Course Name:

ADVANCED HEAVY LIFT AND TRANSPORTATION: Onshore & Offshore Lifting and Installation Techniques, Heavy Lift Shipping & Wind Turbines


Date and Venue
12 – 15 March 2018, Dubai
9 – 12 April 2018, Kuala Lumpur
14 – 17 May 2018, Aberdeen


Course Director
Richard L. Krabbendam
, Master of Mechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology

A world renowned Heavy Lift Specialist, Richard has over 43 years of field experience, working for companies such as Big Lift, Mammoet, Van Seumeren, and Jumbo before becoming a full-time trainer. He has conducted a total of 106 training courses in 26 countries over the world of which he has garnered positive feedback from ALL participants. Here are some of them:


“Very detailed in explanations and examples which are based on experiences.”


“Highly recommended for his generosity towards sharing of his past experiences as well as his vast experience in Heavy Lift.”


“The information is excellent as well as his experience and expertise.”


“He has in depth knowledge and experience to train people like us.”


“I have enjoyed every moment listening to your presentation and sure learned a lot of things.”
Jacobs Engineering


“Very experienced, knowledgeable and willing to share.”
Defense, Science and Technology Agency (DSTA)


“You have enlightened my lifting knowledge and understand the force and actual weight of every lifts.”
Singapore Refining Company


“One of the best courses I’ve attended in my 15 years’ experience; combined technical and its application perfectly. Gave me what I needed to do my job better.”


“Great presentation skills and his knowledge is excellent.”


“Excellent and very knowledgeable.”
Foster Wheeler


“He is the world’s best Heavy Lift Specialist.”
BDP International


“Massive Experience and Knowledge.”
Petroleum Development Oman


“Lots of experience in various fields and clear explanations. Excellent.”


“Very experienced in the field and good at explaining the theories.”


Workshop Overview
This course offers a platform for your Heavy Transport and Lifting Projects on land as well as offshore and at sea. Attention is dedicated to safety, accident analysis and discussions on how accidents can be avoided and dealt with.


Key Takeaways

This course is designed to aid an intermediate to advanced level audience to:

  • Building a lift plan
  • Choosing the right crane
  • Using a tail crane
  • Selecting the right platform trailer or SPMT
  • Estimating forces in lifting sling
  • Calculating the average ground load under an SPMT or Hydraulic Platform trailer
  • Avoiding accidents and improving safety
  • Calculating the center of gravity properly
  • Selecting the right spreader beam
  • Calculating saddle loads
  • Trailer stability guidelines
  • Staying in control of weights



  • CEOs and Company owners
  • Expert Riggers
  • Lifting Engineers
  • Operations Managers
  • Construction Engineers
  • Onshore / Offshore Project Managers  & Planners
  • Construction managers
  • Transport & Lifting supervisors
  • Marine warrantee surveyors
  • Cargo Superintendents
  • Freight forwarders
  • Sales engineers




  • Module Fabrication yards
  • Shipyards
  • Fabricators of pressure vessels for the Petro Chemical Industry
  • Refineries
  • Power Plants
  • Engineering Contractors
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Heavy Lift Shipping Companies
  • Transport & Lifting contractors
  • Crane rental companies
  • Heavy Transport contractors
  • Salvage contractors
  • Project logistics Companies
  • EPC Contractors
  • Offshore fabrication yards
  • Marine Warrantee Surveyors
  • Civil Construction Industries
  • Insurance Companies
  • Consultants