Braid Projects was recently contracted by a Scottish based engineering company to transport, load, lash and secure a new tail gas compressor and spare rotors to Jubail, Saudi Arabia with a combined gross weight of 85,000kg. The tail gas compressor’s overall dimensions were 15.2m x 5.6m x 5.4m.
The cargo operation commenced at 07.45 hours on 28th April 2017, with the tail gas compressor being lifted by shore crane, using spreader beam, lifting slings and 42 tonne SWL shackles attached to the 4 lifting points on the sides of the unit. The second (smaller) case was lifted also by shore crane and soft slings and secured by welded steel stopper plates and a total of 6 webbing straps with ratchet tensioners. Loading operations were completed in just over three hours.
The load was approved by independent marine surveyors and the vessel sailed from Glasgow at 18.00 hours. The larger item of cargo was stowed on heavy dunnage which was sufficient to support the unit.