Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Mammoet replaces converter

Mammoet has successfully replaced a 750-ton (680-tonne) converter vessel at a spent acid regeneration plant on the US Gulf Coast.

The converter vessel replacement was a critical part of the plant’s modernisation programme. The old unit needed to be switched out within restricted available space and with as little disturbance as possible to surrounding components.

Strict ground bearing pressures made the use of heavy-duty cranes and lifting equipment challenging. Instead, Mammoet designed a tailor-made solution – a jack and slide system that could cradle the vessel’s foundations in order to elevate and slide it in and out of place.

Mammoet installed custom beams that were narrow enough to slide between the foundation and still have the capacity to cradle the 680-tonne vessel. The beams were attached to jacking components on each side of the vessel and rested on a pair of climbing jacks at each end.

To remove the old converter vessel the entire arrangement was jacked up, lifting the converter in the process. It was then skidded onto SPMTs for transport out of the facility.

By reversing this operation, Mammoet was able to safely install the new converter vessel. This included aligning the skid track on SPMTs at precisely the right angle to ensure that the vessel would clear the existing structures. Once cleared, the converter was skidded into its final position.

www.mammoet.com

Heavy Lift | News

First steel cut for Mammoet Focus  thumbnail image

First steel cut for Mammoet Focus 

October 15 - The first steel has been cut for Mammoet’s Focus 30 crane – a heavy lifting solution for use in confined spaces such as plants and inner cities.
Views: 386
Equipment Corps installs exchangers at Syncrude refinery thumbnail image

Equipment Corps installs exchangers at Syncrude refinery

October 14 - Ontario-based Equipment Corps has used four customised Straightpoint wireless load shackles and four JD Neuhaus air hoists to install two new exchangers at the Syncrude refinery in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.
Views: 2147
AAL selects SEDNA thumbnail image

AAL selects SEDNA

October 11 - AAL has chosen the cloud-based platform SEDNA as its email and team collaboration system across its global network of offices.
Views: 714
Caldwell calls on Peacock thumbnail image

Caldwell calls on Peacock

October 11 - USA-based Caldwell Group has appointed Malcolm Peacock as a business development specialist as the company looks to expand in the Middle East.
Views: 1270

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.