The final additions to the program for the World Crane and Transport Summit (WCTS) have been confirmed, with speakers from Wagenborg Nedlift and Mammoet added to the line-up.

Philip Grootenboer, training and development manager at Mammoet Europe, will co-present with Ton Klijn, ESTA director, on the new ECOL crane operator licencing scheme.

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Meanwhile, Gerard Bastiaansen, managing director of Wagenborg Nedlift, joins the round-table discussion on wind turbine construction. The other panellists are David Collett (Collett & Sons) and Klaus Meissner (Demag Mobile cranes).

The event takes place on November 13 and 14 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and is organised by KHL Group and International Cranes and Spoecialized Transport. SC&RA is a supporting association for the conference. See www.khl-wcts.com for details.

The full program, in order of appearance, is:

CEO FABIO BELLI

Fabio Belli, CEO, Fagioli SpA.

KEYNOTE: HEAVY TRANSPORT AND LIFTING: IS THERE A PROFITABLE FUTURE?
Fabio Belli, CEO, Fagioli

TRENDS IN THE GLOBAL ENERGY SECTOR
Diederick Nelissen, partner, McKinsey & Company

NEW CHALLENGES FOR HEAVY LIFT AND TRANSPORT IN THE GLOBAL ENERGY MARKET
Gert Hendrickx, sales director projects, Sarens NV

AN INSIDE VIEW ON EUROPE’S BIGGEST PROJECT: HINKLEY POINT C NUCLEAR POWER STATION
Ashley Daniels, head of lifting & temporary works, Hinkley Point C, EDF Energy, and Garrick Nisbet, head of lifting assurance, Notus Heavy Lift Solutions and lifting manager, Hinkley Point C

GLOBAL CRANE MARKETS: AN OVERVIEW
Chris Sleight, managing director, Off-Highway Research

LEARNING FROM THE AIR: APPLYING AIRLINE SAFETY PRACTICES IN LIFTING AND TRANSPORT
Blanca Claeyssens, general manager, ASA France

CASE STUDY IN MAKING SAFETY A TOP PRIORITY
Peter Gibbs, chief operating officer, Ainscough Crane Hire

ECOL CRANE OPERATOR TRAINING: UPDATE AND CASE STUDY
Ton Klijn, director, ESTA and Philip Grootenboer, training and development manager, Mammoet Europe

Philip-Grootenboer

Philip Grootenboer, Mammoet Europe.

BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION: KEY ISSUES FOR LIFTING & TRANSPORT
Nick Lamb, senior business development manager, Cleveland Bridge International, co-presenting with Osprey Ltd

SPECIALIZED TRANSPORT IN EUROPE: PRIORITIES FOR ACTION
Iffet Türken, chief networking officer & board director, Kässbohrer Group, and vice president - Transport Section, ESTA

OEM KEYNOTE - DRAWING PARALLELS BETWEEN CRANES AND REACTION FERRIES
Erich Sennebogen, managing director, Sennebogen Maschinenfabrik GmbH

NEW BEST PRACTICE SAFETY GUIDE FOR ON-SHORE WIND POWER PROJECTS
David Collett, managing director, Collett & Sons Ltd & President, ESTA

ROUND-TABLE: SAFE WIND TURBINE TRANSPORT AND CONSTRUCTION

  • Klaus Meissner, director engineering systems, product safety & IPM, Demag Mobile Cranes
  • David Collett, managing director, Collett & Sons Ltd & President, ESTA
  • Gerard Bastiaansen, managing director, Wagenborg Nedlift

Gerard Bastiaansen

Gerard Bastiaansen, Wagenborg Nedlift.

‘THE MOUNTAIN’: A WIND TURBINE CHALLENGE IN OKLAHOMA, USA
Keith Settle , CEO, Oxbo Mega Transport Solutions

DIGITAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION SITE OF THE FUTURE
Marcel Flir, head of product management - digital solutions, Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH

CHALLENGES WITH EXISTING STEEL WIRE ROPES ON LARGE CRANES AND FEASIBLE SOLUTIONS
Dr Oliver Fries, vice president European engineering and technical services, WireCo WorldGroup

The conference will opened by Joel Dandrea, CEO of the SC&RA.

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