New Heavy Weight Record for Jumbo

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 7, 2019

Photo: Jumbo

Photo: Jumbo

Jumbo Kinetic recently lifted a giant 1,929 tonne Wash Tower, the heaviest cargo ever lifted by Jumbo.

Samsung Engineering booked Jumbo to transport an ultra-heavy Wash Tower and 4 columns, including transport saddles, for the JUPC project in Saudi Arabia. The specialized Jumbo team handled the safe loading, sea fastening, and transportation of the 4 columns from Zhangjiagang, China and the Wash tower from Pyeongtaek, Korea to Jubail in Saudi Arabia.

The Wash Tower weighs 1,929 tonnes with dimensions of: L 101.1 m x W 10.8 m x H 11.4 m and was lifted by our fitted cranes in a dual lift.

Jumbo Kinetic then set sail towards Jubail, where she discharged the cargo safely onto the quayside.

Inventive yet safe and efficient ways to ship and install cargoes of all shapes and sizes are engineered on a daily basis by the Jumbo team. For this project, engineers and port captains worked closely with clients to create a highly customized solution. The added complexity of the ultra-heavy cargo meant that smart and accurate logistical planning and engineering were essential.

The Jumbo Kinetic is from the K-class family, fitted with two 1,500t cranes with a combined lift capacity of 3,000t. Being the biggest heavy-lift vessel in its class, the cranes give a larger outreach than vessels with less lifting capacity.


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