Hereema Tests ‘Revolutionary’ New Heavy Lifting Technique in Gulf of Mexico

Dutch heavy lift firm Hereema Marine Contractors has tested what it says is a revolutionary new way of heavy lifting offshore utilizing two dynamically-positioned vessels, four massive cranes, and a combined lift capacity of more than 20,000 metric tons. The so-called "QUAD" lifting technique was developed in-house by Hereema as an easier, less-costly way for installing and … [Read more...]

Carr: Tons Per Inch Immersion, or What Was I Thinking?

By Michael Carr - A 70-ton, 75-foot tug hung in the air 10 feet from the bridge windows. The ships master was attempting to maneuver his vessel sideways, out from under the suspended tug, using his vessels twin screws, and bow thruster. But his plan was not working. A flood current was pushing him forward, and an increasing and unsteady sea breeze was holding him against the … [Read more...]

Watch: 18,000-Tonne BorWin Gamma Platform Installed in North Sea

The 18,000 tonne topside of the BorWin gamma High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) platform has been installed on its jacket foundation in the German sector of the North Sea, where will soon be used to supply green power to more than one million German households. The giant converter arrived on board the heavy lift vessel Xiang He Kou which was used in the float-over … [Read more...]

Boskalis Terminates Low-End Transport Activities Amid Heavy Losses

Dutch marine services company Boskalis will be terminating its loss-making low-end transport activities. The announcement came this week as Boskalis revealed a lower operating result in the first half of 2018 compared to the same period last year. Boskalis reported a net operating profit of EUR 34.5 million in the first half of 2018, compared to net operating profit of … [Read more...]

Watch: Boat Lift Goes Really, Really Bad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcZ8-MtcZrE Here's another example of a crane taking on more than it can handle. This incident reportedly happened someplace in Russia. While things do not look good for the boat here, at least it wasn't a mega yacht!  … [Read more...]