The UK Port of Blyth has announced a partnership with international heavy lift and transport specialists Mammoet that will provide customers at the Northumberland port with a regular heavy lift service up to 600 tonnes
As a result of the agreement, 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, hosting near daily visits from a wide range of vessels, and it is home to market leaders including 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.
Such a move, says the port, will guarantee customers and partners increased capacity, flexibility and efficiency in relation to their heavy lift requirements, whilst also offering 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, said: “We are proud to extend our partnership with Port of Blyth on a more permanent basis. We understand the port 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.”
Source: WorldCargo News