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Sea transport of MENCK Hammer
Efficient teamwork secured smooth handling of massive hydraulic hammer
Recently, Blue Water transported a hydraulic hammer - weighing 653 tonnes and reaching more than 22 metres in height - on behalf of our good client MENCK GmbH. MENCK - headquartered in Kaltenkirchen, Germany - is a provider of equipment and services for the installation of piles. The hammer – of the MHU 3500 type – is part of their MHU series of hydraulic hammers.
“In cooperation with Dutch shipowner Amasus Shipping, the hammer was shipped on their open hatch coaster MV “Arctic Rock” from Hamburg to Rotterdam. To facilitate direct discharge to the end client’s installation vessel, the hammer was transported in vertical position. The operation went smoothly, and we thank both MENCK for relying on us and Amasus Shipping for a great teamwork”, says Casper Frederiksen, Chartering Operator, Energy & Projects, Blue Water Esbjerg.
Subsequently we received the following statement from MENCK:
‘’To secure a safe and on-time delivery, this job required in-depth knowledge about our hammers, and therefore we did not hesitate to entrust Blue Water with the project. The job was executed to our full satisfaction, and we appreciate the honest and reliable cooperation with Blue Water”.
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