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The challenge of relocating cranes in PSA Singapore

The downsizing of one of PSA Singapore’s older facilities – Keppel Terminal – has resulted in a complex logistical operation to relocate yard and quay cranes to the newer Pasir Panjang Terminal.

Over the last few months of 2019 Solis Marine Consultants (SMC) and Solis Marine Engineering (SME) assisted in the relocation of 16 units Rubber Tyre Gantry (RTG) cranes and 12 quay cranes from Keppel Terminal to Pasir Panjang Terminal.jiPyj9aw.jpeg

As a consultant on the project 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.

Solis Marine said challenges of the project included the individual weight of the quay cranes of up to 2,050 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.

Performed in two phases the project took from 8 October 2019 through to 4 January this year.

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