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SAL gets a new sister – SAL Engineering

Hamburg, 1. November 2017 – SAL Engineering GmbH is established as an independent Engineering house within the Harren & Partner Group. SAL Engineering becomes a sister company to SAL Heavy Lift GmbH, and is utilizing from the know-how, and practical experience that has been obtained over the past 35 years creating engineering solutions for the worldwide recognized project carrier.

There is a new kid on the block, yet it builds on a foundation that is very well established with over 35 years of operation. A new chapter has begun within heavy lift & marine engineering. SAL Engineering GmbH is opening as an independent engineering house, offering highly specialized technical engineering, consultancy and site support services.

SAL Engineering does therefore not set off as an industry newcomer. With thousands of realized projects for SAL Heavy Lift, the company is already having solid experience to present from its first day of operation.

Karsten Behrens, General Manager SAL Engineering states: “I am very happy about bringing SAL Engineering to market. For many years our team has been developing heavy lift solutions to customers world-wide – but always in combination with cargo bookings on company tonnage. Now we can also deliver it as an independent service – and with a wider scope, not only to our industry, but to multiple industries.”

SAL Engineering will offer services within three business fields: Engineering, Consultancy and Site Support & Surveys. Amongst these fields, services such as structural designs and hydrodynamic calculations, design reviews and FEED studies as well as cargo operations and condition surveys can be mentioned as a few within the palette of competences.

Axel Urban, General Manager SAL Engineering explains: “We have some of the best minds in our industry. Our team consists of naval architects, master mariners, structural and welding engineers and hydrodynamic experts, that in combination can develop fully customized solutions within all disciplines of marine engineering and heavy lift transportation. Our solutions are rooted in practical experience – resulting in an efficient and cost-effective result. We know how to put a concept into realization.“

SAL Engineering can support a wide range of industries enabling many to benefit from the comprehensive service levels. It is recognized that technical pain points may exist in a broader range of businesses, even outside the heavy lift and marine construction sector. And here SAL Engineering seek to offer its services as well.

Heiko Felderhoff, Managing Director SAL Engineering adds: “The bandwidth of businesses that can benefit from our services are actually quite broad – we can supply technical designs and execution models to EPC houses, support other shipowners, but also provide vital services to financial institutions and public authorities just to mention a few. By providing comprehensive optimization solutions to industries that have stake but not necessarily direct know how, SAL Engineering may prove to become an important business partner. And as we offer services both as packages or as customized solutions there is an effortless way forward for anyone seeking our services.”

The engineering support to SAL Heavy Lift will remain unchanged. Customers can still expect the same level of technical solutions which has always characterized the service from SAL.

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About SAL Engineering GmbH

SAL Engineering GmbH, a member of the Harren & Partner Group, is an independent engineering and consultancy house offering technical solutions within sea transport of heavy lift and project cargo, marine installation and site support. The company was founded in 2017 as a sister company to SAL Heavy Lift GmbH, a worldwide recognized premium heavy lift project carrier. With a team consisting of +30 specialists and several thousand realized projects behind them, SAL Engineering build on the profound know-how and skills that has been obtained over the years in the SAL Group. SAL Engineering GmbH is residing in Hamburg Germany, and makes use of the latest technologies to develop customized solutions to clients worldwide. The company meets the highest standards with regard to quality, technical innovation and health, safety and environment.

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SAL introduces Marine Projects

Hamburg, 02 October 2017 – SAL brings together complex heavy lift shipping and installation support into one specialist team.

SAL is pleased to announce its next steps as a leading heavy lift project carrier and marine installation provider. Today SAL is launching its Marine Projects department, a team dedicated to complex heavy lift shipping and marine installation support.

The team will be headed by Sune Thorleifsson (Head of Projects) who explains: “Ma-rine Projects is a natural evolution of services for which SAL is already well known. For more than 35 years SAL has pushed benchmarks as a heavy lift carrier and in re-cent years we have increasingly supported marine installation and decommission projects with our unique heavy lift vessels. With Marine Projects, we work with com-plex transport and / or installation services including DP on a uniform platform.”

Marine Projects is based in the SAL headquarters in Hamburg as an integrated part of SAL Heavy Lift GmbH. In addition, a new branch office will be established in Rot-terdam where Erik ter Horst, Matthieu Moerman and Michiel Rijkaert – all of whom are well known in the Benelux region as offshore specialists – will be based. This of-fice will be fully integrated into Marine Projects.

Aside from Sune Thorleifsson also Julia Wildt and Mike Grant will be part of the team, who together have more than 60 years of experience in serving oil & gas, re-newables, salvage and civil work projects.

Erik ter Horst, Senior Project Engineer adds; “I am very excited to be part of this team. SAL has a unique offering to the market – we have the most cost efficient DP2 vessel in the market, boosting some 7500m2 cargo storage area, a combined lift ca-pacity of up to 2000t and capable of transiting with 20kn. We can combine shipping solutions and installation support or offering our vessels as asset charter – a truly flexible service offering to our customer”.

Marine Projects will encompass the entire fleet of SAL, and will work with customers across all industries and add to the already existing long track record of marine trans-portation and installation support.

Sune Thorleifsson states: “We are essentially back to our roots as a one stop shop. We are a heavy lift specialist offering a diversified portfolio of services. Whether you need decommissioning support as we showed with our engagement in the Costa Concordia salvage operations, installation of offshore structures as we showed with Kitchen Light Unit III project or complex project shipping as just undertaken with the Walney Extension Project, SAL and the Marine Projects team are here to help”.

About SAL Heavy Lift
SAL Heavy Lift, a member of the Harren & Partner Group, is one of the world’s leading carriers specialized in sea transport of heavy lift and project cargo. The company was founded in 1980 as “Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land GmbH & Co. KG” and belongs to Har-ren & Partner Group since 2017. The modern fleet of 21 heavy lift vessels offers highly flexible options to customers. The vessels of SAL Heavy Lift boast an impressive travel speed of 20 knots, up to 3500 square metres of unobstructed main deck space and com-bined crane capacities ranging from 550 to 2000 tons: amongst the world’s highest lifting capacity in the heavy lift sector. As a leading global company in the heavy lift and project cargo segment, the company meets the highest standards with regard to quality, tech-nical innovation and health, safety and environment.
www.sal-heavylift.com

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SAL Heavy Lift returns to German Flag

Six vessels will reflag within 2017170925 German Flag - MV Svenja_2

Hamburg, 25 September 2017 – SAL Heavy Lift GmbH, one of the leading heavy lift carriers worldwide, returning to the German Flag.

SAL Heavy Lift is proud to announce that six of its vessels will shortly be flying the German flag. Starting with MV SVENJA on Sept 22nd, MV TRINA, MV ANNE-SOFIE, MV REGINE, MV MARIA and MV WIEBKE will quickly follow. With the home port of Hamburg, the city in which SAL Heavy Lift is also established, the company is build-ing on its German heritage and setting its course for the future.

“We are very proud to return to the German Flag,” says Sebastian Westphal, Corpo-rate Director Ship Management at SAL. “The German flag stands for quality, safety and compliance, and these are core values in SAL, so the German Flag and our cor-porate objectives goes well in hand.”

“It was a logical consequence: a German family owned business with German built vessels, operated by many German officers, and now provided by all the advantages of a German Flag,” Toshio Yamazaki, CEO of SAL Heavy Lift states. “We are proud to put a “made in Germany” tag to what we do – and now sailing the German Flag underlines our commitment to quality and safety.”

By choosing the German flag SAL Heavy Lift also contributes to maintaining the Ger-man maritime cluster with its unique shipping know-how. Training on board vessels flyingthe German flag is ranked top-class internationally. In the long term, top level maritime training in Germany can only be sustained with seafarers employed under the German flag.

Working together with the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for Commer-cial Transport, Postal Logistics and Telecommunication (BG Verkehr) and DNV GL as classification society, the re-flagging process will be handled by leading special-ists.

The decision to re-flag follows careful considerations on the fleet management pro-cess in SAL. Sebastian Westphal comments: “In view of the many benefits of the German Flag, we decided to initiate the re-flagging process. We are happy with the good cooperation we have had with BG Verkehr and DNV GL on the matter, and I know our crew onboard is proud to hoist the German flag.”

About SAL Heavy Lift

SAL Heavy Lift, a member of the Harren & Partner Group, is one of the world’s leading carriers specialized in sea transport of heavy lift and project cargo. The company was founded in 1980 as “Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land GmbH & Co. KG” and belongs to Har-ren & Partner Group since 2017. The modern fleet of 21 heavy lift vessels offers highly flexible options to customers. The vessels of SAL Heavy Lift boast an impressive travel speed of 20 knots, up to 3500 square metres of unobstructed main deck space and com-bined crane capacities ranging from 550 to 2000 tons: amongst the world’s highest lifting capacity in the heavy lift sector. As a leading global company in the heavy lift and project cargo segment, the company meets the highest standards with regard to quality, tech-nical innovation and health, safety and environment.

www.sal-heavylift.com

Press Contact:

SAL Heavy Lift GmbH

Christian Hoffmann

Brooktorkai 20

20457 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 380 380-235

Email: communications@sal-heavylift.com

 

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Harren & Partner to acquire SAL Heavy Lift

Bremen-based shipping company Harren & Partner and “K” Line, Tokyo, have reached an agreement for Harren & Partner to acquire German carrier SAL Heavy Lift on 27 July 2017. SAL will become the new dominant player in the super heavy lift segment (900 t to 2,000 t crane capacity).

SAL Heavy Lift, founded in 1980 in the “Altes Land” area near Hamburg, is one of the world’s leading carriers spe-cialised in the sea transport of heavy lift and project cargo. Its offshore subsidiary, SAL Offshore, develops and sup-plies installation solutions for the oil & gas and renewables sectors. Part of the “K” Line Group since 2011, SAL has access to a highly flexible fleet of 15 heavy lift vessels and a worldwide network with offices and agencies in 25 countries.

“I am very proud and pleased that we have reached the agreement with “K” Line. This is another milestone in Harren & Partner’s history. SAL is an eminently respectable company with experienced employees and long-term customer relationships which stands for innovation, quality and technical expertise,” says Dr. Martin Harren, Man-aging Director of Harren & Partner. “We believe that this acquisition will ensure that both SAL and Harren & Part-ner are very well-positioned for the future. In becoming the new dominant player in the super heavy lift market, we believe this will add strength to SAL and bring with it some much needed pricing discipline.”

Toshio Yamazaki, CEO of SAL, is looking forward to the new owner and comments on the deal: “We are glad to join Harren & Partner. It’s a family-owned company that wants to expand its activities in the heavy lift segment. By join-ing forces, both Harren & Partner and SAL will strengthen their product suites. Customers will benefit from more choices and better solutions.”

With SAL and Combi Lift, two heavy lift companies now belong to Harren & Partner. “We are aiming for a light-touch integration with Harren & Partner. SAL, with its excellent reputation, will continue to provide its well-known services,” emphasises Peter Harren, Founder and Managing Director of Harren & Partner. SAL Heavy Lift will still operate as a separate brand with its headquarters in Hamburg. “There won’t be any changes for SAL’s clients. Also, the fleet of 15 heavy lift vessels will remain with SAL.”

Together, Harren & Partner and SAL have a fleet of 26 heavy lift vessels: from multipurpose vessels (300 t crane capacity) and dock ships, to offshore construction vessels with DP2 and a combined crane capacity of up to 2,000 t.

SAL will also manage the CL 900/Type 116 vessels as well as Combi Dock I and III in the future. This will greatly en-hance the company’s scope of action: From now on, modern world class vessels with Flo/Flo and Ro/Ro capability for the premium project segment will be part of the fleet. Furthermore SAL will have the largest super heavy lift fleet in the industry (twelve +900 t vessels). Justin Archard, Corporate Commercial Director of SAL, says: “This ex-tends our scope of action to develop customised solutions that meet the toughest individual demands. This new format will help us develop even higher standards in maritime transport logistics and project engineering. The new SAL – more of everything.”

Combi Lift will update its market approach in line with the SAL acquisition. Heiko Felderhoff, CEO of Combi Lift, ex-plains: “We at Combi Lift are also very glad that the acquisition was made possible. Combi Lift will increasingly fo-cus on demanding logistics challenges beyond the day-to-day business – just like the Gazprom Amur GPP Project in Russia – as well as special offshore, decommissioning and salvage projects. SAL and Combi Lift will complement each other in their abilities and share their know-how and expertise.”

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About Harren & Partner: The Bremen-based shipping group was founded in 1989 by Capt. Peter Harren, and employs around 330 people ashore as well as around 2,300 regular crew members on board of vessels. Harren & Partner delivers the full range of services related to the entire life cycle of a ship – from the conceptual designs of new constructions and the extensive technical and nautical management of the fleet, to the sale and purchase of ships. Our core activity involves managing our own fleet as well as external tonnage: Harren Shipping Services GmbH & Co. KG ensures the flawless operations of our fleet of 70 vessels, comprising tankers, container feeders, heavy lift vessels, bulk carriers, dock ships and offshore vessels. With specialised teams for the different types of ships and a strong seafaring DNA embedded in our business culture, Harren & Partner guarantees the highest standards of quality – on both land and sea.

For more information about Harren & Partner, go to www.harren-partner.de

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SAL Heavy Lift signs long-term contract for Walney Offshore Wind Project

Second major contract for transport of transition pieces follows the success at Veja Mate Offshore Wind Farm Project

Hamburg, 20 October 2016 – SAL Heavy Lift signs a major contract with Van Oord for a long term engagement at the Walney Offshore Wind Project. MV “Svenja” is chartered for 30 voyages for transportation of 87 monopiles from Rostock (D) to Belfast, 47 transition pieces from Aalborg (DK) and 40 from Teesside (UK) to Belfast (UK). In total an amount of 87 monopiles with diameter up to 8,40m and weight up to 970tons per monopile as well as 87 transition pieces will be transported. The transition pieces are measuring up to 30m with up to 7m diameter and are weighing up to 579tons. This is the second major contract, SAL signed for Offshore support in 2016. With its vessel MV “Trina” SAL has just finalized the Veja Mate Offshore Wind Farm project, transporting in total 68 transition pieces in eleven consecutive voyages from Aalborg to Eemshaven. 

With the award of the Walney contract, SAL directly benefits from its flawless performance at the Veja Mate Offshore Project. At this recently finished project SAL’s MV “Trina” was engaged from early summer 2016. In eleven consecutive voyages she transported not only 67 transition pieces with an individual weight of 365 tons, measuring 22m x 6m in diameter, but also 67 Air Tight Platforms and 67 Anode Cages. Pieter Poelsma, Manager Transport and Logistics, from OWF (Offshore Wind), stated: ”The commitment of SAL Heavy Lift GmbH to HSE, Quality, workmanship, and eagerness to complete the project correctly and within the allotted schedule is greatly appreciated. The project was a great success. For future projects we therefore recommend SAL Heavy Lift GmbH and their services.” The professional execution of SAL’s support at the Veja Mate Project convinced Van Oord to choose SAL as their preferred carrier for the long term engagement at the Walney Offshore Wind Project.

Holger Krenz, SAL’s Head of Project Management said: “The winning relationship with our client OWF ensured high efficiency during the project preparation phase and the later operations. As a consequence, the project could be finalized in time and within the quality requirements from OWF. We aim for the same within the Walney project”.

About SAL Heavy Lift

SAL Heavy Lift, a member of the “K” Line Group, is one of the world’s leading carriers specialized in sea transport of heavy lift and project cargo. The company was founded in 1980 as “Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land GmbH & Co. KG” and belongs to “K” Line Group since 2011. The modern fleet of 13 heavy lift vessels offers highly flexible options to customers. The vessels of SAL Heavy Lift boast an impressive travel speed of 20 knots, up to 3500 square metres of unobstructed main deck space and combined crane capacities ranging from 550 to 2000 tons: amongst the world’s highest lifting capacity in the heavy lift sector. As a leading global company in the heavy lift and project cargo segment, the company meets the highest standards with regard to quality, technical innovation and health, safety and environment.

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A ‘Lone’ at the Top of the Speed Charts: SAL Vessel Breaks a Record

MV Lone SAL Heavy Lift vessel, MV Lone has entered the record books by achieving a 20 day transit between Batum in Indonesia and the Firth of Forth in Scotland. The 12,500DWT specialised heavy-lift ship completed the 8,733 nautical mile voyage at an average speed of 19.3 knots on the 16th May.

Hamburg, 26 July 2016

For SAL Heavy Lift, the Hamburg-based ship owner and operator, crafting well engineered transport solutions for cargoes that are too heavy, out-of-gauge or of such awkward dimensions that conventional forms of shipping are impossible, is its usual speciality. But sometimes it’s out and out speed that gets the job done.

An average speed of 19.3 knots, 22.2 mph or 35.7 kph in land speed terms, sustained over such a long distance is a considerable achievement and for a specially equipped vessel like MV Lone, it’s a record. The vessel, built in 2011 at J J Sietas’ yard in Hamburg, is 12,500DWT has an LOA of 160 metres and a beam 28 metres*.

In the case of this voyage, the cargo, a Submerged Turret Production (STP) buoy weighing eleven hundred tons, had a tight delivery schedule of three weeks. It was destined for an off-shore location some miles from the East Coast of Scotland and was required on site so as not to delay the start of a drilling project.

SAL made available MV Lone, one of the largest vessels in its fleet of fourteen multi-purpose heavy-lift units, which are deployed on both regular semi-liner services around the world and have availability to service one-off projects. The in-house engineering team were engaged to design the logistical side of the operation but it was left to the MV Lone and her crew to plot a safe course and to attain the maximum speed across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal to North Europe via the Mediterranean.

Commenting on the record-breaking run, Matthias Meyer, SAL’s Project Manager said, “A journey of nearly nine thousand nautical miles is not quite halfway around the world but it is not far short. To maintain this sort of average speed through all weathers is an impressive feat of seamanship and we are proud of the officers and crew of Lone for making this possible.”

Although SAL’s fleet of vessels have unrivalled speed and carrying capacity that rank among the largest of their type, it is the company’s ability to meet the requirements of the most challenging and complex of cargo moves that maintains its long-standing reputation for reliability and on-time delivery.

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Notes for Editors:

*Full particulars of MV Lone can be found here

sal-heavylift.com/uploads/tx_salext/download/Ships_Particulars_Type_183_DP2_2016.pdf

About SAL Heavy Lift

SAL Heavy Lift, a member of the “K” Line Group, is one of the world’s leading carriers specialized in sea transport of heavy lift and project cargo. The company was founded in 1980 as “Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land GmbH & Co. KG” and belongs to “K” Line Group since 2011. The modern fleet of 14 heavy lift vessels offers highly flexible options to customers. The vessels of SAL Heavy Lift boast an impressive travel speed of 20 knots, up to 3500 square metros of unobstructed main deck space and combined crane capacities ranging from 550 to 2000 tons: amongst the world’s highest lifting capacity in the heavy lift sector. As a leading global company in the heavy lift and project cargo segment, the company meets the highest standards with regard to quality, technical innovation and health, safety and environment.

www.sal-heavylift.com

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