Geikalo and Dorus after signing the MoU

The MoU sets the framework for future cooperation and demonstrates confidence in MYCRANE as a trusted partner, and reinforces commitment to sharing knowledge and innovating together, says MYCRANE founder Andrei Geikalo

MYCRANE, the world’s first digital platform for the search and selection of crane contractors, and Pesco Switzerland AG have agreed to cooperate to expand their client and partner base, develop common areas of activity, work together on matters of mutual commercial interest and undertake the joint implementation of projects and innovations.

According to the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed in Moscow, Russia, both parties have agreed to share technical and other information for the purpose of inviting the other party's participation in such activity.

Pesco Switzerland, an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) company, is a specialist in the energy industry. It is the project management contractor for the gas chemical complex within the world’s largest ethane-rich gas processing complex (EGPC) currently being constructed by RusGasDobycha and Gazprom in Russia’s Leningrad region.

EGPC products will include LNG (13 million tons per year), polyethylene (3 million tonnes per year), liquefied hydrocarbon gases and pentane hexane fraction.

Furthermore, as part of the MoU, the Dubai-registered MYCRANE will make available its in-house engineering support services, which are offered on a truly independent basis, with solutions for lifting and transportation not restricted to using specific equipment providers or pre-determined methods.

Commenting on the signing of the MoU, MYCRANE founder Andrei Geikalo says: "We are excited to deepen our cooperation with Pesco, which is a global player and a leading name when it comes to the management of projects for the energy industry.

"Our MoU sets the framework for our future cooperation and demonstrates Pesco’s confidence in MYCRANE as a trusted partner. It enhances our relationship and reinforces our commitment to sharing knowledge and innovating together."

On his part, Dorus Everwijn, Managing Director of PESCO Switzerland, comments: "The MYCRANE service is long overdue. As a leading project management and EPCM services provider active in the oil and gas downstream industry, we welcome the efficiency offered by MYCRANE and appreciate the innovative approach to what was previously a very time-consuming process for all parties."

He adds: "The most valuable commodity we have is time, and MYCRANE allows us to save time, while simultaneously accessing a multitude of vendors."

MYCRANE is a global business-to-business (B2B) platform developed by seasoned industry executive Andrei Geikalo, a former commercial director at heavy lift specialist Mammoet.

The platform simplifies the process of crane rental procurement, allowing users to submit details of their lifting requirements in order to receive personalised quotes from a range of registered crane providers.

Through a simple and quick process, customers can request a crawler, mobile or tower crane without having to rely on manual processes, such as calling suppliers or making multiple offline requests.

The service, already operational in Russia, the UAE, Oman, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, by a network of local franchisees and supported by MYCRANE’s head office in Dubai, offers cranes of capacities between 6 and 750 tonnes.

Drawing on the management team’s experience in the industry, the innovative MYCRANE platform has been carefully designed to ensure ease of use, and that the quotes generated are directly comparable. Registration is free for both users and equipment rental companies.

Besides the lifting services search, MYCRANE offers a number of other tools for the crane industry, including a Marketplace to advertise used equipment, rigging equipment, spare parts and auxiliaries, plus career vacancies.

A news portal allows users to stay up to date with the latest industry developments, while in-house support services such as engineering and legal consultancy are also available.

Support services, such as engineering for heavy lift projects, are offered on a truly independent basis, meaning clients are presented with a full range of solutions, service providers from the whole of the market, and the most cost-effective solution.