July 3 - Sal Heavy Lift's ship, Lone, loaded the heaviest cargo ever seen at the Neust
To maintain the shiploader's balance, special water pockets were fixed on the cargo and regulated during the whole lifting operation ensuring a smooth and safe loading.
The cargo, measuring 57.89 × 23.20 × 34.80 m sailed for Port Cartier, Canada, where the shiploader was safely discharged.
Svenja carried the five reactors from Wilhelmshaven, Germany, to Chalmette, USA where they were discharged onto barges for transport to their final destination. Four of the reactors each weighed more than 1,450 tonnes, and nearly 50 m long, with a diameter of 7.6 m; the fifth weighed 540 tonnes, with a diameter of 6.85 m.
Sal Heavy Lift says that Svenja's on board cranes, which have a lift capacity of 2,000 tonnes, came into their own with this particular shipment.
On route, Svenja also loaded a knuckle boom crane of 440 tonnes in Kristiansand.