SAL Heavy Lift completes Ichthys LNG contractProjects and Operations // December 8, 2014
SAL Heavy Lift GmbH has successfully completed a series of complex shipments totalling more than 100,000frtts for the Ichthys LNG Project near Darwin, NT.
SAL Heavy Lift was contracted by the Project’s freight forwarder SDV, Asia for five shipments performed on a consecutive basis from load-ports Sattahip, Masan, Busan and Shanghai.
Each of the shipments contained individual items that tested both SAL’s engineering strength and the capabilities of the vessel.
SAL’s type 176 MV Regine, with 2 x 700 tonne cranes (1,400 tonnes lift capability in tandem), and open hatch capability together with a third aft mount crane of 350 tonnes lift capability, was selected for the project.
Among the items shipped were two acid gas removal units each more than 800 tonnes and two radiant convertor modules both more than 25ms high.
In particular the radiant convertor modules offered a significant challenge since the client required them to be lifted with a single crane in the same shipment. Matters of lifting height, rigging geometry and clearances became a complex problem which took some time to successfully resolve. All shipments were discharged at the project’s module offloading facility. SAL Heavy Lift Singapore managed the project committing specialised project managers and technicians locally to support the project in real time.