Breakbulk shipping line Hansa Heavy Lift has transported more than 60,000 cubic meters of petrochemicals equipment to a polyolefin complex in Tobolsk, Russia.
The consignment included boilers, fractionators, gas section drums, columns, a crack gas cooler, and a process steam generator with the heaviest piece weighing over 481 tonnes.
The cargo was loaded at the ports of Dalian in China, and Ulsan and Masan in South Korea, before being delivered to Belgium. In total, six heavy-lift vessels with lift capacity of 1,400 tonnes each were used.
“We faced several challenges including ensuring the safety of the crews and the cargo throughout this major project…Crews had to load HHL Lagos and HHL Valparaiso simultaneously whilst in South Korea so that both operations were coordinated, as well as take measures to ensure the vessels did not arrive at the port of discharge at the same time,” a spokesperson for HHL said.
Hansa operates a fleet of 17 multipurpose heavy-lift vessels with lifting capacity of up to 1,400 tonnes. The firm was recently certified as a trusted partner for the oil and gas market by the Achilles FPAL Verify network. The qualification follows an on-site audit of HHL operations focused on key information aligned to oil & gas industry QHSE and competence and training requirements.
Photo: HHL delivered the equipment to a polyolefin complex in Tobolsk. Credit: HHL