Belgium

Mammoet has safely delivered a 1,543 ton (1,400 t) C3 splitter column to the new Borealis propane dehydrogenation (PDH) site in Kallo, Belgium. The 357 ft. (109 m) long and 32.8 ft. (10 m) wide propylene splitter is one of the largest items ever delivered in a single piece to the Port of Antwerp.

On behalf of Enercon, Belgian crane service provider Aertssen removed the 79 ton (72 t), 190 ft. (58 m) long rotor blades from an Enercon E-126 wind turbine at a height of approximately 446 ft. (136 m) for maintenance. However, what may sound like a routine job was actually a tricky challenge, and it was only the team's extensive experience and two Demag CC 3800 lattice boom crawler cranes that enabled them to successfully carry out the corresponding lifts.

On behalf of construction company Interbuild N.V. , Dutch crane rental company Stravers Torenkranen B.V. used six Terex flat top tower cranes at a work site in the Belgian town of Turnhout in order to erect multiple apartment buildings and a museum in the Turnova district.

With original construction more than 100 years ago, the Panama Canal, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through Central America, has had numerous upgrades through the years. Recently, a massive 10-year project to construct a third set of locks and increase the capacity of the canal was completed by Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), an international consortium of industrial contractors.

Volvo Construction Equipment, part of the AB Volvo Group, has completed the divestment of its wholly owned British dealership to SMT. The previously announced deal, signed on July 4, was followed by a period of employee consultation, and became effective on Aug.

The U.S. Department of Defense recently awarded Caterpillar a contract for more than $663 million. As part of the five-year contract, Caterpillar will supply commercial construction equipment to perform duties in Illinois, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Austria, Belgium, England, France, Italy and Japan, with a performance completion date of Aug.