• 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 August 18

18:21 TOTE plans to establish new U.S. mainland to Hawai’i shipping service
18:06 CMA CGM announces FAK Rates from Asia to Mediterranean
17:55 NCSP volumes for 7M 2017 totaled 85.2 mln tons
17:27 Alexander Masko re-elected as Director General of Murmansk Commercial Seaport (photo)
17:06 Austal and ASC Shipbuilding re-commit to sovereign national shipbuilding endeavour
16:42 Nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy sets a record having reached the North Pole for 79 hours
16:18 IBIA supports continued efforts to protect MFM integrity and expanding application to terminal loadings
16:16 Fjord Line doubles the capacity on the fastest route between Norway and Denmark
15:45 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg renews its equipment
15:19 Finnish Transport Agency reports increase of import/export volumes in international seaborne trade of HI’17
14:51 Indicative bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg (graph)
14:26 Marine Rescue Service of Rosmorrechflot congratulates the team of UCL Holding on the group’s 10th anniversary!
14:04 Severodvinsk nuclear submarine of the Northern Fleet carried out missile firing
13:40 Arctic Economic Council took part in 2017 North Pacific Arctic Conference
13:02 CMA CGM announces GRI from Asia to Mexico, West Coast South America & West Coast Central America
12:37 Tuco Marine delivers hydrographic survey boat to Nelleman Survey
12:23 LNG Croatia announces investigation of the seabed at LNG terminal site
11:38 Nevsky Shipyard congratulates the team of UCL Holding with the group’s 10th anniversary!
11:09 Team Tankers International announces Q2 2017 results
10:45 FSBI Baltic Sea Ports Administration congratulates the team of UCL Holding on the group’s anniversary!
10:22 Brent Crude futures price down 0.12% to $50.97, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.13% to $47.03
10:00 Port of Cardiff invests over £4 million to support steel sector
09:37 Tehnoros congratulates the team of UCL Holding on the group’s anniversary!
09:14 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,247 points
07:48 Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz takes part in a symbolic coin ceremony at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding

2017 August 17

18:06 Carnival Paradise to offer five additional cruises to Havana, Cuba, from port of Tampa in 2018
17:50 10 cruise ships will call at the Port of Southampton this weekend
17:36 Golar LNG Limited announced the sale of an interest in the FLNG, Hilli Episeyo
17:17 MSCC Bronka to purchase one more LHM 800 SWL crane of 302 t in capacity
17:06 Golden Ocean posts second quarter 2017 results
16:45 LR joins project to build world’s biggest sailing cargo ship
16:40 Rhine Alpine Rail Freight Corridor must re-open quickly
16:31 AS Tallink Grupp has extended Superfast vessel charter agreement
16:16 Port Bronka and Fenix LLC congratulate UCL Holding with its first anniversary!
16:03 MABUX: Irregular changes may prevail on global bunker market next week
15:44 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-July'17 grew by 10% to 7.68 mln t
15:19 Morstroytechnology LLC congratulates the team of UCL Holding on the group’s 10th anniversary!
14:38 Throughput of port Vyborg up 6% to 755,500 t in 7M’17
13:52 Throughput of port Primorsk in 7M’17 down 5% Y-o-Y to 35.67 mln t
13:27 PORT FLEET JSC congratulates the team of UCL Holding on the group’s 10th anniversary!
13:01 Throughput of port Vysotsk up 9% to 10.52 mln t in Jan-July'17
12:35 UCL Holding celebrates its 10th anniversary on 24 August 2017
12:10 CMA CGM announces GRI from Asia to Mexico, West Coast South America & West Coast Central America
11:59 SSP-M newest underwater rescue equipment will be demonstrated at the Army 2017 Forum
11:24 exactEarth’s Small Vessel Tracking Service is now supported by the VMS Track-Pro from Weatherdock AG
11:23 Throughput of port Ust-Luga up 12% to 58.89 mln t in 7M’2017
11:00 Optimarin demonstrates total system reliability in market beset by technical issues
10:36 DEME secures submarine cable installation contract for Elia Modular Offshore Grid
10:26 Brent Crude futures price up to 0.16% to $50.35, Light Sweet Crude – flat at $46.78
10:04 HELCOM and OSPAR release new online ballast water risk assessment tool
09:37 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 9% to 30.34 mln t in 7M’17
09:15 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,207 points

2017 August 16

18:02 Bunker prices slightly changed at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
17:41 MTH development is one of the priorities among infrastructure projects in the Northwest of Russia – Vladimir Putin
17:18 Aker Arctic joins new EU funded project with aim to improve Arctic Shipping Safety
16:53 Multipurpose Reloading Complex (Ust-Luga) increased financing of its social programme
16:29 The Maritime Standard Awards extends nomination deadline
16:22 ABB’s DEGO IV software delivers on fuel saving promise for Stena Line vessel
15:46 Vladimir Putin is for tariffs for stevedores to be transferred into roubles from 1 January 2018
15:34 AXSMarine presents new Big Data application for the dry bulk industry