Heavy lifts at Caribbean refinery

26 March 2019


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries recently contracted Mammoet to transport and install 120 pressure vessels and modules for the construction of Caribbean Gas Chemical Limited (CGCL) Methanol and DME Plant in southern Trinidad and Tobago’s Union Industrial Estate, La Brea.

Following its completion, the facility is expected to produce one million tons of methanol and 20,000USt of dimethyl ether per year, supplying next-generation

clean energy and significantly contributing to the local economy.

Over the course of one year, the major cargo was received in a total of 22 shipments. Mammoet’s scope included port handling activities, inland transport coordination and the customs clearance process inclusive of the 120 modularized vessel cargoes.

Using up to 96 axle-lines of SPMT, the cargo was temporarily staged and then transported to site for final installation.

The heaviest vessel weighed in at 610USt and was tandem lifted by Mammoet’s CC8800-1 and CC2800-1, while the heaviest reformer weighed in at 1,240USt and was carefully set onto foundations by SPMTs.

In addition to the major items, Mammoet successfully completed the delivery of 561 containers and 200,000USt of general cargo from various ports in Trinidad and Tobago.