392 mt CO2 removal system moved across China
deugro recently delivered a 392-metric ton CO2 removal system from Rizhao to the COSCO Shipyard Qidong, China. The heavy lift cargo delivery was completed for a major FPSO project on behalf of its client in the energy industry.
The journey began in Rizhao, China and ended at the COSCO Shipyard Qidong. It covered a domestic inland road journey of 10 kilometres and a barge journey of two days. Once the cargo reached the port, it was rolled onto the barge and secured for its further ocean journey to Brazil.
To overcome the logistical challenges posed by such a massive cargo, deugro deployed 36-axle line SPMTs. These transporters ensured the safe and successful pre-carriage of the CO2 removal system, maneuvering through a series of demanding obstacles along the way. They had to navigate six turns, lift traffic lights, and remove gates at the toll station. The execution required precise planning and meticulous attention to detail.
Prior to the operation, the deugro execution team carried out detailed route surveys and prepared comprehensive method statements to eliminate any uncertainties and ensure an uninterrupted focus on safety at all times. To meet the strict safety requirements, a marine warranty surveyor was present throughout the operation, overseeing compliance and effectively mitigating any risks.
“Collaboration between deugro’s Malaysia and China offices was the cornerstone of our success in this project. Together, we meticulously planned every step, leaving no stone unturned in the pursuit of excellence. Our teams worked in close coordination, conducting extensive route surveys and crafting comprehensive method statements. We left nothing to chance, ensuring that every aspect of this intricate operation was well thought out and accounted for,” said Roman Lorenzen, Branch Manager, deugro, Malaysia.
Qu Peng, Head of Area North China, deugro, “Confronting challenging weather head-on, deugro’s execution team navigated dynamic tidal windows at the wharf, requiring precise timing during the cargo roll-on operation. They tracked tidal patterns, optimizing their actions for favourable time slots. Furthermore, adverse windy weather conditions introduced an additional layer of complexity to the operation. To tackle this challenge, deugro’s execution team implemented supplementary safety measures and conducted meticulous checks on every lashing and securing element to fortify the cargo. This demonstrated the team’s resilience and resourcefulness, highlighting deugro’s unwavering commitment to their mission. Additionally, I would like to highlight the special contribution of Gauss Yan who was closely monitoring the whole process of this complex project, further emphasizing deugro’s strong dedication to project success.”