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Heavy lift cranes position to raise Costa Concordia

October 22 - One of the world's biggest ever heavy lift operations is under way as savage workers prepare to raise the 114,500 dwt cruise liner Costa Concordia, which sank in the Mediterranean with the loss of 32 lives on January 13, 2012.

Cranes tower over the capsized luxury liner, which lies where it capsized off the coast of Italy in January as the biggest ship recovery programme ever is posing salvage teams with the challenge of removing the ship without polluting the surrounding ecology, which includes a marine conservation area.

US based Titan Salvage, a company owned by Crowley Maritime Group, won the bid for the project to right and float the Concordia jointly with Italian marine and heavy lift contractor Micoperi.

Large metal tanks as high an 11-storey building and weighing more than 500 tonnes that can be filled with water will then be welded onto the sides of the ship to balance the wreckage while it is dragged into an upright position using two cranes.

Franco Porcellacchia from ship owner Carnival said the EUR400 million (USD525 million) project to raise the vessel is "part salvage, part offshore operation".

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Jan De Nul secures Kriegers Flak work

August 16 - Jan De Nul Group will transport and install 72 Siemens wind turbine generators – with a capacity of 8.4 MW each – for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm in Denmark.
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Trams roll to Mauritius

August 16 - Höegh Autoliners has transported 18 light rail vehicles (LRV) from Spain to Mauritius on its ro-ro vessel Höegh Antwerp.
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SAL Heavy Lift Day returns

August 15 - The fourth SAL Heavy Lift Day will be held at the Steigenberger Hotel in Hamburg on September 18, 2019.
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