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Innosea’s cycle to net-zero

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Since 2021, Innosea – the engineering specialists in marine renewable energies – has developed and implemented a system to measure and reduce the carbon footprint of its operations.

Working towards net-zero is after all, not only about helping their clients to bring their projects to life, but also making their own contribution through our every day activities.

One of the objectives defined through this initiative is to «decrease the commuting related emissions of their staff by 15% per employee based on 2019 levels, by January 2023 and 30% by January 2025 ». As part of the reduction strategies implemented to achieve this goal, the RSE team (Responsabilité Sociale des Enterprises) organised a 30 Day Challenge during the month of April, incentivising our colleagues to select more sustainable modes of commuting.

For each day people came to the office, a certain amount of points were awarded to them, depending on how they commuted. More environmentally friendly options such as walking or cycling were awarded more points, and options such as taking a car were awarded less points. By the end of the month, those who had the highest point average were crowned the winners of the challenge and received gift cards from Decathlon, to be able to buy new cycling or sports equipment.

Congratulations to Simon Tonnel and Mateo Pimoult who came to the office every single day of the challenge by cycling and were the big winners.

 
 

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Since 2021, Innosea – the engineering specialists in marine renewable energies – has developed and implemented a system to measure and reduce the carbon footprint of its operations.

Working towards net-zero is after all, not only about helping their clients to bring their projects to life, but also making their own contribution through our every day activities.

One of the objectives defined through this initiative is to «decrease the commuting related emissions of their staff by 15% per employee based on 2019 levels, by January 2023 and 30% by January 2025 ». As part of the reduction strategies implemented to achieve this goal, the RSE team (Responsabilité Sociale des Enterprises) organised a 30 Day Challenge during the month of April, incentivising our colleagues to select more sustainable modes of commuting.

For each day people came to the office, a certain amount of points were awarded to them, depending on how they commuted. More environmentally friendly options such as walking or cycling were awarded more points, and options such as taking a car were awarded less points. By the end of the month, those who had the highest point average were crowned the winners of the challenge and received gift cards from Decathlon, to be able to buy new cycling or sports equipment.

Congratulations to Simon Tonnel and Mateo Pimoult who came to the office every single day of the challenge by cycling and were the big winners.

 
 

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24 May 2022 |

PCN welcomes Shodesh Shipping as new member in Bangladesh

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Shodesh Shipping & Logistic Company are new PCN members in Bangladesh.

With experience in a wide range of industries, they are total professionals in project, oversized and overweight cargo handling.

Managing Director, M. Shakhawat Hossan (Sumon) says they are becoming PCN members “… to work with reliable global agents and offer members with support and services from Bangladesh for any kind of project challenge”.

The company are proudly well-established, starting business in 1986, with a head office located in Chittagong and branch offices in Dhaka, Kulna, Rooppur and Benapole. They received persuasive recommendations from PCN members.

Sumon continues; “Our main strength is in project handling and overweight & oversized cargo. In addition to specialised transportation, we have our own shipping line company to deal with vessels, three big warehouses in Chittagong & Dhaka to store oversized & heavy cargo, customs clearing teams and our own trading company. We are committed to providing reliable, flexible and tailored services based on expertise gained from over 35 years experience. For our highly-skilled and professional team, there is no cargo challenge that cannot be met”.

“When we handle a project, we provide complete solutions including documentation and government permissions. We have excellent relations with government departments, barge, vessel & tugboats owners and port, customs & terminal authorities to ensure quick and efficient processes. With an array of our own heavy-duty equipment, trucks, trailers and materials, our experts understand the complex nature of sourcing effective solutions for oversized and specialist cargo requires innovative thinking.

We have each and every solution to successfully handle projects in Bangladesh.”

 
 

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Shodesh Shipping & Logistic Company are new PCN members in Bangladesh.

With experience in a wide range of industries, they are total professionals in project, oversized and overweight cargo handling.

Managing Director, M. Shakhawat Hossan (Sumon) says they are becoming PCN members “… to work with reliable global agents and offer members with support and services from Bangladesh for any kind of project challenge”.

The company are proudly well-established, starting business in 1986, with a head office located in Chittagong and branch offices in Dhaka, Kulna, Rooppur and Benapole. They received persuasive recommendations from PCN members.

Sumon continues; “Our main strength is in project handling and overweight & oversized cargo. In addition to specialised transportation, we have our own shipping line company to deal with vessels, three big warehouses in Chittagong & Dhaka to store oversized & heavy cargo, customs clearing teams and our own trading company. We are committed to providing reliable, flexible and tailored services based on expertise gained from over 35 years experience. For our highly-skilled and professional team, there is no cargo challenge that cannot be met”.

“When we handle a project, we provide complete solutions including documentation and government permissions. We have excellent relations with government departments, barge, vessel & tugboats owners and port, customs & terminal authorities to ensure quick and efficient processes. With an array of our own heavy-duty equipment, trucks, trailers and materials, our experts understand the complex nature of sourcing effective solutions for oversized and specialist cargo requires innovative thinking.

We have each and every solution to successfully handle projects in Bangladesh.”

 
 

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24 May 2022 |

KAMAG IHT sets new standards for economic efficiency, safety and ergonomics

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Greater availability and a high level of safety and user-friendliness: the model-maintained KAMAG industrial heavy transporter (IHT) has set new standards in many aspects.

The vehicle benefits in particular from the new cab and the maintenance-friendly engine installation.

When semi-finished steel products such as sheets, slabs, coils and beams or scrap pallets and buckets have to be transported, this is when the KAMAG industrial heavy transporter (IHT) really comes into its own. These special vehicles are extremely versatile and robust workhorses for transport tasks in industrial companies and defy even the toughest environmental conditions that are commonplace in steelworks. Safety and reliability are paramount with these vehicles. But economy and functionality also play an important role here. During the redesign of the KAMAG IHT, KAMAG Transporttechnik, a subsidiary of the Heilbronn-based Transporter Industry International Group (TII Group), further optimised and enhanced these features.

The engine of the KAMAG IHT is now much easier to access thanks to a large flap at the front of the vehicle, which allows quicker access to the driving unit. With the help of a forklift, the engine can easily be pulled out of the vehicle at the front. This reduces the time, for example, it takes to replace an aggregate to only one hour. Previously, it used to take a full day to carry out this task. This measure significantly reduces downtimes and greatly improves the operating costs of the KAMAG IHT due to the increased availability.

The upgraded KAMAG IHT is easily recognisable by the modern design of the platform driver’s cab. Generously-sized glazed areas allow a wide direct field of vision around the vehicle. The windscreen is tilted more than was previously the case in order to prevent distracting reflections. At the same time, the tilt of the glass prevents accumulation of dirt.

The driver now reaches his workplace using a stair-like access point. This construction is safer and more comfortable than access ladders. The Ulm-based manufacturer of special vehicles has also made the workplace more ergonomic than before. The operator controls all central vehicle functions via a joystick control system. The main display is connected to the rotatable driver’s seat and swivels when the operator rotates the seat 180 degrees; for example, when reversing out of a production hall. Furthermore, the cab also features a state-of-the-art training seat.

The upgraded KAMAG IHT series combines the best of two worlds. The experience gained from the operation of the IHT models from KAMAG as well as from SCHEUERLE, also a subsidiary of the TII Group, flowed into the facelift. This has not only improved the handling along with the operating costs of the vehicles. The wide range of configuration possibilities are also geared towards fully meeting the needs of customers. Users have the option of precisely configuring their KAMAG IHT for the respective application. In addition, the stronger standardisation of the components and assemblies has resulted in several tangible advantages. This makes it easier to procure spare parts and ensures shorter delivery times.

KAMAG Transporttechnik offers an extensive range of special vehicles for use in the metal industry: for the transportation of scrap, molten steel, slag or slabs and other semi-finished products. This includes industrial heavy transporters which are available with hydrostatic or hydromechanical drive trains designed for maximum control precision and maximum transport speed. The KAMAG IHT stands for accommodating the highest payloads ranging from 40 to 400 tonnes (including load carriers). They can reach speeds of up to 20 km/h when laden and up to 40 km/h when unladen. Thus, the KAMAG IHT reduces the number of internal transports needed as well as the time required for transport. Depending on the total vehicle weight, modern, low-emission diesel engines from 130 kW (180 hp) to 440 kW (600 hp) are used in the drive trains. Various body solutions and powerful working hydraulics have upgraded the vehicles to ensure they are fully capable of handling numerous tough assignments.

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23 May 2022 |

TRSDC appoints Mammoet for Sheybarah island project

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During a signing ceremony in Umluj, Saudi Arabia on Monday, May 16, 2022, The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project, and Mammoet, the global leader in engineered heavy lifting and transport, have signed the contract for Sheybarah Island Resort, a key part of the Red Sea Project in Saudi Arabia.

Sheybarah hotel is a 73-key hyper luxury resort on Sheybarah island; located in the south east of the archipelago on the Red Sea. The island is home to a highly diverse environment with mangroves, white sand dune beaches and some of the most beautiful and pristine coral reefs in the world hosting many species of fish and other marine animals.

The resort, designed by Dubai-based architectural firm Killa Design, comprises uniquely shaped overwater and beach villas, arrival, front of house and F&B buildings and other facilities. The approach to the façade design was to minimize visual impact of the architecture on the environment by employing a highly reflective polished stainless steel cladding that reflects the natural surroundings: the ocean, the sky, sand dunes and the reef below.

The villas are being manufactured offsite by metal production specialist – Grankraft Industries in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Under the scope of the contract, Mammoet is commissioned to deliver 73 prefabricated villas from Grankraft’s yard to the site and install them onto their foundations: on the beach and over water.

“We are very excited at the opportunity to work with The Red Sea Development Company and support them with the construction of the most spectacular and most sustainable hotels in the world.” commented Jack van den Brink, Managing Director for Mammoet Middle East and Africa.

“Having handled a wide range of projects in the Kingdom for over 40 years, we remain committed to accommodate the growing number of projects in the Kingdom and bringing our global engineered heavy lifting and transport expertise”, added Jack.

John Pagano, CEO of TRSDC, said: “This partnership is testament to our commitment to remain at the forefront of delivering sustainable infrastructure through specialized engineering at the Red Sea. A shared vision to do better and set new global standards is essential as we develop world-class destinations and more specifically our unique resort on Sheybarah Island.”

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23 May 2022 |

Serbia pushes fro green power with EPS and Siemens Gamesa project

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Serbia will receive a new renewable boost in the coming years from a 66MW contract to supply state utility EPS’s first wind project in the country.

In fact, the Kostolac site will sit on former coal mining land, marking a fresh transition towards green energy.

The Kostolac wind project is also a first for Siemens Gamesa in the country, which will provide 20 SG 3.3-132 turbines to this site in the east of Serbia. The turbines have a rated power of up to 3.65 MW and when installation is complete in 2024 these will be the most powerful in the country. The contract covers the turnkey construction of the wind farm including Civil and Electrical Balance of Plant with sub-station.

For EPS, this is a major milestone in its history as the state power producer marking its first wind power project expanding its power sources beyond coal, thermal and hydro.

“The deal marks many firsts for both EPS and Siemens Gamesa, and we are committed to working closely with them to ensure a successful installation. When complete, the Kostalac project will provide a huge boost to renewable power in the country helping the local economy and the energy transition in the Balkans,” said Clark MacFarlane, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s NEME region.

The contract was also important as it was the first wind project in Serbia financed by German development bank KfW. This is now the fourth wind park financed by KfW in the region to be implemented by Siemens Gamesa.

“Working on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ), KfW financed some of the first wind farms in the Western Balkan region to promote the energy transition towards a more diversified and decarbonized electricity generation. The wind farm Kostolac represents a very important milestone for the Strategic Cooperation on Climate between Serbia and Germany,” said Stephan Opitz, Member of the Managing Board of KfW Development Bank.

EPS’ Acting Director of Electric Power Industry of Serbia, Miroslav Tomašević, also welcomed the news. He said: “The construction of Kostolac Wind Farm represents a huge step for EPS on its way towards increasing renewable energy sources share in the generation mix and securing the energy security of Serbia. I expect that our first wind park will be constructed within the deadlines, and I am certain that the field works will start over the following months. We will continue to develop renewable energy sources projects at EPS’ locations including not only wind projects but solar as well.”

At present Serbia has around 400MW of installed wind capacity. Wind association WindEurope expects this to grow significantly in the coming years as the government plans to hold new auctions for more renewable energy. It estimates that every turbine installed in Europe today generates around 7 million euros in economic benefits, which would have a major impact on a country such as Serbia and help to develop a local supply chain.

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23 May 2022 |

Vestas introduces the V163-4.5 MW

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The expansion of renewable energy is expected to accelerate in the coming decade, and Vestas will support this growth through improving the scalability of new wind power solutions and increasing business case certainty for customers.

To support the projected growth and increased penetration of renewables in the global energy mix, we are introducing the V163-4.5 MW, expanding the Vestas 4 MW platform and offering superior wind park performance in medium to low wind conditions.

The V163-4.5 MW features an 18 percent increase in swept area and delivers up to ten percent higher Annual Energy Production (AEP) at park level compared to the V150-4.5 MW depending on site-specific conditions. With 80.1m blades, the V163-4.5 MW has a large rotor-size-to-rating ratio resulting in a higher capacity factor and an increased power output at medium and lower wind speeds when demand for renewables is high. Furthermore, temperature operation is increased by four degrees compared the V150-4.5 MW. This leads to improved production predictability and stability with the potential to increase the value of energy.

“The V163-4.5 MW improves business case certainty for our customers, and as it is built on one of the world’s most installed wind turbine platforms with a well-established global supply chain, it allows us to realise the full value of the investments made by Vestas and our suppliers through extending our technology lifecycles. The V163-4.5MW reduces the risk for customers, while ensuring that we design for scalability, which is key to our technological ambitions. This signals a new step in Vestas’ journey to drive industrialisation across renewables, and a pathway to increased profitability for the wind industry”, says Anders Nielsen, Vestas’ Chief Technology Officer.

The V163-4.5 MW is globally applicable, although it is particularly relevant for sites in the USA, Latin America, South Africa and parts of southern Europe. The exceptionally high and stable energy production at park level, paired with a well-established global supply network, enables an accelerated build-out and wind penetration on sites beyond the usual ideal wind conditions.

“The V163-4.5 MW turbine is optimised for medium to low wind speeds, unlocking new markets across North America. Built off our proven 4MW platform, this product utilises an established supply chain and existing infrastructure, including transportation and installation. The V163-4.5 MW turbine’s diverse suitability and Vestas’ expertise at site-specific towers will allow us to generate more profitable projects across a wide sector of the market. We look forward to continuing to bring innovative technology to the renewables industry and partnering with our customers to accelerate the deployment of wind energy in North America”, says Laura Beane, President of Vestas North America.

The new variant underlines the scalability and the modularisation approach applied across Vestas’ wind turbine platforms, as it shares most major functional and physical designs across modules with the V150-4.2 MW and the V150-4.5 MW. Building on more than a decade of continued evolution of Vestas’ 4 MW platform, the V163-4.5 MW benefits from the quality, efficiency and scale of an established global supply chain optimised over the last ten years. From the outset, the V163-4.5 MW has been designed to minimise the impact of changes on suppliers, transportation methods, tooling and installation processes, as well as servicing and operational standards.

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19 May 2022 |

FSA Awards*

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Sustainable Cargo Airline of the year AMERICAS

Winner – Air Canada Cargo

Runner Up – United Airlines Cargo

Sustainable Cargo Airline of the year ASIA

Winner – Etihad Cargo

Runner Up – Cathay Pacific

Sustainable Cargo Airline of the year EUROPE

Winner – Turkish Cargo

Runner Up – Lufthansa

Sustainable Cargo Airline of the year – MIDDLE EAST

Winner – Etihad Cargo

Runner Up – Singapore Airlines Cargo (SIA)

Sustainable Cargo Airline of the year 2022

Winner – Qatar Airways Cargo

Runner Up – American Airlines Cargo

Sustainable Cargo Airport of the year 2022

Winner – Miami International Airport

Runner Up – Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Sustainable Forwarder of the year 2022

Winner – Kuehne+Nagel

Runner up – DHL Global Forwarding

Sustainable GSSA of the year 2022

Winner – ECS Group

Runner Up – Air Logistics Group

Sustainable Global Port of the year 2022

Winner – Port of Hamburg

Runner Up – Port of Rotterdam

Sustainable Handling Operator of the Year 2022

Winner – Swissport

Runner Up – Dnata

Sustainable ULD Provider of the year 2022

Winner – Unilode Aviation Solutions

Runner Up – Jettainer

Sustainable Cargo Technology of the year 2022

Winner – Aerotuf

Runner Up – Cargo Ai

Sustainable Rail Logistics Award 2022

Winner – Canadian Pacific Rail

Runner Up – CN Rail

Sustainable Road Logistics Award 2022

Winner -Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Runner Up – Seko Logistics

Sustainable 3PL Logistics Company of the year 2022

Winner – Modern Freight

Runner Up – DHL

Sustainable Containers for Logistics Award 2022

Winner – Csafe Global

Runner Up – Aerotuf

Sustainable Drone Technology Company of the Year 2022

Winner – Dronamics

Runner Up – Amazon Prime

Sustainable Warehouse Operator of the year 2022

Winner – Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT)

Runner up – Agility Logistics

Sustainable Cargo Airline of the year – AFRICA

Winner – Emirates SkyCargo

Runner Up – Ethiopian Airlines

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Sustainable Cargo Airline of the year AMERICAS

Winner – Air Canada Cargo

Runner Up – United Airlines Cargo

Sustainable Cargo Airline of the year ASIA

Winner – Etihad Cargo

Runner Up – Cathay Pacific

Sustainable Cargo Airline of the year EUROPE

Winner – Turkish Cargo

Runner Up – Lufthansa

Sustainable Cargo Airline of the year – MIDDLE EAST

Winner – Etihad Cargo

Runner Up – Singapore Airlines Cargo (SIA)

Sustainable Cargo Airline of the year 2022

Winner – Qatar Airways Cargo

Runner Up – American Airlines Cargo

Sustainable Cargo Airport of the year 2022

Winner – Miami International Airport

Runner Up – Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Sustainable Forwarder of the year 2022

Winner – Kuehne+Nagel

Runner up – DHL Global Forwarding

Sustainable GSSA of the year 2022

Winner – ECS Group

Runner Up – Air Logistics Group

Sustainable Global Port of the year 2022

Winner – Port of Hamburg

Runner Up – Port of Rotterdam

Sustainable Handling Operator of the Year 2022

Winner – Swissport

Runner Up – Dnata

Sustainable ULD Provider of the year 2022

Winner – Unilode Aviation Solutions

Runner Up – Jettainer

Sustainable Cargo Technology of the year 2022

Winner – Aerotuf

Runner Up – Cargo Ai

Sustainable Rail Logistics Award 2022

Winner – Canadian Pacific Rail

Runner Up – CN Rail

Sustainable Road Logistics Award 2022

Winner -Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Runner Up – Seko Logistics

Sustainable 3PL Logistics Company of the year 2022

Winner – Modern Freight

Runner Up – DHL

Sustainable Containers for Logistics Award 2022

Winner – Csafe Global

Runner Up – Aerotuf

Sustainable Drone Technology Company of the Year 2022

Winner – Dronamics

Runner Up – Amazon Prime

Sustainable Warehouse Operator of the year 2022

Winner – Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT)

Runner up – Agility Logistics

Sustainable Cargo Airline of the year – AFRICA

Winner – Emirates SkyCargo

Runner Up – Ethiopian Airlines

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12 May 2022 |
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