April 24 - Yesterday, April 23, the winners of the ESTA Awards of Excellence 2015 were announced at the Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle in France.
After an opening speech from ESTA president and managing director of UK heavy haulage company Collett & Sons, David Collett, the presentation of awards got underway. The winners of each category were as follows:
For its work involving the renovation of the second busiest bridge over the busiest waterway in the Netherlands.
Transport: trailer and load under 120 tonnes
Ville Silvasti Transport (Finland)
For the transport of two 800 cu m water tanks over 300 km using adapter trailers designed for wind turbine tower sections.
Cranes, telescopic, lifting capacity over 120 tonnes
Vernazza Autogru (Italy)
For a job which involved removing a locomotive and first carriage of an intercity passenger train that had been derailed by a landslip.
For the innovative COGAS Auxiliary Hoist which constantly adjusts the position of the hook to a centre of gravity during a lift.
Cranes, telescopic, lifting capacity less than 120 tonnes
For a project to lift air conditioning equipment onto the roof of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Security in the Netherlands.
Innovation - end user
For the development of the Mega Jack 800.
Transport: trailer and load over 120 tonnes
For the transport of a transformer from Stafford, UK to Ellesmere Port.
Cranes, lattice boom
For the erection of three wind turbines for the Enercon wind park in the Netherlands using a Terex CC 8800-1 equipped with the new Boom Booster.
Innovation - manufacturer
For its innovative new crane, the LTM 1300-6.2, which incorporates a completely new concept for the superstructure drive unit - a single carrier engine.
For the assembly of two 5,000-tonne decks for a new bridge over the Botlek waterway in Rotterdam at the Mammoet Heavy Lift terminal in Schiedam.