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The components were loaded onto ro-ro vessels for their journey to Nigeria.


Lift & Shift moves refinery modules for Thermax


Lift & Shift worked with Thermax prior to the challenging transport of 26 oversize components from India for a refinery project in Nigeria.


M


umbai-based transportation, handling and lifting


service provider, Lift & Shift, has moved 26 oversize components in India that were destined for a Nigerian refinery project. Thermax – which offers


integrated solutions for heating, cooling, power, water and waste management, air pollution control and chemicals – was contracted to build eight heat recovery steam generators


(HRSGs), four utility boilers and two flue gas steam generators (FGSGs) for the project, assembling them at its modularisation yard at the Mundra special economic zone.


Bidding stage Lift & Shift worked with Thermax from the bidding stage to develop plans to move the modules to the port of Mundra and then onto ro-ro vessels for their journey to Nigeria. Because work at the jobsite


in Nigeria had to be minimised, it was important, as far as possible, to avoid modifying the cargoes for transit.


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Lift & Shift used 120 self-propelled axles with five power pack units, in various combinations, to move the modules.


line was buried permanently underground, reducing power downtime and outages that would have inconvenienced the public. In addition to their height,


these modules were very slender; beams were used to widen them for safe transport.


Component weights The weightiest pieces, meanwhile, were the two FGSGs, which tipped the scales at 2,200 tonnes each. The units were disassembled for transport and included two 1,200-tonne modules and two 800-tonne pieces. Load-out took place at two


different sites: at the port’s multipurpose terminal for side-on operations and at the port’s container terminal for stern-on operations. The equipment was stowed


Among other challenges, the


width of the roads at Mundra port was narrower than that of the widest modules, requiring all traffic to be halted to enable the units to pass. By transporting them in several stages, Lift & Shift


minimised disruption to traffic and port operations. The tallest pieces were the


HRSGs, which stood 22 m high and would have required the removal of a high-tension power line on numerous occasions to allow its passage. Instead, the


Among other challenges, the width of the roads at Mundra port was narrower than that of the widest modules, requiring all traffic to be halted to enable the units to pass.


at a height of 1.5 m (using 30 cm high wooden blocks on top of the 1.2 m-high axle units), ready for offloading directly on other trailers on arrival in Nigeria. The cargo was stored on


stools at the port ten days in advance of loading, in order to expedite the ship’s turnaround. In total, Lift & Shift used 120


self-propelled axles lines with five power pack units, in various combinations, to move the assorted modules. The first vessel was loaded in


April 2019, the second in October and the third in November.


January/February 2020


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