Berard wraps up a couple of oversized cargo projects

Berard wraps up a couple of oversized cargo projects

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Oversized cargo transport specialist Berard completed a couple of showreel projects utilising its specialised equipment. The first job entailed loading out massive topside decks, with the second one concerning the transport of a package boiler. 

The company was assigned to load out two topside decks for a South Texas fabricator. To lift and transport the enormous 2,213 and 2,480-ton decks through the fabricator’s yard to the bulkhead for load out, a total of 116 axle lines of self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) were used.

A 90-degree turn was initiated to orient the decks for roll-on, Berard said in its On The Move magazine.A set of ramps were constructed to provide support for the ground and facilitate the movement of Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMTs) to the deck level of the barge. The ballast operations were initiated, and the team slowly transferred the decks from the ground to the deck barge and placed them in the final position. The team was able to complete this task in just three days, which put the client ahead of schedule.

Berard wraps up a couple of oversized cargo projects
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On a separate occasion, Berard was entrusted with delivering a package boiler from the manufacturer in Lincoln, Nebraska to the LSU campus in Baton Rouge.

“The purple and gold accented boiler was a part of the LSU ‘Powerhouse’ cogeneration renovation project, which supplies power and steam to the campus,” Berard said.

The team utilized their 13-axle TrailKing steerable lowboy to transport the cargo to Baton Rouge, covering a distance of 1,600 miles. The trailer, measuring 152 feet (46.3 meters) in total length, was chosen for its ability to manoeuvre efficiently, particularly when passing through the historic oak trees on the LSU campus.

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Berard wraps up a couple of oversized cargo projects