Lift and Shift India Pvt. Ltd (LSPL) - a leading Heavy-lift operator and Project Logistics company operating over 7 decades, has delivered another milestone by transporting 15 Heavy-lift and Over-Dimensional equipment from L&T Hazira for the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), Paradip Refinery, one of the prestigious projects of the Government of India.
Larsen & Toubro Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE) was the EPC company for the project and was awarded the contract for expansion of Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) plant and Ethylene Recovery unit (ERU), which included critical Heavy lift and ODC equipment from their yard in Hazira, Gujarat.
Lift & Shift India was contracted by All Cargo Logistics for movement of 15 Heavy lift and ODC equipment from the fabrication facility in Hazira to Adani Hazira Port. The cargo was shipped in two lots, which involved Land and Marine transport using LSPL 250 class barge in 3 voyages from Larsen & Toubro Jetty to Adani Port Hazira.
The challenge was transporting the EO Reactor weighing 1200 MT and 2 Columns of 100 m length. The length of the two columns required the RORO jetty at the L&T Hazira facility to be modified and levelled to meet ‘zero’ degree elevation against the actual jetty, which is inclined and suited to shorter equipment.
The EO Reactor was transported on 3 side by side axles using 66 SPMT axles in total. The Barge AF250 loaded two 100 m columns which were flagged off by Dharmendra Pradhan, the Cabinet Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, GoI.
Lift & Shift’s expert team was involved in meticulous planning from the start to optimise the road and marine movement from Larsen & Toubro fabrication facility to Hazira Port – which was key for successful execution of the project.