ESTA at World Crane and Transport Summit

Next month’s World Crane and Transport Summit in Amsterdam includes a strong input from ESTA with debates on the new European Crane Operators Licence, the ground-breaking wind industry best practice guide and our ongoing attempts to harmonize regulations for heavy transport and abnormal loads. 

The conference – the seventh – takes place on November 13 and 14 at the famous Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam’s Dam Square. 

David Collett , ESTA President and managing director of the Collett Group, will lead discussions on the safe transport and erection of onshore wind turbines and present details of the new best practice guide.

He will be joined on stage by Klaus Meissner, director engineering systems, product safety and IPM, Demag Mobile Cranes; and Gerard Bastiaansen, managing director, Wagenborg Nedlift

Due to be officially launched early next year, the guide has been produced by a special working group created by ESTA with the support of FEM representing the crane manufacturers and VDMA Power Systems whose members include the turbine manufacturers.

Also speaking in Amsterdam are ESTA Director Ton Klijn who will cover the latest developments in the European Crane Operators Licence; and Iffet Türken, ESTA’s Section Transport Vice President, on harmonizing European transport regulations.

The wide ranging WCTS agenda includes trends in the heavy lift and transport markets; developments in crane technologies; lifting and transport issues during bridge construction; and an inside view of Europe’s biggest construction project.

For more, go here