ESTA is the leading European association for the abnormal road transport and mobile crane rental industry.

ESTA Awards Winners 2017

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AWARD ONE: COMBINED TECHNIQUES

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WINNERMammoet Europe BV for the installation of the safe confinement structure at the Chernobyl nuclear site in the Ukraine.

[Photo: Erik Kroes Manager Operations Special Devices, Mammoet]

FINALISTS

ALE for its work on the Dudgeon Offshore Substation Platform in Lowestoft, the UK.

Koninklijke Saan BV for the Hoog Catharijne project in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Sarens NV for the transport and placing of a Stinger on the Pioneering Spirit construction vessel in Vlissingen, the Netherlands.


AWARD TWO: TRANSPORT – TRAILER AND LOAD UNDER 120 TONNES GCW

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WINNERNordic Crane Vest for delivering a 500 tonne mobile crane to an offshore drilling platform on the Valhall oil and gas field, Stavanger, Norway.

[Photo: Michael Hansen, Head of Operations Management, Mammoet Wind, centre, with ESTA Director Søren Jansen and awards presenter Lucy Alexander.]

FINALISTS

Koninklijke Saan for installing swings on the roof of the Amsterdam Tower in Amsterdam.

Sarens NV for the lifting and positioning of a framework for a tank roof weighing 66 tonne in Antwerp, Belgium.

Wagenborg Nedlift BV for placing four conveyor sections at a sugar factory in Hoogkerk, the Netherlands.


AWARD THREE: CRANE JOB OF THE YEAR (TELESCOPIC), LIFTING CAPACITY MORE THAN 120 TONNES

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WINNERNordic Crane Vest for delivering a 500 tonne mobile crane to an offshore drilling platform on the Valhall oil and gas field, Stavanger, Norway.

[Photo: Erik Andersen, General Manager, Nordic Crane Vest, centre, with Bernd Schwengsbier, Managing Director, TII Sales and awards presenter Lucy Alexander.]

FINALISTS

Koninklijke Saan for installing swings on the roof of the Amsterdam Tower in Amsterdam.

Sarens NV for the lifting and positioning of a framework for a tank roof weighing 66 tonne in Antwerp, Belgium.

Wagenborg Nedlift BV for placing four conveyor sections at a sugar factory in Hoogkerk, the Netherlands.

 

AWARD FOUR: SAFETY


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WINNERFagioli for the creation of a tailor-made, e-learning safety training package for SPMTs.

[Photo: Fabio Belli, left, Fagioli’s CEO, with Alex Dahm, Editor of International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine]

FINALISTS

ALE for its work with a trailer manufacture to design the ‘widening trailers’, which can be expanded to 4.3 metres wide while loaded.

Mammoet Europe BV for the working-at-height kit it has developed for SPMTs.

 

AWARD FIVE: INNOVATION, END USER


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WINNERFagioli, for the salvage of a 90 tonne wreck from a depth of 370 metres in the Mediterranean.

 [Photo: Alessandra Fagioli of Fagioli, with ESTA Director Søren Jansen]

FINALISTS

ALE for its project to design and build a Lightweight Service Crane for use in congested city centres and also offshore.

Mammoet Europe BV for its Enviro-Mat, a quick and environmentally-friendly way of increasing ground bearing capacity


AWARD SIX: CRANE JOB OF THE YEAR (TELESCOPIC), LIFTING CAPACITY UNDER 120 TONNES

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WINNERWagenborg Nedlift BV for its project to position a new footbridge and elevator shaft under the Nelson Mandela bridge in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands.

[Photo: Managing Director of Wagenborg Nedlift, Ton Klijn, centre, with Alex Dahm, Editor of International Cranes and Specialized Transport magazine, and presenter Lucy Alexander]

FINALISTS

Aertssen Kranen for the multi-lift with 14 mobile cranes of a pipeline at the Port of Antwerp in Belgium.

Mammoet Europe BV, who installed a CO2 pipeline under the Het Scheur/Nieuwe Waterweg in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Skaks Special Transport in Denmark. Skaks has developed a new crane, which combines a 115 tonne metre truck crane with a crawler base.

 

AWARD SEVEN: TRANSPORT - TRAILER AND LOAD OVER 120 TONNES GCW

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WINNERMTD Skuratowicz, for the transport of a 220 tonne chemical reactor from Klaipeda, Lithuania to Grodno, Belarus.

 [Photo: Robert Skuratowicz of MTD Skuratowicz]

FINALISTS

ALE, for the moving of a 140 tonne boiler 130 miles from the port of Immingham, UK, to Lutterworth, UK.

Collett Group for the transport of nine 185 tonne transformers from Dartford near London to the Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire.

Hareket transported a 480 tonne gas turbine and 450 tonne generator from Gebze to Hamitabat in Turkey.

 

AWARD EIGHT: LATTICE BOOM CRANE JOB OF THE YEAR


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WINNERSarens BV in the Netherlands for lifting two bridge elements for the new Queen Maxima bridge in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands

[Photo: Luuk Kuijper, right, Netherlands Country Manager for Sarens BV, with ESTA President David Collett.]

FINALISTS

ALE for the installation of 152 items at a new petrochemical plant at Aliaga, Izmir in Turkey.

Mammoet Europe BV for lifting a 325 tonne transformer from an inland barrage on the Amsterdam-Rhine channel onto SPMTs.

Sarens NV from Belgium for lifting mega-beams and roof structures on the construction of the Arena 92 stadium in Nanterre, France.

 

AWARD NINE: INNOVATION, MANUFACTURER


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WINNEREnerpac Integrated Solutions for the ETL 600 Travel Gantry, combining the ease of use of an SPMT with the efficiency of a hydraulic gantry.

(Photo: Jeroen Naalden, Global Director, Enerpac Integrated Solutions)

FINALISTS

Broshuis­­ for the development of the SL2 semi-trailer, designed to offer a very low trailer but with maximum ground clearance.

TII Sales for the Scheuerle Trailer Power Assist or TPA system, which offers a draw bar pull equivalent to two fully loaded prime movers.


AWARD TEN: SPMT JOB OF THE YEAR


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WINNERSarens BV in the Netherlands for the moving and placement of a 255 metre long railway bridge weighing 8,400 tonnes over the A1 highway at Muiderberg.

(Photo: Stijn Sarens, Managing Director, Sarens Belgium)

FINALISTS

ALE for transporting a wind turbine blade, weighing 28 tonnes and

measuring 75 metres long, through the city of Hull.

Portowy Zakład Techniczny for transporting five ship-to-shore container cranes at the Deepwater Container Terminal in Gdańsk, Poland.

Wagenborg GmbH,  for placing a bridge weighing 800 tonnes over six railway lines in Naumburg, Germany.



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