Barrus Projects Complete The Second Stage Of Autoclave Transportation From Port Of De-Kastri To Amursk

  29. January 2021
Barrus Projects Complete The Second Stage Of Autoclave Transportation From Port Of De-Kastri To Amursk

Barrus Projects, representing Russia and Kazakhstan in the Project Logistics Alliance teamed up with SAL Heavy Lift our Heavy/project Cargo Carrier to transport the Autoclave from Antwerp to Amursk, Russia for the second autoclave line. As part of the first stage, the autoclave was shipped from COEK Engineering to Geel (Belgium) and delivered on a hold barge to the port of Antwerp. From Antwerp, it was shipped via the Suez Canal to the Seaport of De-Kastri. Please click here to read about the first stage of the movement in detail.

For the second stage of transportation, the general contractor Key Point Logistics (Barrus Projects acted as a subcontractor) selected, prepared, and chartered a special barge for the transportation of this super-heavy oversized cargo. The special barge was chartered from the FSBI Marine Rescue Service since there are no commercial organizations in the Far East region who had the suitable know-how for the transportation of cargo of such mass and its Ro-Ro unloading. The chartered barge was equipped with its own ballast system, which allowed for quick tilt and trim adjustment during cargo operations. The large dimensions of the barge made it extremely stable which ensured safe transportation. The barge was surveyed by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, and the following survey was performed: assessment of the condition of the barge, calculation of its strength, renewal of all worn-out ship equipment, and provision of special new necessary mooring equipment.

The second stage of transportation consisted of reloading the autoclave on the roadstead of the De-Kastri port by ship’s cranes onto a specially equipped Ro-Ro barge and securing the cargo on the barge. Further transportation from De-Kastri along the Tatar Strait and Amur to a specially designed and built Ro-Ro berth in Amursk (Khabarovsk region) also needed to be organized. The berth was constructed in a way that allowed the projects and operations team to carry out cargo operations at different water levels on the Amur River. The team’s technical solutions made it possible to carry out cargo operations in the range of water level fluctuations of 5 meters. This made it possible to practically exclude situations when a barge with cargo is forced to wait for a suitable water level to complete transportation.

Key Point Logistics and Barrus Projects completed the 2nd stage of the project on time despite the difficulties faced by Barrus Project’s team which included:

  • Lack of suitable equipment
  • The remoteness of the work region
  • Mobilizing equipment from the European part of the country
  • Designing and building a suitable berth
  • Chartering a barge with the necessary characteristics from a state-owned company
  • Keeping up with constant communications due to a significant number of specialists from Key Point Logistics and Barrus Projects

Key Point Logistics and Barrus Projects would like to extend their gratitude to all the participants of this unique project for their prompt and high-quality work. That was an exhilarating read team Barrus Projects, we at the Project Logistics Alliance wish you success with all your future movements!

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