Roll Group helps NEM Energy move heavy cargo

By Ian Vallely23 January 2017

Roll-Lift used 72 axle lines of SPMTs to roll the boiler blocks and combustor units on board the Rol

Roll-Lift used 72 axle lines of SPMTs to roll the boiler blocks and combustor units on board the RollDock Sky

NEM Energy BV has awarded Roll Group the contract to transport two boiler blocks and two combustor units from Taiwan to Malaysia. The project allowed the Dutch specialized transport, cranes and heavy lift shipping group to combine its cpabilities for onshore and offshore work.

NEM Energy involved the Roll Group at an early stage. Its engineers worked with the NEM team to produce a precisely fitting sea fastening design which was integrated into the boiler block.

In total, Roll Group will transport two boiler blocks, each weighing nearly 2,000 tonnes, two combustor units, various air fan ducting structures and multiple steel frames. Because of the weight of the cargo, Roll Group engineers had to reinforce the loadout quay as in its original state the quay strength was insufficient to handle the load.

For this 150 steel beams were used to spread the load over a larger area. Roll-Lift used 72 axle lines of self propelled modular transporter (SPMT) to roll the boiler blocks and combustor units on board the RollDock Sky heavy lift ship. For the remainder of the cargo the company used the vessel’s own heavy lift cranes.

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