Megalift moves 82-tonne pressure vessel in Malaysia
PRESS RELEASE – Megalift has transported an oversized oil and gas pressure vessel from the fabricator’s yard in Kemaman in the state of Terengganu to Petronas’s chemical plant in Gebeng in the state of Pahang, covering a distance of more than 70 kilometres.
The load weighed 82 tonnes and measured 27.30 x 5.82 x 6.18 metres. “The road journey took two full days with another day to lift and position the cargo onto its foundation. Due to the height of the cargo, we had to take a detour instead of a direct route to avoid overhead bridges”, a spokesperson at Megalift says.
The trailer moved along narrow passageways, trudged through villages and small towns before cruising along the coastal road to arrive at the chemical plant.
“The height also meant we needed to lift and push up many overhead cables – at least 100 of them along the route. This obviously caused a significant slowdown in travel speed as well as massive obstructions and road congestion. We wish to give big thanks to the traffic authority for coordinating and diverting road users to keep everything in order”, the spokesperson added.
Whilst the cargo was being transported, another team of Megalift was stationed in Petronas’s chemical plant to perform the ground preparation work including removal of fences and laying down of steel ramps and plates. On arrival, the 82-tonne pressure vessel was lifted and placed onto its foundation using a 500-tonne crane.