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,

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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

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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

solutions in

to the

subsea, oil and gas, and the offshore wind farm sectors.

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