Original news was published 27 April, 2018
Shipping line Hansa Heavy Lift has transported subsea equipment from multiple locations to the Offshore Cape Three Points development in Ghana.
The complex breakbulk shipment involved delivery of vertical reels, a horizontal carousel, steel flying leads, a flowline end termination sled, subsea isolation valves and a variety of other subsea equipment. Transport took place via the heavy-lift vessels HHL Rhine and HHL Richards Bay, with cargo moved between the ports of Panama City, Florida; Eydehavn, Norway; and Takoradi, Ghana.
“Due to the high amount of cargo units, crews had to overcome very tight stowage with precise positioning … This was particularly the case for the 500-tonne carousel on deck, which needed to be stored in a specific position to cover all supporting girders of the hatch cover to ensure sufficient load spreading,” said Tom Kroeger, project engineer at Hansa.
Based in Hamburg, Germany, Hansa operates a fleet of 16 multipurpose heavy-lift vessels with lifting capacity of up to 1,400 tonnes.