Transportation of four giant LNG tank modules via NSR region

Cargo description: Four LNG tank modules and equipment, main platform measuring 42 m in length x 25 m in width x almost 20 m in height and weighing 730 mt.
POL: Kaliningrad, Russia
POD: Sabetta, Russia
Vessel name: HHL Fremantle
Vessel type: P2-1400
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Transportation of four giant LNG tank modules via NSR region

Challenges:

  • Out-of-gauge dimensions requiring 3D lifting simulations to ensure a safe swing between HHL Fremantle's crane columns
  • Ship’s structure had to be reinforced to create additional resting areas as cargo base did not fit on weather deck
  • Draft restrictions at POL
  • Extreme temperatures at -35C, high humidity and polar night conditions in the POD
  • Navigation of NSR region outside summer navigation period required crew’s fullest attention and detailed planning
  • Use of nuclear ice breakers in NSR region