Transport of Two Heat Exchangers from Italy to Scotland

Altius organized and implemented the onshore and offshore shipment of two Heat Exchangers plus accessories from the OVS Vertova manufacturing plant in Northern Italy to the Ineos Refinery located in Grangemouth, Scotland.

The cargo consisted of two main units weighing 122 tons each, over 22 meters long x 3.35 wide x 3.50 tall, transported from Vertova to Valdaro (Mantova) river port and then loaded onto the barge due to the convoys' weight and dimensions restrictions and the hindrances which partially prevented on-carriage to the Marghera load port.

The convoys en route from Vertova to Mantova encountered several maneuvering difficulties on account of narrow and winding mountain roads due precisely to the total convoys' length of over 30 meters.

Once the cargo was loaded by a gantry crane onto a barge at Valdaro, after two days of river navigation it reached Marghera where it was loaded by 2×150 tons of each ship's gear onto m/v "Atlantic Dawn" to sail to Grangemouth, UK port of discharge.

Liner discharge and on-carriage by a Scheuerle Kamag K25 trailer, a special semi-trailer used over the road and then as a self-propelled, in order to position both exchangers to jobsite inside the Ineos Refinery in Grangemouth, was carried out promptly and smoothly to the satisfaction of all concerned parties.