2 Subsea Trees

Tuscor Lloyds (UK) Ltd has just completed a Breakbulk project shipment consisting of 2 Subsea Trees with a combined weight of 67.9 tonnes from Tilbury to Damietta.

Tuscor Lloyds has recently undertaken a break bulk shipment of 2 Subsea Trees, used to monitor and control the flow into or out of oil and gas wells. The units are a complicated system of valves, vents and measuring instruments providing functions such as chemical injection, pressure relief and monitoring of temperature, corrosion, erosion and flow rate etc. Whilst being constructed from steel and having a heavy duty purpose, it was essential that the delicate measuring equipment was not damaged during the loading process.

Seeing the Wood for the Trees

Once at the port the subsea trees where craned into position on the vessel. Due to the dimensions of the subsea trees, the first unit measured 49.3m x 35.6m x 28.5m and weighed 35 tonnes, the second measured 45.3m x 43m x 27.2m and weighed 32.9 tonnes.  It was necessary to arrange for them to be loaded across three flat rack platforms and secured using heavy duty chains and cables. No problems were encountered during loading and securing and the shipment was delivered to Damietta without a hitch.

“Tuscor Lloyds excel in shipping for the Subsea Industry, due to extensive experience in break bulk shipments, we are nearly always able to secure space on container vessels rather than chartering dedicated vessels which can add unnecessary costs.” says Gary Atkins of Tuscor Lloyds UK.

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