Quick lift turnaround by Shepherd Offshore Group at Neptune Energy Park
Shepherd Offshore Group lifted a 365-tonne reel onto a vessel for the Belgian Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group, with only one day of turnaround time.
The reel was lifted by a dockside crawler crane, which itself was first tracked into position on the heavy load-out plinth of Neptune Energy Park, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The Shepherd Offshore Group Hotworks team then completed reel-to-cradle works before the loadout.
The cargo was loaded onto the general cargo vessel, the Wilson Ruhr, berthed at Shepherd Offshore Group’s Neptune Energy Park. Sailing under the flag of Barbados, the Wilson Ruhr measures 78.08 metres in length and 9.48 metres in width. It has a gross tonnage of 1,169 tonnes. The vessel proceeded to sail to the Port of Grimsby, in the Humber estuary, before heading for the North Sea.