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Successful bunker shot for Mammoet

September 8 - Mammoet has transported the last concrete bunker at the Lek channel in Vreeswijk, the Netherlands on behalf of the Dutch ministry of infrastructure and environment, Rijkswaterstaat; and the Besix, Heijamans and Jan de Nul building consortium

The operation was part of a larger project in which three bunkers and two water management structures, originally constructed before WWII as part of the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie defence line, were moved to make way for the widening of the channel.

Mammoet utilised a gantry positioned on self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT) to pick up the 750-ton (680.4-tonne) bunker and move it 80 m to its new location.

According to Mammoet, at the end of WWII, a bomb was detonated inside one of the bunkers. This meant that before the final bunker could be relocated, Mammoet had to build a corset around the structure to ensure it would not be damaged further. 

In total, Mammoet transported more than 4,800 tons (4,354.5 tonnes) for Rijkswaterstaat and Sas van Vreeswijk since the start of the project in February 2017.

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Damen ships multiple hulls with Boskalis

June 25 - Royal Boskalis Westminster’s heavy lift vessel Black Marlin has departed Shanghai loaded with 18 Concordia Damen hulls and a crane barge.
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FROM THE MAGAZINE: Road rules drive cargoes on to rail

June 24 - Germany is seeing more project cargoes switching to rail as road regulations are more strictly enforced, while in Russia the sheer distances involved ensure the economic advantages of rail, writes Yvonne Mulder.
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Duke steps up at Grieg Star

June 21 - Matt Duke is to succeed Camilla Grieg as ceo of Grieg Star, effective July 1, 2019. 
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