Heavy Lifting & Transport

Masterclass Overview

From seller to buyer, installation or construction site, heavy transportation and lifting involves a variety of specialized load handling equipment and qualified people. From contract signing to project execution all aspects of heavy transport and lifting affect the overall project.
This course is designed to train personnel and organizations involved with heavy transports and lifting offshore operations to work more efficient, effective and safer.


This event will give you a unique opportunity to engage in discussion which will follow after numerous case studies, practical examples and exercises executed in groups or individually.
Course is designed to create close interactive environment for industry professionals to share knowledge, learn from highly experienced presenter and provide them with interesting networking opportunities.

  • Learn from expert with 25+ years of experience
  • Three full days of consulting opportunities with your trainer
  • Learn about the ways to plan effectively and perform the lifts safely
  • 5H+ of networking with industry peers
  • Explore the possibilities of your professional development
  • Hands-On Case Studies from the trainer’s and your experience
  • Certification issued by the trainer
  • Interactive environment and in-depth learning approach
  • STUDY- Risk Matrix and the Bowtie Method that are part of ISO 17776
  • LEARN- how to design a lifting plan and how to organize a lift
  • GET- additional dynamics to your operation by operating cranes from a vessel or barge
  • ENSURE- that the loading of a cargo is part of the entire project scope
  • FIND OUT- how to seafasten the cargo and determine the required amount of sea fastenings
  • Trailers
  • Forces and Masses
  • Environmental Conditions
  • Naval Architecture
  • Lifting with Cranes
  • Safety
  • Skidding and Jacking
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Heavy Lift Shipping
  • Extremely Heavy Lifts

Meet your prominent Facilitator

Rob Hoekstra
Seacamel, Netherlands

SEACAMEL is a marine and heavy lifting consultancy which combines proven concepts, experience based in finding creatively new solutions in heavy lifting and transport. Rob Hoekstra has worked with Dockwise, world's largest heavy transportation company. He has wide experience with other fortune companies such as Subsea 7, Mammoet Engineering, “Heerema Fabrication Group Engineering, ALE Heavy Lifting, etc. Heavy lifting and transportation, maritime, offshore and insurance industries are fields that he's specialized in.

With over 30 years of industrial experience, many organizations have benefited from Rob Hoekstra, such as: salvage companies, companies involved in design, offshore installation, construction and operation of ships, barges and offshore structures, cargo owners, warranty surveyors and legal firms. He was a Lead Project engineer for 3 Russian nuclear powered submarines that had to be transported to a dismantling yard. He developed a new way to support and seafasten submarines which reduced seafastening costs by 60% and seafastening time by 3 days.

Other projects that benefited from Rob Hoekstra's involvement:
  • SHELL Mars-B TLP
  • Goliat FPSO (South Korea – Hammerfest, Norway)
  • Vyborg
  • Subsea 7
  • Dockwise Transport NV
  • Chevron CVX
  • Murphy Kikeh Spar
  • Kerr-McGee Constitution Spar
  • BP Mad Dog Spar Transport
  • BP Holstein Spar Transport
  • Dominion Devils Tower Spar transport
  • BP Horn Mountain Spar
  • Exxon Diana Spar transport
  • Chevron Genesis Spar transport

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In-house Trainings

  • Specific industries face specific problems. They require niche information and solutions. In-House Training is precisely engineered to your needs.

  • Taking place in the privacy of your company, including real-life case studies and best practices, the course is led by an independent industry expert.

  • We have the best subject matter experts (empanelled with us) globally which further help us to draft agenda in line of needs & which is delivered at the convenient time & venue to you.

  • Provide your employees a unique learning experience without having to leave the office, interruption of work and duties & incurring travel costs.

If you want to send us an email with your query, just send it to: masterclass.registrations@aurelius.in

Masterclass Venue

+44 2032 398083

Hamburg, Germany