Weighing, transportation and load-out of a turret mooring system, Malaysia
ALE has successfully completed the weighing, transportation and load-out of a turret mooring system, weighing 3,702t, in Johor, Malaysia.
ALE was contracted for the weighing, transportation and load-out of the system as part of a project to transfer the turret to South Korea.
The weighing was carried out using 176 axle lines of SPMT, which had four sets of hydraulic suspension.
ALE installed two manometer gauges on each set of suspension to increase the accuracy of the readings. The centre of gravity was also determined.
The turret support structure, weighing 1,265t, and the SAS gantry, weighing 330t, were transported by SPMT from the fabrication workshop to the assembly area.
There was limited space available during the transportation, which involved 90 degree turns in narrow areas.
The turret support structure, SAS gantry and turret head were assembled before being loaded-out onto a barge.
Following the load-out, the structure was transported to South Korea for the final installation onto the main hull of a ship.
The project was completed in nine months.