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UK company celebrates LEEA training course scheme milestone
13 December, 2012
Great Britain and Northern Island company, Carl Stahl Evita, is celebrating the successful delivery of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) training scheme to its 500th delegate. The company achieved LEEA-accredited training company status three years ago.

Twickenham Film Studios awards testing and inspection contract
13 December, 2012
UK-based lifting and engineering services company, Lloyds British London, has been awarded a testing and full inspection contract for Twickenham Film Studios, the company has announced.

Explosion proof option for Yale Global King wire rope hoist
12 December, 2012
An explosion proof version of the Yale Global King electric wire rope hoist is now available, intended for use for Division 2, Class 1—groups B, C and D— applications.

New mobile marine crane performs successful test lift
12 December, 2012
A new mobile marine crane with a 1,500t lifting capacity, the Spacelift MC 35000 DLS, is now ready for operation following a successful test lift.

SWF Krantechnik’s new products on show at LogiMAT 2013
11 December, 2012
German lifting equipment manufacturer SWF Krantechnik will be exhibiting its new air balancer, MOVEster, and its new electric chain hoist, CHAINster, at trade fair LogiMAT in February 2013.

Cape Town replaces harbour crane
11 December, 2012
Cape Town’s Agri Roro Terminal, operated by Transnet Port Terminals, has taken delivery of a new Liebherr harbour crane to replace a 14 year-old Gottwald MHC mobile harbour crane.

Four monorail hoists supplied to offshore rig
05 December, 2012
Westcon Løfteteknikk, sole importer of J D Neuhaus lifting and handling equipment, has imported four monorail hoists to the Maersk offshore rig Guardian in Norway.

HBC-Radiomatic adds Vietnam sales partner
05 December, 2012
Manufacturer of wireless crane and machine controls, HBC-Radiomatic, has announced that its services are now available to customers in Vietnam.

WH Scott hosts new Euro hoist training
05 December, 2012
WH Scott, headquartered in both Belfast and Dublin, recently hosted a training masterclass for Irish engineers on Eurochain VR, the latest in flexible hoist technology from Verlinde France, the company announced earlier this week.

Further ASC order from new Abu Dhabi port
05 December, 2012
12 automated stacking cranes (ASCs) are to be delivered to the new Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi, which started commercial operations on 1 September 2012, it was announced yesterday. This follows a delivery of a complete automated container yard system including 30 ASCs, also from Konecranes, the company stated.

New machinery for Lebanese port
05 December, 2012
Sharjah based port operator, Gulftainer, has been awarded the concession to develop and operate a new container terminal at the Port of Tripoli in Northern Lebanon.

72t overhead crane installed in new factory
03 December, 2012
JDR Cable Systems has installed a 72t overhead crane for reel loading and unloading in a new marine cable factory, it was announced late last week. Street Crane Company supplied the crane that will be used to ensure high volume production from a new vertical lay-up machine (VLM), the company stated.

Hinkley Point plan receives first UK nuclear site licence issued in 25 years
03 December, 2012
The UK regulator for the civil nuclear industry, Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), has granted the first new site licence for a UK nuclear power station in 25 years.

Disappointment at result of divers’ pay referendum
03 December, 2012
The signatory group to the UK Offshore Diving Industry Agreement (ODIA) is disappointed by the result of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) referendum on a final offer on pay and conditions for divers and support crews working in the UK North Sea, ODIA announced late last week.

Four STS cranes ordered for Southampton
28 November, 2012
Associated British Ports has awarded a GBP 26M contract for four megamax ship-to-shore container cranes to Liebherr Container Cranes. The cranes will be operational in 2014 and will be able to work the largest vessels of up to 24 rows.

LTM kits out Reykjavik concert hall
28 November, 2012
A programmable hoist control and load monitoring system has been supplied by LiftTurnMove to Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik.

Offshore industry gathers at Bridon factory opening
26 November, 2012
Industry leaders from companies including Heerema, NOV, and Certex assembled in northern England last week to watch UK business minister Michael Fallon open a facility claiming to manufacture the world’s largest ropes. Now operational, Bridon Neptune Quay (BNQ) is already taking on orders from multinational operators.

Northamptonshire power plant approved
26 November, 2012
Plans to build a waste recycling centre in Desborough, Northamptonshire, have been approved by the county council, local media reported recently. The GBP 60M plant will burn landfill waste and convert it into heat and power.

Cygnus project to receive offshore cranes
22 November, 2012
A contract for four offshore cranes to be delivered to the Cygnus gas field in the southern basin of the North Sea has recently been awarded.

Kito celebrates 80th birthday with JPY 100bn sales target
21 November, 2012
Kito Corporation has marked its 80th anniversary this year by announcing its goal of achieving sales of JPY 100bn (USD 1.25bn) in its midterm management plan.