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SAL Heavy Lift completes contract for Ichthys LNG

LNG Industry,

SAL Heavy Lift has completed a series of shipments for the Ichthys LNG Project, near Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory.

SAL Heavy Lift was contracted by the project’s freight forwarder, SDV Asia, for five shipments performed on a consecutive basis from ports Sattahip, Masan, Busan and Shanghai.

Cranes and shipping

SAL’s type 176 MV REGINE with 2 x 700 t cranes (1400 t lift cap in tandem), and open hatch capability together with a third aft mount crane of 350 t lift cap was selected to carry out the task.

Among the items shipped were 2 x Acid Gas Removal units, each more than 800 t, and 2 x Radiant Convertor Modules both more than 25 m high, and weighing 217 t.

All shipments were discharged at the project’s Module Offloading Facility (MOF).

MV Regine loads a 768 t Acid Gas Removal unit in Masan.


“SDV has found that SAL’s pro-active approach and extremely competent crew has ensured all this important equipment has been delivered incident free and on a tight schedule,” commented Eric Mancini, SDV’s Project Manager. “SAL was commercially and operationally flexible in its approach to serving both SDV and the project.”

SAL Heavy Lift Singapore’s Managing Director, Justin Archard, added: “The working relationship between SDV Asia and its team of well-trained industry professionals together with SAL Heavy Lift’s client focused organisational approach has been extremely complimentary.

‘”We have achieved everything we set out to achieve in this project. We are proud to have partnered SDV Asia in this work scope and will reinvest the knowledge we have gained in the last six months back into the SAL organisation to continue to improve the quality of our service.”

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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