• 2017 June 15 12:44

    Hansa Heavy Lift transports equipment for major new petrochemicals production complex in Russia

    Hansa Heavy Lift says it has delivered more than 60,000 cbm of petrochemicals equipment to help with construction of SIBUR’s ZapSibNeftekhim polyolefin complex in Tobolsk, Russia.

    The German shipping company undertook two deliveries to complete the project, during which a total of six vessels were dispatched, including HHL Lagos, HHL Tokyo, and HHL Valparaiso, each capable of lifting 1,400 metric tonnes.
    The first part of the project took place in 2016, using HHL Tokyo and HHL Volga. The second part of the project, involving HHL Lagos, HHL Valparaiso, HHL Venice, and HHL Congo, was completed this year.

    The cargo was loaded at the ports of Dalian in China, and Ulsan and Masan in South Korea, before being delivered to Belgium, for the owner of the project, Russian gas processing and petrochemicals company SIBUR. The shipments, which represent over 50 per cent of all equipment for the Tobolsk project, will now be shipped via HHL Lagos and HHL Venice, to Sabetta, Russia, where it will be discharged onto barges for transportation to their final destination.

    “This was a major project that involved six of our ships being used at their full capacity, which required in-depth engineering knowledge and experience,” said Gleb Faldin, Commercial Manager, Hansa Heavy Lift. “We faced several challenges including ensuring the safety of the crews and the cargo throughout this major project, as well as extremely tight stowage to help increase the cost-effectiveness of each journey.Crews had to load HHL Lagos and HHL Valparaiso simultaneously whilst in South Korea so that both operations were coordinated, as well as take measures to ensure the vessels did not arrive at the port of discharge at the same time.” He added the fact Hansa Heavy Lift had transported a majority of the cargo for this project confirms the company’s position as “a customer-focused logistics solutions provider as well as an expert in Northern Sea Route trades.”

    The cargo included boilers, fractionators, gas section drums, columns, a crack gas cooler, and a process steam generator, with the heaviest piece weighing over 481 metric tonnes and measuring 87.55 x 4.05 x 4.90 metres.
    “Our operational and pre-planning expertise allowed us to execute the project successfully and on time, despite there being a very tight schedule and strict requirements from all parties involved,” said Igor Savin, Cargo Superintendent, Hansa Heavy Lift. “Each of the units varied in size and length and therefore required special attention for lifting and sea fastening.”

    SIBUR is a unique vertically integrated gas processing and petrochemicals company. The company owns and operates the largest gas processing business in Russia by volume of processed associated petroleum gas, and it is leader of the petrochemicals industry in the country. ZapSibNeftekhim is a part of SIBUR’s Tobolsk production site. The project is designed to produce two mtpa of polyolefins when onstream.

    “Hansa Heavy Lift proved themselves to be an excellent partner in this very major project, transporting over 50 per cent of all equipment and exceeding even our highest expectations,” said Vyacheslav Fedorov, Head of Heavy & Oversized Cargo Transportation via Northern Sea Route, SIBUR. “Their strong engineering expertise and experience of handling heavy lift cargo, as well as the strong line of communication they kept open throughout, gave us full confidence in their ability to deliver all units safely and on time, and we look forward to any future work opportunities.”

    Hansa Heavy Lift specialises in the super heavy lift 900+ metric tonnes industry, delivering best-in-class engineering solutions to customers, particularly in the subsea, oil and gas, as well as the offshore wind farm sectors.




2017 June 27

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17:52 Vympel Shipyard launches fourth Grachonok-class boat of Project 21980
17:36 DNV GL updates the widely used recommended practice for free spanning pipelines
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17:06 DOF Subsea contract awards in the North Sea and in Canada
16:43 Panama Canal commemorates one-year anniversary of expanded Canal
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16:19 Wood Group secures FEED for Alexandroupolis LNG project in Northern Greece
16:12 Port of Helsinki publishes instructions for the safe LNG bunkering of ships
15:55 Insolvency administrator and representatives of Port Equipment LLC shut off from company assets at the port of Vyborg
15:47 Damen Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel arrives in home port of Sydney, Australia
14:44 Krylov State Research Center announces opening of its 40-MW electrical test unit on 28 June 2017
14:26 NYK selected for FTSE4Good Index for the 15th straight year
14:22 Russia’s General Board of State Expert Review approves construction of utilities for sea terminal in Pionersky (Kaliningrad region)
14:03 Norway to implement maritime broadband communication on ships and planes in public service
13:47 Glosten completes design of 150-passenger hybrid electric ferry for Kitsap Transit
13:30 Wan Hai Lines enhances China - Southeast Asia service network
13:23 Goodman increases warehouse space at its logistics centre at the Port of Gdansk
13:17 DFDS Logistics uses biofuel for trucks in Gothenburg
12:58 Bunker prices go up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:07 RF Navy’s missile ships practiced interaction in the Baltic Sea
11:39 Arctic Economic Council welcomes Statoil as Northern Partner
11:15 NIBULON launches the last tugboat in a series of three vessels of Project 121M
10:48 Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine appoints new Head of USPA's Nikolaev branch
10:16 New Skangas Board member appointed
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09:35 Passenger Port of St. Petersburg welcomed 19 cruise ships last week
09:13 Baltic Dry Index up to 884 points

2017 June 26

18:04 2 MOL-operated / managed vessels selected as 2016 'Best Quality Ships Award'
17:51 Gas from Lithuanian LNG terminal will be stored in the Latvian Inčukalns storage facility for the first time
17:34 EUROGATE publishes first sustainability report
17:04 Diving support vessel Redsborg from the Wagenborg Offshore sets direction to St. Eustatius
16:48 Murmansk Region and Gazprom Geologorazvedka sign agreement on social and economic development
16:34 ZIM deploys an 11,000 TEU vessel in the Asia-ECSA Trade
16:04 Upcoming State of the Baltic Sea report to be in focus in the 2018 HELCOM Ministerial Meeting
15:50 Baltic Sea Tug Agency provided towing and mooring services to the largest bulk carrier welcomed by the port of Ust-Luga (photo)
15:34 Aker Solutions to supply umbilicals for Mozambique's first offshore field development
15:04 DEME’s subsidiary GeoSea to install offshore foundations for EnBW offshore wind farm Albatros in Germany
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14:19 Damen prepares Columbus for summer cruise season
14:15 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 9,573 in RF spot market
13:49 Rosterminalugol welcomed the largest bulker in the history of Ust-Luga port (photo)
12:56 Upcoming State of the Baltic Sea report to be in focus in the 2018 HELCOM Ministerial Meeting
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11:34 Port of Rotterdam Authority contracts four PortXL start-ups
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2017 June 25

14:10 NYK Rumina receives Japanese Pilots' Best Quality Ship Award
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2017 June 24

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