“At Jumbo, we enjoy pioneering solutions, and the team gets very excited when we can rise to a new challenge. This project allowed us to do just that! Samsung Engineering booked Jumbo to transport an ultra-heavy Wash Tower and 4 columns, including transport saddles, for the JUPC project in Saudi Arabia.”
The Wash Tower weighs 1,929 tonnes with dimensions of: L 101.1 m x W 10.8 m x H 11.4 m and was lifted by Jumbo fitted cranes in a dual lift.
Jumbo heavy-load carrier Jumbo Kinetic then set sail towards Jubail, where she discharged the cargo safely onto the quayside.
Jumbo Reliability – Smart Shipping. No Surprises.
Inventive yet safe and efficient ways to ship and install cargoes of all shapes and sizes are engineered on a daily basis by the Jumbo team. For this project Company’s engineers and port captains worked closely with Jumbo clients to create a highly customised solution. The added complexity of the ultra-heavy cargo meant that smart and accurate logistical planning and engineering were essential.
The Jumbo Kinetic is from the K-class family, fitted with two 1,500t cranes with a combined lift capacity of 3,000t. Being the biggest heavy-lift vessel in its class, the cranes give a larger outreach than vessels with less lifting capacity.