Bolloré Logistics Japan completes shipments of LPG tank modules


Bolloré Logistics has completed two shipments of LPG tank modules for Japanese firm Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI). The first module (Propane) weighed 535 tons and was 57 m long, 19 m wide and 11 m high. The second module (Butane) weighted 484 tons and was 53 m long, 23.5 m wide and 11.5 m high.

Bolloré Logistics (formerly known as SDV) has been performing “Integrated Freight Forwarding Services” for the construction of Ichthys LNG onshore facility on account of JKC (a consortium of JGC, KBR & Chiyoda) since 2012, and Bolloré Logistics Japan (previously called “SAGA Japan”) has worked with the KHI and Laing O’Rourke consortium on the Project since 2013.

KHI’s scope of work on the Ichthys Project Onshore LNG Facilities, together with their consortium partner Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd., consisted of the construction of four cryogenic tanks (two LNG tanks with 165,000 cu m capacity each and two LPG tanks – one Propane tank with 85,000 cu m capacity and one Butane tank with 60,000 cu m capacity) to store the LNG/LPG produced by the plant before they are loaded onto LNG/LPG carriers.

In addition to the transportation of all the materials for the construction of those tanks, which was performed by Bolloré Logistics Japan, the company assisted with the transportation of large prefabricated modules to be attached to the top of the tanks.

Both modules were picked up at the Batam, Indonesia, fabrication yard using Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMT), with two files of SPMT of 24 and 32 axle lines; loaded onto barge by Roll On method; and stowed and lashed on the barge. The barge sailed to the module offloading facility at the construction site in Darwin, Australia, towed by a tug. At the facility, the modules were similarly discharged with SPMT using Roll-Off method.

Source: Bolloré Logistics

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