Maritime & Marine

Smit

When it comes to installing Onshore or Offshore pipelines, basically pulling long runs of large diameter steel pipe onto or from the shoreline, as you might imagine there is a lot of heavy plant involved. Hydraulic winches weighing over 50 tonnes, reels containing kilometre upon kilometre of steel rope, self-contained powerpacks, and in this case a reel winder frame – about to offload on a windswept beach on the North Sea coast of Denmark

brackets

Whilst not the heaviest at 25 tonnes or widest at 5.50m, these propeller shaft brackets made difficult loads simply due to their shape and resulting Centre of Gravity. Working directly with the specialist foundry who produced them we came up with a loading plan involving two particular trailers, and went on to deliver six pairs to two different shipyards in Poland for newbuild Car Carrier vessels