro). The operation for the FPSO Cidade de Maricá is now complete.

Nedlloyd To Sell Mammoet

Dutch shipping and road transport group Koninklijke Nedlloyd Groep NV plans to sell its Mammoet transport unit to Dutch Van Seumeren. Italian Decafin SpA will also sell its 33 percent interest in Mammoet Decalift International to Van Seumeren as part of the deal, Nedlloyd officials said. The company previously said it would buy Decafin's stake. Officials said a limited number of job cuts may occur as a result of its integration with Van Seumeren.

Mammoet Sale Completed

Dutch shipping group Koninklijke Nedlloyd NV finalized the sale of its heavy transport arm Mammoet Groep to unlisted Dutch sector peer Van Seumeren Holland BV. Italy's Decafin SpA has also handed over its 33 percent stake in Mammoet to Van Seumeren, Nedlloyd said. As announced in May, the deal involves a total sum of $104.5 million, of which Nedlloyd will receive about $80 million euros.

Norwegian Salvage of the U-864

At a press conference the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, Helga Pedersen, announced that the Norwegian government will propose to parliament that the U-864, a German submarine which sank in World War II, should be salvaged rather than left on the seabed and encased to ensure the safety of people and environment. The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) selected Mammoet Salvage for the potential salvage of the submarine which contains toxic mercury and explosives. The proposal will be discussed in the Norwegian parliament in the near future. The salvage operation of the submarine will be undertaken in the summer of 2010. In the period leading up to that Mammoet will prepare dedicated equipment for the operation.

Heavy LIfting: Moving Modules for Brazilian FPSO

Load-out of the fourth module onto the module carrier MV Mega Trust using Mammoet’s SPMTs. (Photo: Mammoet)

On April 6, Mammoet, a service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport, completed a load-out of the first set of four modules bound for the FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) P66 vessel. This is the first of eight FPSOs currently under construction for oil production in Brazil. The end client, TUPI BV, is a consortium composed of Petrobras Netherlands BV (PNBV, 65 percent), the British Gas Group (BG Group, 25 percent) and Galp Energia S.A. (10 percent), working on the ongoing development of the Lula Alto field, located in the Santos Basin, Brazil.

Mammoet: World’s Biggest Crawler Crane Installs Legs on Ship

Mammoet employed the LR13000, reported to be the biggest crawler crane in the world, to install four platform legs on Van Oord’s newest wind turbine installation vessel, Aeolus. In 12 days the giant crane was assembled at Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven, Germany. The first of the four 87m long steel platform legs, each weighing 920 tons, were settled into its jacking position on the 139 x 38 m vessel. For the job, Mammoet designed, fabricated and delivered tailor-made top lifting tools and a tailing frame to ensure that the legs, that have no lifting points, can be lifted securely.

Mammoet to Debut Ballast System at OTC

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Mammoet, a global company in Engineered Heavy Lifting and Transport, announced that it will introduce its new Versatile Ballast System during the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston. As Mammoet points out, the installation of offshore platforms by float-over-method can be time consuming and costly. Now, Mammoet introduces an improved ballast system that simplifies and combines ballasting for load-out and float-over operations: the Mammoet Versatile Ballast System, a fully modularized system that is easily installed and fits any barge without the need for modifications.

Russia Inks Deal To Raise Kursk

Russia signed a deal with Dutch salvage and heavy transport firm Mammoet to raise the wrecked nuclear submarine Kursk, which plunged to the bottom of the Barents Sea last year killing all 118 sailors on board. Deputy Prime Minister Ilya Klebanov said the Russian navy, the St Petersburg-based Rubin bureau which designed the submarine and Mammoet had signed a contract to lift the Kursk this summer. He did not give the value of the deal, but has said that the salvage would cost about $70 million. "The preparatory work will begin today and the operation will be in two stages," Klebanov said. "The first will begin in mid-July and be completed about September 8-10.

Huge Heavy Lift Project Wraps up in Colombia

Mammoet crane at Reficar Refinery, Cartagena, Colombia (Photo: Mammoet)

Mammoet USA informs it has completed a heavy lifting and transport project at the largest refinery in Colombia, the Reficar Refinery. Mammoet was contracted to assist in the modernization and expansion of the refinery in 2011. The scope of lifting and transport services for this project was large and diverse with more than 1,000 lifts and moves with 150 of the lifts weighing 100 tons or more. Mammoet served as a key contractor, handling all overland transport, inland shipping and on-site lifting.

Mammoet Uses Elebia Hooks to Unload Panamax Vessel

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International lifting and transport specialist Mammoet used 5t capacity automatic hooks from Elebia to keep riggers at safe distance and speed-up discharge of 1,000 industrial-sized ‘big bags’ from a Panamax ship at a port in Westdorpe, Holland in January. Mammoet, which has its own multi-purpose terminal further north at the mouth of the Ghent Canal in Terneuzen, will unload approximately 30,000t of bulk from the vessel every six weeks, as freight business continues to sprawl away from larger Antwerp ports further east.

Mammoet Salvages the Cabo de Hornos

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On January 29, 2011 Mammoet Salvage refloated the research vessel Cabo de Hornos safely and redelivered her back to her owners, The ASMAR Shipyard in Talcahuano, Chile. The vessel was being built at the ASMAR Shipyard located in Talcahuano Naval Base when on February 27 2010 one of the largest earth quakes ever recorded hit the central region of Chile. The movement of the earthquake caused an accidental premature launch and the vessel slid into the sea. The Cabo de Hornos was planned to be launched on that February 27 in a formal ceremony in presence of the Chilean President.

Multraship and Mammoet, Croatian Clean Up

Netherlands-based salvage specialists Multraship Salvage and Mammoet Salvage have successfully completed the removal of the wreck of a floating dock which sank in June 2007 at the Viktor Lenac shipyard, Rijeka, Croatia. The 541 ft Floating Dry Dock No. 7 weighed 7,000 tonnes and sank in 72 ft of water after an electrical power supply failure. Two previous refloating attempts had failed and after a thorough survey and testing of tanks it was decided that refloating of the dock was not feasible.

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