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  • 2016 August 26 15:26

    Hansa Heavy Lift transports giant pipe racks for new FPSO unit in Brazil

    HANSA HEAVY LIFT has transported five pipe racks and three modules, weighing a total of 1,871.51 metric tonnes and measuring 24,075 m³, for a new floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit off the coast of Brazil, the Company said in a press release.

    With the heaviest piece weighing 730 metric tonnes, the cargo was loaded onto the HHL Valparaiso at the ports of Itajaí and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil before being transported to Qingdao, in the Shandong Province of China, where it will undergo final outfitting before being transported back to Brazil.

    “Our in-house team of engineers worked closely with the customer from the onset of the order to come up with the most viable and cost effective transport solution for this very complex project,” said Joerg Roehl, Chief Commercial Officer, HANSA HEAVY LIFT.

    “This included custom-built grillage for loadspreading on deck to accommodate the heavy modules, the modification of lifting lugs and the installation of platforms for safe access.

    “We also had limited cargo information which meant a cargo inspection was necessary to assess the clash of rigging arrangements with the equipment and protrusions,” said Ian Broad, Director Cargo Management, HANSA HEAVY LIFT.

    The heavy lift specialist also faced additional challenges which included draft and navigational restrictions at the river passage in Itajaí, tight stowage, and a long waiting time at all ports, which made general planning more difficult.

    The pipe racks and modules belong to the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit P-67, which is being designed for the pre-salt clusters off the coast of Brazil.

    About HANSA HEAVY LIFT
    HANSA HEAVY LIFT GmbH specializes in Super Heavy Lift, Heavy Lift and Project Cargo. The company is a world market leader in the heavy lift business and operates a modern fleet of 19 vessels which is one of the youngest fleets in the market. The Team is committed to quality, reliability and a customer focused service. Customers’ cargoes are handled with the highest degree of safety and professionalism worldwide. HANSA HEAVY LIFT is wholly owned by Oaktree. Oaktree is an international, long-term investor providing financial resources and operational capabilities to support companies in achieving growth and long-term value. It has more than $80 billion of assets under management. HANSA HEAVY LIFT is a global tramp carrier that specialises in the transportation of heavy lift, super heavy lift, and project cargo, with an increasing focus on transport and installation (T&I) in the subsea oil and gas markets, as well as the offshore windfarm sector.


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