- Westinghouse Pursues Eight New Chinese Nuclear Projects
- Breakbulk Volumes Continue to Rise at Tacoma
- UK Awards First Eight Renewables Projects
- Van der Vlist Handles Transshelf Reinstatement at Rotterdam
- Strike Stops Work at Panama Canal
- US Delays Keystone for Nebraska Lawsuit
- Enterprise Products to Build Ethane Export Facility
- Ecuador Takes Control of Ports
- Fast & Direct Heavy Lift Moves Cargo to Mussafah Port
- Logistics Plus Indonesia Handles LPG Plant Equipment
- Bertha to Resume Digging in March 2015
- SK E&C Begins Digging Eurasia Tunnel in Turkey
- CH2M Hill Bags Energy East Pipeline FEED Contract
- MIT Designs Safer Floating Nuclear Power Plant
- Sharp to Construct Solar Plant Near Fukushima
Van der Vlist Stores Historic Submarine Salvage Saw
Saw used to dismantle Kursk in 2001 has been moved to Moerdijk terminal
Van der Vlist is handling the transportation and storage of equipment for Smit Salvage, part of the Boskalis Group headquartered in the Netherlands.
Recently, Van der Vlist moved the sawing system that was used to dismantle the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk during a 2001 salvage operation. This nuclear submarine, which sank following an explosion in August 2000, lay in 108 meters of water at the bottom of the Barents Sea with the bodies of more than 100 men and a substantial part of its weaponry still onboard. Smit and Mammoet partnered for the operation and used a pontoon with custom lifting cables to raise the submarine and return it to Russia.
The sawing system has been moved to the Van der Vlist Terminal at Moerdijk.