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Our people make it happen page 2

T&DP is vital for Mammoet’s performance page 3

Managing Shutdowns page 4

Mammoet transports Jumbo page 8

Various components for Melkoya page 12

Pushing to new heights in Baku page 14

‘Our people make it happen’
Despite state-of-the art equipment, advanced We respond by sending the best selected teams to Mammoet, to enjoy daily success, to consider dif-
computer systems, a worldwide network and these places. These crews are our own people with ficult situations really as challenges rather than
an overwhelming track record, Mammoet’s the right attitude. Sometimes they have to do the problems and to exhibit mobility without borders.
achievements are primarily the result of personal ‘impossible job at an impossible location’. In other The latter becomes more important as, especially
focus, dedication and professional expertise. cases there is a solid cooperation for years, for in the petrochemical segment, developments in
As Roderik van Seumeren, CEO of Mammoet, instance when we serve in maintenance projects very remote areas increase significantly. Before
comments on last year’s results and the outlook and plant stops. It is our duty and especially the the real work starts there, we make sure we are
for the future, he triggers the discussion by challenge of the management, to fulfill our client’s present there already for a couple of years. This
stating that “although it seems we’re an highly expectations again and again. We manage this only enables us to learn local regulations, set up local
advanced technical firm, we’re actually in the if our people are fully prepared on what they can contacts and experience the local working condi-
people business. Partly a joke of course, expect, even if they’re working virtually alone. This tions. This is how we paved our way in areas like
because technology certainly matters in our can be achieved with proper personal skills and Sakhalin, the Caspian area and China.”
business, but I’m really serious when I say expertise, plus a high motivation. The latter devel-
that our people are our prime asset”. ops in an attractive corporate culture while the first How do you ensure Mammoet employees share
is the result of training and development. If both the same values?
Roderik van Seumeren, Does this mean you also consider the ‘red men are right, you just have great confidence in your “Every Mammoet employee, including the
President & CEO. and women’ as your prime competitive edge? crews around the world, as well as in our engineers management must complete an induction course.
“When your corporate ambition is simply ‘to be the and all other ‘members’ of the Mammoet family In addition, we register in a central database all
best’ it is clear to me that this can only be achieved and I think that is exactly where Mammoet’s suc- personal certificates and their expiry date. The
with having the best employees you can dream of. cess starts. By giving confidence, we show we various courses for learning and development
This is not just a matter of clever recruitment. With take care about our employees, take their personal have been standardized but also leave room to
extensive training and development programmes, responsibility serious and offer all the tools they add more local aspects and subjects. Well, as
embedded in our corporate culture, we strive to be need for maintaining and expanding personal skills such training and development is not new of
an ‘employer of choice’. Of course, then our peo- and expertise.” course, but the systematic and transparent
ple should also have the best tools available and learning management is a real improvement and
that is where equipment, engineering tools and a What illustrates this confidence best? illustrates also our corporate learning capability.
host of other systems come in. Jan van Seumeren “There are many examples but let me mention just A spin-off is that we can easily select the best
Jr., CTO and responsible for the Fleet Management one. Of course, all our transport and lifting activi- crew for specific jobs from our own resources.
comments on this aspect on page 19 of this issue. ties have been engineered to details before our
But, as I said before, you just don’t get the best crews commence working on the site. However, What other interesting developments may we
people automatically. In fact, you have to foster unforeseen circumstances may happen, like expect for the coming year?
this in long term programmes that provide a con- changing meteorological conditions. In all cases “We stay committed to serve our customers
tinuous facility for learning and development. We our crane operators have the permission to stop the best we can and doing wherever is required.
invest a lot in both the professional expertise of all the operations at any time if, according to their Quality, safety and care about the environment
our employees, including local hires, whether they professional perception, a job possibly cannot be should be obvious, but is never a routine aspect.
actually operate on a site or contribute to our suc- done safely. As the management, we will back-up Some challenging projects will be carried out in
cess with supportive tasks. I’m really proud on his decision at all times and there will never be any so-called “blind spots”. This means they are out-
what has been achieved so far and on the facing repercussions whatsoever. In other words, if we’re side traditional markets or in new geographical
page you’ll learn more about our training and serious in saying ‘people are our prime asset’ it is areas like the prospective Sakhalin project. For the
development activities.” just logic that the crew on site has the final go or years to come I expect a shift towards the upper
no-go. They’re part of a chain, but are responsible end of the contracting market. The projects
Why is it so important to emphasize learning and for the actual execution of the job. We have had become even more complex and require an in-
development? several cases in which our operator was right to depth know-how, innovative approaches and often
“Everywhere in the world we face severe competi- stop the operations and inform his line manage- specific and specialized equipment. I think that
tion and customers have various considerations ment. Our customers are very satisfied with such every opportunity we get to add value to our
when they join us in a partnership. We want to behavior, because that is what matters. It illus- solutions for the customers must be explored.
make the difference. As from the early days of trates the dedication of our people at work. That’s what my management stands for and
our company, training and development of our that’s also what I stand for. I aim at steady growth,
employees has always been important. With our It is a behavior, even an attitude that matches the a no-nonsense approach and dedication to my
T&DP program we structure and store the available Mammoet culture? customers through investment in our people.”
information about personal skills and expertise. We “Exactly, it is the result of that culture. Our people
can retrieve this information with queries whenever share basic values about their professionalism,
we want. We observe that the market for large dedication and loyalty to the employer ánd the
project shifts to more remote areas of the world. customer. I like to seem them proud to work with

Think global and act local

Patrick van Seumeren is Vice President of the háve to compete and we nééd to develop a solid capacity. However there is more. Due to our world-
Board of Management. He claims that Mammoet strategy that maximizes our output for the benefit wide precence we are familiar with various local
has an efficient balance between centralized of the customer. This is also why I’m very pleased cultures, regulations, laws and habits. This is really
management and co-ordination and regional with the developments of our training, learning and important since we then know in advance what to
taskforces that run the operations all over the development plans. expect, plan accordingly and can move on at a
world. “It adds to our quick response, to steady pace.”
advanced logistics with a very large fleet, with Turning back to the balance between central and
services that extend to third parties and to our local organizations, what is really significant there? What is Mammoet’s strategy, start small and
timely presence at emerging markets.” “Our main assets are people and expensive equip- expand to bigger projects, or the other way
ment. We should never forget that the important around?
The timely presence is also an early involvement base for our success is in the rental business, “We do both. In Canada we started with large
with long term planning for customers? which is typically managed from a local viewpoint. projects that required our specialisms and from this
“The sooner we enter the planning stages, the bet- Those people and equipment stay within a region we established a local company that serves smaller
ter our added value can be. Quite often, our custom- or even within a country, or sometimes even on a projects ánd maintenance prorgrammes. But in
ers call upon us when plans are still on the drawing specific site when we talk about maintenance con- Brasil it worked the other way. Starting with a small
Patrick van Seumeren, board. They not only need our expertise to detail tracts. But other equipment, as well as specialists, foothold we managed to gain experience in work-
Vice President & COO. transport and lifting plans, but also seek our advice are to be managed centrally. They enable our spe- ing under those specific conditions and gradually
in a host of related issues such as logistics.” cial projects that are eye-catching. They travel the became entitled to make bids for more advanced,
world and it’s our task to schedule these such that complex jobs. Well, to do those two development
Thus Mammoet’s development, as an organiza- they arrive always in time and leave in time too, tracks together just nééds a proper balance
tion and related to staffing, is triggered by the bound for the next work. Furthermore the regional between a central organization and local infrastruc-
customers needs? organization is essential to shorten the communi- tures. Some people compare Mammoet with
“Yes, but there is more. The long lead times of cation lines with customers. Of course we cannot another animal, a chameleon. We can adapt to
many projects force us to anticipate on the cus- establish a representative everywhere but we have every circumstance that customers require us to
tomers needs even before they would realize such an impressive list of points of contacts and local do….”
needs will develop! Personally, this is a commer- alliances that offer a quick and effective gateway
cial aspect that appeals to me in particular. The to all Mammoet’s resources. These include world-
markets are not easy and will never be so. We wide logistics and, for instance, engineering

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T&DP is vital for Mammoet’s performance
Corporate courses, ranging from a riggers training to engi- decided to comply worldwide with its own Mammoet Standard, and certificates are registered in a central database. Finally, the
neering learning programmes, are of course not new to set at such level it will cover any local regulations. An extra ben- T&DP offers a Safety Guide. This is a small but comprehensive
Mammoet. For decades Mammoet invests in the profes- efit is that customers know well in advance what to expect from booklet that must be carried whenever on duty. Certificates
sional and personal development of all employees, both Mammoet crews and representatives, in terms of professional will be kept in this booklet, ready for any on-site inspection
technical and non-technical specialists alike. This is why skills but also in behaviour on the site. Hence, the T&DP is vital by authorities. Core of T&DP is an online learning portal. This
Mammoet crews operate all over the world with focus on to maintain the high corporate standards and rules as defined in system manages the learning activities and links the results to
their work, dedicated and an ever keen eye on Quality, Safety the QSE-standards. This is of immediate benefit to all custom- the employee management system. Apart from the induction
and Environment, thus complying with the corporate QSE- ers since they know Mammoet will perform according to the course, which is completely e-learning based, the portal facili-
standards. However, the partial or total transformation to an pre-set specifications, time schedule and budget. Or do better tates all standardized exams. It is an option to offer content
e-learning approach, combined with live training, linked to the than this… modules per course as well, but currently courses are given
corporate wide employee management system, is new and in ‘live’ by trainers and teachers. The portal offers great versatility
itself unique in the world of heavy lifting and transport. Structure as specific training modules and exams can be readied for use
The T&DP has four elements. The first one, the induction by a counselee anywhere on the globe. With the registration of
Origin course, is mandatory for all Mammoet employees and local obtained results, Mammoet has always a clear insight of who is
The Training & Development Programme (T&DP) has been devel- hires. In addition, operational crews must be certified according qualified for what. This eases the composition of specific teams
oped to meet the requirements set by the market for adopting to the Mammoet Standard and to obtain such certificate, the for advanced tasks and provides a management tool to verify
a more uniform, global way of working. Mammoet operates in applicable courses need to be completed. The third element is and check the validity of personal certificates.
many different countries, each with local regulations and stand- the Crane Specific Handover Form. Crane operators are respon-
ards. To avoid the time consuming checking and adaptation sible to obtain a proper instruction for a specific crane other
to these local circumstances over and over again, Mammoet than he normally operates, before he starts. The instruction

Knowledge sharing
All courses are based on the best seeking feed back from counselees and by adding new ‘best is doing which job. Major clients and local hires alike, our cus-
practices, sampled from the rich practices’ to the body of the courses. In some cases, we trans- tomers must be sure about our compliance with safety regula-
Mammoet history. As Natasja lated courses to local languages, like Urdu.” tions, environmental care and of course, the competence of the
Sesink, Manager Human Resources, people who provide the quality of what we do. It is completely
explains: “Most of these courses Programming and the actual presentation of courses is the understandable that customers explicitly request proof of our
have a theoretical module with a responsibility of about a dozen operational managers. These safety, environmental and quality levels, before awarding us
theory exam and a practical module people also play an important role in the course development their contracts. Thus, we have to make a manifest that the QSE
facilitated with the necessary equip- teams. In fact, they write major parts of the course. All have a rules and standards are really implemented in the knowledge
ment. If the results of both exams solid engineering back ground and, of course, adequate field and skills of our people, the T&DP helps ensure this.” Bryan fur-
are at a sufficient level, the counse- practice. A course is never ‘ready’ as Natasja said. It requires ther explains that he and Roderik are in the middle of a ‘road
lee obtains his Certificate. As we constant reviews and revision: the real knowledge sharing show’ to present the T&DP, its courses and the new Corporate
from the HRM department run T&DP, process. While the current course programme is mainly intended Manual in all regional offices. As he says: “These presentations
it is important to note that the development of these courses for operational tasks, the HRM department already embarked are targeted deliberately at the top of the management organi-
was done in dedicated teams that covered colleagues with on the development of courses for non-technical job support. zation. If the management shows in person they acknowledge
years of field practice. We do not want to load our employees “My personal goal is that this T&DP becomes one of the corner QSE and the T&DP, this good practice will be followed, filtered
with just theoretical knowledge only. The trick is to transform stones of the Mammoet culture. The Mammoet Standards and and copied down the line, into the veins of our global organiza-
this knowledge into practical terms and awareness. Hence, it is Certificates stand for rock solid quality, professionalism and tion. Our regional management feels this is the right thing to do.
about professional skills and behavior”. dedication. Some of our customers already demand a It enhances our already renowned efforts in training develop-
Mammoet rigging certificate or simular for rigging activities ment and QSE matters. Structured worldwide compliance and
Natasja also indicates that the T&DP programme is very well at their sites.” management learning information from our management sys-
received by all Mammoet personnel and by representatives of tems are often cited as the major advantages and I agree but I
many customers. It illustrated Mammoet’s willingness to make Bryan Cronie, Corporate would like to add something personal. Our field crews are often
huge investments in the personal development of its employees QSE Director, couldn’t considered as the last element in a long chain of preparations.
and to offer relevant career paths. “I know people would say agree more with Natasja, They make it happen and that is true. At the same time I con-
that this is what they would expect from a company like he said. He considers the sider them being the first element of another chain. Their
Mammoet and this is true. But to get this intention really work- T&DP is of utmost impor- behaviour, attitude, competence and skills make them the true
ing and operational is a tremendous effort, an achievement that tance in helping with the ambassadors of Mammoet, a pivot point where mutual confi-
we are proud of indeed. It should be noted that more than 60% integration, success and dence between the customer and Mammoet develops and is
of our worldwide personnel is based structurally outside the use of the recently intro- being fostered. Just knowing that the T&DP and the Full
Netherlands, with many having English only as a second lan- duced Corporate Safety Compliance Safety Culture incorporating a “right to refuse to
guage. This means the learning materials must be suited for Manual where the take un-assessed and uncontrolled risk” applies for all our
use in different cultures, must be kept effective and must be standards focus on a “Full Compliance Safety Culture” currently people, worldwide, makes me feel very satisfied and … proud.”
maintained continuously. The latter is triggered by actively being applied on a worldwide basis regardless of where or who

One of the leading developers of course materials is Michael van such as AutoCrane. The information generated by the different
Rijsewijk, an senior engineer and technical IT – specialist. He tailor made software programs is now in a standard form.
contributed to the theoretical parts of courses, for instance the Ensuring that the programs keep pace with developments in
Trailer Stability & Lashing Course. In fact, he actually gave this the concern will prevent the software from becoming outdated;
course module. “We had 23 counselees in five groups. During we will be also be able to accommodate specific requirements
the course I discovered their already very fine professional level stipulated by our clients and the users. Yes, it is tough for them,
of skills and our presentations added to that even more. At as we make long learning days, because normal operations
times they were critical and gave valuable feed back. This is often continue. It is Mammoet’s policy that we, as operational
exactly what we intend, because only in this way we can con- managers, also maintain our own skills by regularly managing
stantly maintain and improve our learning materials. Another on-site projects. I really love to be a teacher since I know my
training project that I managed was the training of engineers counselees are motivated, eager to learn and certainly not shy
around the globe on the use of our in-house developed software to give me feed back whenever that is needed.”

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Managing Shutdowns
Location Pernis and Moerdijk, The Netherlands
Main equipment Various cranes, jacking and skidding equipment

Highlight: and once again, we demonstrated that In close cooperation with the customer
Mammoet was commissioned to carry we always make the utmost effort to Mammoet is always looking to further
out scheduled maintenance work on ensure that every aspect of our job optimize planning and efficiency by
a number of process installations at satisfies our customers. The key to this getting the maximum out of people
plants in Pernis and Moerdijk. 84 cranes success is evident; it’s the staff who and equipment.
ranging from 8 to 400 tonnes as well ensure Mammoet’s achievements, from
as jacking and skidding equipment A to Z. It’s important to remember that Mammoet received e-mails and
were deployed at the two plants. Plans Mammoet staff’s families also played an responses of acknowledgement from
were designed for both plants at a very important role. They also felt the extra their cliënts in which they thank our
early stage of preparations and were pressure caused by the work in shifts firm for the quality of work and all
intended to avoid unpleasant surprises and at the weekends. The work carried efforts. The just renewed contract will
during the performance of the various out in shutdown periods is not always enable Mammoet to prove that selecting
shutdown jobs. An enormous workload simple and there will inevitably be Mammoet certainly is the right choice!
confronted Mammoet during this period issues in need of further improvement.

Factory to foundation transport

Location Nijkerk, the Netherlands and Dormagen, Germany
Main equipment AC 500 1

Highlight: the crane-drivers, the lift from the quay into the tank so that they could be used to lift the
On a Monday a horizontal CO2 storage tank the vessel went very smoothly; the inland ves- tank from the inland navigation vessel and
built by a tank construction company at sel was then able to depart to the Stürzelberg position it on the trailer. After 22.00 hours on
Nijkerk, the Netherlands, stood outside the industrial area near Dormagen in Germany’s the Thursday evening the tank was transported
factory ready for transport. The AC 500-1 with Ruhr region. by road, with a police escort, to its destination
an additional 40 tonnes of ballast was erected On its arrival at Dormagen the inland vessel eight kilometers from Dormagen. On the Friday
in the morning. The tank, with a weight of was unable to berth close to the quay. For this morning one of the cranes had been erected
74 tonnes, was 27 meters long and 5 meters reason two AC 500 1 cranes were deployed at the site, in accordance with the lifting plan,
tall and wide. Once the necessary slings, lift- for the next transfer. Thursday was a German so that it was ready to position the tank on its
ing beams and shackles had been hung on “Feiertag”, when cargo vehicles are prohib- two concrete supports.
the hook it was time to lift the tank - a very ited on the roads; for this reason the cranes
precise job, since we had to avoid damaging arrived at the site on the Wednesday. The lift-
the insulated tank. Thanks to the expertise of ing beams used in Nijkerk had accompanied

Return to Böhlen
Location Böhlen, Germany
Main equipment Main equipment: telescopic cranes, transport equipment

In Böhlen the first complete revision embedded
within the regular Shutdown at DOW Chemical
included most facilities such as a Cracker, a buta-
dien plant, a styrene plant and an aromates plant.

Mammoet, in a joint venture with Maxikraft, was

responsible for the coordination and handling of all
transport and crane services. Our project managers
together with representatives of Dow made
thorough preparations. The goal was to finish the
job within the planned time and they made it.
36 telescopic cranes joined the internal and exter-
nal transport activities executed on behalf of the
many mechanical contractors involved. Our client
was very pleased with the results, in particular the
excellent co-operation with all partners, the techni-
cal performance and the quality of work, especially
when it comes to safety issues. As a result our
client expects Mammoet to perform again in such
way during the Shutdown later this year.

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Going for Gold in Greece
Location Corinth, Greece
Main equipment PTC , SPMTs

Highlight: week earlier. Two x 20 axle lines SPMT transported

A job in Corinth – about one hour’s drive from Athens the reactors from the pontoon to the site, a distance
- required the deployment of the Platform Twin Ring of about two kilometers, in two days. The journey to
Containerized for the Motoroil Hellas 2005 Expansion within the crane’s reach involved passages under elec-
Project. The crane was loaded at our Heavy Lift tricity and telephone cables, as well as under a railroad
Terminal in Schiedam. The PTC was transported as track. For this job the PTC had been erected with an
44 x 20 ft containers and 40 x 40 ft containers. 85.3-meter main boom; the CC 2800, which served
All in all it perfectly fitted into a regular cargo vessel. as the tailing crane, was fitted with a 48-meter main
Ten days later the vessel arrived at the Port of Elefsis. boom. The heaviest reactor, with a weight of about
In twelve days the crane was erected in the required 850 tonnes, was the first to arrive; its smaller brother,
configuration. The job involved lifting two reactors, with a weight of some 750 tonnes, arrived the next
which were supplied on pontoons from Porto Maghera day. Both reactors were safely placed on their foun-
in Italy – where Mammoet Italy had loaded them one dations within a total of two days.

Fueled by Kyoto Protocol
Location Sarnia and Edmonton, Canada
Main equipment Strand jack towers, CC 2600, SPMTs

Highlight: supplied a large deck barge and 48 axle lines of SPMTs to receive the reactor
Thanks to new Canadian legislation sparked by the 1998 signing of the Kyoto from the ship. The reactor and another smaller vessel were promptly fastened
Protocol, all Canadian industry is now required to reduce greenhouse gas to a barge in preparation for an eight-kilometer voyage to the refinery. After
emissions over the next 15 years. In particular, Canadian oil companies are the ramps were installed on the quay and activated the pumps, the reac-
now required to produce ultra-low-sulphur-diesel (ULSD) fuel, which must be tor was transported from the barge to the refinery. At the location of a low
available to Canadian consumers by September 2006. ULSD fuel is created piperack the reactor was offloaded from the trailers, both turntables were
by stripping sulphur out of diesel fuel by means of a distillate hydrotreater removed and the reactor was re-loaded onto a double 18-line SPMT. The final
(DHT) process and accordingly, almost all refineries in Canada are install- approach could then be made to the lifting location, where a 50-meter high
ing a DHT reactor during the next 18 months. Mammoet Canada Eastern guyless strandjack tower was ready to lift. The reactor was rigged to the 900-
completed the first project of this type at a refinery in Sarnia. The 720-tonne tonne strandjack and a CC 2600 was ready to tail the vessel. The reactor was
reactor was fabricated in Italy and shipped to the Port of Sarnia. Mammoet erected in the short course of three hours.

Afterwards,Mammoet dismantled the lift system and shipped it to Edmonton,

where it lifted another DHT reactor for the same client at Edmonton’s Petro-
Canada refinery. This tower configuration was a duplicate of the one in Sarnia
and was erected in a congested area of the plant. Foundations created
mat layout challenges but all were overcome and the lift was successfully
completed in good measure and was only marred by the infamous Canadian
winter weather. During the assembly temperatures were frigid and with the
wind chill dipped to a low of -45º degrees Celsius!

Dryer Changeout “Advanced equipment is

still a dead thing.
Redwater, Canada
Main equipment SPMTs,trailers, tower system, skid & jack equipment, cranes It becomes alive
when operated with
craftsmanship by my
Areas of a dryer were deteriorating due to the corrosive nature of the product colleagues”
and was required to be replaced. The replacement dryer section weighed
75.7 tonnes and had a length of 18.8 meter and a diameter of 3.66 meter.
The dryer was located inside the building structure and the area around the
dryer was very congested and provided many challenges to set up equip-
Jim Massicote
ment within the building. The client required a quick turn around since part of First Mechanic,
the plant was shutdown to perform that work. It took approximately 14 days Mammoet Canada Eastern
to mobilize equipment, remove the old dryer, install the new dryer and demo-
bilize from site. This project required using a wide range of services including
a four leg tower system comprising of pipe stands stacked together form-
ing the columns of the towers and beams to tie the legs together. Extensive
planning and outstanding teamwork completed this job to the customer’s
complete satisfaction.

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Identical Twins
Location Fort Mac Murray,Canada
Main equipment CC 2800 crawler cranes, SPMTs

Highlight: cranes were identical and so were the con-

Two identical Demag CC 2800 cranes were ditions to work in! However the load to be
deployed for the lifting of a module. For this lifted by this crane was a little less, namely
lift both cranes were fitted with a 54-meter 129 tonnes! Once the cranes had lifted the
main boom, 30-meter jib and the complete module from 24 axle lines SPMT, the trailers
superlift ballast trailer with an additional could be driven clear. The module was then
more than 200 tonnes of ballast. One crane lifted above the structure in one continuous
had a lifting capacity of 196 tonnes and movement. The job was completed once the
would be used to lift a load of 151 tonnes. two cranes moved forward to position the
In this instance its partner crane also had a module in its definitive location.
lifting capacity of 196 tonnes. After all, the

 Through the streets of Maptaphut
Location Location: Maptaphut, Thailand
Main equipment Main equipment: Scheuerle trailers

Maintenance work has been underway on the Gas Separation Plant Number
5 at the Western Industrial Estate, in Maptaphut, on the eastern seaboard of
Thailand. B&J Mammoet unloaded all the heavy equipment needed for the
project from five seagoing vessels. The cargo included a 75-meter depro-
panizer unit shipped to the Port of Maptaphut, where it was offloaded by
the vessel’s onboard cranes. This unit was 75.18 m long, 5.19 m in diameter
and weighed 320 tonnes. Two Big Sheuerler 8-axle trailers fitted with 300-
tonne turntables were used to transport the tank from the port to the plant.
All preparations had been completed in advance for the transport. The 11
km long route preparation included the complete pruning of six trees at the
first right turn after the port’s security exit, the temporary raising of numer-
ous power cables along the roads, the temporary removal of traffic lights and
power poles and the removal of a 20-meter section of the traffic island at the
entrance to the GSP5. Thanks to the help of all local authorities we could
complete the transport without problems. The initial 5 km was in the industrial
area; the mid-stage was over public roads.The tank was delivered safely, with
a minimum of fuss and delay, within five hours. Now we are looking forward
to once again breaking the local record for the longest cargo, in the course of
2005 we expect to transport a unit with a length of no less than 100.5 meters.

Islands in the Stream

Location Jurong and Pulau Ular Island, Singapore
Main equipment CC 4800

Highlight: shipped from Australia to one of Singapore’s very efficient

About six years ago Singapore still had about a dozen ports, from where it was transported to the site overland
little islands, including Sakra, Seraja, Ayer and Chawan. and across the bridge. Once this project had been com-
One petrochemical plant after another was being construct- pleted Mammoet needed to move on to Pulau Ular about
ed on these islands and in those days reaching the islands two hours by boat. This island however is too remote to
was a time-consuming exercise, especially for the work- be linked to Jurong Island. Mammoet loaded the CC 4800
force. Every morning hundreds of people lined up waiting onto a barge and offloaded the crane at Pulau Ular using a
to board ferries and wooden taxi boats to the islands. floating crane. Only the heavy sections were loaded onto
But that’s all history now; the islands have been linked up the barge, in order to avoid any demurrage on the floating
together into one big island, Jurong Island, with a bridge to crane. The remaining general cargo was transported on a
the main island. Mammoet has recently finished a project second barge. The CC 4800 was assembled shortly after
with the CC 4800 crawler crane on Jurong. The crane was and the first lifts followed quickly.

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Delivery on request
Location Aktau Sea Port, Kazakhstan
Main equipment RK 8500, LR 1350 1 and gantry system

Highlight; offloaded from ships or barges using the RK 8500 and transported
Mammoet was contracted to execute lifting and transport operations to a temporary storage area on the port premises. On demand of the
of cargo for the Tengizchevroil project, an expansion of a refinery in client these units were loaded one by one onto railcars for further
Kazakhstan. As the construction site in Tengiz is not connected to inland transportation. For this reloading we applied a LR 1350 1 and
the Caspian Sea, all worldwide manufactured items were shipped the GC 260 gantry system since the weight of the vessels reached
to Aktau, the closest seaport to the construction site. All units were up to 444 tonnes with a maximum length of 66 meters.

Safe and clean in New Zealand

Location North Island, New Zealand
Main equipment LR 1400

Changing the horizon

Location Middle East
Main equipment MSG 50, CC 3800, SPMTs

Highlight: erected and installed the towers

The erection of two 800-tonne without problems – and, in so
reactors at the MEG Plant of the doing, changed the horizon forever.
10th Olefin Complex subsequently As a result of this achievement
resulted in Mammoet being award- Mammoet was awarded a third
ed a second contract. The new MSG 50 contract for the 9th Olefin
contract was for the erection of two Complex entailing the erection of
towers, each weighing 700 tonnes one 62-meter and 620-tonne tower
and 95 meters in length, at the at a radius of 47 meters. The tailing
Cracking Plant of the 10th Olefin was provided again by Mammoet’s
Highlight: An American Hoist 9310 was wait- Complex. For the purposes of the CC 3800 crawler crane.
For the expansion of the Future Fuel ing there to assemble our LR 1400. erection of these towers the MSG 50
Plant in New Zealand, an LR 1400 The same crane would be used later moved from the MEG to the Cracking The successful completion of these
was loaded in Canada for shipment. as a tailing crane to lift the reactor. Site and reassembled in a configu- projects was made possible
The Australian and New Zealand The local transport company also ration with an 86.9 meter main through the excellent teambuilding
authorities are very strict about their supplied trailers for the transport of boom and 31.6 meter jib – and all by Mammoet’s multi international
quarantine regulations. All the the 270-tonne reactor that was car- within a record period of just 21 team of specialists who worked
equipment that is shipped to ried out under Mammoet’s super- days. VIPs from the National together under truly extreme condi-
Australia or New Zealand must be vision. Mammoet’s tasks covered Petroleum Company (NPC) and the tions, at ambient temperatures of
spic and span, with-out a hint of the transport and installation of all Jam Petrochemical Company (JPC) around 50 degrees Celsius.
dirt. This can be quite a demanding heavy equipment. The completed watched the erection of the towers.
task if a crane has been standing in job made Mammoet “Contractor of The MSG 50 and the CC 3800
the mud for the past two years. The the Month”, a special Award that
crane passed the inspection without expresses our customers satisfac-
any problems and was offloaded in tion. We pay a special tribute to our
Marsden Point, a harbor on the crew who was loading the ship on
North Island of New Zealand. Christmas day to meet various
A locally hired transport company deadlines!
took the transport to the site.

Biggest load ever moved
Location Richards Bay and Secunda, South Africa
Equipment Prime movers, Conventional trailers

Highlight: The total convoy stretched over half a kilometer and

Within its Rand 4.4 billion programme to produce was accompanied by several traffic officials, an ambu-
cleaner fuels, South Africa’s biggest oil company had lance and a number of service trucks carrying diesel,
to move a total of 1200 tonnes of heavy equipment spare parts and tires as well as officers from the
from Richards Bay to Secunda, a journey of about 700 national telephone company and electricity company.
km through South Africa. Mammoet Southern Africa It should be noted that 24 bridges had to be rein-
(Pty) Ltd was contracted to move these loads in two forced and all telephone lines and power cables had
phases. The first phase consisted of a C3 splitter of to be removed temporarily. On 23 November 2004,
720 tonnes, which came in two sections that had to be the transport left Richards Bay, arriving in Secunda
transported simultaneously. The lower section was 64 on 12 December 2004. The average speed was five
meters long, 8.5 meters in diameter and weighed 500 kilometers per hour and we were able to travel a maxi-
tonnes, making this the widest, longest and heaviest mum distance of 56 km per day. On steep sections
load ever transported over South Africa’s roads! The however, we couldn’t cover more than 30 km per day.
upper section of the splitter weighed 220 tonnes and The second phase of the project includes the
was 34 meters long, with a diameter of nine meters. moving of a 400-tonne orthoflow converter with a
Mammoet used 5 x 700 HP MAN prime movers, 1 x length of 44 meters and a diameter of 10 meters, as
500 HP Mercedes prime mover and 74 axle lines of well as a 100-tonne C2 Splitter with a length of 55
Nicolas conventional trailers to execute this task. meters and a diameter of 5.8 meters.

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Mammoet transports Jumbo

Location Amsterdam and Lelystad, The Netherlands
Main equipment Tugs, Pontoons and SPMTs

Highlight: through Amsterdam by three BTS tugs. The size of the

Mammoet transported a 26-year-old Boeing 747 Jumbo aircraft was such that three-storey houses alongside the
jet, by water and road, from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol canals seemed no larger than doll’s houses. The journey
to an aviation theme park, in Lelystad. The aircrafts fuse- over water continued along Amsterdam’s het IJ water-
lage was transported on 18-axle line SPMTs and three way and the lakes to Harderwijk where a 500-tonne and
pontoons from BTS, Mammoet’s subsidiary. The first a 250-tonne mobile crane lifted the 180-tonne Jumbo
leg of the journey, over water, brought the aircraft from from the pontoons onto the SPMTs.The SPMTs trans-
Amsterdam Airport to the “Nieuwe Meer” waterway on ported the aircraft along the final eight kilometers from
Amsterdam’s boundaries. The transport was watched by Harderwijk to its destination, Lelystad. The last, but cer-
a large number of spectators; hundreds, perhaps thou- tainly not the least, job for our crew was the extremely
sands of people stood on all the bridges along the route difficult maneuver required to position the Boeing at the
with their (video) cameras, ready to record the spectacu- theme park.
lar passage of the aircraft. Next, the aircraft was towed

Dusting off an old technique

Location Frechen, Germany
Main equipment Air bags, jacking equipment

Highlight: air bags. Once the jacks had been removed a binocu-
Mammoet launched a suction dredger with a length of lars and a shovel were used to move the suction dred-
52 meters a width of 11.5 meters and a pontoon height ger into the launch position. To keep control the crew
of 3 meters. The suction dredger, with a total weight of secured a winch to a ground anchor connected to the
about 300 tonnes, was to be assembled on the beach vessel’s stern. This was achieved by reeving the winch
in Frechen, Germany. First, the suction dredger was using sheaves. It was coming close to the end of the
mounted on eighteen 750-mm supports. Once the job and after a few speeches by the clients representa-
dredger had been jacked clear of the supports, they tives the suction dredger was launched by the Mayor
could be removed and replaced by the air bags. The of the village of Frechen. Hydraulic shears were used to
vessel had to be jacked up at a total of sixteen points cut through a sling secured to the winch; the dredger
to remove the supports. It was then time for the chang- then rolled under its own weight over the air bags into
ing of the guard and the suction dredger rested on the the water. Mission accomplished!

Head down!
Location Nieuwkoop, The Netherlands
Main equipment Pontoons, lifting installation

A 13 tonnes excavator had
fallen into the water, in the
middle of the reed beds
behind the “Nieuwkoopse
Plassen” lakes. The machine
Early christening of Dilbar was used for clearing the
worked peat grounds. The
top layer of the peat has
Location Alblasserdam and Schiedam, The Netherlands to be removed, to give rare
Main equipment SPMTs, pontoons, weighing and ballast system
orchids a chance to flower.
The big excavator was put
into a peat barge to deal
with this job. Only, it didn’t
Highlight: driven out with 48 axle lines SPMT. As the all go according to plan...
Mammoet recently moved one of the most pontoon didn’t level with the quayside, ten
exclusive yachts in Holland. The 1450 tonnes trucks/trailer combinations with steel ramps, The driver wanted to move onto land over the ramp of the barge when both tipped over.
four-storey high yacht has a large swimming wooden mats and steel plates were used to The four workers came out of it with nothing worse than wet clothes and a bit shocked.
pool, an on-board speed boat and guests fill out the difference. Once the yacht and the Retrieving a 13000 kilo crane from a ditch in the middle of a bog is no simple matter. “For
can relax in the enormous living room or one barge were pulled to a harbor in Schiedam, Mammoet this job was a nice challenge. The problem was that the ditches were only three
of the many guest rooms...take your pick! the rollover onto a smaller barge started. and a half meters wide and we needed at least 20 tonnes of lifting capacity,” says Theo van
Mammoet’s work consisted of weighing the Mammoet’s ballast system was used to keep der Ham, Mammoet’s Account Manager on the project. “We brought four small barges to the
yacht several times to determine the center both barges at the same level during the location and widened the ditch, so that we could put three barges side-by-side. On the mid-
of gravity, which will be necessary for it to transfer operation. Finally, BTS towed the dle one we erected a lifting installation with a winch and the main boom of the PC 75. The
float level in the water and to determine the smaller barge with the yacht into a floating fourth barge, lying behind the others, was filled with water and was used as a counterweight.
weight for transport. This involved to move dock. Here, the yacht was lowered into the The plan worked perfectly. Where a month ago the excavator was still under water, it was
the yacht out of the construction building in water and returned to Alblasserdam where the now dripping above the water without any problems and parked on terra firma.It was then the
Alblasserdam onto a pontoon, from where it building of The Dilbar will be completed. turn of the peat barge, which was pulled upright and pumped dry. The Mammoet crew then
was lowered into the water. The yacht was put the excavator on its caterpillar tracks and after that on the peat barge.

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Railroad bridge derailed
Location Dortmund, Germany
Main equipment LR 1750, SPMTs

Scoring at Wembley
Location London, United Kingdom Highlight:
Main equipment Hydraulic and crawler cranes
Dortmund, Wednesday morning,
07.00: equipment delivered. This
time the job is to detach a railroad
bridge and move it 150 meters
art facilities are matched by a design that creates an away. The bridge is 102 meters
electric atmosphere – making it the ultimate stage for long, 7.5 meters wide and weighs
major events. Piet Schouten, Senior Project Manager at 880 tonnes. Our client received a
Mammoet is stationed at this project almost permanent- number of tenders for this job, but
ly and together with 30 other colleagues he is busy liter- no other tenderer came up with the
ally day and night to meet the deadline for the comple- idea to move the entire bridge in
tion. He comments: “At the moment there are about 13 one go – a solution which results
hydraulic cranes and another 11 crawler cranes on the in major savings for the client. The
go here. They vary from a 30-tonne hydraulic crane to a solution required a crawler crane
PC 4200 crawler crane. We also apply eight locally hired (LR 1750) at one end and 36 axle
cranes and another ten tower cranes that assist with lines SPMT at the other end. Once
the different types of work. The operators come from the engineering department made
both Holland and England and we are running day and all the calculations and prepared
night shifts. It’s a pretty complicated logistical planning all drawings, it is time to load the
Highlight: operation. For instance, for the grandstands, called the LR 1750 for the transport and then
The construction of the new Wembley Arena is in full ‘Bowl’ here, we have to install 12,000(!) floor parts. We erect it on the site; for this job the
swing. Once completed it will be the most spectacu- have two engineers on site permanently dealing with crane has 400 tonnes of superlift.
lar football stadium in the world, built to the highest all the lifting plans. The new stadium has to be ready in The SPMTs are coupled together
specifications, using the latest technology and offering spring 2006, when it will be officially commissioned for and the transport beams and the
every fan an unrivalled matchday experience. A team of the final of the FA Cup. This important event will be the supports are positioned on the trail-
internationally renowned architects, specially cooperat- first of many glorious events to come!” ers ready to transport the bridge at
ing for the project, has ensured that the state-of-the- the required height. Saturday after-
noon, 13.00; the move can begin.
The SPMTs are attached to the end
of the bridge using their hydraulic
systems to lift the bridge free, while
the LR 1750 moves on its crawlers
simultaneously on the other side
of the bridge. Only one hour was
needed to get the bridge to its new
location, minimizing the time the
railroad is closed; normal services
resumed that same afternoon.

Tranferring cranes on Italian water

Location La Spezia, Italy
Main equipment SPMTs

Highlight: they first needed to be fitted with internal shoring to

Mammoet transported three container cranes from reinforce the structure. Once the first container crane
the small industrial town of La Spezia, close to the was loaded on the pontoon, tugs brought the pontoon
Leaning Tower of Pisa, to Durban, South Africa. An alongside the heavy-cargo ship. Winches were used to
application had previously been submitted to get a moor the pontoon alongside the vessel and the ballast
permit for dredging the port, which was necessary to was adjusted until the two decks were at exactly the
create the clearance required to load the container same level. Next, the container crane moved onboard
cranes onto a heavy-cargo ship. However, this was the ship and rotated through 90 degrees. The SPMTs’
refused and Mammoet was then called in to load hydraulic lifting systems were used to unload the crane
the container cranes onto a pontoon before transfer- onto special crane beams that had previously been
ring them to the seagoing vessel. Of course without welded onto the deck. The same procedure was used
prior dredging! The pontoon’s draught is less than for the other two container cranes. Once the container
that of a heavy-cargo ship. SPMTs (56 axle lines), cranes were safely on board they continued on to
winches, mobile water pumps and long beams were South Africa, where the next Mammoet crew was
dispatched from Schiedam to execute the job. Since waiting for them.
the container cranes were to be transported overseas,

Flying Saucers
Location Madrid, Spain
Equipment SPMTs

Highlight: in the resulting space. The dish was then to be driven to

Mammoet moved a 34-meter diameter, 363-tonne the new location, where the jacks were to lower it onto
satellite dish using 24 axle line SPMTs. NASA uses this the new foundations. The satellite dish needed to be
satellite dish to track deep-space satellites such as the jacked up 30 centimeters to allow the SPMTs to move
Mars Pathfinder, Jupiter Galileo and other unmanned under the structure. Once the SPMTs were under the
space craft. The foundations of the Spanish dish had dish the load was secured by welding clamps onto the
subsided and could no longer be used. The solution trailers’ special deck-protection sheeting. To reach the
was simple; construct new foundations and relocate the new location the SPMTs needed to move a few meters
dish on the new base. The plan for the move specified straight ahead, swivel 30 degrees and then move a
jacking up the dish on eight 50-tonne jacks and then further few meters straight ahead. The transport required
maneuvering four six-axle line SPMTs in a star configu- about an hour to complete. Finally, the satellite dish was
ration (all four oriented towards the center of the dish) successfully lowered onto the new foundations.

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Topping High
Location Glendale, Arizona, USA.
Main equipment Strand jacks

Highlight: rienced Mammoet specialists. The roof had to rest on four con- Mammoet received a response reading: “ Following the suc-
Mammoet positioned an enormous roof construction on a sta- crete columns. Each column is U-shaped when viewed from the cessful “Super lift”, we felt it was important to take a moment
dium in Glendale, Arizona, USA. The roof, with a span of 213 top. The structure was constructed on the ground and the lifting and express our sincere appreciation to Mammoet and the
meters, was lifted to the ridge of the stadium, at a height of 48 points were in the U-shape of each column. We designed a frame professional manner in which your important work at the new
meters. The weight of 5600 tonnes was lifted with eight strand to be placed on top of each column, fitted with two strand jacks. Cardinals Stadium was accomplished. Under your leadership,
jacks, each with a capacity of 900 tonnes. Jack Tol, Engineering Near the top of each column we took a ‘bite’ out of the concrete. Mammoet management, organization, people and support serv-
Manager, explains: “We had intensive meetings with our client for The roof was then raised to the top, above the bite. The transfer ices performed as promised and consistently met or exceeded
nearly one and a half years. Everything was planned to the finest girder was positioned in the bite and after careful lining up the all of our expectations.”
detail. Our job was to provide the required equipment and expe- roof could be lowered onto the transfer girder.”

Mammoet bridge in Manhattan

Location New York City, USA.
Main equipment SPMTs, Towers

Mammoet carried out an eye-catching project in the middle of New York
City, close to the famous Manhattan business area. The Third Avenue Bridge,
built in 1898, needed to be replaced by a new bridge. The new bridge, a
swing-type bridge carrying four traffic lanes into Manhattan will be installed
over the Harlem River. The bridge was manufactured in Mobile, Alabama and
was transported by barge to New York City a few weeks before. Mammoet
performed the load-out of the bridge from the quayside onto the barge. This
was contracted separately by the bridge fabricator. The project’s objective
was to transfer the 2000-tonne bridge from a large ocean barge onto two
smaller river barges, so that the bridge can be floated into its final position.
This was accomplished by rotating the bridge on the large barge with 72 axle
lines SPMT and then using ballasting to set the bridge down onto towers
placed on the smaller barges. The project went extremely well and our client
was very pleased with Mammoet’s performance. A film crew from Discovery
Channel even came to New York to film the entire operation for a new show,
“Ultimate Engineering”, to be broadcast in the new season. The bidding,
planning, engineering and preparation of this challenging project during the
past 2.5 years involved specialists from four Mammoet offices: Cambridge,
Schiedam, Rosharon and Edmonton.

New old silos

Location Ashtabula, Ohio and Detroit, USA
Main equipment SPMTs, barge

Highlight: installed between the silo legs to support the silos on

In the early 1980’s a mortar company in Ashtabula was the SPMTs. Custom barge grillage was designed and
forced to close down and the facility, including two silos, fabricated for the silos. A portion of the silos’ concrete
remained idle for some 20 years. In 2004, the company foundations had to be demolished to allow the required
became interested in Mammoet’s services when they clearance for the SPMTs. In Detroit, the mortar company
planned a new ‘ship-to-truck’ transfer depot on a dock had to re-design their new foundations to provide the
on the Rouge River in Detroit Michigan, a depot that clearance necessary for the SPMTs.
would require a pair of steel silos of the same dimen- Working in temperatures between -10 and -20 degrees
sions of the ones in Ashtabula. Celsius Mammoet began moving the silos. Each of the
silos was lifted with the SPMTs, driven to and onto the
Mammoet carried out a laser survey of a highway bridge barge, rotated into position, jacked down to the barge
in the water transport route to verify the presumed clear- deck and secured. In clear sight of the final obstacle, the
ance. Mammoet provided the company with a proposal Interstate 75 highway bridge, the barge was ballasted
to move the two silos in vertical position, both at the down to move the silos under the bridge. An optical
same time, between the two locations, guaranteeing laser level, which was installed on top of one of the silos,
the clearance under the bridge. The company accepted checked the clearance between the top of the silos and
the proposal and Mammoet started the preparations. In the underside of the bridge. A reading of 0.35 meters
Ashtabula, roadways had to be built under the silos and was enough to complete the barge delivery. Mammoet
between their legs for the SPMTs that would be required unloaded the silos and placed them on their new founda-
to move the silos to the barge. Transport beams were tions. Next time we can only ask for better weather!

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“Mammoet’s ambition
is“ to be the best” This
also mirrors my personal
ambitions. I feel proud to Bridging the Bow River
represent this highly
Location Brooks, Alberta, Canada
respected global firm” Main equipment hydraulic cranes

José Antonio Aguirre Highlight:

Rigger, Mammoet Venezuela Mammoet Crane Inc. was commissioned to turn out a new
bridge alongside an existing weak, one-lane bridge located
by Brooks, Alberta approximately 250 km east of Calgary.
Equipment included a 500 tonnes telescopic crane using
100 tonnes counterweight and a LTM 1300 with 112 tonnes
of counterweight and superlift attachment. These cranes
were situated on either side of the Bow River and one
would hoist the bridge girder using a launching truss and
a passing plate, pass the girder across the river to the
other crane. Once across, both cranes would hook to
each end of the girder, hoist and set in place. There were
16 girders in all, each weighing 112 tonnes a piece.

Preparing for a new take-off MAMMOET 

Location Dubai
Main equipment Crawler cranes

Highlight: nance hangar and offices Mammoet Dubai

Dubai International Airport was established in supplied four crawler cranes with capacities
1959 by order of the late ruler, Sheikh Rashid from 150 to 250 tonnes. The maximum lift
bin Saeed Al Maktoum and was the first air- executed was a 280 tonnes object that called
port in the UAE. At that time, the airport only for a 4-crane lift. The working conditions on
had one runway of 1800 meters. The airport site were very sandy & dusty. This added to
is since then continuously developing and difficult communications as a walky talky was
currently has two terminals, accommodating not permitted to avoid interference with the
100 airlines serving over 140 destinations. airport operations. To guarantee the level of
The second stage of the airports expansion safety Mammoet arranged additional toolbox
program started early 2002 and is expected meetings and site inspections. During these
to be completed by 2006. It includes termi- meetings Mammoet also included all riggers
nal three, concourses two and three, a mega and staff from our client to ensure safety and
cargo terminal, a flower center and an apron efficient cooperation.
area. For the erection of the huge mainte-

Saving construction time

Location Middle East
Main equipment Crawler cranes

Highlight: original schedule of 12 days for ahead of schedule. The Japanese

For the construction of a ship assembly had to be shortened to contractor was duly impressed by
berthing facility on the Island of 7 days. In these 7 days we worked Mammoet’s professional attitude
Kharg, several piles had to be relentlessly to get the ringer assem- and drive for safety under any
driven from a barge. Mammoet bled as well as tested. circumstance. Currently Mammoet
Dubai was faced with the daunting is bidding another huge project for
task of assembling the Manitowoc The actual Piling Project was for a this contractor and with the per-
4600 Ringer on a barge in Ras al renowned Japanese contractor and formance in the back of all minds
Kaimah in the United Arab Emirates. even though the piling started later we have high expectations of
Due to several circumstances the then intended it was still finished securing it.

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World record in Newcastle

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Two down, one to go!
Main equipment SPMTs, Ballast system
Location Gorinchem, The Netherlands
Main equipment CC 2800, LR 1750, SPMTs, weighing system, ballast system

Highlight: driven onto two seagoing barges.

To execute two identical jobs is a The (de)stacking and positioning on
rare phenomenon in our business, SPMTs is done with a CC 2800 and
but to do it a third time is against all an LR 1750. Part of Mammoet’s job
odds. Yet it happens in Gorinchem is also to determine the exact mass
were Mammoet handled six off- of each piece. During the load-out
shore pieces in 2003 / 2004, did so Mammoet’s computerized ballast
again last year and this year and system facilitates a safe loading of
will do so once more by the end of the barges. SPMTs are used for all
this year and 2006. The identical driving, including out of the manu-
offshore modules have six pieces. facturing hall to within crane reach.
Highlight: water level between high and low tide, the load-out had Four of them, with 200 tonnes each, Two rather small barges are needed
Just outside Newcastle, in the North-East of England, to be completed within a tight schedule. Three trailer need stacking on top of each other instead of a big one, since the des-
a monster was to be seen towering far above every- operators inched the seven rows of 470 axle lines of as part of the integration and verifi- tination of the offshore modules is
thing else in the area. The platform, with a length of SPMT onto the pontoon. The 150- meter pontoon was cation process. Then in the second in the Caspian Sea and can only be
85 meters, 55 meters wide, a height of 30 meters and prepared to accommodate the weight of the platform in phase of each job, these four pieces reached via inland rivers. As they
weight of almost 12000 tonnes is in size comparable a safe way with 24 pumps, each with 1200 cubic meters are taken apart and, together with arrive there, another Mammoet crew
to a large office building. Before the actual load-out, a per hour capacity, controlling the ballast. At six o’clock two other 350 tonnes pieces, are takes over for further handling.
Mammoet crew of fourteen was hard at work with all in the morning the giant was safely on its supports
the necessary preparations, like unloading and mat- mounted on the pontoon. On the closing out of the con-
ing the trailers, the installation of the ballast pumps, tract, the client made a note under the ‘remarks’ section
laying ramps, plus testing and inspecting all computer of the Mammoet “Certificate of Completion”, reading
systems. The SPMTs had been dispatched from all over “Extremely professional and successful load-out, car-
the world – a huge and extremely demanding planning ried out very safely.” Following the successful load –out
task that required a lot of puzzling by the Operations of the BP Clair topside, Mammoet loaded –out the BP
Manager, Ludo Mous. Due to the great difference in Bruce topside as well.

Various components for Melkoya

Location Zwijndrecht,The Netherlands, Hoboken, Belgium,
Cadiz,Spain and Melkoya,Norway
Main equipment Crawler cranes, SPMTs, barges, ballast system

Highlight: were built. Mammoet was responsible for the complete transport contract
For the operation of the Snøhvit fields, Melkoya, a small island at the very meaning the load-out in Zwijndrecht, the seagoing transport and the load-
top of Norway and just off the coast of the village of Hammerfest, is cur- in on Melkoya. Both before and after this load-in, work was also carried out
rently being equipped with a range of installations to extract the oil and gas. on the other side of the Melkoya Island where the “Hoboken modules” were
Pipelines are used to transport oil and gas from the oil fields to the installa- transported to their final destination and lifted into position. The modules were
tions on the island. The components for the Snøhvit project are brought in not heavy but they were long and their structure was not excessively sturdy.
from all over the world since on-site construction of the installation is virtually For this reason Mammoet had to lift all the modules at as many as 20 hoisting
impossible – it is completely dark on the island for six months of the year and points, using a special large spreader. In Cadiz, a gas-processing installation is
in the winter the temperature falls to -40 degrees Celsius. built on a 154-meter long and 54-meter wide pontoon. The Demag CC 12600
is present on this project, lifting the heavy components onto the pontoon
Mammoet transports various components to the island from the numerous – which will have a total weight of 24000 tonnes. Miguel Florez de la Colina,
locations in Europe. At Hoboken Mammoet transported the process modules Mammoet Spain’s Branch Manager, explains: “We are endeavoring to offer our
from the construction hall onto a seagoing pontoon. The restricted amount of client the best possible service and have supplied some spectacular rigging.
space available at the yard and the occasional need for two modules to be In addition, we supplied an enormous quantity of load spreading to lower the
driven onto the pontoon during one and the same tide was quite a challenge ground pressure to the level specified by the client”.
for the crew. In Zwijndrecht two 4000 tonnes components for a slug catcher

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“We often work at
remote areas and under
To the middle of nowhere
extreme conditions but

we serve them all over Location Lake Arthur and Morgan City, USA
Main equipment Strand jack towers, slide beams, barges
the world” MAMMOET
Mammoet USA Inc was contracted to load-out a 360-tonne Living Quarter
module from Louisiana. The module was transferred from a 50-meter long barge
Freek Schipper onto a barge twice this length, with pre-installed lifting towers. The module then
SPMT operator, Mammoet Europe sailed in about eight days to a remote island at the coast of Venezuela. Here,
Mad Dog move a research station for marine biologists interested in the local turtle population
is built, hence the name Turtle Island. The module was lifted using four strand
jacks, towers and slide beams. The process took about one week to complete.
Location Amelia, USA At this location, there was nothing for more than 300 miles around.
Main equipment SPMTs, Goldhofer trailers, Ballast system

Mad Dog is a 8700- tonne topside manufactured for BP
at a yard in Amelia, Louisiana. It is part of the same
Deepwater development to which also Holstein Thunder-
horse and Atlantis belong. Mammoet used 316 lines of
combined SPMT and Goldhofers for the load-out. The
work also included the ballasting on the Heerema H627
600’ deck barge. Since only one slip was deep enough for
the 11 meter deep barge, a site move of approx. 600 meters
was required, including a 180-degree turn to align the top-
side on the barge. Since it would be installed on top of a
spar, there were only four support points under the module.
This presented specific challenges for the loadspreading
arrangement on the trailers. Everything was stretched to
the maximum load!

Sea Rose safely to sea

Location Cow Head and Port Weller, Canada
Main equipment SPMTs, tugs, barges, weighing system

Highlight: the staff had good memories of Mammoet from the Hibernia barge and dry-dock were not large enough to accommodate
In Eastern Canada, the Sea Rose FPSO will drill in the White and Terra Nova projects. traditional load-out methods, the barge was carefully placed on
Rose field, which is located several hundred kilometers off the dock blocks and the load-out was performed over the portside.
east coast of Newfoundland. Mammoet’s services had been At Port Weller in the Toronto area, a 900-tonne module was After the module was transported on the barge, the 60 axle lines
contracted for handling thirteen of the sixteen modules of this also “Moved by Mammoet”. The facility was not perfectly SPMT were used to rotate the module 90 degrees and then
FPSO. The various tasks included weighing topsides, load-outs, suited for loading out an offshore module and the project posed transport the module over the grillages. The module was loaded
seafastening and marine transportation. In addition Mammoet many challenges. After transporting the module out of the hall, out and towed through the St. Lawrence Seaway. The clearances
provided the design of all seafastenings and the sea transpor- Mammoet jacked up the module approximately 1.7 meters in were very tight so Mammoet designed and installed fenders on
tation to Marystown with a subcontracted barge and tug. The order that it could be placed on the high barge grillages. The the sides of the barge to ensure that the module did not impact
modules ranged in weight from 100 tonnes to 1400 tonnes. module was then weighed, the transporters were reconfigured the walls of the locks.
Mammoet was very well-received at the construction yard as and the module was loaded out onto the barge. Since the

On a Slow Boat to Sable Island

Location Dartmouth, Canada
Main equipment SPMTs, weighing system

Highlight: been installed by ExxonMobil over All operations were managed and
Mammoet successfully completed the past few years. It should be performed by Mammoet Canada
the load-out of ExxonMobil’s South noted that Mammoet was involved with assistance from Mammoet
Venture topsides. The South Venture in most of the other platforms as USA, who supplied the weighing
platform is destined for the South well. The South Venture platform system and 36 axle lines SPMT.
Venture field, located near Sable was constructed in Dartmouth, near In addition, the engineering depart-
Island, 200 km offshore of Canada’s Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital city. ment in Schiedam provided some
Nova Scotian east coast. South After the platform was weighed supplementary engineering, such as
Venture is the fifth major offshore by Mammoet and was confirmed the mooring designs and the ballast
investment in this region; it joins the to have a mass of 2180 tonnes it calculations.
Thebaud, North Triumph, Venture was loaded out onto the Boa barge
and Alma platforms, which have Seven with 96 axle lines SPMT.

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 Pushing to new heights in Baku
Location Baku, Azerbaijan
Main equipment Push- Up system, Strandjacks, Ballast system

Highlight: The premiere of the computerized Push Up System was held Before Mammoet started with the load-out operation of the top-
The offshore sector is witnessing an exciting and challenging at Baku, Azerbaijan. A total of six platforms are being con- side, a special load-out truss was installed under the structure.
trend: the rapid increase in the weight of offshore module fab- structed for The Central Azeri platform, which will drill for oil in Four 900-tonne strand jacks installed at the end of the skidding
rication. The modified installation method (float-over instead of the Caspian Sea. Mammoet successfully jacked the massive track underneath this load-out truss skidded the topside to the
lifting) allows for the installation of heavier and larger modules, 15520-tonne Central Azeri topside to a height of 12 meters. quay. One day later, the entire topside was skidded onto the
a development which is also understandable from an economic This enormous structure had been assembled on the ground pontoon, which was ballasted by Mammoet’s computerized bal-
perspective. Reducing the number of components to be mated and once it was completed it was to be raised to the required last system. The total distance covered during this phase was
in the final assembly cuts the production time and the costs height. Project Manager, Pieter Jacobs comments: “I was confi- about 130 meters; the topside, inclusive of the load-out frame,
involved. However, the technical challenges are breathtaking. dent that the system would work; however, it is always exciting weighed 16700 tonnes. The operation was even livened up by
Can these leviathans actually be manipulated and transported? when a new system is used for the first time – and especially a visit from the President of Azerbaijan! In the coming years
Mammoet has addressed these challenges by developing the when the system is to lift a Giant of this size! The whole opera- Mammoet has been awarded four additional contracts in Baku,
concern’s Push Up System that can push up these supermod- tion, including the weighing of the structure, was completed in for jacking operations involving platforms with weights of about
ules to the required height. just four days”. 15000 tonnes.

Drill Towering
Location Baku, Azerbaijan
Main equipment Platform Ring, RK 8500, CC 4800, CC 2800, SPMTs

Highlight: fitting-out of the Jack-Up. The Platform Ring was erected in the was 50 meters long and weighed 520 tonnes. On their comple-
Azerbaijan is currently a beehive of activity; work is in full swing usual main boom-jib configuration, ready to unload modules of tion the two CC 2800s, working in tandem, lifted the sections
on a variety of major offshore oil and gas projects in the Caspian a maximum weight of 800 tonnes. After unloading, the drilling- out of the frames and loaded them onto SPMTs for transport to
Sea. One of these projects is BP’s Shah Deniz project, for rig modules were moved within the reach of the CC 4800 III and temporary storage.
which one of the world’s largest Jack-Up gas platforms is built. CC 2800, which carried out a number of (tandem) lifts to stack
Mammoet carries out all the major lifting and transport jobs on them on each other. Both cranes picked up the heaviest mod- At the moment, The RK 8500, CC 800 and a CC 2800 set the
the site in Baku. ule and lifted it to a height of 20 meters and then carried out legs upright ready for the fitting-out work.The SPMTs transport
a series of moves and turns in preparation for the installation the sections (this time, upright!) to the Platform Ringer. The
The Caspian Sea is accessible solely overland or via the River of the 720-tonne drillfloor. The top two modules of the drilling crane stacks the sections on each other to construct the 150-
Volga. Consequently the dimensions of the modules construct- rig, weighing 250 and 140 tonnes, were lifted 80 meters into meter legs. After assembling the legs and the drilling rig the
ed all over world for this project were restricted to a maximum position using the CC 4800 with a main boom-jib configuration. Platform Ring, RK 8500 and other cranes install the piperacks,
length of 16 meters and height of 12 meters. The modules were Whilst the various modules were being unloaded and assem- living-quarters, the flare and other modules – a total weight of
transported to the site on the River Volga, where they were bled, work was also in progress on the construction of the legs some 6000 tonnes.
unloaded with the Platform Ring. Concrete foundations have of the Jack-Up at the other side of the site. Frames were used
been poured especially for our Platform Ring and for the later to construct nine triangular sections of the legs; each section

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“When it comes to
corporate values, two
words summarize our
true identity:
Mutual respect”
Moving modules to Singapore
Location Maptaphut, Thailand
Main equipment SPMTs

Magdalena Lau
Secretary and PR officer,
Highlight: weighing and related calculation of the center
Mammoet Singapore
B&J Mammoet Co Ltd. mobilized 44 lines of gravity prior the load-out was part of the
of SPMT for the transportation from the site job. After weighing, depending to the tide in
of fabrication to the Maptaphut jetty and for Maptaphut port, the load-out was done dur-
the load-out of three modules intended to be ing each night at 02.00 hours. These opera-
shipped by barge to Singapore for installation tions included the mooring of the barges, the
onto an FPSO vessel. The modules ranged ballast calculation and the ballasting itself,
from 370 to 850 tonnes, with the largest as well as the sea fastening. In addition
having a dimension of 32 x 17 x 16 meter. The Mammoet transported with a conventional
contract included full service: transportation of hydraulic trailer and loaded out by crane on
those modules from the yard of fabrication the barge three smaller modules (less than
up to alongside the final vessel in Singapore. 25 tonnes). Two weeks after departure the
Mammoet provided two barges to do the barges were alongside the production vessel
sea transportation from Maptaphut port in (FPSO) for installation on board.
Thailand to Singapore. For each module the

Pulling 19800 tonnes!

Location Jurong, Singapore
Main equipment Strandjacks

Highlight: load-out truss was retrieved using two 900-

Mammoet assisted the Jurong Shipyard with tonne jacks. The entire operation took just
the assembly of a ship hull, using an innova- 10 hours. This rapid construction method is
tive and cost-saving concept. Four 900-tonne a major breakthrough compared to the tradi-
strand jacks were applied to pull an upper tional engineering process in which rigs are
hull deck, resting on a load-out truss, 100 built with small elements on a floating lower
meters along two parallel skid beams. This hull. Using the new method the upper and
brought the upper hull above the dry dock lower hulls can now be constructed simul-
where the lower hull was waiting. Jurong taneously. This construction concept won
Shipyard supported the weight of the deck the Productivity Board of Singapore’s ‘Most
by a large number of 15-meter tall structural innovative Award’. The client was extremely
supports positioned in the dock. The weight satisfied with all Mammoet’s work, right from
of the upper deck and the load-out truss, with our initial contribution to the design – and the
a width of 75 meter, was an estimated 19800 very smooth operation.
tonnes. Once the mating was complete the

Largest structure in Qatar
MIDDLE EAST Location Mesaieed, Qatar
Main equipment Crawler cranes , trailers, weighing and ballast system

For the PSK1 Project in Qatar, several offshore structures were manufactured
at facilities in Mesaieed. The structures included an eight- legged jacket
construction and two bridges. For the transportation of these structures,
Mammoet was contracted to supply cranes, weighing and load-out services.
The cranes, a LR 1280, LR 1450 and a CC 1100 were used for the roll up
operation of the 2200 tonne weighing jacket. After the successful comple-
tion of this phase, Mammoet Dubai used 40 lines of SPMT combined with 48
lines of Cometto conventional trailers for the load-out of the jacket. During
the operation, ballast services were provided with a set of 600-tonne sub-
mersible ballast pumps. The jacket is the largest structure ever built in Qatar.
After the two bridges were weighed and determined at 450 tonne each, they
were safely loaded-out as well.

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New Power
EUROPE Location Zeijerveen and Zwolle, The Netherlands
Main equipment Prime movers, trailers, jacking and skidding system

Highlight: steel beams in the hold of a vessel that would

The Dutch national power grid encountered a do the journey via waterways from Coevorden
potential problem with the power supplies in to the village Vries. Here, work was underway
the North of the country, when a transformer to construct a temporary quay from a large
in the city of Zeijerveen appeared to be worn number of steel plates and concrete blocks.
out. A transformer on stand-by had to be Cranes were also erected, ready to receive the
found because it takes more than one year transformer. Upon arrival the transformer was
to manufacture a new transformer. There was unloaded from the vessel and put down on
one available in the city of Zwolle. However, temporary stops. The trailer then had space
the transformer had a weight of more than to move backwards under the transformer.
215 tonnes. This is where Mammoet came After reloading the 26 kilometers with many
in. Jacks and skids were used to place the traffic circles were waiting before the trans-
transformer in Zwolle on a 15 axle line trailer. port arrived at Zeijerveen. Mammoet’s jacking
One prime mover in front of the trailer and and skidding systems were used to move the
a second prime mover behind the trailer transformer into the transformer house. Just
moved the transformer along local roads to for one year, because then the new trans-
Coevorden. In the mean time two large tel- former will be ready and Mammoet will redo
escopic cranes placed Mammoet’s 20-meter the show once again.

Blowing off steam

Location Doel, Belgium
Main equipment PTC

Highlight: domed roof made of a 70-centimeter layer of

Mammoet replaced two steam generators at concrete and a 25-millimeter layer of steel.
a Belgian nuclear power plant. The genera- The steel structure attached to the domed roof
tors, each some 20 meters tall and weighing was especially designed to accommodate the
313 tonnes, serve as heat exchanges between simple removal and installation of the genera-
the primary reactor circuit and the secondary tors. This prevented drastic modifications to
steam-turbine circuit. Mammoet’s engineer- the reactor building, thereby reducing the time
ing department began preparing the plans needed to replace the generators. The new
two years in advance. Once the PTC was steam generators, manufactured by Mitsubishi
erected, together with a telescope crane, a Heavy Industries, generate more than 40 MW
12-man crew were ready to start the real job. additional electricity. So from now on they can
Two openings were made in the power plants blow off plenty of steam!

Full service for wind turbines

Location The whole area of Germany
Main equipment Telescopic and crawler cranes, additional equipment

Highlight: is responsible for the logistic and plan- ly because the ordering of the equipment
Since August 2004, Kranringen Wind ning issues, the supply equipment and is often one week or less before the date
(KRW) Denmark in which Mammoet has a the actual execution of maintenance or of execution. The scope of work normally
50 % participating interest, has the con- new built services. A crane that perfectly covers changing of generators, gearboxes
tract for all lifting activities in Germany matches the requirements for this particu- and blades. With Mammoet’s extensive
concerning the installation of various lar job is the LTM 1500. The main boom fleet of cranes it is never a problem to get
windturbine parts. The contract has been of this telescopic crane has a length of 84 the right crane on time on any site.
awarded by one of the biggest wind meter. In this specific market segment it is
turbine companies. Mammoet Germany of vital importance to get mobilized quick-

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Great challenge
MAMMOET Highlight: Reactor Cavity Decking was placed in
AMERICAS Location South Carolina, USA
Main equipment Hatch Transfer System, Temporary Lifting Device
After a successful unit one outage
at a nuclear power plant in South
36 hours, 72 hours faster then in Unit
one! After the Decking was finished,
Carolina, Mammoet started with the the service structure of the old head
outage of unit two. Pieter den Decker, was removed and Mammoet started
task manager for rigging and handling to assemble the Temporary Lifting
comments: “Unit two was an even Device (TLD) inside. This time the aux-
greater challenge due to the limited iliary crane stayed inside during the
space in front of the Unit two reac- assembly of the TLD. To allow a bit
tor building. Again Unit two had two more room, shorter skid beams were
steam generators that needed to used underneath this crane. After the
be replaced as well as one reactor TLD was assembled the old reactor
head. After the construction opening was removed and the TLD hooked on
(a big hole in the wall of the nuclear to the first old generator. In no time
dome) was finished the real work for the steam generators were replaced
Mammoet started. Mammoet installed and the TLD was disassembled. The
the Hatch Transfer System (HTS) in new reactor head followed straight
record time and placed the modi- after the TLD dismantling. At that
fied Reactor Cavity Decking (RCD) moment, the Rigging and Handling
on the inside HTS. The Cavity Deck was already eight days ahead of
was placed using an auxiliary crane schedule. A goal date was set to
on the skid system mounted on the remove the inside HTS and with all
HTS. The modifications were made in the effort that date was established.
close cooperation with Mammoet to Now the construction opening was
establish a quick and easy replace- ready to be closed again ten days
ment of these decking panels. The ahead of schedule.”

Heavy head
Location Florida, USA
Main equipment Hydraulic gantry, SPMTs, titan and skidding system

Highlight: special water jets were used to make

The work carried out during the out- a temporary opening in the one-meter
age of a power plant in Florida was thick wall of the reactor building. The
related to the replacement of the skid track was then inserted through
reactor head. After many years of reli- this opening, ready to skid the old
able service, the metal of the head reactor head out of the building. It
had become corroded to a degree it was lifted with the facilities own polar
needed to be replaced. At the same crane. Outside the building the head
time, the technology of the control was lifted from the skid track using
mechanism was also upgraded. a 210-tonne tower crane and trans-
Mammoet was awarded the contract ported by a double six-axle line SPMT
to carry out the exchange of the to a temporary storage location. An
100-tonne head by a new unit. The extra casing was installed to shield
new head was flown in from France the radiation. In addition Mammoet
on an Antanov cargo aircraft. It was also removed and exchanged two
subsequently moved by Mammoet to 45 tonne missile shields and some
the power plant on an eight axle line smaller equipment using the skid
trailer. A hydraulic gantry lifted it onto tracks. In spite of all the storms that
SPMTs. Mammoet constructed a had afflicted Florida, it was neverthe-
special 15-meter high service platform less possible to complete all the work
using the Mammoet Titan system. ahead of schedule.
This platform was deployed whilst

Quick response
Location Lloydminster, Canada
Main equipment Jacking equipment, auxiliary equipment

Highlight: resist the moment from the jacking lugs. These braces
A shutdown in Lloydminster began with a dozen cranes were fabricated as modular pieces to allow position-
working day and night shifts for a week, in addition to ing through the bottom nozzle on the Coker. The jack-
jacking and skidding jobs. Mammoet received a call from ing stands were installed and the final pre-lift step was
the client on Thursday morning saying that their Coker to weld the jacking screws to the skirt. The Coker, 30
had shifted and it needed repositioning prior to the end meters long and 7 meters in diameter, was lifted off the
of the shutdown, 14 days later. The same afternoon skirt with four 200-tonne jacks and weighed a total of
Mammoet specialists drove to site to inspect the Coker 200 tonnes. Once clear the Coker was shifted on the
and to see what they could do to help the client. Teflon slider plates utilizing the screw jacks. Rigging on
the top nozzle provided stabilization since wind was a
The Coker was separated directly below the weld joining factor to be considered. After final positioning of the
the skirt to the shell. Another concern was the buckling Coker the client cut out the damaged skirt and replaced
of the skirt in several locations. Next day, Mammoet it. This job would never have been completed on time
had designed a jacking lug, with equipment enroute without the teamwork of the Mammoet employees based
from Cambridge and a safe plan to reposition the Coker. on the tight schedule the client provided.
Tension and compression members were installed to

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“Routine is a friend
and an enemy. Proven
MAMMOET Exchangers exchanged
expertise must be fed ASIA
with constant Location Brunei, Malaysia.
Main equipment CC1800 and Commetto trailers
self criticism on
our achievements”
In Brunei we installed new exchangers at a plant, which the load had been lashed down a Ro-Ro operation was
is still in operation. There are four LNG trains and carried out. Once all the arrangements for the permits
Shah Nawaz Kahn Mammoet derigged and rigged the crane each time to and the police escort were completed the exchangers
Jacking and Skidding Supervisor,
a new location – all in accordance with the procedures were transported 30km along a pitch-dark road. Once
Mammoet Dubai
and restrictions imposed by working on a plant while it the last exchanger has been installed we had a long
is in operation.The new heat exchangers arrived on an break while the mechanical contractors tied in both new
oceangoing vessel from Europe. The exchangers were exchangers. During each coming shutdown in 2005 we
offloaded by the vessel’s cranes onto a barge, which will remove one old exchanger.
was fitted out with supports and load spreaders. After

A powerful job in Taiwan

Location Aodi, Taiwan
Main equipment MSG and Selfpropelled
Conventional trailers

Highlight: if you consider the weight of no less than 850 tonnes. customer. As work shifted to the actual job, the RPV came in
The Taiwan Power Corporation decided to increase its nuclear Mammoet applied its famous MSG here with 67 meters main horizontal position. Supported by a tailing frame of the RPVs
power capabilities at Lungman by adding units 3 and 4. boom and 2600 tonnes ballast. Before the configuration could manufacturer, Mammoet erected the RPV and safely delivered
A subcontractor contacted Mammoet for transporting the so be commissioned, local authorities and the customer had to it exactly on where it was supposed to land. Next year,
called RPV, which is a core element of the power units. In qualify the equipment. The test was done with 28 containers Mammoet will redo this job for the second RPV that already
addition it was Mammoet’s job to hoist the RPV and position it filled with sand and simulated the real lift. The same contain- arrived at the site and is kept in temporary storage.
on its foundations at a radius of 63 meters. Quite a challenge ers were used to test the road for the platform trailers of our


Skidding high
Location United Arab Emirates
Main equipment Trailers, ballast pumps, skidding and jacking equipment

A desalination plant has been erected
at a powerplant in the United Arab
Emirates. Six evaporator blocks were Something different
fabricated in India and transported to
the United Arab Emirates. Mammoet
Dubai was contracted to perform the Location Limbe, Cameroon
Main equipment SPMTs, pontoon and auxiliary equipment.
load-in from the barge using semi self-
propelled hydraulic platform trailers as
well as ballast pumps. Subsequently it
was a very tight fit to get the evapora-
tors adjacent to its foundations. After Highlight:
removing the trailer the evaporator In many countries it’s nothing less than a commodity: electricity, 24 hours
(weighing 415 tonnes) had to be jacked a day. However, until recently they could not dream of anything like that in
up 5 meters using climbing jacks. At Cameroon. But a Finnish company has changed all that. It built a power
this height the Mammoet crew had to station and contracted Mammoet for the transport of four electric motors
insert four rows of extra skidding beams and four generators. The electric motors generators were loaded on board
to connect with the already prepared of a vessel in The Netherlands and sailed to Cameroon. Once the ship
skidding beams towards the foundation. arrived at the port, the cargo was unloaded and driven onto a pontoon.
A total skidding distance of 40 meters This all sounds very simple – but the port was not the final destination.
was required (hence 160 meter of skid- Mammoet constructed a temporary quay to facilitate the load-out. The crew
ding beam built up at an elevation of sunk the pontoon just off the beach. Then they laid containers, sandbags
4.5 meters!). This has been surely one of and dock boards around the pontoon so that two x 10 axle lines SPMT
the most challenging projects performed could drive the cargo to the beach. Then the crew constructed a new road
by Mammoet Dubai in 2004! from the beach to the ‘main road’.
The motors and generators thus
could proceed to the final desti-
nation. The Finnish company
installed the equipment and now
the local population has electric
power 24 hours a day, even after
a severe downpour or a storm –
and Mammoet gained yet anoth-
er interesting experience!

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Mammoet News
EMD: Striking investments
Jan van Seumeren jr, CTO, oversees the EMD already at work there, including a few dozen tow- crawlers. The superlift configuration is unique and
department and is technically responsible for vehicles and ground infrastructure preparation allows for heavier loads to be lifted. The ballast is
Mammoet’s worldwide equipment fleet, includ- equipment.” connected to winches and positioned on the ring.
ing development, maintenance and availability The winches are used to lift the ballast and extend
through well-balanced logistics. Of course this A second example of fleet expansion is the order it behind the ring. Using the superlift, there is no
equipment meets the corporate standards for for a third Platform Twin Ring Containerized. need to dismantle ballast blocks once the load
safety and quality. A special domain of his tasks When will this crane start its revenue business? has been lifted and transferred to its new position.
is the purchase of additional equipment, as well “The market developments call for additional Load after load can be lifted and repositioned and
as trade of overhauled equipment. heavy lift capacity and we respond with this third after each lift the ballast is placed back on the
PTC, to be commissioned in May 2005. The 1600 ring before the crane moves on to a new position
One of the most striking expansions of the tonnes capacity crane is Mammoet’s seventh ring for the next lift. A perfect solution that fits our
Jan van Seumeren jr., Mammoet equipment fleet has to do with the crane and one of the largest in the world. The corporate ambitions: to be the best under any
CTO. SPMTs. What will be their first job? main advantage in the PTC’s design it is its simple circumstance.”
“The delivery of 258 new SPMT axle lines has transport of all crane sections as standard 20 or
almost been completed as this issue goes to 40 ft containers, with a maximum of 30.4 tonne
press. This brings Mammoet’s SPMT fleet to a per section. The containerized sections thus need
total of more than 900 axle lines. Although the no special transport arrangements, saving time
new SPMTs are of the latest, third generation, they and cost. The PTC is easy to handle and can
can be linked to existing equipment without any operate in congested areas. The crane has been
problems. A striking new feature is the increase designed mainly to erect columns, for example
of the maximum load per axle line to 40 tonnes. in operational plants that have only limited space
Immediately upon delivery and acceptance tests to rig and operate and for longer construction
the new SPMTs head for the extreme conditions in projects which require quick movements of heavy
Sakhalin, Russia, where they will perform various loads. The PTC’s rigid and sturdy ring construc-
transports of modules on a 24 hrs / 7 days a week tion enables such quick movements; the crane
base. The SPMTs join other Mammoet equipment can be relocated within one day using its own

Expansion Heavy Lift Terminal

“When we look upon
Mammoet’s Heavy Lift Terminal near the headquarters in Schiedam is defi-
these huge and massive
Mammoet Exhibits! nitely a highly successful concept. It plays a pivot role in the worldwide logis-
objects, we feel moved tics for heavy equipment in the Mammoet fleet. Currently, another 23,000
square meter of space is added for the storage and handling of this heavy
by Mammoet ourselves” Go-Expo Oil and Gas Exhibition equipment. Services are also available for third parties. An existing dock is
June 7 - 9, 2005, Calgary, Alberta filled and a harbor crane here will then be moved to a more efficient location.
With such terminals, Mammoet increases its logistic versatility, aiming at the
Oil Sands Trade Show complete coverage of the chain from manufacturer to foundations.
September 14 & 15, 2005, Fort McMurray, Alberta

Southern African International Oil and Gas Exhibition

Hadi Arabai September 26 - 29, 2005, Johannesburg, South Africa
Sales Manager, Middle East

QSE Acknowledgements
On January 31 2005, Mammoet’s Terneuzen Branch had the honour of Swift growth in Canada
receiving the EH&S Contractor Award 2004 from Dow Benelux B.V.,
Terneuzen. Every year Dow Benelux B.V. presents two awards to its con-
tractors: the EH&S Contractor Award, which purely relates to safety and Mammoet Crane Inc. has just completed their second full year of operations
the General Contractor Award which also addresses a wide variety of other in Alberta. Mammoet Crane Inc., has been widely accepted in the crane rent-
issues. Mammoet won the latter award in 2003 and came second this year al market in Western Canada and have enjoyed very exciting and busy times!
with a difference of just 0.1 point from the winner. Mammoet has often won a As of December 31, 2004, Mammoet Crane Inc. was operating 46 hydrau-
Dow award in the past: the Safety awards for 1989 and 1991 and the General lic cranes ranging in size from 8 tonne to 500 tonne from two locations,
awards for 1999 and 2003. Jan Karreman,Terneuzen Branch Manager, Edmonton and Fort McMurray. But expansion was on the horizon and in late
explains: “We are accustomed to high-level operations and we are very 2004, Mammoet Crane Inc. was awarded a 5-year maintenance contract.
pleased with the results of the past years. Nevertheless, achieving a first or The contract involves the supply of cranes for maintenance, shutdowns and
second place provides us that something extra. It is an acknowledgement of various capital projects for eight facilities throughout the province of Alberta.
our constant striving to achieve further improvements in quality and safety. The award of this contract has spurred the opening of a new Mammoet
Issues we are not prepared to make any concessions whatsoever. In fact, branch in Calgary which opened its doors February 15, 2005. Because of this
these endeavors have become fully integrated in the daily work of all our increased works throughout Alberta, our hydraulic crane fleet will be growing
staff. We are engaged in high-risk work. Consequently, we focus on as the to over 100 cranes by June of this year. Our continuous and swift growth in
improvement of our knowledge and skills, beneath aspects like conduct, the crane industry has been made possible by the huge support given to us
attitude and, above all, mentality.” by our ever increasing client base.

-Mammoet World 2005 Page 19

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