Sarens Assembles the Biggest Cutter Ladder Ever Built by Royal IHC
Sarens assembled sections of the cutter ladder built by Royal
IHC and will perform the load-out by the end of the year
Sarens assembled sections of the cutter ladder built by Royal IHC and will perform the load-out by the end of the year
July 2018: Royal IHC, the provider of equipment, vessels and services for the offshore, dredging and wet mining markets, is assembling one of its biggest cutter ladder for ship Spartacus. In the assembly phase, the cutter ladder will be ready for load-out and transport around the end of the year.
Sarens was commissioned by Royal IHC as a heavy lifting and specialised transport partner for the project. Sarens will be responsible for:
- Transport and installation of several sections of the Cutter ladder part of the ship Spartacus
- Temporary stooling for the construction of the Cutter ladder
- Transport of the complete Cutter ladder and delivery to the ship Spartacus
To undertake the project, Sarens deployed different configurations of Kamag K24 as it has the required capacity and precision of steering. The details of the equipment deployed are:
- Stooling for the construction of the Cutter ladder: 250T of steel- stools-bracings
- Section transport: 2 x 10-axles + 2 x (2 x 6-axles), barges, mobile cranes
- Complete transport of Cutter ladder (begin 2019): 2 x 42-axles
During the construction phase Sarens custom built several stooling parts. Through a combination of engineering and construction/production of the parts, our team successfully assisted in the building-up of the cutter ladder.
Next task was the transport of the sections and their assembly. Our engineering team worked meticulously to plan the transport of the sections. The drawings had to be altered every time the client increased the weight of the cutter ladder, which led to a total increase of 200T above the initially planned weight.
Once the drawings were ready, Sarens had to load 3 sections of the Cutterladder in one tide on the barge. Our Kamag K24 steered in the four sections
- Section 100 (214T)
- Section 110 (142T)
- Section 120 (150T)
- Section 130 (150T)
Precision of steering of the K24 was superb and all sections were brought perfectly in place and were loaded onto the barge in a week.
Project manager, Willem Ditmer says, "This type of job fits like a glove to Sarens, supporting our customer from A to Z, giving them the best solution, from temporary stooling for construction until the complete delivery of the Cutter ladder to its ship."
The cutter ladder will be loaded-out and transported the ship Spartacus by the end of the year. Stay tuned for the next update!