With continues upgrading of Herakles and training with MCA, we are glad to
inform that we have secured a new contract with MCA working as ETV (Emergency Towing Vessel).
Why use almost 50% of the cranes capacity to lift the weight of the cranes own armsystem?
This is normally the senario with a hydraulic crane built for port service and almost the same
if to take a closer look on a normal excavator.
Please see the sketch that will be reality in the late coming summer.
A 5 years contract is agree with SCA that gives the possibility to develop this crane type.
The base crane will be Volvo EC 700 and we all know what Volvo means in respect
of economic and service.
The crane will have a lifting capacity compared to a almost double size of crane and still
the speed of a smaller one and all that comes in respect of fuel, servioce
and purschase coasts + less ground pressure to the quay.
After 9 &1/2 month work for Max Bögl and Sarens we successfuly positioned the
Veka barge loaded with the last of the 9 steel elements for lifting.
It is a fantastic moment to see the North and South side connected.
We tanks all involved for a very good Co-operation and hope the meet soon
for new challanges and interesting projects.
The tugs, Mentor, Eol, Kraft and the Barge Carrier 1. left for other employments.
For Tugab - Strabag we used the the two barges Carrier 1 and Carrier 4 both with spudlegs
placed aftre each other and ramps between the quay and Carrier 1 and between Carrier 1 and Carrier 4.
This resulted that Strabag could continue with the pir for Fortum and all time have connection
with the quay for transport of personal and material.
We all know MultiCat is a perfect tool for most of construction sites, however with a 3 unit tool we call Panther
have all advantages that a MultiCat have, plus the advantage to be able to work on three places at same time.
This will minimize the stand by for the crew.
We are starting to construct Jan 2014 and will be ready Autumn 2014.
Hope you find this as interesting as us, looking forward to hear from you.
It is based on following setup:
This unit can take 12 pax + material and we will test by having electro magnetic on the side so
we fast can connect and disconnect the two barges, (Or other barges that must be moved)
The propulsion will be two Voith aggregates, one in the front and one in the back each 340hp.
This will be extremely maneuverable and can not be compared with a “normal” tug/multicat with two standard propellers.
2. Barge one. 9 x 18m with deck that can be lifted off if the barge need to be as “sand barge”
With spudlegs and a small crane.
Also ramp that is mounted from center and to one side so if the put the two barges after each othe
We have a 9 x 18m barge.
3. Barge two. 9 x 18m Fixed deck with a big crane + spudlegs and ramp as barge 1.
Moonpool and under ten deck office, toilett and lunchroom + workshop.
Believe this will be very effective, it will only need two persons on the driving unit for serving all from moving people,
concrete truck, material and the driving unit can be on the run all time so it will not have as normal today
a lot of stand by for crew on different units..
For SCA Timber in Rundvik Carrier 14 have been installled and will work as a floating quay
on a long term charter.
Adjusted and equiped with ex. a ramp that can take axle load up to 42 tons.
As well as fendering, protection for not going over board with heavy machinery and lighting.
First vessel vas loading with Chips Friday the 13 of Dec. and vent very well.
This will give SCA timber Rundvik possibility to handle vessels up to 155m in order to be more effective
on the logistics for the future.
Loading the first 74 tons platform for Aarsleff in Swinoujscie.
We are glad to inform that loading started on time and the contract will continue during the hole 2014,
By loading, transporting and placing almost 1.000 platforms and pilecaps that will result in the 65.000m2 of new
quay that Aarsleff is constructing for the Port of Stockholm.
From our side the barges Carrier 8 and Carrier 10 will be involved and the floating crane Lodbrok + the tugs Arne, Kraft and Mentor.
MCA Exercise Off Shethlands with weather above 20m/s.
Here together with Grampian Frontier.
With wave hight of abt. 5-6m Herakles proceed back with 12 knots on 30% power output.
Lifting two marine Villas from barge into water each 240 ton for Marin Staden.
Transport of 300 tons transformator on Carrier 8 for Vagenborg - Smith - Enercon.
Including construction of RoRo ramp and fundaments at our workshop in Piteå.
(Look like this was the heaviest transport on public roads in Sweden, total 375 ton on 158 wheels)
Arne delivered to Aarsleff Värtahamnen on time 1 Aug. after a 6 month completed re-build.
Including 552 hp Scania main engine, bowthruster and for 12 passanger inside.
Carrier 8 for Lundvalls loading to bidge sections in Gdynia transport to Stockholm
loading a 600 ton crawler crane for installaton of the new Danviks bridge.
Mentor, Kraft and Carrier 1 started contract for Max Bögl for the mounting of steal constructions for the Sundsvalls bridge.
We took delivery of ASD Mentor, 52 tbp from Svitzer Marine in Hull UK.
Skulte Port have bought Nestor that is built to ice class Ice 1A Super.
This will give a good service to Skulte Port years to come.
We wish the new owners all the best with a very good tug.
AHT Herakles has been appointed as Emergency Towing Vessel (ETV)
with a contract for MCA, Maritime Coastguard Agency in UK.Being standby in the waters north of Scotland.
Carrier 4 have been equiped with 25 m spudlegs and working for Tugab - Strabag
on the new building quay in Värta Hamen for Fortum.
Pontooncrane Lodbrok has performed lifting of bridge sections for the new bridge in Sundsvall, Sweden.
Bridge being 2 109 meters and built by JV Joint Venture Sundsvallbron PBM” consisting of the companies:
E. Pihl & Son AS, Max Bögl International S.E. samt Josef Möbius Bau-Angesellschaft.
Full capacity lifting, 255 mts, by Lodbrok in Västerås. Sweden, for Scandinavian Shipping AB.
Tug Eol with barge Carrier 2 has performed all time high in cubic meters
by transporting 60'000 m3 of logs from archipelagoes in northern Sweden.