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Heavy lifters come in all form, shape and size, from deep sea to offshore to inland waterways. This month MR takes a look at some recent innovations designed to

Heavy Lifters make your heavy lifting jobs safer and more ef? cient.

1,000mt Wellhead Production Industries in Ulsan. A major challenge lage and sea fastening system capable to pre-fabricate all components. The dis-

Topside Transport was the orientation of the topside mod- of taking the anticipated loads in com- charge operation, including the mooring

SapuraAcergy recently awarded Bi- ule on deck which had to be exactly in pliance with the client’s requirements. A operations and lifting preparations, had gLift Shipping the contract for a well- position for the unloading operation. detailed FEM analysis was carried out been planned as carefully as the loading head production topside module for the The module’s eccentric center of grav- to prove the integrity of the proposed sequence. After a short sea voyage Hap-

Yadana gas ? eld, off Myanmar, a con- ity and size created challenges in terms system and to identify and improve any py Star arrived at the discharge location tract which entailed loading the module of lifting clearances, safe working load weak spots. The design of the sea-fas- offshore Myanmar to meet SapuraAc- in Ulsan, Korea, and transporting it to (SWL) and outreach. In the planning tening system focused on easy access to ergy’s S3000. the Yadana ? eld, where SapuraAcergy’s stages, comprehensive 3D simulations the cutting locations at no more than eye

S3000 would lift it off and install it onto showed that when the module was height. This dispensed the need to work Paducah Rigging Pushes Perfectly its offshore foundation. Happy Star turned to its ? nal position, the minimum at height offshore, increased safety and Positioned Rope loaded the topside module of just under clearance between the cargo and Happy enhanced the ease of operation at the dis- In 1974, the sole business of Paducah 1,000mt courtesy of its pair of 900mt Star’s crane would only be 700 mm. A charge location. The workshop drawings Rigging, with just four employees and heavy lift mast cranes at Hyundai Heavy second challenge was to design a gril- and Material Take Off list were delivered operating out of a small of? ce not much

BigLift’s Happy Star delivers key part of Yadana gas ? eld offshore. (Photo courtesy BigLift) 62 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • APRIL 2016

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