The North Deck: seaside platform modules for Burj Al Arab Lodge
January 2016 | Rauma/Finland – Dubai/United Arab Emirates
A new milestone project in major lift shipping: SAL transported more than 3500 tons of major cargo from Finland to Dubai. And executed its largest lifts ever.
It is the third tallest hotel in the earth, positioned on an synthetic island, it has 202 bedroom suites with a measurement of up to 780 sq. meters and owns a helideck – the Burj Al Arab in Dubai. The earth renowned hotel scales up its exceptional seaside peninsula and SAL Large Raise was assigned to transport the new luxurious platform building. SAL loaded the cargo on to the deck of its major lift vessel MV Svenja more than Christmas and New Year in Finland beneath harsh operating problems in temperatures down to minus 28 levels Celsius.
SAL’s largest lift ever.
The shipment consisted of six seaside platform modules with dimensions ranging from 52 x 42 meters to seventy nine x 36 meters for each piece. On top of that, the cargo included a single link ramp and 24 business cabanas. “In conditions of dimension these are the largest items, SAL has ever lifted”, clarifies Tilo Klappenbach, Task Engineer at SAL. “The primary obstacle was to handle the massive cargo overhang to portside, aft deck and starboard as very well as the higher stacking.” A very well-engineered structural reinforcement of vessel and cargo was demanded to realize ample power of the vessel.
Protected and productive shipping.
Furthermore it was not attainable to put a single platform part instantly on to the other. So the layers have been resting on a huge range of metal and wood supports. To prevent the risk of wave slamming towards the cargo SAL established a wave restriction for the transport as very well. Immediately after 22 times on sea MV Svenja arrived in Dubai on 30 January 2016, exactly where the cargo was discharged on to barges. “Our 183 sort is the fantastic vessel to meet up with these kinds of difficult project requirements. SAL is pretty pleased to contribute to the projects achievement.”, states Klappenbach.