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Bye, bye, BC: thanks to Dockwise

August 20 - Local Canadian media reports indicate that a Dockwise semi-submersible heavy lift ship will help draw a line under a political scandal in British Columbia.

Dockwise Swift is due to load the first of three 1,500 tonne passenger ferry catamarans that shipwrecked the political hopes of the province's premier who commissioned the projects: during building, the ships' construction costs more than doubled from an initial CAD210 million to an eventual cost of CAD450 million.


They contributed to the collapse of the then-premier's political career and the dashing of successor's hopes for election and were eventually disposed of for just CAD20 million.


The three ships have been purchased by Abu Dhabi Mar, a UAE company that builds and refurbishes ships and yachts. The 32,600 dwt Swift is scheduled to take four hours to load the first catamaran. The remaining two ferries will be sent to Abu Dhabi in the autumn aboard the Swift and a sister vessel.

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Mantracourt introduces ILA

October 18 - Mantracourt Electronics has launched the In-line Strain Gauge Analogue Amplifier (ILA), which has been designed to convert strain gauge or load cell inputs into a 4-20 milliamp (mA) output.
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First steel cut for Mammoet Focus 

October 15 - The first steel has been cut for Mammoet’s Focus 30 crane – a heavy lifting solution for use in confined spaces such as plants and inner cities.
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Equipment Corps installs exchangers at Syncrude refinery

October 14 - Ontario-based Equipment Corps has used four customised Straightpoint wireless load shackles and four JD Neuhaus air hoists to install two new exchangers at the Syncrude refinery in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.
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