The three remaining categories were won by Schot Verticaal Transport, Liebherr-Werk Nenzing and Spierings Mobile Cranes.

The awards dinner, the first to be held in person since 2019, was attended by over 350 guests from across Europe and took place in the Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

The awards received strong support from 13 sponsors, including joint gold sponsors Faymonville and Tadano.

The full list of sponsors is as follows:

Gold: Faymonville and Tadano

Silver: Goldhofer, Kässbohrer, Liebherr, Manitowoc, Schaften Cranes, Sennebogen, Spierings Mobile Cranes and the Tii Group.

Supporters: Kohler, Nooteboom and My Crane.

In addition, the Gino Koster Award – an occasional award presented to an individual for their exceptional contribution to the industry – was given posthumously to Jan IJmker, the former managing director of Mammoet Transport.

IJmker, a legendary figure in the European heavy transport and lifting industry, died on February 6 at the age of 86. The award was presented to his son Robert.


1. Combined Techniques: Wagenborg Nedlift

Wagenborg Nedlift used a full gamut of lifting and transport equipment and methods to replace an old canal bridge with a new one. Each bridge weighed 600 tonnes was 60 metres long and 15 metres wide.

2. Transport Job of the Year, under 120 tonnes gross weight: Fagioli

Fagioli moved a new 29 tonne transformer from its factory in Northern Italy to a power station in the mountains, 2,000 metres above sea level, a job that involved navigating 44 hairpin turns, steep inclines, and crossing an old bridge.

3. Telescopic Crane Job of the Year, lifting capacity over 120 tonnes: Schot Verticaal Transport

Three-wheeled mobile cranes, turned and positioned six tanks, each 30 metres long, 10 metres in diameter and weighing 67 tonnes, in a limited working area.

4. Safety: Liebherr-Werk Nenzing

Liebherr-Werk Nenzing won the award for the new 400 tonne capacity LR 1400 SX crawler crane that boasts a raft of innovative operational safety functions, including Gradient Travel Aid, Ground Pressure Reduction System and the Boom Up-and-Down Assistant, all to help warn the operator and make appropriate adjustments.

5. Innovation – End User: Fagioli

Fagioli won for a challenging project that saw the transport, tilt-up erection and and installation of a 458 tonne reactor vessel in Italy, using a 600 tonne crawler crane, 36 lines of SPMT and a skidding system plus tailing and support frames.

6. Telescopic Crane Job of the Year, lifting capacity less than 120 tonnes: Wagenborg Nedlift

Wagenborg Nedlift's installation of new deck sections for a 122 metre suspension bridge, that could not be lifted in long radius from above, was achieved using an articulating loader crane on a truck on a spud barge.

7. Transport Job of the Year, over 120 tonnes gross weight category: Fagioli

Fagioli's successful project was for the delivery of a 334-tonne gas turbine from Genoa to Turbigo power station in Italy, theoretically a 190 km journey, but the load’s size and weight precluded the use of conventional road transport, so the solution was a heavy lift ship virtually circumnavigating the country.

8. Lattice Boom Crane Job of the Year: Fagioli

Special measures were needed with three crawler cranes and barges when the submerged wreck of a ship in pieces weighing up to 800 tonnes had to be lifted and removed from a dock in the Italian port of Ravenna

9. Innovation – Manufacturer: Spierings Mobile Cranes

Spierings Mobile Cranes' Assisted Reality Solutions is a remote service technology to help a crane technician on site transmit visual and machine data back to a factory specialist, live in real time, so they can assist with fault diagnosis, service recommendations and other support functions.

10. SPMT Job of the Year: Wagenborg Nedlift

Wagenborg Nedlift won for its work on the new 73 metre, 660 tonne, arch bridge at Köthen in Germany. In addition to 44 lines of SPMT, the job involved a 600 tonne crawler crane, 1,200 tonne cube jack system and 600 tonne climbing jacks.

Gino Koster Award: Posthumously awarded to Jan IJmker, former CEO of Mammoet Transport who died in February at the age of 86.