Port of Blyth increases heavy lift capacity

The Port of Blyth has announced a partnership with international heavy lift and transport specialists Mammoet that will provide customers with an increased heavy lift service.

As a result the Port’s South Harbour terminal will now permanently house a 600 tonne Mammoet LR1600 crawler crane. South Harbour is central to the Port’s offshore energy supply base and is home to companies like DeepOcean and Royal IHC.
Whilst the Port has made significant investments in heavy lift solutions of its own, the addition of the Mammoet crane will increase the heavy lift capability readily available on site from 120 tonnes to 600 tonnes.

Heavy lift solution
Such a move will guarantee port customers and partners increased capacity, flexibility and efficiency in relation to their heavy lift requirements. It also offers significant cost savings as a result of favourable hire arrangements and reduced mobilisation costs.
Alan Todd, Port Director at Port of Blyth, said: ‘Having worked successfully with Mammoet on a number of high profile projects over several years this agreement is the logical next step in our partnership. Our customers will now benefit from a highly flexible and cost effective on site heavy lift solution whilst also being able to tap into the market leading expertise provided by Mammoet.’
Matthew Gent, Managing Director at Mammoet UK: ‘We are proud to extend our partnership with Port of Blyth on a more permanent basis. We understand the Port of Blyth plays a vital role as the region’s international gateway and we look forward to working together with them and their customers to deliver not only capacity, but maximum efficiencies to ensure safe and swift turnarounds.’
The Port of Blyth is one of the UK’s Trust Ports. It is strategically located for offshore shore energy projects in the North Sea. It is also home to EDF Renewables’ Blyth Demonstrator Offshore Wind Farm.

Fotocredit: Port of Blyth
Author: Martin Dekker
Date: The 2nd of August


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