Successful relocation of 16 RTGs and 12 QCs completed under guidance and supervision of Solis Marine
Solis Marine Consultants and Solis Marine Engineering have successfully assisted with guidance and supervision for the relocation of port machinery equipment between PSA’s terminals in Singapore.
The machinery has been moved due to the scaling down of PSA Singapore’s Keppel Terminal and to increase the capacity and container handling capabilities at Pasir Panjang Terminals.
The project duration was October 8 2019 to January 4 2020.
A total of 16 Rubber Tyre Gantry Cranes (RTGCs) and 12 Quay Cranes (QC) were required to be relocated nearly fully assembled, allowing a minimum required time frame for reinstatement before container handling operations could be resumed at their new locations.
The services provided by Solis Marine included the verification of strength and stability calculations, to review and advise on the procedures provided and to attend on-site to oversee the loading, sea fastening and unloading operations as required by the insurance underwriters.
The challenges of the project included the individual weight of the quay cranes of up to 2,050 tonnes each, transportation heights in excess of 85 metres above the vessel’s steel loading deck, overhang in excess of 42 metres at the vessel’s port side and an overhang of up to 83 metres at the starboard side of the performing heavy lift vessel.
Solis Marine consultant and master mariner Sjoerd A Blomsma said: “Solis Marine commends everyone involved in this project on a job well done. The successful relocation of the port machinery would not have been possible without the efforts and close teamwork of the dedicated professionals involved.”
Machinery equipment moved between PSA Singapore’s terminals
• Sixteen units Rubber Tyre Gantry Cranes (RTGC) from Keppel Terminal to the new locations at Pasir Panjang Terminals
• Six units Quay Cranes (QC) from Keppel Terminal to the new location at Pasir Panjang Terminals
• Six units Quay Cranes (QC) to the new location within Pasir Panjang Terminals
“When our subcontractor, Satomas Pte. Ltd., engaged a consultant to provide advice on all loading and unloading activities, we were sceptical at the new introduction as we had never worked with Solis Marine Consultants before. After the first few load-outs, we were then confident of Solis Marine representatives whose exemplary manner had shown professionalism in both marine and port deliveries and, providing the right person for us. Above the busy schedule, Solis Marine Consultant, Mr Sjoerd Blomsma had helped us oversee the relocation project and provided timely advice for the project completion. His advice and methods, including assistance with unforeseen issues has helped us to reach our target and to complete the project within the expected time frame. We were captured with his pleasant demeanour and personality and ZPMC SEA Pte Ltd looks forward to have Solis Marine involved in our future mega yards projects.”