Breakbulk shipping line Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has delivered an oversized pipe-shaped component from Galveston, Texas, to Singapore, as part of a deep-drill oil exploration project.
The component measured 34 meters in length and a combination of multipurpose bogies and roll trailers were used to transport it through the port and onto the vessel securely. The tool will be used to as a testing chamber for deep drilling tools.
The component is placed inside the chamber in the vertical position and tested at pressures of about 8000 pounds per square inch, with temperatures as high as 572 degrees Fahrenheit. It is employed in a test facility, “and is considered a first-of-a-kind design for the upstream industry,” said Jeffrey Trask, account manager for WWL.
To move the cargo a team from WWL first carried out detailed pre-planning to ensure the efficient use of the roll trailers and MPBs together. The combination of equipment provided a “twist and tilt” effect that ensured the item was not subjected to undue stresses.
WWL operates one of the largest roll-on, roll-off fleets in the world and provides logistics and breakbulk services worldwide via a network of offices in UAE, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Holland, Italy, Romania, Spain, and the UK.
Photo: The component was transported via the Panama canal. Credit: WWL