12.200 tons transported safely
- Sarens transports 12.200 ton oil platform module on KAMAG K 24 Self-Propelled Modular Transporters
- Route from fabrication hall to barge mastered without problems despite harsh weather conditions
Sarens recently performed the load-out, weighing, and jacking of a 12.200 ton oil platform module at a quay in Stord, Norway with the help of 432 axle lines KAMAG K24 driven by 22 power pack units. The module is destined for the Johan Sverdrup Oil Field in the North Sea, off the coast of Norway. It will be sailed to the field in early 2019, where it will house more than 200 workers. The platform will include sleeping areas, kitchen, dining room, recreational areas, and utility control systems. Sarens executed the project on behalf of client Kvaerner AS, which is building the housing platform in partnership with KBR. The project scope included engineering, procurement and fabrication, use of Sarens equipment, and execution of the load-out, jacking and weighing operations. For the load-out operation, Sarens transported the 110x61x26-metre module from the fabrication hall to the barge which is a distance of approximately 200 metres on self-propelled modular transporters made by the TII Group.
"Despite heavy rain and high winds, the operation was perfectly executed according to the project plan," says Project Manager Tor Arne Naess. Bernd Schwengsbier, President TII Sales, says: “This transport job shows what our customers can expect from us – absolute reliability and perfect vehicles to build their business upon.”
Sarens operators used thirty-two 500-tonne weighing cells to determine the LC-LL module's exact weight, which totaled 12.200 tonnes. Next, they jacked the module approximately 13 metres above the barge deck so the grillage could be installed. For this, they used four towers of CS 5000 jacking systems. Most of the Sarens equipment was mobilized from headquarters by ship, while the rest arrived by truck. It took 20 days to complete the rigging, as the complex surface under the module required a lot of cribbing on the trailers.
About SPMTs of the TII Group
Back in the 1970s, a company belonging to the TII Group today developed the technology that would fundamentally transform and revolutionize the heavy haulage sector. The SPMTs (Self Propelled Modular Transporter in container dimensions) built today at SCHEUERLE, KAMAG and NICOLAS successfully found their way into the industry and changed more than just the way how loads are transported. The production concept for the modular construction of industrial, conveyors or infrastructure projects were reorganized with a future-oriented focus. Today, modules reach weights of up to 17,200 tonnes with this upward trend showing no signs of ending. This is only operationally manageable through the use of SPMTs. Continuous further developments and innovations today ensure the technological leadership of the TII Group in this segment.