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Heavies send the buoys round

[ November 2, 2021   //   ]

Heavylift shipping line AAL’s 31,000dwt AAL Kobe has moved two 340-tonne single-point mooring (SPM) buoys from Jebel Ali to an offshore anchorage in the Persian on behalf of DHL Industrial Projects

They will will be used to offload gas and liquid products from tankers.

As well as an extremely tight delivery schedule and offshore wind and visibility considerations at the offshore discharge point, the shape and size of the cargo posed load-spreading challenges for AAL’s engineering team in planning safe stowage on the vessel’s 3,000 square metre weather deck space.

Temporary platforms were designed and constructed for the buoys to sit on, comprising 750mm thick tweendeck panels, additional heavy load platforms and wooden blocks.