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November 2021


Samson partners with Ocean Technologies Group
30 November 2021 Samson has partnered with Ocean Technologies Group (OTG), a global learning and operational technology company serving the maritime industry, to provide seafarers with on-demand access to Samson’s online courses in rope handling, inspection, fabrication, and installation.

Shining a spotlight on Spain: Tecnalia 2024 strategy plan
30 November 2021 Tecnalia, one of the largest applied research and technological development centres in Spain is launching a 2024 Strategic Plan to build a better world through technological research and innovation and to position itself as an agent in the transformation of companies and society to adapt to the challenges of the future, specifically digital transformation, smart manufacturing, energy transition, sustainable mobility, the urban ecosystem and personalised health.

Mammoet transports emergency stator replacement to Alberta power generation plant
30 November 2021 Mammoet has assisted its customer, Capital Power with an emergency stator replacement at the Genesee Generating Station, in Edmonton, Alberta.

Modulift expands range of Modular spreader beams
24 November 2021 Modulift has expanded its modular range of DNV Type Approved spreader beams with the MOD 1100/2000t, used in it’s very first lift in Dover, UK.

ITER evaluates progress of construction, manufacturing & assembly
23 November 2021 The ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) Council has convened via remote video conference to assess the latest progress reports and performance metrics of the ITER Project.

Marr Contracting opens regional office in London
19 November 2021 Heavy lift craneage specialists, Marr Contracting, has opened a new regional office in central London.

LIFTEUROP launches redesigned website
17 November 2021 LIFTEUROP, manufacturer of lifting accessories, based in Luxembourg, has launched a new website, offering ‘a more fluid and pleasant browsing experience for users’.

Verlinde expands its Eurochain VX range
09 November 2021 Verlinde has expanded its Eurochain VX range with Eurochain VX-SM, a new single-speed variation which offers the essential lifting equipment for electric chain hoists with loads of from 125 to 2000 kg

VDMA: ‘At last, the American entry restrictions are being lifted’
08 November 2021 VDMA, the German machinery manufacturers association, has spoken out about the lifting of American entry restrictions for Germany and other Schengen countries.

Palfinger announces future sales strategies to drive growth
05 November 2021 Palfinger presented strategies for strengthening, expanding and digitalizing its sales and service network in the coming years at its EMEA Sales Conference 2021 in Salzburg recently.

AAL joins Shipping Australia
05 November 2021 Heavy lift and multi-purpose ship operator AAL Shipping (AAL) has become a member of Shipping Australia (SAL).

Dynamic Load Monitoring (UK) delivers two load cells for nuclear cleanroom
05 November 2021 Dynamic Load Monitoring (UK) has delivered two load cells to Catena Inspection & Engineering Services for a nuclear cleanroom site where propulsion systems are developed for the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD).

CMCO launches Duff-Norton brand SPA Linear Actuator with Intelli-Motion
03 November 2021 Columbus McKinnon Corporation (CMCO), has launched its Duff-Norton brand SPA Linear Actuator with Intelli-Motion technology, designed to provide reliable operation, precision motion control and simplify applications, especially those that can benefit from automation technology.

Yoke Industrial Corp. promotes female colleague to sales director
02 November 2021 Yoke Industrial Corp, manufacturer of Lifting Accessories and Fall Protection Equipment, has promoted Angela Chen to regional sales director – Europe, supporting female colleagues in the workforce.

Kalmar launches digital services platform
02 November 2021 Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has launched a digital service platform called MyKalmar from November 1, as a single point of access for Kalmar customers to oversee their Kalmar fleets.

October 2021


Mammoet Vietnam builds custom Gantry Crane for a heavy lift project
27 October 2021 Mammoet has completed a lifting operation in Vietnam for Dung Quat Shipyard (DQS) using a custom-made gantry system – a first for the Vietnam office.

Tecnalia creates safer environment for 4.0 worker
21 October 2021 Tecnalia has joined forced with Accenture, Iberdrola and Idom in an initiative where computer vision technologies, mixed reality, and advanced interaction with geospatial data play a key role in the 4.0 worker's safety.

Mammoet’s WTA lifting system scheduled for release in 2023
21 October 2021 As developers chase stronger flows, onshore wind hub heights are growing beyond the reach of conventional crawler cranes. Mammoet’s new WTA lifting system allows theoretically infinite hub heights and paves the way towards emissions-free turbine erection.

Ranger Lifting continues ambitious growth plans in Victoria
21 October 2021 Ranger Lifting, a Sydney-headquartered lifting, rigging, and height safety equipment supplier, has named Paul Richards, as internal sales co-ordinator, Victoria.

'Learn-As-You-Earn' scheme to prepare US skilled trainees
20 October 2021 The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the 2021 National Apprenticeship Week will be celebrated from November 15-21. The event allows labor and business leaders, educational institutions, career seekers and other partners to demonstrate support for apprenticeships in preparing a highly skilled, diverse workforce to meet the talent needs of employers and train Americans for good paying jobs across multiple industries.