December 3 - Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg (SP SPb) has handled two 318-tonne steam generators and a 332-tonne reactor tank for the Tianwan atomic power station in China.
A specific method for handling these out-of-gauge (OOG) cargoes was developed by the employees of SP SPb, along with logistics companies Universal Forwarder and Incotec Cargo.
In order to distribute the load on the port's berth evenly, the 14.3 m long steam generators were placed on bespoke supporting iron frames. The cargo was then lifted from the quayside onto the vessel by a floating crane - an operation that took several days, said SP SPb.
SP SPb is no stranger to project and OOG cargoes, having handled locomotives destined for Kazakhstan and Siemens components for the Yuzhnouralsk power plant, as well as tug boats and space centre equipment.