Categories: BusinessPublished On: 31.03.2023367 words2 min read

Shipment of 827-tonne wash tower to Gdansk.

AsstrA IPL team successfully delivered heavy lift equipment from Spain to Poland.

POL: Spain, Bilbao Port and Gijon Port

POD: Poland, Port in Gdansk

Industry: Oil & Gas

Volume: Total 7 Units / 7878,36 cbm / 1032,07 mts / 827mts max unit weight

AsstrA Team: IPL Division

Heaviest & Largest Cargo: The heaviest unit was a wash tower measuring 94,42 x 8,00 x 7,87 meters and weighing 827 mts.

3 pieces (Deaerator storage Tank) of measuring 21,91 x 5,90 x 4,75 meters and weighing 61,02 tons (each Deaerator storage Tank)

3 pieces (Deaerator head) of measuring 4,70 x 2,95 x 2,98 meters and weighing 7,40 tons (each Deaerator head)

AsstrA team received the cargo under vessel hook at Bilbao and subsequently at Gijon (FOB terms) and then loaded all items onto mv (motor vessel) Fairmaster.

In Bilbao Port, 6 pices of cargo were loaded from port roll mafi trailers onto mv Fairmaster using vessel’s crane. Thereafter the ship moved westwards along the Spanish coast to Gijon Port. The transit time from Bilbao to Gijon was only 10 hours. Once vessel arrived to Gijon, AsstrA Team loaded the wash tower onto the Faimaster with a tandem lift (both ships cranes in sync).

“When vessel arrived to Gijon AsstrA Team loaded it the Wash Tower from SPMT’s onto ocean vessel using vessel’s cranes/gears and transported it to Gdansk port in Poland. All pieces were discharged from vessel into 3 river barges (1 barge for the Wash Tower) and 2 barges for the remaining 6 pieces) using vessel’s cranes/gears,”– explains Miguel Salas, Head of AsstrA IPL Spain.

After lashing and securing of the wash tower onboard, ship sailed to Gdansk port in Poland. The voyage took 5 days.

At Gdansk port, the wash tower was then discharged directly onto a river barge, again using the Fairmaster cranes in a tandem lift. Thereafter the other 6 items were discharged, again directly into river barges.

“A special challenge turned out to be time. AsstrA team needed to discharge all items within one day in order to avoid delay to the ship. Despite worsening weather during the day, the operations were commenced at 0900 Hrs and concluded same day at 1945 Hrs,” – adds Patrick Richardson Global Head of Business Development for AsstrA Industrial Project Logistics

All these items were destined for Plock Poland