The people at Allways come from an extensive commercial shipping background having engaged in all manner of containerised, break bulk and project shipping.
One of our more challenging jobs has been to manage the movement of a 25mt built up azimuth drive from Cape Lambert to Perth and eventually on to Canada. The piece is a significant component in the drive system of many tugs. Having arrived in Perth on specialised road transport the unit was partly dismantled and packaged to make it safe for shipping from Fremantle to Vancouver by sea in a 40’ open top container. Shipping the unit in a container presented an opportunity to not only open up the range of shipping options but also contributed to a more satisfactory financial result for the owner.
Constraints for brownfield developments can often appear to be insurmountable. Through collaboration with clients the team at BigLift were able to overcome the fact that there were no heavy lift vessels capable of providing the required outreach and lifting height for the positioning of key infrastructure on a wharf in Port Hedland. The solution was to design and develop a fly jib capable of being fitted to an existing vessel’s crane to meet the limiting criteria. This was the first time a fly jib had been adapted for use on a dedicated heavy lift ship.
Through experience gained in handling large modules with varying centres of gravity the team at BigLift designed and developed a synchronised hydraulic cargo levelling system now commonly referred to as the Synchoist. This innovation has yielded significant improvements in productivity and accuracy for the handling of asymmetric modules.
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