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ABLE Boosts Equipment Fleet With New Dredging Grab

Able UK has announced a further expansion of its heavy equipment fleet with the acquisition of a new heavy duty dredging grab which will be used in conjunction with Europe’s largest mobile harbour crane, based at Able Seaton Port on the Tees.

Able has invested c 220,000 euros in the 28tonne grab supplied by Verstegen, the world’s leading manufacturer of mechanical grabs. With a capacity of 16cubic metres, it will further increase the versatility of the Leibherr LHM 600 mobile harbour crane which has been operating at Able Seaton Port for the past two years.

Says Able UK Logistics Manager Mark Nixon “This latest acquisition further enhances the range of world-class state-of-the-art equipment available at our developments on the Tees and the Humber and which are also make available for hire.”

Other equipment in the Able fleet includes self-propelled modular transporters as well as rough terrain cranes, crawler cranes, earthmoving equipment and the largest self-propelled roller with compaction monitoring system.

Adds Able UK Executive Chairman Peter Stephenson “Our recently-established Logistics Division is a natural extension to support our other activities including port facilities, marine decommissioning and offshore oil and gas rig upgrading and maintenance.

“Our growing list of heavy transport and lifting assets is an important element in maintaining our position as a market leader in providing multi-user port facilities.”

Grab pic 17-2-16The massive new dredging grab which will be used in conjunction with the UK’s largest mobile harbour crane, based at Able Seaton Port.

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