Heat Exchangers to Russia

Successful heavy-lift transportation from Germany to Russia

As part of a major 120,000 freight tonne contact for the construction of a LNG Plant in Russia, Bertling transported the two heaviest cargoes as part of this contract from Bremen: two Heat Exchangers, each weighing 192 tonnes at 53m length.

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  • Step 1

    Lifting preparations

    The two massive Heat Exchangers during the lifting preparations alongside vessel MV Ocean Dream in Bremen, ready to be loaded under deck.

  • Step 2

    Preparing the first Heat Exchanger

    The first Heat Exchanger is getting prepared with the slings being put around the lifting points. This heavy cargo will be loaded as tandem lift by the Liebherr Mobile Harbor Cranes.

  • Step 3

    Loading the first Heat Exchanger

    The loading operation of the first unit is almost completed. Due to the reduced outreach of the cranes, the Heat Exchanger was placed shore side in the lower hold. The vessel’s gear then hooked it and put the Heat Exchanger in the final position.

  • Step 4

    Second Heat Exchanger on its way

    Since the second Heat Exchanger was stored further in the back and the outreach was not given, the cranes had to drive closer to the heavy cargo and pick it up. With the Heat Exchanger hooked on, the Mobile Harbor Cranes moved back to their previous position alongside the vessel and for actual loading operations.

  • Step 5

    Maneuvering the Heat Exchangers

    The highly skilled crane operators had to maneuver the Heat Exchangers in between the cranes (a so-called tandem lift).

  • Step 6

    Positioning on board of the vessel

    The second Heat Exchanger is being loaded under deck of the vessel and positioned next to the other one. Then the lashing/securing works started.

  • Step 7

    Preparations for travelling

    After one successful day of loading operations, the vessel is being prepared to travel to Russia, with the hedge covers being reinstalled for a safe sea voyage. After 5 days at sea, MV Ocean Dream arrived at the POD.

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