Category Archives: Lifting

Visiting the Oleg Strashnov

In one of my first blogs, titled “A citizen of Lilliput in Gulliver’s World” in November 2010, I wrote about astonishing large man-made objects and made the following comment: ” I can’t wait to have a look or maybe visit the … Continue reading

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Bigger, better, tougher

In the offshore and (heavy) lifting industry boundaries are pushed constantly. We aim for deeper water, larger vessels, heavier lifts, explore the arctic and consequently need to adapt methods and equipment to withstand the brute forces of the environment. It … Continue reading

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Is the market picking up again – second attempt

On April 13, 2011, I wrote a blog titled “Is the market picking up again?” in which I stated that the first 2 weeks of April reminded me of October 2004. In October 2004 I noticed a turn-over from crisis … Continue reading

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Welcome to the year of possibilities – exciting new developments ahead

The last weeks, I did not spend any time on updating my blog, but have been very busy with other things. On the last day of this year, it gives me pleasure to reveal what has been going on behind … Continue reading

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Offshore wind farms, are they worth the effort? – Part 1

Earlier this week, a report was released which stated that the offshore windfarm industry in the Netherlands generated a turn-over of around 1 billion EUR and created around 2200 jobs in 2010. The link to that report is mentioned below … Continue reading

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Peak season in Dutch heavy lift and pipe laying industry

I had the pleasure of visiting some of the world leaders in the heavy lifting and pipe laying industry the last couple of days, when I travelled around with L.G. Although I obviously follow the press releases and am aware … Continue reading

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A citizen of Lilliput in Gulliver’s world

A few weeks ago I went to the Giza plateau, near Cairo, to visit the pyramids. They are truly mind-boggling in many ways. Of the original Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) is the only one still standing. … Continue reading

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