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Beam lifting yoke, the perfect tool for handling long formats

Kimua Group is proud to present the new beam lifting yoke, a safe and smart solution for optimising handling processes and lifting long steel products. As a general rule, the industrial sector hasn’t given such handling tasks the attention they deserve, and this has had a significant and direct impact on the results of many […]

15 April, 2021
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How is Kimua Group synonymous with maximum efficiency?

Whatever the operation in question, whatever the scale of the project, the efficiency of your entire process is always a number one priority. Finding appropriate solutions for the needs of a particular situation, security, agility, standardisation, costs… there’s no shortage of factors to consider for developments to remain efficient. And having a partner like Kimua […]

13 April, 2021
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Handling solutions in the steelworks sector

The steelworks sector requires specific tools for load handling and transportation. And it’s essential these types of industrial facilities have access to the necessary equipment and machinery to adapt to their work procedures and guarantee the highest levels of safety at all times. To achieve this, there are a number of key tools available for the […]

8 April, 2021
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10 tools for train maintenance and manufacturing

In train maintenance and manufacturing, it’s essential you can rely on effective railway tools that allow for all kinds of handling operations to be carried out in total safety. And beyond guaranteeing effective handling and lifting processes, having the right tools helps facilitate the entire work chain, from initial concept and developing ideas through to implementation.  […]

6 April, 2021
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Differences between CE and China Export markings

The difference between the CE and China Export markings is so subtle on paper that consumers can often confuse them without even realising. Despite the great similarity of their appearance, it’s important to understand that they actually have nothing to do with one another. While a CE marking is a declaration by the manufacturer that […]

30 March, 2021
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Is it better to rent or buy load handling solutions?

Feasibility should always be a key consideration when planning any major project. As such, one of the key elements in developing this kind of infrastructure – load handling – must be paid careful and close attention. In this way, load handling equipment must meet a series of specific characteristics, a number of quality and efficiency […]

23 March, 2021
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Training simulator for handling large components

Kimua Group benefits from a training simulator for handling large components, creating a much more realistic training experience for learners. With the help of our ‘beam lifting tool’ simulator, Kimua is able to offer an 8-hour handling course alongside a 40-hour handling masterclass using solutions based on augmented virtual reality for efficient professional training on lifting […]

16 March, 2021
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Advantages of Ansys simulation system in tool design

Using the Ansys simulation system can offer a number of significant advantages when designing tools. In essence, the software provides solutions to various engineering challenges with the help of the theory of finite elements in structural calculations. Ansys simulations are used by industries that need to perform static calculations to solve both linear and non-linear […]

11 March, 2021
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What does Lamia load testing do?

Carrying out load testing is essential before commissioning any solutions for handling and lifting heavy loads. More specifically, companies from all sectors need to carry out this type of preliminary testing in order to obtain the most precise information that can be used to detect any potential issues with their handling equipment before it’s too […]

9 March, 2021
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Kimua to Be Part of the Upcoming Rail Live 2020 Virtual Event

During December 1 and 2, Kimua Group will participate in the Rail Live 2020 virtual conference, an international event bringing together all the biggest stakeholders in the rail sector. Despite the fact the conference was due to take place in Madrid this year, given the current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, proceedings will now […]

27 November, 2020
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Kimua to take part in the WindEnergy Hamburg 2020 digital event

Kimua Group will participate in this year’s WindEnergy Hamburg 2020 digital conference, taking place between 1 and 4 December 2020. Over the course of the four days, the exhibition – which is taking place entirely online for the first time this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – is gearing up to be a […]

27 November, 2020
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We design tools for handling and transporting large components

Developing industrially complex infrastructure projects always brings a wide variety of challenges. And handling and transporting large components is one of the most delicate. All the various components must be handled with precision, effectiveness and careful use of resources, above all, in terms of time, efficiency and safety. Properly designing tools for transporting heavy loads […]

13 November, 2020
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Sustainability, renting lifting and transport tools

Any major installation or project requires a considerable amount of advance planning. Within this planning, it’s not just economic factors or deadlines and implementation phases that come into play. Nowadays, environmental sustainability is a crucial element. To contribute to a lower environmental impact, sustainability factors have to be taken into account, including – among others […]

6 August, 2020
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This is how we measure the environmental impact of the ARIN Box

At Kimua, we work closely alongside our customers who install and develop wind energy facilities. Both onshore and offshore. As such, we understand the vital importance of proper environmental impact studies and how they can make all the difference when designing an ecologically responsible future. Our products perfectly respond to this commitment to adopting all […]

4 August, 2020
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Together with IHOBE, Kimua develops the ‘Arin Box’ eco-design project

¿Did you know that Kimua has developed the Arin Box eco-design box project? A line of ultra-light boxes designed for lifting special loads in the wind sector. By introducing this technology, and together with the help of IHOBE (the Basque government’s company for environmental management), the aim is to encourage new and innovative approaches from […]

25 May, 2020
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Arin Box includes features to reduce environmental footprint

Our environmental footprint and the impact of industry on Earth are clear. As such, offering products that have been specifically designed with eco-design principles embedded, and that allow us to calculate our environmental footprint – either directly or indirectly – are vital. Only in this way will it be possible to promote sustainability and greater […]

11 May, 2020
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Applying principles of the circular economy to cargo handling tools

It’s hardly a stretch of the imagination to say we may be living through the final chapter of a productive and industrial system underpinned by linearity. Everything around us is showing signs of exhaustion because of our endless producing and consuming. And that also goes for the way we understand our economy and our impact […]

7 May, 2020
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Designed lifting tools for the rail sector

Given the wide variety of options and requirements when handling heavy loads across the rail sector, at Kimua, we design and manufacture modern loading equipment and lifting spreaders, all specially adapted to the needs of the modern business. Here, we’ll show you just some of the advantages that custom designed lifting tools can offer, as well […]

3 March, 2020
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What is a load handling course?

Everyone who works with industrial equipment must make sure they’re properly prepared to look after their health and safety in the workplace. This is true for all load handling operations, whether done manually, using forklifts or lifts. Taking part in a load handling course guarantees you’ll learn everything you need to know about working safely, so take […]

28 February, 2020
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Discover how offshore wind turbines are put together

Planning and assembling offshore wind turbines can be a real challenge due to the harsh weather conditions, the diversity of the composition of the seabed and a whole range of other technical and logistical factors that can hinder the process. It’s important to have the right technology in place when installing the various sections of […]

25 February, 2020
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Optimising the cost of transporting train parts

A significant part of the train parts manufacturing process lies in transport logistics when assembling and moving various elements. Modern rail vehicles all contain bulky sections that need to be handled with the utmost care in order to avoid twisting their component materials. Kimua gives you the tools and teams you need to transport these […]

20 February, 2020
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The challenge of transporting offshore wind turbines

Transitioning to wind energy is one of the most viable ways to reduce our environmental impact. Besides plans to increase our reliance on wind power, the development of support tools and transporting offshore wind turbines will be crucial in making decisions at logistics and planning levels in such complex environments as wind energy. Installing offshore […]

17 February, 2020
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What are offshore wind farms and what are they for?

Offshore wind farms provide a clean and renewable source of energy that takes advantage of the wind in areas far off the coast. The wind reaches higher and more constant speeds here due to the absence of any natural barriers. These farms represent a firm commitment to meeting the growing demand for renewable energy sources […]

16 January, 2020
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What is a CE marking on machinery and how is it achieved?

Nowadays, lots of products have to achieve a CE marking before they can be bought and sold within the European Economic Area. This mark is the symbol that proves a product meets a series of health, safety and environmental protection standards. Here, we’ll explain exactly what a CE marking on appliances and machinery actually means, […]

16 January, 2020
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Kimua Group takes part in an EU rail industry R&D programme

The rail industry is vitally important for the economic development of any country or region. Acutely aware of this, the European Union have funded a knowledge exchange programme with an international focus to help leading companies from the rail sectors of Member States travel to Japan, one of the world’s most recognised leading countries in […]

18 November, 2019
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Kimua Group to attend WindEurope 2019 in Copenhagen

Wind energy is set to meet the needs of a quarter of Europe by 2030. As such, it represents one of the core strengths of the global energy market for the European Union and will continue to do so for a very long time indeed. In fact, 44% of new power stations opened across the […]

1 November, 2019
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At KIMUA we are constantly looking for improvement, at all scales, and we knew we owed you this, a NEW WEBSITE.

At KIMUA we are constantly looking for improvement, at all scales, and we knew we owed you this, a new website, easier to understand and that would allow you to get in touch with us in an easier way. KIMUA has evolved a lot during last years so we also owed us a new website […]

31 October, 2019
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Kimua Group Exhibiting at ICOE 2018 (France)

Renewable Energies are rooted deep inside Kimua’s DNA and Marine Energy Industry is not an exception. We have been following this industry for a long time, celebrating the achievements it has made so far and supporting it until the commercialisation stage it has finally reached. For all these reasons and also because we believe that even today there is still […]

31 October, 2019
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KIMUA in the Latest Issue of Wave & Tidal

As part of the interesting analysis about the huge potential the Basque Country has in terms of development and implementation of marine energies, you’ll find an abstract about KIMUA’s capabilities and what it has to offer to this ascending industry in the latest issue of Wave & Tidal. The article focuses on how KIMUA is extrapolating […]

31 October, 2019
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KIMUA and MONDRAGON UNIVERSITY have made a joint study on fatigue life prediction in welded joints.

KIMUA and Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa (MGEP) have presented together the results obtained from a study on fatigue life prediction in welded joints, focused on searching alternatives for optimizing engineering designs that allow a reduction of associated manufacturing costs of producing transport frames destined to be used in heavy cargo sea shipping. The study started with the analysis […]

31 October, 2019
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Come & Visit us in our Stand N-F50 During Next Offshore Wind Energy 2017 in London

Offshore Wind Energy 2017 will take place next June, from the 6th to the 8th in “ExCel London”; it is the world’s Wind Offshore largest conference and exhibition taking place this year. KIMUA didn’t want to miss this great chance to exhibit in one of the main halls of the exhibition and there we’ll be, in stand N-F50. We’d like to meet you […]

31 October, 2019
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KIMUA, Exhibiting at the Wind Energy Hamburg 2016

The exhibition will take place from September the 27th to the 30th in Hamburg Messe und Congress and KIMUA will be there waiting for you in Hall 2 – Stand 316, within the Basque Country’s Pavilion. This event is the world’s largest Wind Energy Exhibition, it is a unique occasion for meeting not only offshore and onshore key leading companies within the Wind Industry, but also all […]

31 October, 2019
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KIMUA Group Engineers and Manufactures another DNV-GL Certified Offshore Tool for ADWEN

KIMUA Group has recently finished the process of engineering & manufacturing a certified offshore frame prototype that will transport theADWEN’s 8 MW tower sections in an upright position on a vessel. KIMUA Group’s team of engineers powered this project since its early stages and drove it through the process until achieving the Product Certification from DNV-GL, the scope of the certificate covers the main stages of […]

31 October, 2019
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KIMUA Group Manufactures a Series of Offshore Tower Transport Frames for Adwen

The transport frames were produced at KIMUA’s facilities in May and are already being used for the maritime transport of ADWEN’s S3 tower sections. This time, production process was inspected by DNV-GL surveyors from beginning to end; as a consequence, the frames were manufactured not only according to ADWEN’s specifications for offshore tooling, but also […]

31 October, 2019
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KIMUA Group goes one step forward by obtaining ISO 3834-2 and EN 1090-2 certificates

KIMUA Group adds two new Official recognitions to its range of credentials: ISO 3834-2:2006 and EN 1090-2:2011 (EXC 3); accordingly, KIMUA Group can now ensure the maximum quality of its welded products since the beginning and optimize the whole welding process, thanks to the tight quality control that is mandatory for meeting the guidelines of […]

31 October, 2019
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KIMUA takes part in the first Offshore Wind Farm of United States

KIMUA takes part in the first Offshore Wind Farm of United States by engineering and manufacturing a Tower Assembly and Storage Frame; KIMUA’s tool is currently being used in the erection of GE’s wind turbines at its Tower Assembly Facility in Providence Port (Rhode Island). Wacth the following video published by GE: Source: General Electric. Block Island Wind Farm […]

31 October, 2019
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