March 17 - More than 150 delegates from a number of South Korean Engineering, Procurement and Construction companies (EPCs) attended an 'Engineered Heavy Lift & Transport Academy' developed by Mammoet.

The three-day course was developed to share heavy lifting and transport expertise with EPCs and owners of industrial plants.

"In many cases, the engineered lifting and transport of heavy components is a key element on the critical path of a construction or turnaround project", explains Chong Kook Cho, managing director for Mammoet Korea.

"Such activities are critical to project efficiency and cost-effectiveness, harbouring many opportunities to realise time-savings. These opportunities can be identified and harnessed when information and knowledge are shared.

"We believe by sharing our expertise we create a better, mutual understanding with our partners and clients. This helps them attain new levels in quality, efficiency and safety. Most importantly, it helps us to better understand our client's needs and how we can best serve them."

Among the companies that attended the event were Daelim, Hyundai, SK, Panthos, GS, Samsung, POSCO, Hanwha, Lotte, Daewoo, Doosan and others with the delegates representing various fields including engineering, logistics and construction.

One commented: "This is the first time something like this has been offered to us, it has helped increase our understanding of what is actually involved in mobilising large construction equipment."