Megalift recently moved two 31m-tall ship-unloaders within an industrial port located along the Straits of Melaka in Malaysia.
“This was a highly critical job that not only required engineering expertise, we would not have successfully executed it without a team of experienced personnel,” explained Megalift’s Ms Atikah.
“While the travelling distance was not very far, the coastal setting posed a considerably high risk with strong and unpredictable winds. Given the height of the cargo, it was also challenging to adjust their centre of gravity.
“From jacking up the cargo, moving along the trajectory and jacking it down at its final position, we had to take regular intervals to ensure the cargo’s stability and to wait for gushes of winds to pass.”
One unit, a mechanical ship-unloader measured 12m x 4.6m x 31m, and weighed 253t. The other unit, a pneumatic unloader, measured 7.6m x 4.6m x 31m, and weighed 135t.