Ravestein are "Go"
Visitors will be unable to miss the Ravestein Skylift 3000, a Jack-up platform which is designed for bringing heavy structures, such as concrete tunnels, windmill foundations and ships from the quay into the water and vice versa. The platform is built out of a monohull pontoon, 4 Jacking Systems and 4 Spudlegs. The 4 jacking systems are manufactured with a heavy duty pinning system. Operation of this fast and heavy duty system, lifting and lowering/locking and un-locking, is done hydraulically from a control panel located in the control cabin.
Ravestein will also be bringing its “Thunderbird” and the 250T sheerleg crane. The “Thunderbird”, which is a stand-alone limpetdam, is used to drill holes in the lockfloor as a pocket for the shootbolt, part of the Ravestein Flood Defense System on lockgates.
Visitors and exhibitors can access the Skylift 3000 from the marina, see the “Thunderbird” and talk about the capabilities of all three impressive pieces of equipment.
The Ravestein team will also be available on their stand to advise on the company’s other heavy maritime steel structures.
The family owned company was established in 1976 at the Deest shipyard along the river Waal in the Netherlands. It builds bridges, lock gates, roll-on/roll-off landing stages, jack-up platforms and backhoe dredgers are built, as well as all types of modular pontoons and ships. Ravestein manage the entire process from fabrication to installation, including maintenance and has its own engineers and craftsmen who are fully acquainted with international developments.
Ravestein will be on the pontoons and on stand PG1