Largest cargo into Turkey
By Laura Hatton17 December 2013
Transport company Hareket Heavy Lifting and Project Transportation has transported 11 reactor and coke drum units from Japan to Turkey.
The units weighed between 260 tonnes and 918 tonnes each and are to date the largest load to travel into Turkey. The units were for the Tüpraş Resid Upgrading Project.
The units were loaded onto 20 axle lines of 4-file self propelled Goldhofer PST/SL-E, 16 axle lines of Goldhofer THP/SL 4-file and 24 axle lines of THP/SL 2 trailers.
The units first travelled from Japan by vessels to the port of Derince. On arrival the units were placed into storage before being loaded once again onto a barge for the next section of the journey. For this part the heavy loads were reloaded onto the SPMT and trailers and moved onto the barge one by one.
From the port of Derince the units were towed by barge to the port of Tüpraş where they were driven off the barges and moved to the assembly area where they were later installed into place using 1,350 tonne capacity Liebherr LR 11350 and 600 tonne capacity Demag CC 2800-1 lattice boom crawler cranes, a company spokesperson said.