Heavy Transport

FESCO moves nuclear submarine parts


PRESS RELEASE – Under a state contract, FESCO has moved nine multisectional blocks of nuclear-powered submarines and a tanker from Kamchatka Territory to a decommissioning site in Primorye Territory.

FESCO provided the full range of logistics services to the client, including transportation and towing. “Transportation of these items was a unique technological operation – 3rd generation blocks of three, four and five sections and the tanker were all transported at the same time”, the company says.

Fesco chartered a semi-submersible vessel to execute the contract. Together with its partners, the shipping company developed deck preparations and lodgment constructions for each item considering its technical characteristics. Over 300 pre-set elements and special mountings were installed at the vessel. The preparation lasted 10 days and took place in Shanghai under the control of FESCO and government experts.

After the preparation works were carried out, the vessel left the port of Shanghai and was headed to the Kamchatka Territory. Four tugs were simultaneously used for loading and transporting the blocks and the tanker to the destination point in Primorye Territory. Total transport time was 22 days.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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