October 15 - Two of Jumbo Shipping's heavy lift ships have completed transport work for the first stage of the multi-million dollar Pluto LNG project in Western Australia.

The project comprises the installation of five subsea production wells connected to an onshore LNG processing train (plant) to be constructed on the Burrup Peninsula LNG Park near the port of Dampier, Western Australia.

In the year to October, 2009 Danielle and Fairlift undertook 23 voyages to transport pre-assembled structures and pipe-racks for EPC contractor Foster Wheeler WorleyParsons (FWW): 11 voyages on Danielle and 12 sailings on Fairlift, which is set to complete on final voyage with five shipments onboard.

Material transported by Jumbo's Danielle for this project has included 256 items of equipment, including pre-assembled structures and pipe racks weighing up to 240 tonnes.

The consignments were loaded at Laem Chabang Port and Port Sattahip (Thailand), Port Klang (Malaysia) and the port of Melbourne (Australia). The two ships worked continuously on this project.

Since the construction site offered little storage space, the pre-assembled units had to be shipped in the right sequence at the right time.

Jumbo selected its E-class vessels, with high levels of stability and shallow draught, as Dampier's draught restrictions allowed a maximum draught of 5.3m and they could be fully loaded within these limitations.

On occasions, the designed stowage and lifting plans had to be adjusted at short notice to cope with last minute changes.