wo r l dwi de s pe c i a l i s t s i n he a v y l i f t i ng a nd t r a ns po r t VAN SEUMEREN GROUP
Does the mission statement make
any sense?
“The mission statement keeps us eager to improve
continuously our performance, personally and as a
team that has versatile and fascinating equipment
to its disposal. For many jobs, it is required that
we can act quickly with short lead times. This is
the main reason that our organizational architec-
ture counts for regional building blocks, or busi-
ness units that are fairly autonomous. They man-
age their own staff, equipment, network and other
assets. Customers may remind us to our mission
statement at any time, thus pushing us to the best
solutions and performance we can offer.”
So Mammoet should be looked upon as a
“Not really. If we only had the regional business
units, like in the Americas, Europe, the Middle
East or Asia, our results would have been only a
far cry from what we are now. This is because
there is a flexible ‘glue’ between and over these
business units. Many big jobs have intercontinen-
tal dimensions that cannot be managed from just
one regional unit. This is where Mammoet Global
comes in. It serves both as director for interconti-
nental projects and as fallback support for region-
al branches. For instance when exceptional equip-
ment is required that only generates revenue if
applied worldwide. Just because of Mammoet
Global, any customer can get any type of required
equipment and specialists, even if it does not
belong to the regional fleets.”
What is the trend in intercontinental
“I would summarize this as ‘from factory to foun-
dation’. Think of power generators or steam drums
that are manufactured in Europe, and must be put
together in the States. Imagine parts of offshore
platforms that are constructed around the world,
but will be assembled into one structure at some
yard, or at some location in shallow seas.
Remember the huge investments in ‘green energy’
generation with windmills. All those projects need
transportation and lifting solutions, synchronized
with many operations around the world. In fact, if
we have the ambition to increase our added value
in the customer’s chain, we must have the capaci-
ty for world wide project management. As such,
Mammoet Global can be considered as the spine
of our company, with regional business units as
our head, arms and legs.”
Can you indicate what it means to become
‘the best full service provider’ as indicated
in the mission statement?
“It means our ambition is to be the best partner
for our customers they can imagine, solving any
lifting or transport issue. With being the best,
I emphasize to be the best in the range of avail-
able equipment, the best in know-how, crews,
engineering and maintaining high safety stan-
dards. Moreover, we push these aspects continu-
ously. Take for instance the safety standards.
By having a constant focus on quality and safety
improvement throughout our organization,
processes and procedures, we are certified to
execute very specialized lifting and transport jobs
in challenging circumstances. Like live petro-
chemical plants and nuclear power stations.
Safety is priority number one and thus the
foundation of our ambition to be the best
in class.”

As I walk along
the beach of my
favourite Dutch
isle Ameland,
in a rare off duty
moment, many
thoughts come
into my mind. It has really been
an incredible year, just after the
establishment of Mammoet
new style.
So many fascinating results have
been achieved and of course the
salvage of the Kursk has brought
us in the focal point of the inter-
national press. Yet, I wonder:
why us?
I mean, the world is so big, and is
home to so many brilliant people
in any branch you can imagine.
What is it, really, that we apparent-
ly can offer whilst working at the
cutting edge of our business?
It’s a basic question. Despite the
roaring of the waves breaking on
the beach, the wind that blows
around and the eerie sounds of
seagulls that seem to play on the
division between water and air, no
easy answer pops up. Of course
we have skilled and experienced
crews around the world. Of course
we invest in state of the art equip-
ment, in innovative developments,
in networks and contacts.
But these are only pieces and
bits of the answer.
At some distance a big crab fights
its way through the white foam to
the beach. It chases a small crea-
ture I cannot identify. Poor little
fellow. He did not make it.
And suddenly … that’s it! Imagine
the little one to have grown by
predating even smaller organisms
that in their turn probably feed on
microscopic plankton.
I just witnessed one act in an end-
less chain, and even the big one
could end up on my plate tonight
in that cozy fish restaurant.
The food chain. Chains!
Mammoet as such, with equip-
ment, staff, engineers and assets,
acts like a chain, but also offers a
vital part in the chain of its cus-
tomers. As long as our part is not
the weakest, we continue to add
value. Whether it concerns the
construction or renewal of petro-
chemical plants, power stations,
civil works, wind mills or even that
salvage of the Russian submarine
Kursk, our secret comes down
to the value adding chain.
My personal mission, alike with
that of all my colleagues is to offer
tailor made solutions for any chal-
lenge in the heavy lifting and
transport business.
This best solution must be safe,
feasible, executable and reason-
able in price. So, for any customer,
we determine the best fitting mix
of engineering, equipment, capaci-
ty, crews, technology, adaptations
and skills. Because the available
range within all these assets is so
vast, we are able to act worldwide
at the specialists forefront solving
the most difficult problems, in
parallel to many clients that
require standardized off the shelve
solutions. Both require the best
support in their respective
The crab finished its meal.
Sure, the little fellow will never be
heard of anymore. Yet, it played its
part in the life cycle, the endless
chain of processing and renewal
of life. Strange as it may sound,
the crab applied maintenance to
itself. Otherwise, he’ll lose his
strength, and become prey itself.
That’s another lesson: to stay
the strongest part of the chain
requires maintenance of your
assets, of people, equipment,
networks. Recent developments
that you will find in this issue will
illustrate what I mean.
I shiver as gusts of rain pour down
from heavy clouds that rush along
the sky. A lesson learned in the
loneliness under the wide-open
skies. Time to return for some
personal maintenance in a warm,
cozy place…
Frans van Seumeren,
President & CEO Mammoet.
Mammoet Global:
spine of the company
To be the best full
service provider
in the global mar-
ket for engineered
heavy lifting and
multimodal trans-
port, for the
benefit of our
customers, shareholders and
A bold Mission Statement that
perfectly embodies the Mammoet
ambitions. However, words are
easily written down.
How do you achieve this goal?
Roderik van Seumeren, Managing
director of Mammoet Europe and
Mammoet Global, admits that
putting forward a statement doesn’t
necessarily mean that you are
that ‘best global player’.
= strategy/investments/reporting
= com.projects/availabitity equipment
Changing chains
Mammoet World 2002 Page 2
The Kursk salvage: the ‘impossible’ job
Transport of the Bollard
Early in January 2002, Mammoet inaugurated its new head office
in Schiedam, at the former Wilton Feyenoord premises.
The landmark structure, named The Bollard, is remarkable in
many respects. It was completely pre-fabricated at Grootint in
Zwijndrecht, some tens of kilometers upstream of the Maas River.
Of course, Mammoet itself executed the load-out and transport
from the yard to its final location. Within weeks after the delivery,
the plug & play building was ready to
receive the Mammoet staff.
How do you transport such an extraor-
dinary building? It’s a matter of engi-
neering. For instance, Mammoet
designed a special cradle that could
absorb all dynamic loads during the
transport. This structure resembles a giant wheel with 14 spokes.
It accommodated the 2500 tonnes building while 128 axle lines
of self propelled SPMTs could be maneuvered underneath.
Before starting the tow, the steel cradle was fixed to the pontoon,
while 50% of the load remained on the SPMTs that were arranged
in 9 rows. A major obstacle was the Botlek Bridge. In order to
clear its top frame, leaving a margin of only 90 centimeters, the
pontoon had to be ballasted temporarily. At that time, the tide was
at its lowest. The voyage from Grootint to the new Mammoet
premises took only one day to complete. Ahead of schedule, the
structure was lowered within 2 millimeters of margin onto the
foundation. For Mammoet, this unique transport of the first ever
‘offshore built building’ was the second highlight in one week.
It was achieved in the same week the Kursk was lifted.
More than 60 international journal-
ists reported minutely on the salvage
of the Russian submarine Kursk.
Among them representatives of AP,
Itartass, AFP, Reuters, CNN. What
then, is there to be told yet, that
hasn’t been told before? A project
unique in history, exhilarating from
a technical point of view. But at the
same time the final stage of a
tragedy that took the lives of 118
seamen, leaving so many in grief
and despair. Mammoet World asked
Jan van Seumeren, Technical direc-
tor and Jan Kleyn, Principal engi-
neer, both part of Mammoet’s
Product and Development depart-
ment which designed the technical
salvage concept, to briefly reflect on
the Kursk.
“We often work on special devices
that are required to expand the
Mammoet equipment fleet, or that
are needed to address a very specif-
ic challenge. Recently we completed
engineering and the construction of
the Jumping Jack (see back cover,
ed.). But the Kursk salvage will
always stay in our minds as an out-
standing project. Right from the
beginning, we were convinced that
we could do the job since we quick-
ly outlined a concept that would
work. The 9000 tonnes of the Kursk
was no exceptional mass, nor was
the depth of 108 meters. In fact, our
tremendous experience in all kinds
of heavy lifting and transport should
be enough asset to come up with a
feasible idea. However, since this
was offshore lifting, we needed a
reliable partner that could provide us
with a stable platform or pontoon,
together with tug capability. This is
where our partner Smit comes in.
But the lifting concept was engi-
neered here. After initial inspections
it became clear that we could lift
the main body of the wreckage by
attaching plugs onto its hull. To
explain it simpy: these plugs work
similarly as the one you may apply
at home to attach an object to the
wall. Insert these and they automati-
cally clamp firmly. In this case, the
plugs penetrated the holes that were
cut in the hull and then deploy
clamps that stay fixed under the
ships steel frame. The plugs were
connected with bundles of steel
cables to strand jacks. We calculat-
ed that 26 plugs, strategically dis-
tributed over the top of the hull,
were sufficient. Lifting power was no
problem at all. We expected that,
apart from 9000 tonnes for the
wreckage, possibly another 3000
tonnes was needed to get the struc-
ture unlocked from the muddy
seabed. But our redundancy was far
more than these estimates. In fact,
we simulated many different scena-
rios with an advanced computer
model and from this we learned
what the margins were. Each strand
jack could be operated independent-
ly, synchronized with computer con-
trol. This gave enough margins to
counteract dynamical loads, should
they develop in the hull.
The most challenging aspect was
of course the weather. Huge waves
could impair the lifting process.
To compensate the effect of the
swell at sea, we designed a kind of
computer controlled shock absorber.
This allowed us to control the ten-
sion on each cable dynamically du-
ring the lift. The Kursk came loose
more easily than we expected and
the operations as such, including
clamping her under the pontoon
Giant 4, went without any incident.
However, it was the first time that
we lifted a load that we could not
see at all!”
From the Kursk salvage scrapbook
Mammoet issued an internal magazine to highlight the processing of the Kursk
salvage for all its employees. A fragment of this unique story represents a
tribute to all who contributed to this operation.
On Sunday 7 October 2001, all plugs have been put in place. The load on the
strand jacks is gradually increased. We now enter the most delicate part of the
operation. The Kursk has sunk almost two meters into the mud. Very prudent
lifting is needed and that can be achieved with the advanced computer con-
trolled system that manages the load on all jacks. At the moment that all jacks
apply 150 tonnes of power, a small shock is felt onboard the Giant 4. Insiders
know what this means: the Kursk is about to come loose. That night, at 1.45 am
Central European Time, the Kursk rises from the sea floor, letting the Giant 4
to sink a little deeper into the water. The feeling of relief and joy is hard to catch
in words. Everybody knows that, once in the grip of the plugs and jacks of
Mammoet, from now on nothing will go wrong. The lifting operations slowly pro-
ceed the next day and that evening, the Kursk is secured under the pontoon.
Let’s go to Murmansk! This implied the final stage of bringing the Kursk home.
We had to deliver the hull in a giant floating dry dock. We knew in advance the
draft of the Giant / Kursk combination to exceed the limit to sail into this dock.
In effect, we had to lift the combination about 7 meters. At a Russian shipyard,
two 100 meter long semi-submersible pontoons were readied in just 9 weeks!
Named after the wives of Frans and Jan van Seumeren, Gon and Mar, the pon-
toons were positioned at both sides of the Giant / Kursk and lifted the stack as
planned. On 21 October, the final stages are completed. Supported by 12 tugs,
countless Russian sailors that pull ropes and supervised by dozens of navy offi-
cials, the Kursk reaches her final destination. She’s lowered onto stoppings in
the dock, after which the plugs retract. A crown of flowers rests on the Kursk,
in memory of those that finally came home.
Mammoet World 2002 Page 3

Trends in the market
Although the
growth in world
markets tended to
decrease last year,
accelerated by the
unfortunate events
of 11 September
2001, many manufacturers of petro-
chemical products maintained their
competitive edge. Many are consid-
ering and realizing substantial expan-
sions, especially in the Middle East.
The general tendency is to increase
the scale of production plants both in
existing and new development sites.
As a result the number and scale of
required equipment, like vessels,
reactors, flare stacks and others,
increases as well. Thus, this larger
and heavier equipment needs match-
ing facilities for transport and lifting,
all the way from their fabrication site
to the final foundations. Mammoet’s
versatile fleet of cranes, transport
vehicles and specialized systems for
jacking, skidding and ballasting per-
fectly matches the needs. Among the
Mammoet fleet are the five largest
and strongest cranes in the world.
It should be noted that the factory-
to-foundation services not only
require suitable transport and lifting
equipment, but also a well organized
worldwide logistics.
These mega-projects are not limited
to regional boundaries, but often
involve many (sub)contractors locat-
ed around the world. Moreover, when
engineers and construction experts
understand that heavy and large
items are transportable and and
liftable they can design new develop-
ments around our equipment or,
when we are aware of major new
design developments, Mammoet can
develop special handling devices.
We should consider the develop-
ments in the Middle East as an
example. The largest petrochemical
projects are currently found in Saudi
Arabia, Qatar, Iran and Kuwait.
Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have
become global players and continue
to increase the size and efficiency of
their plants are improving their
already solid market position.
Activities in Oman, Bahrain and
Yemen are also picking up pace.
Mammoet closely observes these
market developments and will antici-
pate construction work loads to have
the right equipment in place for
heavy transport and lifting projects.
Robin Koenis,
Commercial Manager Middle East.
Our customer realizes the PO-11
project for the joint venture Lyondell /
Bayer. It is a complex project, in
which Mammoet participated with
several contracts to provide cranes,
transport equipment and rigging
crews for of jobs like the construction
of foundations, the installation of pipe
racks, steel constructions, piping and
the installation of storage tanks.
A specialty was the Equipment
Erection Contract, covering the com-
plete logistics of approximately 400
items, up to 390 t. It comprises
offloading in the adjacent harbour,
transport to the site, storage on a lay-
down area and the final positioning of
these items, including shimming and
alignment. Mammoet constructed a
special transport road with steel
plates, 950 meters long and 7 meters
wide, to ease the SPMT transports.
Also our CC 2800 was used to erect
a 165 meter high flare stack.
In March 2001, Mammoet received a request from the
“Halt preparation Shell-Pernis” to prepare a plan for
exchanging a regenerator head with cyclones, at a weight
of 350 tons and a reactor in two parts, of 225 tons each.
After preparing measurements and drawings, Mammoet
initially offered to execute this job with the CC-4800
crane. But after meetings with Shell and engineering
bureau Jacobs, the weights were adapted and
Mammoet was asked to replace the whole reactor.
In mutual consultation, it was decided to apply the PTC
crane. This compact crane, with a high standard for safe-
ty and capacity has the advantage that it can be erected
in very narrow spaces at refineries. Furthermore, the
crane still can install very heavy items at an enormous
radius, which improves schedules and reduces site
A short summary of the activities:
1. Transfer of a 409 ton reactor, 285 ton regenerator
cyclone and a 35 ton airgrid with two 400 ton floating
derricks on SPMTs.
2. Transport of the reactor by means of 4 x 10 axle lines
SPMTs, and turntables, transport of the regenerator by
means of 2 x 12- axle lines SPMTs and transport of the
airgrid by means of 8 axle lines SPMTs to temporary
3. Exchange of the existing parts.
4. Lifting the new equipment from the temporary sup-
ports and installation at the foundations.
Shell stated that “the cooperation went very smoothly in
every stage of the project and the job was completed to
their satisfaction”.
Project PO-11 Lyondell
Location Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Customer ABB Lummus Global B.V.
Main equipment CC 2800, SPMTs
Full service provider at PO-11
Project DTC Shell Pernis
Location Pernis / Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Customer Shell Nederland Raffinaderij B.V.
Main equipment PTC, LR 1250, SPMTs
Having the best crane
Mammoet World 2002 Page 4
Mammoet executed two projects at two
separate plants of the company Ruhr
Oel. The first project involved the trans-
portation of a 440 t reactor, which
included a Ro-Ro operation from a
barge in Dorsten. The reactor was then
transported 12 kilometers over public
roads to Scholven. Due to the dimen-
sions (43 meters long, 7,5 meters wide),
the transport of the reactor was under-
taken during the night, this as always
attracted a large crowd.
Our CC-2800 and a tailing frame placed
on the SPMTs were used to position the
reactor onto its foundation in the middle
of a live plant.
The second project included the installa-
tion of column weighing 100 t at Ruhr
Oels, Horst location. A LR-1450 and a
130 t capacity tailing crane were rigged
to lift the column successfully off its
transport to foundation. These activities
were also executed in the middle of a
live plant in a very congested area.
Mammoet won a contract for the transport of two
reactors (220 and 280 t) from The Netherlands to the
Statoil Refinery. The offloading at Sydhavn was exe-
cuted with a 900 t sheerleg, hired by Kranringen.
With SPMTs, the 40 meters long load was transport-
ed from the harbor to the site, through the streets of
Kalundborg. The actual erection of these reactors
was done by Kranringen with one of our CC 2600’s
with 200 t superlift configuration, assisted by a 400 t
tailing crane of Kranringen.
Mammoet was awarded a contract for the trans-
port of three reactors from Richardsbay to
Secunda, a distance of 650 km. About 40 people
supported the transport, including police officers,
teams for (dis)connecting power and telephone
cables, and a crew for first aid and refreshments.
The heaviest unit (268 Te) was 8 x 9, 10.5 meters.
The convoy stretched over 100 meters and
covered 34 axle lines of trailers. At a speed of
5 – 15 km/hr, the distance was covered in 9 days.

Columns on the move
Project Kalundborg Statoil
Location Kalundborg, Denmark
Customer Wiab
Main equipment CC 2600, SPMTs
Through the streets of Kalundborg…
Project Secunda
Location Secunda and Richardsbay, South Africa
Customer Fluor Daniel
Main equipment 5 MAN 700 hp transport tractors, conventional trailers
From Richardsbay to Secunda
Mammoet Italy won the contract for the transport
over water and load-out of 8 tanks, using 24 axle lines of SPMTs at the
Enichem plant in Ravenna. The water transport called for two consecu-
tive barge trips with 4 tanks each. The load-out was done on a gas
loading jetty and required high safety precautions. When a tank was
due or berthed at the jetty, all operations were suspended.
Upon unloading, six tanks were transported to a storage area at 250
meter distance and delivered on temporary supports. The remaining two
tanks were positioned directly on sand foundations. It was a challenge
to keep the tight schedule as to prevent disruption of operations as
much as possible. Mammoet succeeded with its professionalism and
well prepared crew that were working in double shift.
Last but not least, the plant is located in a former swamp area and thus
after sunset, mosquitoes showed no mercy for our tired crew.
Project Hydrocracker / CD Hydro
Location Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Customer Fluor Daniel, Ponticelli
Main equipment CC 2800, LR 1450, SPMTs
Mammoet World 2002 Page 5
Project Enichem
Location Ravenna, Italy
Customer Alliani
Main equipment SPMTs en barges
Tanks & gas
Project SM1 Modernization
Location St. James, Louisiana
Customer Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Main equipment MSG-50 with 69 meter main boom and 43 meter jib, SPMTs

Highlight This job was part of the customer’s Delayed Coker project.
The Mammoet contract called for the loading onto barges of 65
modules at two manufacturing sites near Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Upon arrival at St. Croix, the modules were loaded in and transport-
ed with SPMTs. The installation and setting of the items was execut-
ed with the CC 12600 and a CC 4000 crane.
Project Hovensa
Location St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
Customer Bechtel Corporation
Main equipment CC 12600, CC 4000
New building at the Virgin Islands
Highlight A 670 t recycle column was transported, using two sets of double 14 axle
line SPMTs. The transport was both over water and land. The remarkable
lift required the application of our 2000 t tailframe that was supported with
2 x 12 axle lines SPMTs during the lifting operations performed with the
Platform Twin Ring HD. Just prior to the lift, this crane could be commis-
sioned after its arrival from the UK. It took less than 6.5 weeks for derig-
ging the crane in the UK, the sea transport, inland transport to St. James
and erection of the crane.
Project AS 4202 Rebuild
Location St. James, Louisiana
Customer Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Main equipment Platform Twin Ring HD, tailing frame, SPMTs
Highlight As part of a turnaround, the 33 meters high 450 t Vacuum Distillation Column (VDC) had to be
replaced. This critical piece of equipment processes half of the crude oil at the site. Benicia
experts already figured out that a gantry lift system should be preferred as to comply with safety
rules applicable for the live plant. As Valero stated: “We wanted to ensure companies bidding on
this job were 100 percent committed to the safety and success, like we are ourselves.”
Mammoet was selected as contractor. The lift system comprised six tower sections and load
beams, allowing north/south, east/west, up/down and rotation movements with the rectangular
footprint of the structure. Each beam could handle 740 t, while loads to the soil were kept at a mini-
mum, eliminating the need for counter weights.
Project Valero Vacuum Distillation Column
Location Benicia, California
Customer Valero Refining Company
Main equipment Strand jacks, Gantry system, lifting beams
Committed to safety
Lifting record in Louisiana
With a mass of 840 t and a radius of
59 meter, this lift set a world record for
the combined weight / radius-factor.
For this project, Jumbo Shipping dis-
patched the vessels from Mumbay, India.
Mammoet won the contract for the load-in
with SPMTs and transported the construc-
tions over the Mississippi dike to the site.
The vessels were dressed at a storage
area and finally transported to their foun-
dations where the MSG positioned them
Mammoet World 2002 Page 6
Platform Twin Ring HD with tailing frame
Highlight The Mammoet strand jack system was applied to
install Rotary Breakers in one piece. Due to restrict-
ed access, these objects could not be reached with
a crane. In addition, Apron Feeders were also
installed using the jacks. The severe cold weather
conditions posed challenges to both the equipment
and our crew.
Project Shell Muskeg Rover Oilsands
Location Ft. McMurray, Alberta
Customer Shell Albian Oil Sands
Main equipment Strand jacks, gantry system
Strand jacks & Rotary Breakers
Highlight Mammoet Canada Western was chosen for this project due to its track
record and ability to meet project schedules within constraints of safety
and professionalism. The job involved the road transport of 750 process
modules from fabricators in Edmonton and Calgary to the Shell downstream
project located in Fort Saskatchewan and the Upstream Project location
in Muskeg River. In addition, Mammoet performed the transport of large
Coolers, Vessels, Electrical equipment and Cogeneration equipment.
The bulk of the oversized cargoes were transported by road between
Calgary and Edmonton, plus subsequent road transport to and from
the rail sidings.
Project Shell Athabasca I
Location Scotford – Ft. Saskatchewan, Alberta
Customer Shell Downstream Upgrader
Main equipment Specialized hydraulic trailers, prime movers
Transport problem? Canadian trailers!
Highlight Mammoet supplied heavy craneage and on site specialized transporta-
tion systems for the exclusive onsite crane, rigging and transport of
items, from start to finish. Thus, several large Reactors, Pressure
Vessels, Flare Stacks, Coolers and Assembled Process Modules were
erected and / or installed. The craneage included a lift and lock gantry
system, strand jack and gantry systems to complete the large scale
specialized quantities of process equipment that had to be handled.
The versatility of the PTC, moving on its own crawlers and supported
by a CC 4800 as tailing device, was essential for Mammoet’s success.
A remarkable fact is that all heavy lifts and transports were engineered
well in advance around our fleet.
Highlight Mammoet won a contract to receive
four large reactors up to 4 meters in
diameter, 34 meters long and with a
weight of 372 t. Upon arrival in the Port
of Montreal, these structures were
loaded onto heavy-duty 12 axle railcars
with large steel turntables, and secured
for their 4000 km long voyage to
Northern Alberta. Mammoet was also
hired to temporarily store the reactors
on the quay. When available, the reac-
tors were loaded onto the railcars with
a high capacity skidding system.
The long journey
Project Suncor Millenium
Location Montreal, Quebec
Customer Suncor Energy
Main equipment Railcars, skidding system
Project Shell Athabasca II
Location Scotford – Ft. Saskatchewan, Alberta
Customer Shell Downstream Upgrader / Fluor Daniel
Main equipment PTC, CC 4800, CC 2800, SPMTs, strand jacks, gantry system
Engineering around Mammoet’s fleet
Mammoet World 2002 Page 7
Highlight As part of the construction of a new refinery, more than
120 000 t of equipment has to be transported and
installed. Among them are huge vessels of 900 t (2x), 600 t
and 700 t. The items arrive in the Port of Guanta and are
temporarily stored at the customs premises. For most
items (i.e. less than 70 t), Mammoet arranges road trans-
port over 40 kms to the construction site at Jose.
The oversized items travel by barge. Upon arrival, the
modules are transported to a storage area awaiting further
dressing. When ready, the Mammoet crane fleet supports
the final erection and installation. Highlight is to see the
CC 12600 move along for 4.5 kms with its load!
Project Hamaca Crude Upgrade
Location Guanta and Jose, Venezuela
Customer Fluor Daniel
Main equipment CC 12600, CC 2600, CC 1400, SPMTs
Installing 120 000 t of equipment

Highlight Due to Mammoet’s rich history in Asia in general and Bintulu in particular, the company was
awarded a contract to provide extensive (heavy)lift and transport services for the expansion
of the largest LNG facility in the World, the Bintulu LNG facility. Heavy lifts involved the instal-
lation of the two largest columns of the project weighing 700 t each, with the Manitowoc
M 1200. CC 4800 and CC 2600 crawler cranes lifted the remaining part of the approximately
500 items in the heavy lift category. Besides this, some 20 crawler- and hydraulic cranes
installed the smaller items.
The Bintulu project team consisted of 100 people which operated and maintained 30 cranes
and more then 50 axle lines platform trailers. For this very large scale operation, a special
work shop facility on site was set up, manned 14 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Project Bintulu LNG facility
Location Bintulu, Malaysia
Client Kellog Brown & Root, JGC and Sime Engineering.
Main Equipment Manitowoc M 1200, CC 4800 and CC 2600 crawler cranes, hydraulic cranes, platform trailers
Mammoet World 2002 Page 8
The largest facility in the World
Highlight Our customer constructs an expansion at the Masilla premises in the ‘inlands’ of
Yemen. Mammoet was contracted for the transport of all heavy items, up to 100 t,
that were delivered to the harbor of Mukalla in the United Arab Emirates. The road
from the harbor to the construction site is long, sometimes steep (up to 18% slope)
and with many (hairpin) turns. Such winding and climbing roads make good and
easy communications between the drivers essential, such as when to shift a gear.
The route passed tribal areas, requiring upfront permission of the tribal eldest
before the transport could come along. To increase safety, the Mammoet transport
was served by the Yemeni army around the clock, an experience that became busi-
ness as usual only after a few days. Our contract included the transport and jacking
of the loads on the site, as to deliver them onto the foundations.
The refinery partially exploded and is
now being repaired and refurbished.
Mammoet is the responsible contractor
for all heavy lifts and transports on the
site and executes the erection of various
large items.

Highlight The contract calls for receiving 12 heavy loads up to 160 t
in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the transport to a stor-
age area, the reloading of the equipment onto barges and
all necessary RoRo-operations. The equipment, from Korea,
Germany and Italy arrived by heavy lift ships in Port Rashid
or Jebel Ali Port both in Dubai. The cargo in ‘Port Rashid’ is
transported 26 kilometer over land to Jebel Ali, stored and
reloaded prior to the transport across the Persian Gulf to
Assaluyeh, Iran.
Mammoet is responsible for the supervision of all heavy lifts up to
180 t, needed for the erection of columns and vessels.
Meanwhile, Mammoet completed at Pars 2-3 the lifting of 160
vessels ranging from 100 to 300 t, 4 boilers with a weight of 300 t
including the lifting of two 143 meter high Flare Stack with its CC
3800, equipped with a 84 meter main boom and 84 meter fly-jib.
The South Pars Field Development projects in Iran are supplied
by the giant South Pars field which Iran shares with Qatar, the
Qatari’s call the same field the North Field.
Sofar, Mammoet has been involved with all the gas projects for
the Iranian South Pars and the Qatari North Field at both sides of
the Gulf. Mammoet executed the heavy lifting and transportation
of the South Pars Phases 1, 2 and 3. Also at the Qatari side,
Mammoet executed all the heavy lifting and transportation for the
Rasgas by using its CC 4800 Twin Ring. Qatar-Gas projects
invloved heavy lifts upto 700 t, by using the M 1200.
Project South Pars 1 Gas Separation Plant
Location Iran
Customer Daelim Industrial Corporation, South Korea
Main equipment SPMTs, 600 t crawler crane, 450 t cranes, smaller cranes
Extension of Gas Separation Plant in Iran
Project South Pars 1 Gas Separation Plant
Location Iran
Customer Azarab Industries Co. , Iran
Main equipment CC 3800, CC 2400, 250 and 450 t crawler cranes
Project Masilla Expansion Project
Location Yemen
Customer Canadian Nexen, Yemen
Main equipment Prime movers, 12 axle lines conventional trailer
Through the hills of Yemen
Project Mina Al Ahmadi Refinery
Location Kuwait
Customer Fluor Daniel Engineering, UK
Main equipment Sennenbogen 5500, CC 1800, 160 t telescopic crane
Redevelopments in Kuwait
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Project Tunnels
Location Various locations in The Netherlands
Customer Various governmental organizations / construction companies
Main equipment Craneage, transport equipment, barges
Highlight At Gevelco’s yard a batch of six high power ship’s engines
for the German shipbuilding industry have been assem-
bled. Mammoet first assisted in the local transport of
parts, made elsewhere, to the assembly hall, using an 8
axle conventional trailer. The heaviest item was a 125 t
crankshaft. Gevelco managed to complete an engine in 10
days by working around the clock. The engines were
assembled on support beams and support stools, pre-
installed by Mammoet. Later on, this allowed for self-load-
ing using the trailer hydraulics.
A complete engine had a weight of 660 t and was 11
meters high. Mammoet then moved the completed stacks
with 16 axle SPMTs to the quay, presenting the cargo to a
floating crane that lifted the engines onboard, prior to their
shipment to Germany.

Trends in the market
“In many areas,
civil works are
picking up pace.
The infrastructure
of motorways with
bridges and tun-
nels, railways for
high speed trains, corporate build-
ings and public facilities such as sta-
diums are being upgraded and
expanded. This is especially true in
Europe but it is also occurring in
other parts of the world. Customers
are increasingly pursuing higher effi-
ciencies in their projects and are
looking for expert partners to man-
age the handling of equipment in
larger components. Examples of the
these activities are the insertion of
large modular ship sections and the
movement of portal cranes. Many
contracts are being awarded for the
‘factory to foundation’ concept,
based on transport, lifting and
assembly operations. Mammoet,
both regionally and through Mammoet
Global, is perfectly suited to address
these challenges. Mammoet, the
largest integrated lifting and trans-
port company with worldwide cover-
age, has a wide range of equipment
and personnel at its disposal with
hundreds of cranes and transport
vehicles, specialized ballasting sys-
tems for barges, skidding and sliding
equipment, jacking and gantry sys-
tems and don’t forget the thousands
of accessories necessary for this
kind of work to meet all customer
expectations. Many projects are
complex both for technical and logis-
tics reasons. Customers often have a
local / regional scope and and there-
fore understand and recognize the
vital importance of the local pres-
ence of Mammoet supported by its
global expertise.”
Kees van Aarle, Market Segment
Manager Civil Europe
Highlight One of Mammoet’s specialties is to assist the
positioning and line up of heavy equipment,
such as Tunnel Boring Machines, needed to
excavate tunnels. Currently, three different
tunnels are in various stages of completion.
One is the Westerschelde tunnel in the
Province of Zeeland. This 6.6 km long tunnel
connects Zeeuws Vlaanderen to the rest of
Zeeland and, at its deepest point, is 60 meters
below sea level. Two other tunnels, the Botlek-
and the Sophia railway tunnel are part of the
Betuwe line, the new cargo train link between
Rotterdam and Germany. The almost 10 meter
wide, 110 t heavy cutting wheel was delivered
as one complete structure into the launching
shaft of these tunnels.
The Betuwe line
The Botlek tunnel
The Sophia railway tunnel
The Westerschelde tunnel
Project Ship’s engines at Gevelco
Location Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Customer Gevelco
Main equipment Conventional trailers, SPMTs
Ship’s engines for Germany
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Tunnel developments in Holland
The original idea to position this
520 t bridge, manufactured by
Fricke on land close to the site, was
to skid the construction in front of
its foundation, followed by a crane
lift. However, considering the weight,
the radius and the lack of space,
Mammoet was forced to develop an
alternative. We decided to skid the
bridge onto two barges, equipped
with stools partially constructed
from standard and MSG ballast con-
tainers. Because the foundation top
is about 1.5 meters higher than the
construction site level, we had to
jack the construction as well to
compensate for this difference.
We used four 300 t strand jacks,
positioned in pairs on both sides
of the canal. These jacks lifted the
bridge such that the barges could
sail under the construction.
By de-ballasting them, the bridge
was lifted further until it could pass
the top of the foundations.
Final ballasting then delivered the
bridge into its final position.
Due to an expansion of Highway 4 in Germany, a new bridge was
needed to cross the Mittellandkanal at an angle of 45 degrees.
The bridge of 390 t was 90 meters long and 8 meters wide, had a 1.5
meter curve to match the trajectory. This curve complicated the
maneuvering of the construction, since the center of gravity was no
longer along the middle axis. The bridge was assembled onshore.
Mammoet won the contract for the final positioning of the bridge.
The bridge was skidded onto a barge, perpendicular to its long axis.
This barge was then towed to the construction site and turned over
45 degrees, upon which the jacks were fastened to hoist the bridge
upwards onto the foundation.
The purpose of this job was to lift the main girder of a 1000 t Goliath
Crane while the swivel-assembled legs remained attached. Mammoet
rigged four masts of the MSG system, held together by four gantry
girders, a stack of 105 meter high. An LR 1450 assisted in the lift that
suddenly became spectacular. As the main girder reached 100 meters
elevation, prior to welding works, the meteorological service forecasted
a severe gale. Mammoet immediately secured the pending construction
and the gantry system, as winds gusted to 30 meters / sec. However, no
movement of the stack could be observed. It illustrates Mammoets quick
on-site anticipation to changing circumstances, thus meeting safety levels
at all times. Just to give an idea of what type of equipment is needed
to realize such track record, we summarize the strand jacks that were
applied. The number of a specific jack is between brackets: 900 t (4) for
lifting, 300 t (6) for rigging the main girder, 100 t (12) to secure the
swivel-assembled legs, small jacks (8) to support the rigging with tethers.
About 50 kilometer of rigging cable was used.
Highlight Mammoet Fostrans won a contract to assist in the con-
struction of the new Terminal E that will accommodate
the newest generation of wide body aircraft. The opera-
tions involve the roof construction and the assembly of
152 concrete rings. The latter required the development
of a dedicated lifting frame. With the frame, the struc-
tures can be rotated and ‘tumbled’ into the proper
position. Each ring consists of three parts between
33 and 61 t. Together, the rings support a glass roof of
700 meters long.
The consortium hired two crawler
cranes and other equipment from
Mammoet Fostrans. They assisted
with the installation of the 4800 t
metal framework that supports the
roof of the stadium above the west-
ern and eastern platforms.
Project Gantry Crane
Location Stocznia Gdynia, Poland
Customer Konecranes from Finland
Main equipment Strand jacks, gantry system, LR 1450
Severe gale in Poland
Tailor made solutions for bridge installments
Project Charles de Gaulle Airport
Location Roissy, France
Customer Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport
Main equipment CC 4200
New terminal in Paris
Project Installation of a bridge at Braunschweig
Location Braunschweig, Germany
Customer MAEG S.P.A. and Walter Bau AG
Main equipment Barges, skidding system, strand jacks
Braunschweig bridge
Project Stadium Istanbul
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Customer Campenon Bernard France, Tefken Construction Turkey
Main equipment Liebherr LR 1450, Manitowoc M 888, other cranes
Heavy roof for stadium
Project Positioning bridge, Herne
Location Rhein-Herne Kanal, Germany
Customer Fricke
Main equipment Skidding and jacking system
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Trends in the market
Although generally
expected the late
2000 and early
2001 was a diffi-
cult period for the
offshore fabrica-
tion yards in the
Gulf Coast area. On the positive
side the drilling and the deep water
activity picked up. The engineering
companies are very active with
deep water development and some
new companies are investing in set-
ting up their yards adding cranes
and SPMTs, as well as heavy sys-
tems. Also on the positive side we
see more oil companies who want
the load-out methods to comply
with the North Sea Standards.
These methods have generated
considerable work for Mammoet in
the past and will give Mammoet a
chance to show our experience and
maximize the utilization of our
equipment. Last year Mammoet
successfully introduced alternative
lifting methods for stacking decks
on top sides, with our tower and
strand jack system. The deck and
jacket refurbish market slowed
down because of less activity in the
Gulf Coast. This generally will pick
up when the installation contractors
are offshore and use their lift ships
in between jobs, to pull out older
platforms. This can be a lucrative
market and is one of the reasons
Mammoet USA has opened an
office in Louisiana, we can react
faster and more efficiently to
client needs.
Piet Nooren,
Managing Director Mammoet USA.
Highlight Ever played with construction blocks? Not with these
oversized structures! In fact, the Ringhorne project com-
prises four separate jobs that culminate in the delivery
of a complete production platform – the Ringhorne.
1. Transport at Gothenburg, Sweden, of the 1100 t
Living Quarters from the construction hall onto
a barge.
2. Do the same for the 1700 t and 3500 t DSM and
DES production units at Grootint, Zwijndrecht
(The Netherlands).
3. Repeat it all over again at Heerema, Norway with
the Topside of 6500 t.
4. Go to Heerema, Vlissingen (The Netherlands) to pro-
vide all cranes needed for the assembly of the 7900 t
jacket and perform the load-out onto a barge when
ready. This requires low tide, 234 axle lines of SPMTs
with 936 wheels, and 30 ballasting pumps.
Grootint, Zwijndrecht
Heerema, Vlissingen
Project Ringhorne
Location Norway, Sweden, Netherlands
Customer Heerema fabrication Group, Emtunga A.S.
Main equipment SPMTs, smart jack system, ballast system, barges
All pieces come together!
Heerema, Norway
Gothenburg, Sweden
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The Ringhorne
Highlight Mammoet installed a 450 t multi purpose
mast on an offshore platform constructed
by Amfels. This mast was built by Huisman-
Itrec, with whom we worked closely together
on the manufacturing of our PTC crane.
This crane executed the job and was erected
with 95 meters main boom.
The Amethyst 4 submersible oilrig was
built at Halter Marine in Pascagoula.
It consists of two main pieces: the pon-
toons and the deck box. Mammoet’s
scope of work is to jack up the deck
box, weigh it, to move it onto a barge
while managing the ballasting and to
design the sea fastening for the tow.
The deck box will be towed to Portland,
Maine, for the final assembly of the rig.
When the contract was signed all skid-
ding equipment was located in
Schiedam and Malaysia.
It was dispatched immediately to the
States to meet the critical time schedule
for the jacking and load-out operation.
The deck box was on a quay but the
clearance with the ground level was only
1600mm, posing difficulties to move the
jacking equipment under the construc-
tion. A lift was necessary to install the
skidding system that would perform the
load out. Another issue was that this
deck box was not designed to undergo
a jacking operation. Mammoet was
requested to come forward with an alter-
native way to finalize the construction
and this resulted in the need for the
transport. Notwithstanding the small
clearance, Mammoet managed to install
its Smart Jack System with sixteen
500 t -climbing jacks.
The deck box was lifted one meter,
enough to install the complete skidding
system, consisting of 28 skid shoes of
600 t capacity each. The total weight of
the deck box appeared to be 5000 t.
On 18 April Mammoet completed the
load out. When the deck box arrives at
Portland, Mammoet will jack up the deck
box to a clearance of 4.6 meters above
the deck of the barge, again using the
Smart Jack System but now with 24
climbing jacks. Finally the deck box will
be secured to enable the mating to its

Project Dynamic Offshore
Location USA
Customer Dynamic Offshore
Main equipment SPMTs, strand jacks, gantry system
Emergency call
Project Q 4000 multi purpose mast
Location Brownsville, Texas
Customer Amfels
Main equipment PTC
Old acquaintances
Project Pascagoula
Location Pascagoula, Mississippi / Portland, Maine
Customer Cianbro
Main equipment Skidding system, smart jack system, weighing system
Move the unmovable
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Highlight Dynamic Offshore is a respected customer that main-
tains ties with Mammoet for over 10 years. One day
Mammoet received an emergency call: an accident hap-
pened during a competitors attempt to jack two offshore
decks of 760 and 550 t. Fortunately no one was hurt, but
the jacking equipment was severely damaged.
Could Mammoet take over and finish the job?
In record time, all necessary equipment was mobilized
from various locations around the world.
In the end, Mammoet managed to close out this job in
less than 4 weeks. After the deck had been lifted with
the jacks, the legs were positioned underneath.
Upon fastening these legs, the complete structure was
removed with SPMTs to a storage area. Then the second
deck was hoisted up 45 meters, making room for the
stored stack to move under. With the lowering of
this second deck, the emergency job came to an
uneventful end.
After the successful load-out of the CTOC jacket, Mammoet
was awarded also for the load-out of the 18,100 t integrated
deck. (104m x 46m x 34.2m high). Mammoet’s scope includ-
ed the provision of 4 units of 900 t strandjacks with a total
pulling capacity of 3600 t. The distance that had to be
covered was 162 meters. The job marked the first pulling
operations in South Korea.
Project CTOC jacket
Location Korea
Customer Samsung Heavy Industries, Technip and Saipem consortium
Main equipment Strand jacks, ballast system
Load-outs in South Korea
Mammoet World 2002 Page 14

Last year, Thailand constructed its first Central Processing
Platform ever. Our client UCU Alliance awarded B&J Mammoet
for the load-out of this 925 t piece of equipment. The job was
executed with 36 axle lines SPMTs and besides the load out,
B&J Mammoet was responsible for the ballasting & mooring
ABB awarded B&J Mammoet for the load-out of a 530 t mod-
ule and 5 manifolds. The crew and Scheuerle platform trailers
completed the load-out within a timespan of 24 hours. The 50
t manifolds were lifted onto the barge. The project was a total
package including all seafastening design and installation as
well barge supply, ballast- and intact stability calculations, port
& agency duties etc. The modules are destined for the tanker
“Berge Helene” from Bergesen Norway which will be convert-
ed into a FPSO.
Highlight A record setting heavy lift involved hoisting up topsides of
more than 11 000 t to a height of 20 meters, using strand
jacks. The load-out truss, having a weight of 1600 t was
positioned underneath using SPMTs. Subsequently, the
complete stack was pulled onto the barge with strand jacks.
The customer submitted an acknowledgement of satisfac-
tion, stating the job was “executed professionally and effi-
ciently, on time and without incidents. The cooperation
between staff and the quality of pre-engineering were of
outstanding quality. In fact, this smooth load-out and the
ease with which you skidded this construction along the
quay onto the pontoon, did not match with all I have
learned on friction techniques.”
Project Malampaya offshore
Location Singapore
Customer Sembawang Marine Offshore Engineering
Main equipment Strand jacks, SPMTs, skidding
This is heavy lifting!
A novelty for Thailand
Project Offshore load outs
Location Thailand
Customer ABB and UCU Thailand
Main equipment SPMTs, platform trailers and LTM 1450
Highlight Four strand jacks, with a capacity of 2000 t, were
needed to move a 180 meters long jacket of 7000 t
over the quay onto a barge. The Mammoet ballasting
system compensated for the tide differences and the
load development during the operations.
Highlight As part of a scheduled maintenance, three steam genera-
tors manufactured by MHI (Japan), were to replace old
equipment at Tihange. Mammoet transported these items
of 330 t from the quay to the construction site with SPMTs.
The old generators were lifted out of the hall with our spe-
cial gantry system and transported to a storage area.
Having finished this job, the gantry system picked up the
new items and positioned them onto the foundations.
Mammoets high safety standards are compatible with those
required for operations in nuclear power plants.
Project Tenne T,
Location Various locations,The Netherlands
Customer Smit Transformatoren
Main equipment SPMTs, barges, jacking system, skidding system
Transformers transported
Project Nuclear Power Plant Tihange
Location Tihange, Belgium
Customer Westinghouse
Main equipment SPMTs, jacking system
Exchange of three steam generators

Highlight Smit Transformatoren awarded Mammoet the contract
for the transport of two phase shifter cross regulating
transformers. Each phase shifter unit consists of 3 indi-
vidual 1 phase units, this means 6 units in total. Each of
the 6 units weighs 370 t and dimensions of 10 x 5 x 6.5
meters. The units were manufactured at Nijmegen and
had to be transported by barge to Veendam first.
From there, the road transport delivered the items to
Meeden, using 16 axle lines of SPMTs. This road trans-
port took place at night and required the removal of dou-
ble wide street signs and lamp posts, while traffic on the
main road was suspended. Upon arrival at Meeden,
the items were skidded to their final position and
jacked down.
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Trends in the market
“As economies
around the world
continue to grow
more energy is
needed. At the
same time, due to
environmental con-
cerns, it is not always obvious this
extra power should be provided
with fossil fuel, such as oil, coal and
gas. Instead, ‘alternative’ sustain-
able sources like wind and hydro
electric power, are becoming more
and more popular. At the same time,
the intense usage of power generat-
ing equipment requires scheduled
maintenance for both fossil fuel and
nuclear power plants.
Manufacturers are spread around
the world and as a result ‘power
work’ requires transport over great
distances, be it overseas or over
land. Again our customers appear to
seek door-to-door services to col-
lect all items, deliver to the site and
assemble into an operational plant.
The America’s appear to be espe-
cially active with is increasing activi-
ty due to expansion , renovation
and renewals of existing plants.
Our dedicated, fully owned railcars
are a valuable part of our ability to
perform these transports safely
and efficiently.
In Europe we have many windmill
projects in Scandinavia, Ireland,
Germany and The Netherlands.”
Michel Bunnik,
Market Segment Manager
Power Europe.
Highlight Mammoet USA unloaded 130 pieces of a so called Cogen unit that were brought
to the site by railcar. Some modules, like transformers, turbines and generators
were outsized and had weights between 45 and 240 t.
The transport from the rail siding to the construction site was tricky because
a critical bridge was in the transport route. However, the platform trailers and
SPMTs operated without incidents. A four point lifting gantry and a Liebherr
LR 1450 did the bulk of the lifting work, assisted by jacking and skidding setups.
Dick Corporation is constructing two
power plants in the area and contracted
Mammoet for the transport of 61 items.
Among them were 4 generators (up to 227
t), 4 turbines (up to 291 t), 5 transformers
(up to 132 t), 43 modules (up to 125 t)
and 5 steam drums (up to 132 t). In addi-
tion, Mammoet provided lift and skidding
services to get the heaviest items in place.
The cargo was received from railcars and
heavy lift vessels at various ports in the
Boston area. A remarkable fact was that at
the Mirant Kendall site, the largest items
had to pass through the Central Artery &
Tunnel project, the largest construction
site in the USA! It involves the replacement
of the elevated Interstate 93 by a tunnel
under downtown Boston.
For the passage, Mammoet received per-
mission of several private landowners, civil
contractors and the Massachusetts Bay
Transportation Authority.
Also the AES site had its surprises.
The transformer cargo needed a 85 km trip
to the construction site, for which we used
Scheuerle platform trailers with a transport
frame in between. This frame reduced the
height such that we had a free pass under
bridges along the route, or could go over
another 33 bridges due to the distributed
loads on
the wheels.
During the turbine transport, SPMTs were
added to increase maneuverability
because the route had turns that could
not be made with conventional trailers.
Project Murray Energy Facility
Location Dalton, Georgia
Customer Fluor Daniel
Main equipment SPMTs, gantry system, jacking and skidding equipment, LR 1450 crane
Pieces in Georgia
Highlight The centerpiece of this project was the transport of two 300 t
steam drums and their subsequent positioning in a 60 meters
high structure. Mammoet applied strand jacks for the lifting
operations. In addition, Mammoet moved 6 Itrex boxes of 200 t
each from a laydown area to the top of a 25 meter high struc-
ture. After lifting, a skidding system was used to move the
boxes into the structure. The lowering onto the support steel
framework completed this challenging job. It is the first time the
jacking and skidding techniques were applied for this customer.
Mammoet is also supplying
cranes through its joint ven-
ture company AVS Services
(Maxim Crane Works is the
partner) on five other power
projects in California,
Oklahoma and Ohio.
Project Southern Illinois Power Coop. CJB Boiler project
Location Marion, Illinois
Customer Foster Wheeler
Main equipment Strand jacks, gantry system, skidding system
Heavy drums at 60 meters height
Project AES Granite Ridge, Mirant Kendall Repowering
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Customer Dick Corporation
Main equipment Railcars, SPMTs, platform trailers
Challenging transport route for 61 items

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Highlight The Bellingham Power project is located some 30 km west of Boston. But the Port of Albany, were
18 heavy lift items would arrive, is 250 km away. Mammoet was contracted to transport the genera-
tors (325 t), turbines (230 t), transformers (165 t) and modules (between 50 and 100 t).
Most of the distance was covered by rail.
The two heaviest items were transported on 16 axle dedicated railcars that Mammoet and Alstom
have available for such transport. But before they could leave, an old timber bridge had to be rein-
forced, just to carry the weight of this special train. On the site, Mammoet was also responsible for
installing the heaviest items onto the foundations and applied a skidding system to achieve this.
Highlight For this project, the following items had to be received ‘from ship’s hook’
and installed on foundations: a 370 t turbine, a 320 t generator and a 236 t
transformer. Mammoet initially received a contract for a feasibility study and
later won the order to actually execute the plan.
This resulted in complex operations. The cargo was loaded out from the ship
onto a barge. This barge then moved to a landing site where a special jetty
had been constructed by B&J Mammoet. Using this, the cargo was loaded
in and transported by B&J Mammoet’s conventional platform trailers over
the road to the construction site. The actual installation was done with a
hydraulic gantry lift system.
Highlight The Manjung facility represents one of the largest power
plants in the country and set a record for main contractor
Alstom. Various heavy items needed transport and installa-
tion. Our equipment consisted, at the peak time of the pro-
ject, of more than 18 cranes ranging from 30 till 1000 t.
The majority of this cranes stayed on the site for more than
a year as part of an advanced rental contract.

Highlight The contract called for the
offloading of two new steam gen-
erators from a barge and transport
these pieces of 350 t to a laydown
area. Here, the generators will be
dressed prior to their installation.
The exchange takes place during
a shutdown. Mammoet is sched-
uled to execute this change-out
and installation and will also posi-
tion the two 375 t transformers
that had been offloaded earlier.
Project TNB Project
Location Malaysia
Customer Tenaga Nasional Berhad
Main equipment Platform trailers, SPMTs
Dedicated railcars
Project Manjung
Location Selangor, Malaysia
Customer Alstom Power
Main equipment CC 4800, LR 1450, smaller cranes
Manjung, Malaysia
Project Bang Bo Combined Cycle Power plant
Location Laem Chabang and Bang Bo, Thailand
Customer Alstom Power Thailand
Main equipment Hydraulic gantry, conventional platform trailers
TNB Project
Project ANP Bellingham
Location Albany, New York and Boston, Massachusetts
Customer Alstom Power Inc.
Main equipment Railcars, skidding system
Complex operations for Alstom Power
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On 5 March 2002 Frans van Seumeren and Andrea Palumbo,
CEO of Palumbo S.P.A., signed the contract of the establish-
ment of Mammoet-Palumbo. Palumbo has over 30 years experi-
ence in heavy transport, especially related to the oil and natural
gas industries.
This equal share joint venture will serve the Italian and adjacent
Mediterranean markets with transport services for industrial cargo.
The company, managed by Alberto Galbiati and Carlo Venusino,
has its own SPMTs available and is based in Milan.
Trends in the market
A key factor to
Mammoet’s world-
wide success in
establishing and
expansion of its
market position in
various segments,
like petrochemical, offshore, civil
and power, is of course to have the
right fleet of equipment available
whenever required by the cus-
tomers. With Mammoet Global man-
aging all the bigger projects world-
wide, good communication - and
coordination networks are set up
between and in the regions.
Clients benefit from this network
because optimal services regarding
availability & range of equipment,
people & know how, quality & safety
standards can be offered directly
and according to the standards set
by Mammoet Global. This enables
us to serve interregional clients
everywhere according to our
Mammoet standards. Another
aspect of these standards is a solid
regular maintenance program to
prevent mishaps and downtime, but
also the on-time investment in new
The latter both serves replacements
and extensions of the fleet capabili-
ties in transport and lifting services.
However, with an excellent fleet,
logistics, safety, crews and know
how, the continuity of services is
still not sufficient.
It is also Mammoet’s ambition to
provide benefits to both existing
and potential customers. These new
potentials are located in industrial
development areas and countries
that can be considered ‘emerging
markets’. Therefore, customers
expect lifting and transport services
to be available immediately.
To speed up its presence and
deploy its facilities rapidly,
Mammoet adopted the strategy of
establishing close co-operations
with existing players in local mar-
kets. This cooperation may be
shaped like a strategic alliance, a
joint venture, an acquisition or any
other mode. Recent examples of
this strategy are the establishments
of Mammoet Irga, Mammoet Norge,
Mammoet Palumbo and Mammoet
Van Oord.
Patrick Freericks,
Director Sales & Marketing.
Market Developments
Mammoet and Van Oord ACZ have joined forces.
The new venture will operate under the name
Mammoet Van Oord. To this end, a Jack-up
Installation Barge has been developed and built.
Apart from Mammoet and Van Oord ACZ, other
shareholders are Hovago Cranes (a member of the
Baris group) and Marine Construct. The first focus
of the company will be on the installation of off-
shore windfarms. Besides the offshore windfarm
installation market, Mammoet Van Oord is looking
at offshore lifting and transport activities in the field
of installation and decommissioning works in the
oil & gas industry, marine civil construction works
and wreck removal. A vital asset in the new venture
is the Jack-up Installation Barge “Jumping
Jack”(see article on next page).
The combination between the companies enables
Mammoet Van Oord to be an EPC contractor for
the installation of complete offshore windfarms.
The “Jumping Jack” enables turn key operations
when combined with onshore transportation and
lifting capacities of Mammoet and the installation
of scour protection around the foundations of the
wind turbines and the infield and shore export
cable-lay capacities of Van Oord ACZ. Hence, cus-
tomers are provided a single point of contact for all
offshore operations
Recently, Mammoet Van Oord won a contract for
the transport and installation of 80 windturbine
foundations and transition sections for the Danish
‘Horns Rev’ windfarm. The foundations consist of
a monopile, with a diameter of 4 meters, 33 meters
high and with a weight of 165 t. This Windfarm will
be built off the Danish North Sea coast under a
contract of Elsam. Its projected total electrical
capacity is 160 MW. The “Jumping Jack” will
carry ten foundations per transport to the
construction site.
To establish a firm position in the
Norwegian market, Mammoet
recently acquired the majority of the
shares of Nilsen & Skifjeld Kran-
service A.S. The new company is
split up into two divisions.
The company Kranringen, which is
responsible for the day to day mar-
ket and Mammoet Norge which is
responsible for the larger projects.
The office is situated at Skien, in the
south of Norway, which is a large
development area. The local pres-
ence, together with a directly avail-
able stock of specialized equipment
that includes SPMTs, various cranes
upto 120 t and a 400 t floating
crane, makes Mammoet a full ser-
vice provider, serving both the high
and medium/low end of the market
for lifting and transport services, be
it onshore or at sea.
Mammoet-Palumbo enters Italian market
Developments in Norway
As of 1 February 2002, the joint venture between Holift, Irga Luperico Torres, and Mammoet has become
operational. The new company serves the Brazilian market for heavy and outsized lift and transport services.
All partners, are family owned companies by origin and
share a similar background and culture. It is characterized
by short communication lines, high safety standards and
dedication to the customer by adding as much value as
possible through the provided services. The local experi-
ence with all kinds of power plants and refineries, com-
bined with Mammoet’s global expertise that includes the
power and petrochemical industry, sets the stage for a
beneficial cooperation. The joint venture initially invested
in several crawler cranes. The latest investment, the
LR 1400/2, is on its way and ready to lift in Brasil
in August.
Mammoet Irga Do Brasil Ltda
Introducing Mammoet Van Oord
Mammoet World 2002 Page 18
The new Mammoet premises at Schiedam (greater Rotter-
dam area), the Netherlands, is being transferred into a ter-
minal for heavy lift equipment. The site is situated on the
shore of the Nieuwe Maas River, the gateway to main port
Rotterdam. The deep water terminal has direct access to
all inland river destinations aswell as to the excellent rail-
and road infrastructure in Europe. Furthermore there is a
direct sea link to all overseas destinations. The deep-water
quay is 1 kilometer long and thus may handle several
cargo ships and barges simultaneously. Of the 85 000
square meter area, 25 000 square meter will become avail-
able as storage area for customers, seeking a temporarily
storage site for items of 50 t and up. It is an excellent facil-
ity to store turbines, generators and transformers for power
plants. Also reactors, vessels and steel constructions for
the petrochemical sector, and offshore equipment can be
accommodated easily. Mammoet expects the site to
become fully operational as of the fall of 2002. Two 350 t
quay cranes will cover the full yard. The offered services
include load-out and load-in, transshipment, storage,
warehousing, workshops, assembly, packing, customs
handling and services as and when required.
Through our recent acquisition of Joe D. Hughes from
Brown & Root, it should be noted that a similar terminal is
under development in Houston, Texas (USA)
to serve the North American and Mexican
markets. A fast railway link is available for
efficient ship – train loading and vice versa,
which may include Mammoet-owned special
heavy cargo railcars.
Mammoet’s Heavy Lift Terminals at Rotterdam and Houston
MSG 100: Upgrade of MSG lifting system
On 12 June 2002 the center of Dutch
Parliament, the Knight’s Hall at the
Binnenhof in The Hague, is the scene for
a special meeting of the King William I
Foundation. His Royal Highness Prince
Claus of the Netherlands is Honorary
President. Representatives from various
economic sectors, organizations, gov-
ernmental institutions, previous laureates
(including Ahold and Heineken) and the
press will witness this years Award to be
handed over to Mammoet. The award
honors Dutch companies that made sig-
nificant contributions to economic activi-
ties in The Netherlands, with emphasis
on performance, policy and actions.
According to CEO Frans van Seumeren,
‘this award is of special value since it
really recognizes the years long dedica-
tion and perseverance of our staff
worldwide. I consider this recognition as
a priceless shared value of all our
Mammoet-family members.’
Mammoet’s engineering department
is busy with an upgrade on one of
the MSG lifting systems. This crane,
called The MSG-100, will be devel-
oped mainly for the offshore market.
With this ultimate lifting tool, mod-
ules of over 2,000 tons can be lifted
and placed onto FPSO’s (Floating
Production and Storage Offshore
Also modifications are upgrades to
existing jack up rigs and floaters can
be carried out with the MSG-100.
Legs of the rig can be lifted as one
piece even at greater radius.
The MSG-100 will be fully container-
ized. The main difference is the
height of the main boom. In order to
create a better resistance against
buckling, the height of the boom is
increased. The boom will be shipped
within container dimensions and
once on site the height will be
extended. This combines the trans-
port effectiveness and greater boom
Four legs of 42 meter length can lift the 91 x 33 x 7
meter seagoing barge “Jumping Jack” out of the
water. It thus creates a very robust and stable
working platform, permitting operations even in
severe weather conditions with high waves. As this
barge was developed by Mammoet engineers, two
important criteria had to be met. The “Jumping
Jack” should provide quick and efficient services,
while the installation operations itself are less vul-
nerable to disruption. The barge can also be quick-
ly dispatched and brought into position, from one
construction site to the next. The innovative
hydraulic winches lift and lower the barge with
unprecedented speed, even with a full load up to
4000 Te on its deck. With an onboard crane capa-
city of 1200 t, it is very versatile in a wide range of
jobs. When needed, additional crane capacity can
be installed.
The “Jumping Jack” makes its maiden trip as this
Mammoet World is issued.
A hybrid of the two biggest and
strongest Mammoet cranes, the
MSG and the PTC. That’s what
the Engineering and Product
Development department is look-
ing for. In this design, the MSG
masts are rigged as legs of a
giant jacking portal. By connect-
ing these with girders to the main
boom of the PTC, this leviathan is
capable of lifting 3000 t with a
maximum boom length of 108
meter. In fact, Mammoet is reviv-
ing a ten-year-old idea, originally
invented as an extension of the
Demag CC 4800 crawler crane.
But the development of the new
generation ringer cranes made
this construction redundant before
it could be tried out. However, to
meet the requests in the market
for positioning columns that are
still growing in size, with 2500 t as
a modern run-of-the-mill con-
struction, Mammoet made an
inventory of options to address
these needs on short notice. One
of the striking advantages of this
hybrid system is that both the
MSG masts and the girders can
be dispatched fully containerized
to any PTC. Thus, at modest extra
cost, the lift capacity may be
increased dramatically. Mammoet
expects the super crane to enter
service in spring 2003.
Mammoet wins the King William I Award SC&RA Rigging Job of The Year Award
At the end of April, the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA)
held its annual conference in Tucson, Arizona (USA). The association has about
1000 members from 43 countries. All are active in lifting and transport activi-
ties. Each year, awards of recognition are announced for three categories.
Mammoets entry, the Kursk salvage, won the award in the category of projects
worth more than US $ 750 000. Wessel Helmens, one of the Project Managers
on the Kursk Salvage, accepted this prestigious price and succeeded to
explain the basics of the rigging aspects in only 20 minutes. Spectacular video
shots convinced all attendees that this year there could only be one winner.
In its judicium, the jury emphasized the safety, innovation, planning and com-
plexity aspects of the memorable lifting and rigging job.
The Jumping Jack rules the waves
Best of both worlds
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Mammoet Trading
Mammoet continues to be a dominant player
in the world and regional markets for trading
cranes and other equipment. It is an estab-
lished fact that, before reselling such items,
they comply with Mammoet’s high internal
standards concerning safety and performance.
The demands and supply change quickly.
This is why Mammoet utilizes increasingly the
World Wide Web for posting offers and taking
requests. Relations may apply for a personal-
ized customer number to get to the non-public
information pages, showing prices and condi-
tions. Interested? Please checkout our website
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Facilitating top performance
“To exploit synergy
potential, best
economy of scale
and world wide
efficiency, the
Department (EMD) is responsible for
various central facility services.
For instance, the purchase of equip-
ment is an opportunity to introduce
better standardization in types, sup-
pliers and maintenance procedures.
This not only refers to cranes or
trailers, but also to larger parts of
equipment, like engines and jacking
systems. One of the facilities is the
worldwide management of technical
This enhances the exchange and
cross utilization of equipment
‘owned’ by Mammoet Global, as
well as the regional business units
and joint ventures / subsidiaries.
A striking aspect is the introduction
of online tracking and tracing of
equipment, by reading out barcodes
before and after each movement of
equipment. By doing so, essential
information about which equipment
is available at what location, is
online available. A last example of
the EMD scope can be found in
Product Development, which among
others intends to maintain a project
governance system that makes
experiences and solutions, devel-
oped world wide, to any engineering
department in the Mammoet Group.
Jan van Seumeren jr,
Managing Director EMD.
It is expected that the market for windmill power
plants will continue to increase for years to come.
Apart from the installation of new mills, the owners
will be confronted with more intense scheduled
maintenance. This could even involve the exchange
of the rotor and the generator. Mammoet’s Product
Development department engineered and intro-
duced a small, ‘smart’ crane that fits the pole of the
windmill and assists in various assembly tasks.
Manufacturers consider to provide such crane upon
ordering a set of windmills, as a kind of standard
‘tool’. Named after the Greek mythological God of
the cool western breeze, this Zephyros device is a
typical example of how Mammoet’s Product
Development department potential yields products
to the benefit of the customer.
Zephyros: smart crane for windmills
Mammoet has given the green light to start the construction of an all
new state of the art Containerized Crawler Crane (CCC). The cranes
are going to be built by Purple C B.V., a joint venture company with
Mammoet and Huisman-Itrec B.V. as shareholders. The first batch will
probably count for two sister cranes, but plans have been prepared to
extend this series to possibly 10 – 20 subsequent standardized
cranes. Key features of this CCC are:
• standard lift capacity of 1250 t
• full crawler maneuverability with full load, including making
sharp turns
• extremely low surface loads between 20 and 30 t per
square meters
• fully containerized in approximately 75 standard containers
with a weight less than 20 t
• advanced computer management and control
• redundant drives
• hydraulic emergency control that even operates in case of
a complete electrical failure
• complete rigging on site in a couple of days
The CCC has been designed by Purple C especially to fill a gap in lift
capacities between 800 and 1600 t, a range where Mammoet antici-
pates a quickly developing need for quick rigged and de-rigged
cranes from various customers in the petrochemical market, the con-
struction and maintenance of power plants and civil projects.
According to Klaas Lamphen, Manager Product development on the
CCC development, ‘this crane pushes the envelope of safety levels,
performance and reliability. The CCC can be equipped with a ballast
trailer, but may also operate without one. This enables the application
in very small working areas while still maintaining the high safety lim-
its. The counter weights are included in the container package.’ He
expects the first CCC to enter service at about the end of this year.
Initially, the cranes will be exploit through the Mammoet fleet. It is the
intention to sell these cranes, in some cases, to third parties.
Precursor of a new series: the Triple C
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