How many cranes does it take to rotate the hull of a 136,000 pound research vessel? The answer is three, according to Ideal Crane Rental, who recently carried out the task. "Articus" will be the newest research vessel put to use by the U.S. Geological Survey.
International heavy lift and transport specialist Mammoet brought together a wide range of its capabilities, including heavy lifting with a pair of 1,350 tonne capacity crawler cranes, to unload a series of barges weighing more than 1,400 tonnes in the Netherlands. Sander Splinter, Mammoet Europe managing director, explained the project to Alex Dahm