October 12 - Lift and Shift Engineering Middle East LLC (LSEME), a joint venture between FASTCO LLC, an OHI Group company and India's Apurva Parikh Group Company - known as Lift and Shift India Pvt Ltd, has started operations in Oman.

The company has been formed to meet the growing heavy lift demands of the local market through engineering and logistical support for moving heavy equipment and project based cargoes from different industries.

This venture gives the Sultanate of Oman its own land-based heavy lift capability and allows cargoes of over 500 to 5,000 tonnes to be loaded and unloaded directly in any of the ports of the Sultanate and reducing transit time from neighbouring countries.

LSEME has in-house engineering capability to design specific engineered solutions for the client's projects and has a modern fleet of 64 hydraulic multi-axle SPMTs dedicated for this market.

The new company recently transported 18 modules for the Mumbai offshore MHN area ranging from 500 tonnes to 4,500 tonnes.

On September 21, it launched its first move by successfully weighing, transporting and loading out the WHT 6 Jacket for the ADMA field weighing 880 tonnes. The jacket was 18 m long, 18 m wide and 25.6 m high and was loaded out via 48 remote-controlled axle lines onto a barge, as can be seen from the photos below.