February 6 - Seven Seas Shipping Co, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in Jordan and Iraq, has successfully completed the transport of two heavy heat exchangers for a Jordanian phosphate mining company's sulphuric acid plant; as well as
With dimensions of 14.5 m x 7.03 m x 8.34 m, and a weight of 139 tonnes each, this challenging transport started in the Spanish port of Tarragona, where the heat exchangers where loaded onto a chartered heavy lift vessel for the ocean transport to the Port of Aqaba in Jordan.
Assisted by two cranes with a capacity of 200 tonnes each, in combination with the ship's own 320 tonnes capacity cranes, the units where discharged safely and placed onto 12 axle heavy duty trailers for the 25 km overland journey to the job-site.
Prior to the arrival of the shipment in Aqaba, Seven Seas Shipping conducted a road survey which found that one of the bridges on the route needed strengthening and that power cables had to be removed at three different junctions.
At the job site, two 200 tonne capacity cranes were engaged for offloading the heavy pieces from the trailers and placing them onto the final foundation.
For the same facility, Seven Seas Shipping previously delivered an economiser with dimensions of 7.26 m x 3.86 m x 5.8 m; weighing 105 tonnes from Houston, USA.