Issue 7 2017 - FBJNA
HHL delivers 6 large RTG cranes from Japan to Turkey
Hansa Heavy Liſt (HHL) recently transported six rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, each weighing 135 metric tonnes and measuring 28.9 by 11.3 by 26.6 meters, from Japan to Turkey.
All units were loaded onto the
vessel HHL Kobe at the port of Saiki in southern Japan, with two of the cranes being discharged at the port of Gebze and the remaining four at the harbor of Gemlik, in Turkey.
“This was an unusually high
number of RTGs being transported on a P2-800 vessel, compelling us to extend the deck as well as ensure there was sufficient space between the units, so that all cargo could
be accommodated safely,” said Mohammad Abbas, HHL Project Engineer. “Due to the sensitivity of
precautions needed to be taken, including a motion response
cargo units, additional Water injection module. Reroute Your Thinking™
analysis to determine the effects of any accelerations on the cargo during the voyage.” Strong cooperation between the
crews and stevedores at the ports of loading and discharge ensured the project was executed seamlessly,
between the RTGs and vessels’ cranes due to the large size of the units. The project was carried out
on behalf of Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding, with Yilport Konteyner Terminal Ve Liman
within the tight timeframe that had been assigned. The deck extension included
six meters to the aſt side and three meters to the starboard side, as well as a total of 11 tween deck pontoons being stowed on deck to accommodate all units. The strength of the extension
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tween deck panels was verified through a finite element analysis, to demonstrate that the overhung deck was sufficiently safe and durable enough to support the cargo.
A 3D model assimilation was
also created before the start of the voyage to check the clearance
Isletmeleri A.S. acting as the charterer. “By optimizing the number of
cranes transported on a single vessel, HHL presented us with a very cost-effective and efficient option,” said Selami Mercan, Engineering Service Director, Yilport Holding Inc. “The entire project, from planning to delivery, was handled with care and ease.” HHL specializes in the super
heavy liſt 900+ metric tonnes industry, delivering best-in- class
engineering customers, particularly
subsea, oil and gas, and the offshore wind farm sectors.
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