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Combi Lift completes phase two of the Gazprom Amur GPP Project

Combi Lift has successfully completed phase two of the Gazprom Amur Gas Processing Plant Project in Russia.

Thanks to detailed planning by Combi Lift’s project management team in Bremen and tight monitoring by Combi Lift’s on-site team in Russia, discharging was finalised on 27 August 2019. Despite an interim flood, the cargo was delivered on time.

The Linde Group hired Combi Lift to be the exclusive logistics partner for oversized and heavy lift cargo for the Gazprom Amur GPP Project. The transport can only be done during the summertime, taking advantage of the ice-free periods on the Amur and Zeya Rivers.

In phase two the tugs and barges carried 54 pieces (35,241 freight tonnes) from De-Kastri to Svobodny between 18 May and 27 August. Each trip from De-Kastri to the jetty is 2371 kilometres long. The entire scope involves transporting over 176,000 freight tonnes of cargo, including 12 columns weighing 900 tonnes each.

Congratulations and many thanks to all involved in the Amur GPP project. You make this project a great success!

Phase three will start mid May 2020.

Loading mill equipment in Krefeld

Yesterday, Combi Lift was busy loading 16 pieces of mill equipment (71 tonnes each) onto the first of two barges in Krefeld, Germany. Destination: Antwerp port.

Gazprom Amur GPP Project, Phase 2 – new video

Phase 2 of Combi Lift’s Gazprom Amur GPP Project in Russia is running at full speed. Have a look at the latest Nipigaz video!

The Linde Group hired Combi Lift to be the exclusive logistics partner for oversized and heavy lift cargo for the Gazprom Amur GPP Project. The entire scope involves transporting over 176,000 freight tonnes of cargo.

On the road again...

This week Combi Lift started the collection of 22 oversized pieces with weights up to 71 tonnes and diameters up to 6.15 metres from Duisburg and Hattingen, Germany. The transport will include the transhipment onto two barges steaming up to Antwerp port for final destination Chile.

Land transportation France/Belgium - done!

Mission accomplished: Arrival and discharge in Antwerp port of 12 oversized pieces with diameters up to 4.8 metres and weights up to 58 tonnes loaded earlier this and last week in France. Waiting for departure for final destination Chile. Thanks to all stakeholders involved!

Land transportation France/Belgium

This week Combi Lift started the collection of 12 oversized pieces with diameters up to 4.8 metres and weights up to 58 tonnes from North France to Antwerp port for export to Chile. Experience what the new Combi Lift can do for you. You name it, we move it.

Gazprom Amur GPP Project: Combi Lift kicks off phase 2

Let’s get ready for the next round: This week phase 2 of the Gazprom Amur GPP Project begins. Winterisation is over, the eight tugs were launched in Khabarovsk and Blagoveshchensk (picture).

MV Frauke carries cold boxes (max. weight 289 tonnes) and ODC/general cargo from Bremen and Avilés to De-Kastri. And MV Regine brings columns (max. weight 866 tonnes, max. length 88 metres) and ODC cargo from Masan to De-Kastri. Total volume of phase 2: 54 pieces (35,241 freight tonnes).

Phase 1 has been successfully completed one month before the last contractual delivery date. The eight tugs and seven barges carried 79 pieces (61,755 freight tonnes) from De-Kastri to Svobodny between 18 May and 16 September. Each trip from De-Kastri to the jetty is 2371 kilometres long and takes about 21 days.

The Linde Group hired Combi Lift to be the exclusive logistics partner for oversized and heavy lift cargo for the Gazprom Amur GPP Project. The transport can only be done during the summertime, taking advantage of the ice-free periods on the Amur and Zeya Rivers. The entire scope involves transporting over 176,000 freight tonnes of cargo.

Combi Lift Russia opens office in Moscow

Further extending our presence on the Russian heavy lift and project cargo markets, Combi Lift decided on opening an office in Moscow.

After Combi Lift Asia was founded in 2015, Combi Lift Russia now marks another strategic focus in the company’s approach to deliver tailor-made solutions and complete services around heavy lift and project cargo transportation and transport engineering.

With German Koltakov, we were able to convince an experienced industry professional to further develop Combi Lift Russia as General Manager from our new Moscow office and take care of our long-standing and reliable business relations in this important region.

Combi Lift Russia:

Vivaldi Plaza
Office No. 423
Letnikovskaya Street 2, Bld. 1
115114, Moscow, Russia
russia@combi-lift.net

JOC.com: "River navigation hurdles stymie Russian OOG transport"

JOC.com mentions Combi Lift's Gazprom Amur GPP Project in Russia. Please find here the article:

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River navigation hurdles stymie Russian OOG transport

Navigability is increasingly problematic throughout key stretches of Russia’s river systems, hamstringing the transport of overweight and out-of-gauge (OOG) cargo.

While river transport accounts for only about 5 percent of all Russian freight movements, that percentage jumps seasonally to 30-50 percent for OOG cargo. Russia’s harsh winters mean cargo can only move on the rivers during ice-free months.

Under normal conditions, Russia’s river systems work well for moving OOG cargo to inland industrial centers, but the rivers’ health has declined since the collapse of the USSR. With little funding spent on upkeep such as dredging, some rivers have disappeared completely. Additionally, there is little control of industrial and agricultural enterprises that divert water without restoration.

Russia’s inland waterways total roughly 101,000 km (62,758 miles), among the world’s lengthiest. As Russia has recovered from the financial crisis, industrial and infrastructure investment has also recovered, necessitating increased deliveries of oversized cargo. Major projects include the $13 billion Amur Gas Processing Plant in the country’s Amur region; the Novokuibyshevsk refinery expansion in the Samara region; and the $3.8 billion Novovoronezh nuclear power plant in Voronezh Oblast.

But worsening river conditions are complicating cargo delivery for such projects. Konstantin Grinevich, general director of Russian project forwarder Glogos Project, said that the increasing shallowness of Russia’s rivers is “one of the consequences of the overall degradation of river infrastructure in the country. This poses a threat to the entire Russian industry of super-heavy cargo transportations, as river transport has always had a strategic importance for them.” According to Glogos’s route analysis, the issue is most pressing for Russia’s European and easternmost regions.

River depths have decreased significantly in recent years and many tributaries that were navigable 10 to 15 years ago are no longer passable at all or can only be navigated during high water. Thus, virtually every river-borne transport project requires preliminary work that includes dredging.

The Zeya River, a northern tributary of the Amur River, was deepened by Combi Lift and its Russian partners last year prior to the delivery of oversized cargo to the construction site of the Amur Gas Processing Plant in Russia’s Far East. Similar dredging deepened the Chapaevka River, a tributary of the Volga, to allow for the delivery of super-heavy cargo to the site of the Novokuibyshevsk refinery expansion. Regular dredging is also required on the Don River to keep the berth at the Novovoronezh nuclear power plant clear. Currently, only shallow-draft barges can reach the site.

Russian shippers and the transport companies that specialize in super-heavy cargo transport are searching for solutions, and Grinevich said it may be necessary to create a separate cost item for river dredging during super-heavy cargo deliveries.

Most shippers are not ready to shift their OOG cargo to road or rail, despite river transport issues, because in Russia, there are extensive restrictions on weight, size, and dimensions of cargo that can be moved via these modes. Industry members say growth in road transport is prevented by bureaucratic hurdles that make obtaining permits to move heavy or OOG cargo on Russian roads very difficult, while shortages of OOG platforms and transporters constrict rail transport.

Russian rail carriers do hope to attract more OOG cargo, however. “In recent years, there has been a steady growth trend in regard to the volume of oversized cargo transported by rail transport in Russia,” said Anton Gorbunov, director of freight forwarding with RZD Logistics, a subsidiary of the Russian railway monopoly RZD. “And we are talking not only about domestic shipments. At the end of 2018, we noted that the number of projects for the delivery of oversized cargo from China significantly increased. Orders for such shipments come mainly from large industrial enterprises of Russia. This trend will continue to be observed in the coming years, given the advantages that are guaranteed by rail transport: complete safety, independence from weather conditions, and, most importantly, short delivery times as opposed to river transport. In addition, most enterprises have their own access roads, which makes possible door-to-door transportations.”

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Damen completes refit of drilling rig Stena Don

Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) has completed a major refit of the Stena Drilling-owned 5th generation, semi-submersible drilling rig Stena Don. The vessel arrived at DVR in October 2018 and departed for her new contract off the UK’s Shetland Islands. The most significant aspect of the works was the installation of an eight-point mooring system for her future drilling contracts. By using this for holding position, emissions will be significantly reduced and substantial savings on fuel costs will be made. The upgrade also enables the rig to work in shallower waters than before which greatly increases her operational envelope.

Parts for the mooring system, specifically the anchor chain blisters and sponsons were fabricated at Damen Shipyards Mangalia, Romania. The shipment of these parts was awarded to Combi Lift. Our partners RollDock and Amasus collected the fabricated sections immediately after production was finished and due to the excellent cooperation between all parties involved the shipments were delivered to Rotterdam ahead of schedule. The components measured up to 30 metres in length and 13 metres in height, the total weight was over 1.200 tonnes.

Combi Lift attends "German-Indian Business Summit"

Combi Lift has joined the "German-Indian Business Summit" in Bremen. Our company was represented by Capt. Narayan Shekhar who gave a lecture on the usage of inland waterways in lndia. Many thanks to all participants! For more information please go to: http://the-ginco.com

Last Mile Modification Works of the Nizhnekamsk 03 Project

Combi Lift would like to thank its partner OKB ‘SPETSTYAZHPROEKT’ LLC (STAT) for the great cooperation that led to the award of the Last Mile Modification Works of the Nizhnekamsk 03 Project (picture below).

Over the next months during this year’s summer season STAT and Combi Lift will remove signs, modify pipe racks, cut trees, relocate power lines and improve the road surfaces – all in close coordination with local authorities and the respective owners. In total a distance of approx. 20 kilometres will be covered, so that in 2020 the upcoming transportation of heavy lift and oversize cargo can be executed safely.

Combi Lift delivers drilling rig parts

Last week the drilling rig Stena Don left Damen Shipyards Verolme Rotterdam, Netherlands after a three months stay. She has been refitted with an eight-point mooring system prior to being deployed for her next job in the North Sea. Parts for the mooring system, specifically the anchor chain blisters and sponsons were fabricated at Damen Shipyards Mangalia, Romania.

The shipment of these parts was awarded to Combi Lift. Our partners RollDock and Amasus collected the fabricated sections immediately after production was finished and due to the excellent cooperation between all parties involved the shipments were delivered to Rotterdam ahead of schedule. The components measured up to 30 metres in length and 13 metres in height, the total weight was over 1.200 tonnes.

Combi Lift completes first project phase well ahead of schedule

German heavy lift expert Combi Lift has successfully completed the first phase of the Gazprom Amur Gas Processing Plant Project in Russia. The last cargo was delivered to Svobodny one month before the last contractual delivery date.

Thanks to detailed planning by Combi Lift’s project management team in Bremen and tight monitoring by Combi Lift’s on-site team in Russia, discharging was finalised on 16 September 2018.

The Linde Group hired Combi Lift to be the exclusive logistics partner for oversized and heavy lift cargo for the Gazprom Amur GPP Project. The transport can only be done during the summertime, taking advantage of the ice-free periods on the Amur and Zeya Rivers.

“The winning relationship with our client, The Linde Group, ensured that the project preparation phase and later operations were very efficient. There were no damages during the entire first transport phase, which was completed one month before the last contractual delivery date. We aim for the same success with phase two, beginning on 15 May 2019,” explained Holger Krenz, Head of Project Management Gazprom Amur GPP Project at Combi Lift.

The eight tugs and seven barges carried 79 pieces (61,755 freight tonnes) from De-Kastri to Svobodny between 18 May and 16 September. Each trip from De-Kastri to the jetty is 2371 kilometres long and takes about 21 days. The entire scope involves transporting over 176,000 freight tonnes of cargo, including 12 columns weighing 900 tonnes each.

Combi Lift to focus on demanding transport solutions

German heavy lift expert Combi Lift is proud to announce its updated market approach: The well-known maritime heavy lift carrier has become a logistics expert for challenging transport solutions. The new dedicated Combi Lift team headed by Heiko Felderhoff and Holger Hinrichs consists of more than 20 experienced logisticians, naval architects and engineers.

“Combi Lift will increasingly focus on demanding logistics challenges beyond the day-to-day business – just like the Gazprom Amur GPP Project in Russia,” explains Holger Hinrichs. “We are the new one-stop shop for all kinds of heavy lift transport solutions, particularly door-to-door and multimodal concepts – from the factory to the building side.”

Holger Hinrichs is joining Combi Lift as Managing Director. “I am extremely pleased that Holger is part of our team. He has tremendous experience in the heavy lift and logistics business, and he will bring enormous enthusiasm and drive to this role. Together we set new standards in the project industry,” says Heiko Felderhoff, Managing Director of Combi Lift.

Combi Lift now offers its clients seamless logistics solutions, from initial planning and budgetary phases to the final delivery and facility start-up. Heiko Felderhoff continues: “We provide comprehensive land and sea transport services without any liability gaps, the entire process is handled by us. We also have the ability to build assets when needed – for fully customised, cost-effective solutions. We go all the way with our clients. You name it, we move it.”

Combi Lift is essentially going back to its roots as an independent project manager and turn-key solution provider. Heiko Felderhoff explains: "We offer a diversified portfolio of services beyond the day-to-day business: If you need sophisticated engineering and logistics solutions as we provided for the Reliance Jamnagar III Project in India, door-to-door concepts like the ones we designed for the MOA Project in Cuba, or complex multimodal solutions like our work for the Gazprom Amur GPP Project in Russia – we will find a way.”

Combi Lift is headquartered in Bremen – at the heart of the Harren & Partner Group, which has 71 vessels and 2,500 employees worldwide. This simplifies decision-making processes and ensures that the necessary expertise is always at hand.

How do we cope with the Russian wilderness? – We raise the limits.

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Mission accomplished!

Historic tall ship Peking has been successfully floated out this morning. After 85 years abroad, the vessel came into contact with the Elbe again this morning. Two tugs will bring her to the Peters Werft in Wewelsfleth. Combi Dock III will return to Bremerhaven.

Welcome home Peking!

Combi Lift has safely brought the Peking back home to Germany. On Sunday evening Combi Dock III arrived in Bunsbüttel (Elbe). According to current planning, the historic windjammer will be floated out on Wednesday morning.

The restoration work of the tall ship will be carried out by the Peters Werft in Wewelsfleth, Germany. The Peking is going to be the centrepiece of the new EUR 120 million museum complex under construction in Hamburg's harbour.

There she goes...

Historic windjammer Peking has left New York City on-board Combi Dock III Wednesday afternoon (NY time). The 106 year old four-masted barque will make her last major Atlantic crossing. Next stop: Peters Werft, Brunsbüttel, Germany. Have a safe trip home, old lady!

Loading completed!

Combi Dock III has successfully loaded the steel-hulled, four-masted barque Peking in New York City this morning. The historic windjammer will be carried home to Germany on-board the Combi Lift vessel.

Combi Lift wins contract for major project in Russia

The Linde Group chose German heavy lift expert Combi Lift as its logistics partner for oversized and heavy lift cargo for the Gazprom Amur Gas Processing Plant Project. The entire scope involves transporting over 176,000 freight tonnes of cargo, including 12 columns weighing 900 tonnes each.

Spanning 2824 kilometres, the Amur River is the world's tenth longest river, forming the border between the Russian Far East and North-eastern China. The port of discharge is Svobodny, located on the right bank of the Zeya River, a northern tributary of the Amur River. Heavy lift transportation is quite challenging in a place like this: The water is only 1.10 metres deep in some areas, and weather conditions are often severe.

Combi Lift developed a sophisticated concept to master this difficult feat: The cargo will be loaded onto Combi Lift's heavy lift vessels in ports in Europe and Korea before being transferred to barges on the sheltered inner anchorage of the port of De-Kastri. Combi Lift will use its own vessel cranes to move cargo from the ocean-going vessel to barges in De-Kastri. Special shallow draft pusher tugs will tow the barges up the Amur and Zeya Rivers to Svobodny for discharging at jetty and transfer the cargo to the last mile logistics service provider.

Combi Lift will use newly built assets, including four Amur River tugs, four Zeya River shallow draft tugs, seven barges and four side floaters. Damen Shipyards Group will build all of these assets especially for this project. The barges can even navigate the Zeya River in extremely low water levels by using the side floaters as a buoyancy system.

The cargo will be shipped in five phases from 2018 - 2022, taking advantage of the ice-free periods on the Amur and Zeya Rivers.

Combi Lift will control all vessels used to provide these services. "In our view, this is the best way to ensure a secure logistics chain," says Heiko Felderhoff, Chief Executive Officer of Combi Lift. "Our advantage is that we can allocate ocean-going vessels controlled by us with priority for this project."

Gazprom, The Linde Group, Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk and NIPIGAS will use the delivered components for the Gazprom Amur GPP Project - one of the largest natural gas processing plants in the world, with a capacity of up to 42 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year. The plant is part of Gazprom's project for the supply of Russian gas to China via the "Power of Siberia" pipeline from eastern Siberian gas fields, and will be built in five phases ending in 2024.

"We are delighted to be part of this fantastic project," emphasises Heiko Felderhoff. "Gazprom Amur GPP is another milestone in our company's history and a perfect opportunity to set new standards in maritime transport logistics and project engineering."

 

Please find here our press kit (pictures and maps).

 

Combi Lift joins port authority congress in Gijón

Combi Lift has joined the "2º Encuentro Nacional de Carga de Proyectos" of the Autoridad Portuaria de Gijón. Bremen-based heavy lift carrier was represented by Chartering Manager Bastian Lenge (m.) who took part in a panel discussion on the current situation on the project market.

Please find here an article of the newspaper El Comercio (Spanish):
http://www.elcomercio.es/economia/201705/30/ofrecer-algo-distinto-para-20170530000721-v.html 

Combi Lift brings the Peking back home

Stiftung Hamburg Maritim (Hamburg Maritime Foundation) chose Bremen-based heavy lift expert Combi Lift as its logistics partner for the transport of the historic windjammer Peking. The steel-hulled, four-masted barque will be carried home to Germany this summer on-board a Combi Lift ship. Combi Lift, founded in 2000, is a member of the Harren & Partner Group.

At the end of June 2017, Combi Lift's semi-submersible vessel Combi Dock III (Loa 169.40 metres, 11,000 tdw) will carry the tall ship to northern Germany to be the centrepiece of a new EUR 120 million museum complex under construction in Hamburg's harbour. Peking has spent more than four decades at the South Street Seaport in New York City, USA. However, extensive repairs and maintenance were not carried out at this time. In September 2016 she was taken to Caddell Dry Dock, Staten Island, to spend the winter.

Bringing the Peking back to Hamburg has been a long time in the planning. "Getting the Peking home was a 14-year courtship," explains Alexandre Poirier, naval architect and project engineer for Peking at Stiftung Hamburg Maritim (www.stiftung-hamburg-maritim.de). "We were finally able to get the financing for the harbour museum. Peking will be the flagship of the museum. It will be re-rigged and some of its historical interiors restored or recreated. The entire work will take about three years."

The windjammer has a length of 115.5 metres, a beam of 14.3 metres and 4.2 metres draft with a gross weight of 3,700 tonnes. "It is not particularly heavy, relative to say, a military vessel," Alexandre Poirier says. "But it is long and fragile. It has 3 to 4 millimetres of hull plating left at the waterline, out of an original thickness of 15 millimetres or more."

Combi Lift engineers have developed a sophisticated concept to bring the Peking home safely. Combi Dock III will make use of its flo/flo ability: "The ballast tanks will be flooded to lower the cargo deck below the water's surface, allowing the Peking to be moved into position for loading. It will be loaded stern first," says Peer Kelch, chartering manager at Combi Lift. "The tanks are then pumped out, and the deck rises to shoulder the load. The various tanks can be pumped separately to balance the cargo. After seafastening with more than 70 bottom and side support structures, the Peking will be carried piggyback across the Atlantic Ocean."

Loading and seafastening in New York is estimated to take three to four days, and the crossing will take about twelve days. The restoration work of the tall ship will be carried out by the Peters Werft in Wewelsfleth, Germany.

The Peking was built by Blohm + Voss in 1911 and sailed as one of the legendary "Flying P-Liners" of the German shipping company F. Laeisz. It was one of the last generation of windjammers used in the nitrate and wheat trade around the often treacherous Cape Horn. At the end of June 2017, she will make her last major Atlantic crossing.

Combi Dock III shows its flexibility

Flexibility is one of the key factors in the heavy lift industry today. No cargoes are alike, and all cargoes need to be handled in their own specific way. In order to meet our clients' demands for versatility, Combi Lift has developed Combi Dock I and III, probably two of the most flexible vessels in the heavy lift market. The vessels are able to LIFT heavy cargo with its own cranes, ROLL really heavy stuff via the stern ramp, and FLOAT vessels, barges, yachts, etc. on board.

This week, Combi Dock III has once again demonstrated its flexibility: First, in China two tugboats were floated in, then Combi Dock III loaded two yachts with its own vessel cranes in Taiwan. Destination: La Guaira, Venezuela respectively Port Everglades, USA.

Combi Lift joins CEE and PCN meeting in Amsterdam

April 27 - The Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) and Priority Cargo Network (PCN) jointly held their membership conferences at the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel, the Netherlands, during April 23-24, 2017.

As well as one-to-one meetings, the members voted to hold the 2018 membership conference in Bremen, Germany, during May - a day ahead of the opening of Breakbulk Europe 2018.

Also at the conference, Sergey Ovsienko, general manager of Beluga Projects Logistic in Russia, was appointed as a member of the CEE board of advisors.

www.cargoequipmentexperts.com

www.prioritycargonetwork.com

Source: http://www.heavyliftpfi.com

How do we support sustainable energies? – We raise the limits.

Here it is: Our new advertisement in the March/April edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) magazine.

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Nordsee One: Discharging in Eemshaven

Combi Lift's Nordsee One Project is in full swing. Engineer Matthias Büttel filmed a discharging process in Eemshaven.

Combi Lift attends 17th WWPC Membership Conference in Cebu

Members of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) raised USD 43,500 for the Filipino children's charity Albert Schweitzer Familienwerk Foundation at its 17th annual conference at Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa in Cebu, the Philippines.

The conference, which was held from March 8-10, welcomed delegates from across the world for an enjoyable two days of networking, presentations and social events, sponsored by the WWPC's member for the Philippines, Royal Cargo, along with Combi Lift, Rickmers-Linie, Volga-Dnepr Group and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL).

As well as a cocktail reception, one-on-one meetings and sponsor presentations, members heard from Michael Raeuber and Elmer Sarmiento of Royal Cargo about the opportunities for project logistics work in the Philippines.

Today, March 10, the WWPC members held its annual auction for a local charity, raising the record amount of USD 43,500 for the Albert Schweitzer Familienwerk Foundation, which operates a shelter for children on the island of Mactan.

Auction items were donated by Combi Lift, Rickmers-Linie, Volga-Dnepr Group, BNSF Logistics, HLPFI, ITJ and Breakbulk.

The members also voted to hold its 2018 membership conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with Steder Group as the nominated sponsor for next year's event.

At the members-only meeting, Gerald Hess - managing director of BNSF Logistics in Canada - was appointed as a new member of the network's board of advisors.

Source: http://www.heavyliftpfi.com

Nordsee One: Loading the first components - the video

Combi Lift is handling the transport of components for Nordsee One - an offshore wind farm spanning a total area of 41.3 square kilometres, located in the German part of the North Sea. Last week the first components - including six nacelles weighing 350 tonnes each - were loaded in Bremerhaven.

Combi Lift handles the transport of components for Nordsee One wind farm

Renewable energies are becoming an increasingly important component of our energy mix. At Combi Lift, we believe in sustainable solutions. This is why we're handling the transport of components for Nordsee One - an offshore wind farm spanning a total area of 41.3 square kilometres, located in the German part of the North Sea. Last week the first components - including six nacelles weighing 350 tonnes each - were loaded in Bremerhaven.

Once operational, the 54 Senvion turbines will produce 1.2 billion kilowatt hours per year. Nordsee One will be able to power 400,000 households and will save more than one million tonnes of carbon dioxide compared to a conventional coal-fired power plant.

How do we engineer customised transport solutions? – We evaluate the limits.

Part six of our advertising campaign in the January/February edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) magazine. To be continued.

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Cerulean carries FARs

MV Cerulean has delivered three Field Auxiliary Rooms (FAR, max. weight 440 t) from Ulsan, Korea to Shuaiba, Kuwait. The transportation is for account of JGC Corporation Yokohama, Japan and its partners GS Engineering & Construction and SK Engineering & Construction, both based in Korea which provide their client Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) to provide engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning and assistance during commissioning, start-up and performance testing services for the MAA Package of Clean Fuels Project, in Ahmadi, Kuwait (cf. news 9. December).

From March Combi Lift's Palabora and Palmerton (CL 900 Type) will carry 20 more FARs from Ulsan to Shuaiba.

Papenburg carries Liebherr cranes

Combi Lift's Papenburg has transported one LHM 550 and one LHM 600 from Rostock to Antwerp.

After discharging both cranes in Antwerp, MV Papenburg re-loaded one LHM 280 and delivered it to another terminal within Port of Antwerp.

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Combi Dock I ships dredgers

Combi Lift's semi-submersible vessel Combi Dock I has successfully delivered two floating dredgers (max. weight 856 t) and part cargo from Dharma, India to Vizhinjam respectively Mundra, India. The high flexibility of Combi Dock I made this voyage possible: The larger dredger was floated in and out, while the smaller one was lifted onto the deck with the vessel's cranes.

Palabora carries refinery equipment

Combi Lift's Palabora (CL 900 Type) performed a voyage from Ulsan and Masan (Korea) to Umm Qasr (Iraq) and Shuaiba (Kuwait) with total 15,000 cbm of refinery equipment for two of the world's largest oil companies: Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) and Refinery of Karbala Corporation (RKC).

KNPC will use the 8,000 cbm refinery equipment (max. unit weight 400 t) for the Clean Fuels Project. The project aims at developing and expanding Mina Al-Ahmad Refinery and Mina Abdullah Refinery.

RKC will use the delivered components (7,000 cbm; max. unit weight 400 t) for the oil refinery in South Karbala province, around 100 km away from Iraq's capital Baghdad. The refinery, being built on a 6 square kilometre plot of land, will produce liquefied gas, gasoline, gas oil, fuel oil, jet fuel and asphalt.

How can we handle the toughest demands? – We raise the limits.

Part five of our advertising campaign in the November/December edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) magazine. To be continued.

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Combi Lift's new Logistics Terminal Bremerhaven

Combi Lift has enhanced its Logistics Terminal Bremerhaven. We offer the following services from now on:

  • Rental of heavy lift equipment
  • Rental of Yokohama fenders
  • Mobilization and demobilization for projects
  • Cargo handling at own terminal
  • Stand-by berths
  • International forwarding services
  • Maritime steel construction and repairs
  • Supply of containers
  • Mobile cranes available
  • Warehouse logistics (goods picking, storage)

Have a look at our new flyer or visit us at Lohmannstraße 62, 27568 Bremerhaven.

 

Combi Lift Agency Meeting 2016

Combi Lift welcomes its agents and representatives from all over the world to the 1st Combi Lift Agency Meeting (9 - 11 November). More than 20 partners and colleagues from ten countries came to our Bremen headquarters. The event is a perfect opportunity to get acquainted, to make new friends and to develop new strategies. So let's get started!

How do we master even the most difficult feats? – We limit the risks.

Part four of our advertising campaign in the September/October edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) magazine. To be continued.

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Combi Dock I delivers refinery components for Petronas Rapid Project in Malaysia

Combi Dock I has discharged two primary absorbers (73,7 x 6,35 x 7,0 m/459,5 t each) in Tanjung Setapa, Malaysia. The units were manufactured by GS Entec, Korea, and loaded in Ulsan, Korea. In effort to achieve the most economical solution for our costumer, Combi Lift utilized the smallest possible vessel to complete the project.

Combi Dock III meets Peter the Great

Combi Dock III has just successfully loaded the floating dredger Peter the Great (60,0 x 17,2 x 3,47 m/2.400 t) in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Destination: Kaliningrad, Russia.

Papenburg carries port crane - the video

Combi Lift has shipped a port crane from Rhenus' terminal at the German Port of Wilhelmshaven to Steelwind Nordenham. Here is the video - in full HD.

Papenburg carries port crane

Combi Lift has shipped a port crane from Rhenus' terminal at the German Port of Wilhelmshaven to Steelwind Nordenham on board its deck carrier Papenburg.

The main body of the crane was driven from the quayside on to Papenburg's deck using rails, while the crane's boom and other accessories were lifted on board by shore cranes. On arrival in Nordenham, the equipment was unloaded using cranes owned by Steelwind.

Weighing a total of 520 tonnes, the crane body had the dimensions 20,5 m x 12,5 m x 39,7 m, with the 40-tonne jib measuring 47,0 m x 3,5 m x 3,5 m.

How do we meet client expectations? – We limit the risks.

Part three of our advertising campaign in the July/August edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) magazine. To be continued.

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Another valuable certification for Combi Lift‘s service offering

Combi Lift has been certified in 14 different service categories by the European supplier community for utility companies, Connexio. The supplier community helps purchasers within European utility companies to reduce their risks, dispose of a reliable base of service providers and ultimately safe money through operational efficiency as well as quicker decision making processes. Combi Lift is happy to further sustain its own quality approach and deliver additional value to its clients by accrediting to the Connexio supplier community.

95 m propylene stripper from Korea to Malaysia

Crew, Master and Port Captain of Combi Lift’s MV Palau (CL 900 Type) mastered the task of manoeuvring a 95 m long propylene stripper weighing 540 t by aid of its own gear aboard the vessel in Masan, Korea. Just three months after MV Palabora established a new record for loading the longest cargo in Combi Lift history with a column of 73,50 m, MV Palau pushed the limits even further. The propylene stripper now is shipped to Johor, Malaysia to become a part of Titan TE3 Project - Naphtha Cracking Center Expansion Project.

Combi Lift’s Air Pad System (APS)

Combi Lift made use of its Air Pad System (APS) to slide a ship section (1.500 t) from a barge onto a floating dock in Bremerhaven. The APS enables Combi Lift to move heavy cargo up to weights of 2.400 t along short distances.

Accommodation barge "Swissco 48" from Singapore to Alaska

Pan Ocean's semisubmersible vessel "Sun Rise" transported successfully the accommodation barge "Swissco 48" from Singapore to Alaska.

We raise the limits: Our new company profile

Here you go: Combi Lift's new company brochure! Have a look.

How to load in shallow waters? – We raise the limits.

Part two of our new advertising campaign in the May/June edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) magazine. To be continued.

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Vaccum column and cooker fractionator for Kuwait

Combi Lift's MV Palabora (CL 900 Type) has successfully loaded a vacuum column and a cooker fractionator by HMM (Hyundai Merchant Marine) in Masan, Korea. They are destined for KNPC's Clean Fuels Project (CFP) at the Mina Abdullah and Mina Al Ahmadi refineries in southern Kuwait. Also on board: A column (loaded in Ulsan, Korea) for Reliance Jamnagar Phase III refinery enlargement project in Sikka, India. With a length of 73,50 m the column is the longest cargo loaded by Lo-Lo in Combi Lift history.

Lo-Lo and Flo-Flo discharging at Rotterdam

Combi Dock I has delivered two split hopper barges (54,80 x 11,11 m with 2,10 m draft, 1.000 t each), two excavators (15,0 x 4,0 m, 90 t each) and one wheel loader (10,0 x 3,0 m, 30,5 t) from La Réunion, Indian Ocean, to Rotterdam, Netherlands. For loading and unloading procedures, the semi-submersible vessel benefits from its Lo-Lo and Flo-Flo capacities.

Manifold for Subsea 7 / Persephone 2

Pantanal is loading a manifold for Subsea 7 at the AMC in Henderson (Woodside Persephone 2 Project). Combi Lift contracted this additional scope after completion of the flexible flowlines and risers transportation project. The manifold will be discharged at DCW in Dampier.

How to discharge in Sikka? – We evaluate the limits.

Our brand new advertising campaign in the March/April edition of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) magazine. To be continued.

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Two split hopper barges discharged, two split hopper barges loaded

Combi Dock I has successfully delivered two split hopper barges from Zeebrugge, Belgium, to La Réunion, Indian Ocean (cf. news 23. February). In La Réunion CD I has loaded two other split hopper barges (54,80 x 11,11 m with 2,10 m draft, 1.000 t each). Destination is Rotterdam, Netherlands. At Zeebrugge the hold was already prepared for the second set of barges to avoid a further emerging and submerging procedure at La Réunion.

Bridge sections from Shanghai to Rosyth

Combi Lift delivered bridge sections (made by ZPMC) from Shanghai, China, to Rosyth, Scotland. Overall, we carried 29 units; totalling 60.000 freight tonnes in three shipments - via Suez respectively Panama Canal.

New representatives in South America

Combi Lift is further extending its worldwide network: Ultramar Network was appointed as commercial agent and representative for Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.

Like our others representatives the new agent will operate as part of the company's worldwide agency network, offering heavy-lift cargo chartering services to all over the globe. Local experts Detlev Spethmann and Tatiana Orozco will work closely with Combi Lift headquarters in Bremen as well as the Combi Lift setup in Korea to strengthen the company's regional presence and provide local customers with direct service and support.

Persephone 2 project in Australia

Dampier, Australia: Pantanal in ship-to-ship operations with our client’s (Subsea 7) vessel Seven Eagle. She is taking over reels with flexible flowlines and risers for Woodside Energy’s Persephone work package 2. The reels have been loaded in Kalundborg, Denmark, mid of December 2015. Pantanal will complete the project beginning of April.

Combi Lift recovers jack-up leg section from seabed

Combi Lift successfully recovered a section of a jack-up leg with abt. 70 m in length and 320 t weight. Combi Lift was awarded by underwriters to recover the leg section from the seabed in abt. 30 m water depth in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico, for taking material samples.

Split hopper barges from Zeebrugge to La Réunion

Combi Dock I has successfully loaded two split hopper barges – 65,0 x 12,05 x 2,1 m (draft)/1.000 t – in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Destination: La Réunion, Indian Ocean.

New agent in Japan

Combi Lift further strengthens its market presence in Asia: Ben Line Agencies Ltd. was appointed as commercial agent and representative for Japan.

The new agent will operate as part of the company’s worldwide agency network. Local expert in Tokyo Masaru Oda works closely with Combi Lift headquarters in Bremen to extend the company’s regional presence and provide local customers with direct support and tailor-made solutions.

Shine a light

Voilà! Combi Lift headquarters in Bremen has got a new neon sign. Pretty nice, especially at night.

Combi Lift strengthens Scandinavian market presence

Combi Lift has extended its presence in Denmark: H.H. Danship AS was appointed as commercial agent and representative for Scandinavia.

The new agent will operate as part of the company’s worldwide agency network, offering heavy-lift cargo chartering services from Denmark to all over the globe. Local expert in Svendborg Jørgen Lauersen will work closely with Combi Lift headquarters in Bremen to strengthen the company’s regional presence and provide local customers with direct service and support.

Combi Dock III flo-flos river cruise vessels

MV Combi Dock III delivers river cruise vessel Amadolce – 110,0 x 11,4 x 1,6 m (draft)/1.350 t – from Rotterdam, Netherlands, to Bordeaux, France. After coming back to Rotterdam Combi Dock III will bring the identical river cruise vessel Amacello to Fos-sur-Mer, France.

Combi Lift supports in offshore well stimulation operations in Gulf of Mexico

Combi Lift supported in a well stimulation project in the Gulf of Mexico in cooperation with Harren & Partner Offshore Services México. OCV Blue Giant was mobilized in Houston, Texas. 95 tank containers with injection chemicals and associated pumping skids and hoses were loaded into the vessel‘s cargo hold. Combi Lift provided stowage planning and supervision during the loading process and supported in the vessel’s operation. Afterwards, OCV Blue Giant sailed to the Akal oilfield and positioned itself in DP-mode alongside the AKAL-KL oil production platform, which is owned and operated by Mexico’s state-owned petroleum company Pemex. After connecting the hoses from the vessel to the platform, the well stimulation process was initiated by pumping the chemicals from the vessel into the well. The intention of this process is to improve the flow of hydrocarbons from the reservoir into the well bore and hence increase the productivity. OCV Blue Giant will be deployed from October 2015 to February 2016. Combi Lift will continue to provide support throughout the project.

Coke Drums for Reliance Jamnagar Phase III

MV Palembang has successfully loaded two Coke Drums (700 t each) in Osaka, Japan. They are destined for Reliance Jamnagar Phase III refinery enlargement project in Sikka, India.

How to flo-flo a floating dredger

Indian Ocean Race: Palau vs. Dolphins

Combi Lift strengthens Asian market presence

Bremen based heavy lift and project cargo expert Combi Lift has further extended its presence in Asia: Big Blue Shipping Line Shanghai was appointed as commercial agent and representative for China and Taiwan.

The new agent will operate as part of the company’s worldwide agency network, offering heavy-lift cargo chartering services from China to all over the globe. Local experts in Shanghai Raphael Yip (l.) and William Zhu will work closely with Combi Lift headquarters in Bremen as well as the Combi Lift setup in Korea to strengthen the company’s regional presence and provide local customers with direct service and support.

Liebherr crane from Rostock to Bronka

Papenburg has loaded a Liebherr crane in Rostock (Germany). The LHM 800 is the largest mobile harbour crane in the market. The giant provides a lifting capacity of up to 308 t and an outreach of 64 m. The crane will be discharged in new deep-water port of Bronka on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg.

TAGU and Combi Lift form joint venture for wind-energy, offshore installation and maintenance

TAGU Tiefbau GmbH „Unterweser“ from Oldenburg and Combi Lift GmbH combine their know-how and experience in wind-energy, offshore installation and maintenance in a new joint venture. Depending on the task at hand, multidisciplinary teams of TAGU and Combi Lift experts develop individual and custom-fit solutions as well as integrated logistics concepts for major industrial projects.

Our new website is online

Following our move to Bremen in November 2014, we began to re-think the entire Combi Lift brand. With the relocation of the headquarters and the concentration of all company departments in one office came the strategic decision to exclusively focus on our core competencies in project engineering, project management and logistics. Today, we feel well represented by our new logo and corporate identity, underlining our combination of fresh ideas and experience. And starting today, you can find all of this on the worldwide web as well!

10 MAN engines from St. Nazaire to Lebanon

Palembang has been loading 10 MAN engines in the French port of St. Nazaire. The engines are destined for a power plant project in Lebanon.

Linde cold boxes from Bremen for Reliance Industries

All’s well that ends well – EIT Paloma is loading the last of the Bremen built Linde cold boxes for Reliance Industries Jamnagar Phase III refinery enlargement project in Sikka, India.

Installing a tidal turbine off the western tip of Brittany

The French engineering and project management company Sabella is on the forefront of developing submarine tidal stream turbines. Our good MV Palembang was the chosen tool for the latest implementation of the Sabella D10 turbine off the island of Ouessant.

Two shipbuilding sections for Papenburg

MV Papenburg loading two shipbuilding sections at BVT Bremen for Meyer Werft in Papenburg. The shipment makes use of MV Papenburgs unique Ro-Flo System, consisting of a pontoon in the vessel’s cargo hold on which the shipbuilding sections are fastened for transportation. At Meyer Werft, the pontoon can then float out of the vessel with both sections on top to reach their destination on the yards facilities.

Boilers for Vietnam

Condock V delivers the first two of four boilers from Italian boiler manufacturer Macchi from Porto Marghera to Nghi Son Refinery in Vietnam. For loading and unloading procedures, the semi-submersible vessel benefits from its Ro-Ro capacity. The shipment of the next two boilers will follow in the middle of June.