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Sarens wins oil sands contract


elgium’s Sarens Group has been awarded a contract for the transport of equipment for the CNRL oil sands project in Alberta, Canada – one of the largest contracts in the company’s history. The heavy lift and transportation specialist will deliver a modular plant capable of processing oil sands into bitumen, which in turn can be processed into more value-added fuels. The largest modules will weigh approximately 600 tonnes and be lifted using a Demag CC8800-1 crane. Sarens will transport the modules from a lay-down area to underneath the crane’s hook using its fleet of self-propelled modular transporters. Modular technology will reduce the


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construction time required to build the facility, which is important given the extreme cold


Sarens at work in Canada.


weather conditions experienced in Alberta. Sarens was awarded the contract by Spain headquartered Tecnicas Reunidas, and the move signifies an entrance into the oil sand market for both companies.


The contract is expected to run for 22 months, with the first lift scheduled for February 2014.


Dockwise wins new contracts


etherlands based heavy lift specialist Dockwise has revealed numerous new contracts, with a total value of approximately USD175 million, for heavy marine transport as well as transport and installation services. Short-term heavy marine transport contracts were awarded for the transportation of jack-up rigs and large newbuild rigs from Singapore to Brazil using the flo/flo capability of the company’s


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Dockwise Vanguard vessel. The Dockwise Vanguard will also be deployed for the transportation of a floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) from the Far East to West Africa. Other work will see it move a jacket and topside unit to Malaysia, and transport a fixed production structure from Korea to Norway. It will also install the topside for the Aasta Hansteen development in the North Sea.


BigMove Group welcomes GHL


international projects – Switzerland headquartered Gutmann Heavy Logistics (GHL). GHL specialises in project work for the wind power industry where it is skilled in machinery transportation and plant construction delivering a range of services.


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he BigMove Group has welcomed a new member focusing on major


BigMove Group noted that design and engineering services are increasingly in demand from heavy cargo customers. The addition of GHL will increase the group’s expertise and international coverage in these markets. BigMove Group now has


representative offices in Switzerland, Austria, France and Germany.


NEWS IN BRIEF Group7 breaks record


Group7, the logistics services provider headquartered in Munich, Germany, achieved record turnover of EUR73million (USD96.51 million) for its 2012 fiscal period – an increase of 5 percent year-on-year.


Gebrüder Weiss opens Austria headquartered forwarder Gebrüder Weiss has opened a new office in the Czech Republic at Jablonec nad Nisou, North Bohemia.


Chipolbrok names Ilya Chinese-Polish joint stock shipping company Chipolbrok has appointed Izmir headquartered Ilya Shipping & Trading as its booking agent for cargoes in Turkey.


C.H. Robinson in Turkey Freight forwarder C.H. Robinson Europe has opened a new office in Istanbul, Turkey.


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