After months of precision planning and engineering, Jumbo Shipping, now part of Jumbo-SAL-Alliance, has carried out the tailor-made transportation of offshore platform modules including living quarters module, helideck, and flare boom for client Kiewit Offshore Services.

Jumbo-SAL-Alliance delivers comprehensive transportation solution for a mighty engineering challenge with a tight squeeze

The Fairmaster and her crew first mobilised in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, before sailing to Marystown, Canada, where all cargo items were loaded, carefully stowed, and shipped to Ingleside, Texas, for discharge.

Custom Solution
The client was looking for a custom solution to transport their offshore modules safely, fully assembled, and on a single voyage. “We were able to offer the most cost-efficient solution which was engineered and tailor-made just for this cargo. Specific studies were made for the deck strength and the tight lifting operations. The big efforts of the whole project team and close cooperation with the client made it possible to execute this project safely and as planned,” says Jumbo’s Project Manager, Maarten De Gruyter.

Due to the weight and size of the living quarters module, the client was initially looking to ship all their cargo via a RORO vessel or a deck carrier. However, they were not keen on exposing their cargo to the weather elements while at sea. The team convinced the client through the use of a 3D simulation, stowage plan and detailed engineering that all their cargo could fit securely onboard Jumbo’s Heavy Lift Vessel (HLV), while staying inside the ship’s parameters. Some of the cargo could be stowed safely below deck, protecting it from the weather. The cargo secured on deck would be exposed to minimal elements and acceleration forces at sea. The Jumbo team also offered a cost-efficient solution since the lifting would be executed by use of the vessel’s own lifting equipment.

Engineering Project Logistics
In the lead-up to the project, the technical teams were busy developing a complete logistics solution for the client, including engineering, risk assessments, approvals, complete project management, and logistics planning.

“The lifting of these modules in between the ship’s two cranes safely was a difficult engineering challenge,” says Lead Engineer, Mark Tetteroo-Pat. “But we know our vessels inside out and always manage to find the smartest solutions for these tight squeezes.”

To meet the required deck space, the crew extended the Fairmaster’s deck with the use of the ship’s tween decks. All the loading checks were performed in 3D and when on site the actual clearances were spot on.

Jumbo-SAL-Alliance delivers comprehensive transportation solution for a mighty engineering challenge with a tight squeeze

The Tight Squeeze
The engineering team is used to finding lifting solutions for any kind of outsized equipment and this project was no different with each cargo item requiring a custom and precise rigging plan. For the living quarters module, they used 160 t of rigging material (lifting beams, grommets and shackles) in each crane to load the 1293t module. The whole operation at both the loading and discharging sites was guided by Jumbo’s experienced Senior Port Captain, Peter Mathot.

The Fairmaster and crew first loaded the flare boom weighing 145 tons and other project cargo items, securing them below deck in the hold. When the hatches were closed up, the crew lifted the bigger pieces using both 1,500 ton capacity cranes. First, the helideck was loaded on the vessel's forward deck and then the 144 person living quarters module weighing 1293 t and measuring 53 x 24 x 18 m was delicately manoeuvred between the pedestals of both cranes. After loading the living quarters module, two cargo items were also loaded on the aft deck of the vessel.

The Bigger Picture
Once the three large pieces and smaller ancillary equipment were safely loaded on board, the crew set sail to Ingleside, Texas, where all the cargo items were carefully discharged. Edward DeFrancesco II, Jumbo-SAL-Alliance USA, states, “There was a lot of cooperation and coordination required from the very beginning of negotiations until the last piece was discharged. We are very proud to have been trusted by the client to handle such a high profile and critical shipment.”
Click Here
To Know More or to Contact the Manufacturer
Please let us know your name.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your Designation.
Please let us know your Contact Number.
Please let us know your email address.
Please brief your query.
Our other Value-Added Services:

To receive updates through e-mail on Products, New Technologies & Equipment, please select the Product Category(s) you are interested in and click 'Submit'. This will help you save time plus you will get the best price quotations from many manufacturers, which you can then evaluate and negotiate.

Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
A recent report of ICRA states that the Indian logistics sector is projected to record a growth of 7-9% in the current fiscal; however, the industry players' margins are likely to remain sensitive to risks like the rise in oil and commodity

Read more ...

Ashok Goyal, MD, BLR Logistiks, discusses the Indian logistics industry’s progress from a manual to an automated industry due to the increasing use of technology to drive efficiencies, reduce delays and accidents by eliminating

Read more ...

With over 35 years of experience, Tara Chand Logistic Solutions is today positioned amongst the leading infrastructure development service providers in India. Himanshu Aggarwal, Director, Tara Chand Logistic Solutions, discusses the company’s

Read more ...

Deepak Vig, COO, Barkat Cranes and Equipments, shares his views on what’s driving demand and competitiveness in the market for cranes, and gives information on his company’s capabilities in executing mega infra projects with their wide fleet

Read more ...

Kunal Gala, Director, shares his views on the growing influence of Chinese OEMs in the Indian market, and expresses the need for standardization and IoT to bring more transparency and efficiency in equipment management

Read more ...

Akshat Gala, Cheif Marketing Officer, Metro Groups, discusses the growing demand across industries for lifting heavier cargo, and the company’s aim to become a one-stop solution provider for all logistic requirements

Read more ...

Anshul Singhal, Managing Director, Welspun One Logistics Park, shares his views on the growing warehousing industry where technology is bringing greater efficiencies, and hails the Government’s Gati Shakti and the National Logistics

Read more ...

Sanket Sheth, Founder & Managing Director, ElixiaTech, is deploying technology to help reduce wastage of fuel, manpower, paper, time, and money, and in managing everything in the logistics sector - from fleet to material

Read more ...

Gaurav Bhushan, Founder, explains how EQUIP9™ - the first global start-up in the heavy equipment and material handling industry - will connect every entity in this industry by end-2023 and thereby simplify the complex construction business

Read more ...

Aditya Kale, Founder & CEO, Airattix, aims to bring together storage spaces across India and make them visible and accessible using a single portal. How are storage spaces across various industries and regions being utilized

Read more ...

Oomkar Kulkarnie, Head – Product and Technology, 1Pay, explains the concept of FASTag for making fuel and parking payments and regulating them pan India along with seamless dispute resolution features, and the 1Pay neo-banking platform

Read more ...

Hall Trucking Inc. is a Heavy Haul Trucking & Crane Service company located in Evansville, Wyoming. The company was one of the first to purchase Goldhofer’s new Highway Trailer P12 Plus in 2021. Available with one or two intermediate bogies

Read more ...

PT LV Logistics has set a new domestic record for the Indonesian heavy haul industry with the delivery of RFCC plant components to the Balikpapan refinery in East Kalimantan. The main actors included three Goldhofer PST/SL

Read more ...

Lift and Shift India, a leading heavy-lift hauler and project logistics company, operating over 7 decades, continues its record-breaking streak in 2021, despite the Covid-19 restrictions. The company transported 3 LC Max Reactors

Read more ...

SCHEUERLE’s low-bed semi-trailers come with larger and new 285/70 R19.5 tyres that facilitate higher axle loads such as those requested by customers in Great Britain and all Scandinavian countries. The previous axle load using

Read more ...

Volvo Trucks India, a division of VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV), has launched 6 new trucks from the FM & FMX heavy-duty range. They come loaded with features to boost productivity, improve safety, and enhance driver comfort

Read more ...

Lift and Shift India Pvt. Ltd (LSPL), a leading heavy-lift operator and project logistics company, achieved a record-breaking milestone by handling the heaviest single Module weighing 4532 MT for

Read more ...

Jignesh Patel, Director- Projects, Nabros Transport, discusses the company’s capabilities in handling complex infra development projects, ably supported by tech-driven innovations, automation

Read more ...

Edwards Moving & Rigging was awarded the contract to transport two turbines and generators weighing 698,865lbs – 947,988lbs (317 t - 430 t) in Fort Lauderdale to a power plant about 12 miles

Read more ...

×
Sign-up for Free Subscription
'India Construction Week'
Weekly e-Newsletter on Construction Industry
Get the latest news, product launches, projects announced / awarded, government policies, investments, and expert views.