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Harren & Partners of Bremen, Germany: Acquires SAL Heavy Lift; Harren's largest German Competitor

Bremen-based shipping company Harren & Partners and "K" Line, Tokyo, have reached an agreement for Harren & Partnesr to acquire German carrier SAL Heavy Lift on 27 July 2017. Harren-SAL will become the new dominant player in the super heavy lift segment (900 t to 2,000 t crane capacity).

SAL Heavy Lift, founded in 1980 in the "Altes Land" area, near Hamburg, is one of the world's leading carriers; specialised in the sea transport of heavy lift and project cargo. Its offshore subsidiary, SAL Offshore, develops and supplies installation solutions for the oil & gas and renewables sectors. Part of the "K" Line Group since 2011, SAL has access to a highly flexible fleet of 15 heavy lift vessels including the customized Wind Lift 1, and a worldwide network with offices and agencies in 25 countries.

Together, Harren & Partners and SAL have a fleet of 26 heavy lift vessels: from multipurpose vessels (300 t crane capacity) and dock ships, to offshore construction vessels with DP2 and a combined crane capacity of up to 2,000 t.

Harren-SAL will also manage the CL 900/Type 116 vessels as well as Combi Dock I and III in the future. This will greatly enhance the company's scope applicability for LNG cargo and heavy marine lifts including offering a fleet of modern world class vessels with both Flo/Flo and Ro/Ro capabilities. Furthermore Harren-SAL will now have the largest super heavy lift fleet in the industry (twelve +900 t lift vessels).

Harren also has 4 Semi Rig transporters, in the GOM, North Sea and Far East; that can transport Large Drilling units by Ship Shape Semi up to 28,000 tons.


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