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EQUIPMENTNEWS ROUND-UP more news at www.heavyliftpfi.com NEWS in BRIEF


Sterling buys Entrec’s Canadian crane assets E


ntrec Corporation has completed the sale of its Canadian crane business and assets to Sterling Crane, part of Marmon Crane


Services, a Berkshire Hathaway company. Entrec will continue to provide specialised


heavy haul transportation services throughout Western Canada. It will also focus on, among other services, providing a full spectrum of crane and heavy haul transportation services in the USA through its locations in North Dakota, Colorado, Texas and Wyoming. Through its investment in ENT Oilfield Group and Capstan Hauling, Entrec will continue to


provide oilfield transportation and picker truck services throughout Alberta and northeast British Columbia. “This sale is a nice strategic move for Entrec,”


commented John Stevens, the company’s president and ceo. “Through this sale, we will be able to significantly reduce our long-term debt. In addition, we intend to partner with Sterling Crane to be a preferred supplier of heavy haul transportation services to Sterling Crane in Canada and utilise Sterling Crane as a preferred supplier of crane services to Entrec in the future for our Canadian operations.”


CS Wind places Kalmar reachstackers order


Kalmar will supply CS Wind Vietnam with two Super Gloria reachstackers, each with a lifting capacity of 100 tons (90.7tonnes). The machines are scheduled


for delivery in the second quarter of 2020. CS Wind Group manufactures


wind turbine sections in Canada, China, Europe, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam. At its facilities in Vũng Tàu, Vietnam, the company produces approximately 900 tower sections per year. The new reachstackers will be used in tandem to lift and


Konecranes take-over Konecranes will acquire Jebsen & Jessen’s shares in the MHE-Demag joint venture for approximately EUR147 million (USD163 million). As a result of the transaction, MHE-Demag, which supplies industrial cranes and services in Southeast Asia, will be wholly owned by Konecranes.


Liebherr moves into AR Liebherr has launched an augmented reality (AR) app that offers virtual exploration of its product range for heavy lifting and material handling solutions. Projecting 3D data onto the user’s surroundings, the app shows the capabilities of Liebherr’s LR 1300.1 and HS 8200 crawler cranes, as well as its piling and drilling equipment.


Portal crane for US Navy Konecranes has secured a contract from the US Navy to deliver a 175-ton (158.8-tonne) lifting capacity portal jib crane to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington State, USA. The USD46 million order contains options for six additional units over the next seven years.


Customised beam for BAS The Caldwell Group has designed and manufactured a customised 46-tonne capacity lifting beam for the latest phase of the wharf modernisation at British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Rothera Research Station in the Antartic.


transport wind turbine tower sections weighing up to 200 tons (181.4 tonnes). The Kalmar Super Gloria


reachstackers are suitable for the


handling of heavy and challenging loads such as steel and other metals, wind tower components and precast concrete sections, said Kalmar.


Allseas picks First Subsea to supply ILTs


First Subsea will supply three Ballgrab Internal Lifting Tools (ILT) to Allseas. The tools are designed to lift loads weighing up to 900 tonnes and Allseas will


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use them for offshore decommissioning projects. The first planned offshore


operation will be the Tyra redevelopment project in the


Danish part of the North Sea, where the ILT tools will be used to lift the top jacket structures for the Tyra EastD and Tyra West D flare jackets.


Crosby acquires Feubo The Crosby Group has acquired Germany-headquartered Feubo, a manufacturer of offshore mooring components for the oil, gas and wind energy markets. The acquisition includes the Feubo facility located in Hattingen, Germany.


Barnhart in Viant deal Barnhart Crane and Rigging has entered into an agreement to acquire USA-based Viant Crane.


Monopile sling connector Temporary Works Design (TWD) has developed a monopile sling connector concept, which it claims provides a quick, safe and remote-controlled solution for rigging activities.


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