Global heavy lift and move specialist, Mammoet, has been shortlisted for five heavy lifting and transport industry awards at the ESTA Awards of Excellence
Global heavy lift and move specialist, Mammoet, has been shortlisted for five heavy lifting and transport industry awards at the ESTA Awards of Excellence, with several projects demonstrating the variety of its expertise across various categories.
Among the nominated projects is a unique and complex removal of a tank at a chemical plant, shortlisted for Crane Job of the Year in the “Telescopic lifting capacity >120t” subcategory, said a statement from the Netherlands based multinational.
The statement added that Mammoet’s Trailer Power Assist system, nominated for the Innovation End User award, improves transport efficiency and significantly lowers the carbon footprint of long-haul heavy transport projects.
For Mammoet’s project nominated in the Combined Techniques category, the company worked closely with the client to develop a bespoke solution for the safe and efficient transport of a set of lock gates for the world’s largest sea lock. Meanwhile, developing a new type of reversing signal for Mammoet’s trailers led to the nomination for the Safety award.
In the SPMT category, Mammoet was nominated for the challenging transportation of a Corendon Boeing 747-400 airplane, which was moved 12.5km and placed in the back garden of a hotel in Schiphol, in the Netherlands.
As the awards cover 2019 and was therefore prior to Mammoet’s acquisition of ALE – which took place in January 2020 – one of ALE’s projects has been nominated separately in the SPMT category: the tailored transportation of a fragile World War Two vessel, the HMS Fairmile.
The annual ESTA Awards’ evening traditionally brings together professionals to celebrate the achievements of the heavy haulage, transport and lifting industries from the past year. Last year Mammoet received the awards for ‘Lattice Boom Crane Job of the Year’ and ‘Telescopic cranes lifting capacity ≤ 120t and/or knuckle boom cranes of any type and capacity’.
The winners of the ESTA Awards will be announced at a ceremony to be held later this year in October.