Mammoet celebrates double win at ESTA Awards of Excellence
April 21, 2023 By Don Horne
Mammoet has won two prestigious ESTA Awards of Excellence at this year’s event. The awards ceremony, considered the “Oscars ceremony” of the heavy lift and transport industry, saw Mammoet awarded in two categories – SPMT and Lattice Boom Cranes.
The award for Mammoet’s exceptional achievement in the category of SPMT was presented for its groundbreaking project in Norway involving the decommissioning and recycling of the 20,300-tonne FPSO vessel, Curlew.
“We are delighted to have been recognized by the ESTA Awards of Excellence. These awards are a testament to the hard work and expertise of our teams and our commitment to providing solutions for our clients,” says Wouter van Noort, Managing Director of Mammoet Europe.
Mammoet broke several world records by using 748 axle lines of SPMT and 30 power packs to move the vessel into a decommissioning and recycling facility. Despite facing several technical challenges, such as the nature of the structure which deflected when moved around, Mammoet successfully completed the task by employing detailed planning, testing, and safety measures, setting a new standard in the industry.
The award for Mammoet’s outstanding work in the Lattice Boom Cranes category was given for the successful installation of a 430-tonne filter in a confined space at a steel production plant owned by ARCELORMITTAL in Dunkirk, France. Mammoet utilized its 3D precision planning software, Move3D, and its PTC35-DS crane to ensure safety, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency. The software enabled the team to plan and visualize the lifting operation in great detail, while the crane was selected for its ability to operate in small spaces, allowing for the filter to be lifted and installed in one piece, reducing the cost and time of building and welding multiple pieces.
The ESTA Awards of Excellence event is firmly established as the major annual event for the abnormal transport, crane rental, and heavy lifting industry. The event saw participation from more than 500 industry-related attendees and received entries from numerous companies, showcasing their most challenging and innovative projects and developments. Mammoet’s double success at the awards underscores its position as a leading player in the heavy lift and transport industry.
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