Two engineers from the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project in the UK will use the World Crane and Transport Summit (WCTS) to give an inside view of lift planning and safety procedures being used at the site. The Summit is in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 13 and 14 November.

Ashley Daniels, head of lifting and temporary works for EDF Energy at Hinkley Point C (HPC), and Garrick Nisbet, head of lifting assurance at consultant Notus Heavy Lift Solutions and lifting manager at HPC, will give a presentation on the first day of the two-day conference.


Sarens assembling its SGC 250 crane at Hinkley Point C (Photo: EDF Energy)

The $25 billion HPC power station is one the largest civil engineering sites in Europe, with 4,000 workers employed on the project.

There are numerous cranes on site, including Saren’s SGC 250, which is one of the largest land-based cranes in the world.

Also speaking at the Summit will be Gert Hendrickx, sales director projects at Sarens, who will consider the wider challenges for heavy lift and specialized transport companies working on global energy projects.

The line-up for WCTS is now largely complete, with 17 speakers from companies including Fagioli, Sennebogen, Sarens, McKinsey, Cleveland Bridge International, Ainscough Crane Hire, EDF Energy, Faymonville, Kässbohrer and Demag Cranes.

To see the full programme and book, visit:

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The conference is organised by KHL Group and its magazines American Cranes and Transport (ACT) and International Cranes and Specialized Transport. Supporting associations for the conference are SC&RA and ESTA.