July 19 - GAC has delivered a mega shipment for pile driving and swaging works in the Yuri Korchagin oil field.

The consignment was delivered to Lukoil subcontractor GT Sever (GT North) for the Yuri Korchagin field stage II development.

GAC handled a complex logistics operation, coordinating multiple loads of equipment from the UK, Netherlands and Germany.

The move included a block conductor and pile fastenings to be installed at the culmination of stage II of marine operations development that are currently underway.

The time-critical operation started with a pre-carriage pickup of cargo from England and the Netherlands, plus a last-minute out-of-gauge (OOG) item from Germany; all for delivery to Rotterdam.

GAC obtained all the required permits to handle the 20 units - the two heaviest of which weighed in at 105 tonnes each and were almost 15 m long - to be loaded on a vessel sailing for Poti, Georgia.

As Russia's internal waterways were not open for navigation at the time, delivery by ship straight to Baku was not a viable option. Therefore, GAC delivered the consignments to Georgia by sea, before completing the 900 km journey to Baku by road.