• 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 October 23

18:06 Ocean Change requires solutions - UN Oceans Envoy
17:50 Passenger Port of St. Petersburg welcomed one cruise ship last week
17:36 Hyundai Heavy Industries contracts Kelvin Hughes to supply I Band and E/F Band SharpEye™ radars
17:06 Yang Ming provides North Europe-East Med Express
16:46 Cruise shipping season closes in Kiel
16:44 Black Sea Fleet major amphibious ship Azov completed visit in Pylos, Greek port
16:16 RF Ministry of Industry and Trade is planning subsidies to cover costs on construction of shipbuilding complex “Zvezda”
15:55 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport down 12.3% to 4.2 mln t in 9M’17
15:28 Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority announces 6.3-pct growth of cargo handling
15:03 Wärtsilä to supply waterjets for a new high speed ferry for Naviera Armas
14:32 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches third chemical carrier of Project RST27М built for BF Tanker
14:03 HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort puts into service three gantry cranes
13:37 305 units of large-size equipment for ZapSibNeftekhim delivered in navigation period of 2017 (photo)
13:10 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 12,170 in RF spot market
13:00 TTS Group ASA secures two new contracts with Cosco (Dalian) Shipyard for delivery of two shipsets of cargo cranes and two shipsets of hatch covers
12:56 Port of Helsinki number of international cruise ship passengers up to 478,000 in 2017
12:47 WMU President delivered keynote opening address of Maritime Conference Bahamas 2017
12:26 Mexican port security officials undergone training on complying with IMO’s ISPS Code
11:58 ESL Shipping's LNG-powered dry cargo vessel Haaga successfully launched at Jinling Shipyard
11:31 Seatruck installs its own Optimarin BWT systems during normal service
11:15 Damen and Corrosion host anti-fouling seminar
10:41 Valcom LLC supports conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia” as its Sponsor
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.26% to $57.90, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.52% to $52.11
10:02 Nakilat announces financial results for third quarter of 2017
09:49 Vympel Shipyard launches lead high-speed passenger-carrying hydrofoil of project 23160, Kometa 120М (photo)
09:18 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,578 points
02:14 Essar Projects congratulates GMB for inauguration of India’s first Ro-Ro ferry project

2017 October 22

15:47 Navantia and General Electric sign a license agreement
15:45 Maersk Line lands award for sustainability collaboration
15:43 Scorpio Bulkers announces the financing of a Kamsarmax vessel in Japan
15:42 Aker Solutions ASA posts results for Q3 2017
15:39 General Dynamics NASSCO christens USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams
15:36 Nb. 445 ‘Snow Crystal’ launched at the Westerbroek yard of Ferus Smit
15:34 Wärtsilä signs maintenance agreement with GasLog LNG Services for eight LNG carriers

2017 October 20

18:31 Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd joins the ITS Finland network
18:10 Kari Wihlman appointed as Director-General of Finnish Transport Agency with effect from 1 January 2018
17:47 Rosmorport appoints Oksana Masyuk as Deputy Director for Economics and Finance of its Arkhangelsk Branch (photo)
17:19 Russian Railways's loading of export freight from ports increases by almost by 6% in 3 quarters of 2017
16:56 Scandlines Helsingborg-Helsingör expands capacity
16:28 USPA announced tender for construction of berth 1-z in Port of Odessa
16:03 Wärtsilä's asset and lifecycle management agreement lets GasLog concentrate on its core business
16:00 Wilson Sons Shipyards delivers SST-Aruá to SAAM SMIT
15:31 In 9M’17, TransContainer transported 1.31 mln TEUs, up 17.7% Y-o-Y
15:03 Otto Energy starts drilling of the ST 224 #1 well
14:29 Opening ceremony of Russian-Indian international Indra-2017 exercise held in Vladivostok
14:02 d’Amico International Shipping launches the first three LR1 vessels
13:30 Sea transport of Sevastopol carried 660,400 passengers in September 2017, down 3.2%, Y-o-Y
13:02 ICTSI orders hybrid RTGs for Manila flagship
12:44 Draft procedure for investment port duty assessment is available at federal portal for legal information (document)
12:22 Aker Solutions wins order for world's largest umbilicals system
12:19 APL starts new Korea China Straits service
12:05 LNG reloading station of Klaipėdos nafta applies highest safety standards
11:37 Major ASW ship Vice Admiral Kulakov enters the port of Alexandria
11:08 Zvezda Shipbuilding complex, Rosnefteflot and Taimyrneftegaz agreed to build and operate 10 Arctic shuttle tankers
10:43 Conference “LNG Fleet and LNG Bunkering in Russia”: registration is underway
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.24% to $57.37, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.33% to $51.46
09:59 Innovative passenger catamaran Grifon presented in Saint-Petersburg (photo)
09:32 Bunker prices are slightly up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,582 points

2017 October 19

18:01 Record shipment marks ABP Ipswich and Glencore support of UK farmer