MC 1500 cw
The new Counter Weight crane base on Volvo 700 is now completed.
It will be moved over to SCA´s mill in Munksund for discharging timber vessels.
We will revert in Feb. 2015 with full report.
After managing the icebreaker for Piteå Havsbad during 10 years We are glad to inform
that the Arctic Explorer is now included in the Marine Group fleet.
Arctic Explorer will continue to run expiditions for Piteå Havsbad up to 80 passangers
and breaking the ice for SCA´s paper mill in Munksund Port.
Carrier 7 is added to the fleetlist.
The barge have two strong ramps so very suitable as a working platform or floating quay.
Can be re-classed and fully ballatable.
Above Mentor is towing Carrier 7 to Swinoujscie.
Over 500 of the almost 1.000 elements have now been loaded in Swinoujscie, transported and placed in Stockholm, Värtahamnen.
Please see two links on Youtube, Autumn summarize from Port of Stockholm CLICK HERE, and a short movie from
the workboat Arne CLICK HERE
The working boat Aramis have join the fleet, 9 x 2.7m with a 6-cyl. Iveco and 270hp,
bowthruster and good fenders for pushing and liftning points for easy mobilisation.
Max 20 knots bullard bull about 3ton. and max 12 passangers.
We are glad to complete the first job for E-ON removing a 60m MET - Mast offshore Kårehamn,
including the 8m bottom part, on time and budget.
Using the floatingcrane Lodbrok and the barge Carrier 10, the two units was towed by Mentor.
Final design and start of production on our counter weight crane based on Volvo EC 700.
End of Okt. we expect tests before starting the long term contract hadling pulpwood, chips and timber
for SCA Timber Munksund.
Placing the first 75 ton deck elements of abt. 960pcs. For Aarsleff in Värtahamnen, Stockholm.
Start to build a new quay at our workshop in Piteå/Sandholmen.
It will be 65m long with 6m of dept 35m of the quay will be for heavy RoRo or big cranes.
In order to handle heavy cargoes both to and from the workshop and for the Wind industry and Paper Mills.. .
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..