Sarens Loads-Out Two 8000t Cracking Furnace Modules in China
Sarens SPMTs and half-split SPMTs maneuvered the world’s biggest and heaviest cracking furnace module in the world at the Penglai Jutal Offshore Engineering Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. – PJOE Yard in Penglai, China.
The two furnace modules, based on modularisation design and construction, had to be transported and loaded-out at the PJOE Yard.
Each furnace module weighed 8000T and measured 57.9m x 42.5m x 49m. The weight of the cargo was a challenge and the equipment and project planning had to address the center of gravity of the modules.
Analysing the critical aspects of the modules the team decided to deploy for the first time the half-split SPMTs along with the regular SPMTs. The team used:
- 276 axle-lines
- 48 axle-lines type half-split
- 12 PPU’s
- Additional spare 6 axle-line along with 1 PPU
The equipment was mobilised to the site in 3 days using 60 trucks and assembled in 4 days in a limited space and tight time schedule.
Sarens Project Engineer, Yang Guangjuan says, “Finally we successfully completed the load-outs of the most critical furnace modules in this project. The team worked efficiently in planning, engineering, equipment preparation, and operation.”