June 7 - Mammoet has transported and installed an ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol (EOEG) reactor and wash tower for Sasol's Ethane Cracker and Derivatives project in Louisiana, USA.
The EOEG reactor weighed 1,523 tons (1,381.6 tonnes) and was transported on 25 axle lines of self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT). After arrival at the staging area, the reactor was lifted using Mammoet's MSG-80 ring crane and a CC-12600 crawler crane, with an 820-ton (744-tonne) tailing load to manoeuvre the reactor into the upright position.
At 98 m in height, the wash tower was the tallest unit to be manoeuvred and was transported on 16 axle lines of SPMTs with 783-ton (710-tonne) turntables. The wash tower lift was executed with the MSG-80 and a 2,205-ton (2,000-tonne) capacity double beam tail frame.
As HLPFI reported last year, Mammoet coordinated the arrival of the reactor and wash tower by barge in July 2016.