Lithuania's record road transport completed

Lithuania’s record road transport completed

Photo: Petrofac

Lithuania’s road transport record has been broken by the R-1001 reactor that was moved from the Port of Klaipeda to the Mažeikiai Refinery. The 145-kilometre journey was completed by Mammoet.

Engineered by Petrofac and manufactured in Italy, the giant reactor weighs around 1500 tons. R-1001 was lifted from the ship at the port city of Klaipėda. The cargo weighs about 2,200 tons with the vehicle and reaches 93 metres in length. It then set off at night, minimising disruption to local traffic.

The project will expand the existing 40-year-old refinery complex as ORLEN Lietuva invests to meet requirements for cleaner fuels, while also improving the operational and carbon efficiency of the plant.

Mažeikiai Refinery modernisation project in Lithuania aims to expand the existing 40-year-old refinery complex to meet requirements for cleaner fuels, while also improving the operational and carbon efficiency of the plant.

The scope of work completed by Petrofac encompasses mainly greenfield EPC development, with some brownfield modifications, as well as Front End Engineering Design (FEED) of relevant utilities and offsites.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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Lithuania's record road transport completed

Lithuania’s record road transport completed

Photo: Petrofac