Heavy Lift Consignment: SAL Pull Out All the Stops
SAL Heavy Lift's MV “Regine” needed a combined shipboard crane operation to deliver 8 massive reactors from Japan & Korea to Turkey.
The Type 176 heavy-lift ship had all necessary facilities for a complex contract like the Tupras Project: a combined crane capacity of up to 1,400 mtons, huge deck capacity and a wide range of lifting equipment.
Destined for the Tupras Refinery, MV “Regine transported eight reactors from Japan and Korea to Turkey. Four units were loaded in Muroran/Japan, the heaviest being a cracking reactor of 917 mtons. Four more reactors were then loaded in Ulsan/Korea, using the vessel’s deck space to full capacity. All in all, the vessel carried an enormous weight of 5,776 mtons – a total of 27,028 cbm.
In Turkey, MV Regine berthed at Derince port, where the entire consignment was transshipped onto waiting pontoons for the final transfer to the Petkim jetty at the Tupras Refinery.