Solis Marine Consultants on PSA Port Machinery Equipment Relocation between Singapore Terminals – Heavy Lift News
30 Jan 2020

Solis Marine Consultants on PSA Port Machinery Equipment Relocation between Singapore Terminals

Over the last few months of 2019 Solis Marine Consultants (SMC) and Solis Marine Engineering (SME) have assisted with guidance and supervision for the relocation of port machinery equipment between PSA’s Terminals in Singapore. The machinery has been moved due to the scaling down of PSA Singapore’s Keppel Terminal and to increase the capacity and container handling capabilities at Pasir Panjang Terminals. The project consisted of a total of 16 units Rubber Tyre Gantry Cranes (RTGC’s) and 12 units Quay Cranes (QC) which were required to be relocated nearly fully assembled, allowing a minimum required time frame for reinstatement before container handling operations could be resumed at their new locations.

The services provided by Solis Marine included the verification of strength and stability calculations, to review and advise on the procedures provided and to attend on-site to oversee the loading, sea fastening and unloading operations as required by the insurance underwriters.

Challenges of the project included the individual weight of the quay cranes of up to 2050 tonnes each, transportation heights in excess of 85 metres above the vessel’s steel loading deck, overhang in excess of 42 metres at the vessel’s port side, and overhang of up to 83 metres at the starboard side of the performing heavy lift vessel.

Solis Marine commends everyone involved in this project on a job well done. The successful relocation of the port machinery would not have been possible without the efforts and close teamwork of the dedicated professionals involved.

Project duration:

  • 08 October 2019 to 04January 2020

Machinery equipment moved between PSA Singapore’s terminal

  • Sixteen units Rubber Tyre Gantry Cranes (RTGC)
    • From Keppel Terminal to the new locations at Pasir Panjang Terminals
  • Six units Quay Cranes (QC)
    • From Keppel Terminal to the new location at Pasir Panjang Terminals
  • Six units Quay Cranes (QC)
    • To the new location within Pasir Panjang Terminals
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Source Solis Marine Consultants

 

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