JasProjects Canada arranged the transport of two Iso-max reactors – each 314 metric tons – for SNC Lavalin, Sarnia-Canada with assistance of JasProjects in Japan and China. The shipment, which started in Hitachi/Moji-Japan and then lead via Colombia, the Panama Canal and Texas to the final destination Come-By-Chance / Newfoundland – Canada, took 63 days.
Facts: At the best of times, working in Newfoundland presents a challenge to everyone who thinks this idyllic setting located in the far North East of Canada would do no harm to anyone. Don’t be fooled. Discharging 2 expensive heavy lift reactors during the harsh winter month at a remote and private jetty in the middle of No-where with temperatures of minus 10 -15 Celsius is pushing the envelope.
Restricted access due to rock formation below the water surface, shallow water depth and potential ice-conditions, limited mobility and strict technical adherence to handling specifications, required a project solution carefully researched and calculated prior to project execution to this private tug jetty.
Only a handful of very specialized and technically suitable heavy lift vessels could meet those requirements. In the end: M/V BBC Austria, a vessel only 119 meters long, 9.80 meters draft fully laden, equipped with 2 x 250 MT hydraulic ships cranes which can reach out 16 meter, was chartered for this operation.
JasProjects was awarded this contract because they have demonstrated to the client prompt technical and commercial expertise with a project team who got involved over and above the intended scope of service.
Conclusion: On January 9th & 10th 2012, we have witnessed the safe discharge operation of both reactors, and delivered safely both reactors, on time-on budget and to the complete satisfaction of the client.