BigLift has transported and installed two 1700-tonne Grab Ship Unloaders with its heavy-lift vessel Happy Star. After installation of the GSUs, the ship loaded the two old GSUs and shipped them back to the original manufacturing quay for demolition. The contract was carried out for client IUK.

The operation required a vessel that could lift the GSU’s without the use of a stability pontoon, the Dutch heavy-lift vessel operator states. “With her two 1,100-tonne Huisman cranes, the Happy Star was the right vessel for these record-breaking lifts”, the company writes in a statement.

This article first appeared on Project Cargo Journal, which is another publication of SWZ|Maritime’s publishing partner Promedia.