NTG Air & Ocean is a new member in Denmark and Norway. Their Danish offices are in Copenhagen and Kolding and Norwegian offices in Kristiansund and Oslo. The company have a focus on project transport services and have had success in handling projects for a wide range of industries.

“NTG has many years of experience in project transport and we use that local knowledge and experience every day. We are experts at finding untraditional solutions which is exactly what is needed in project transport. We are big but never too big to loose flexibility or focus on even the smallest detail and by constantly working with tight deadlines, we are also used to reacting quickly.

Our project transport services include oversized & heavy cargo, breakbulk, RORO, vessel & air chartering, turnkey solutions, heavy lifting, hazardous goods, planning, loading & unloading, surveying, customs clearance, surveillance & reporting, securing, packaging and documentation.”

“We look forward to proving ourselves as a trustworthy partner for PCN members.”

A recent project handled by the specialised NTG team involved a transformer shipped by a part-charter vessel from Naples in Italy to Hvide Sande in Denmark, before onward transportation to it’s final destination at an energy field in Søndervig. See the gallery below for photos.

The transformer weighed 167tn with dimensions of 830 x 330 x 450cm. NTG handled the whole job including, not only transporting the main transformer, but also hiring specialised gear and manpower for the installation work at the site, along with moving urgently needed anti-vibration pads on a dedicated truck from Italy to ensure the timely installation in Denmark.

Thomas Scherling Hermann (Project Manager at NTG Denmark) explains; “The discharging port is very small and not equipped with suitable shore cranes, so for economical reasons, offloading had to take place by the vessel’s own gear and we planned to unload directly onto a specialised truck which was waiting at the quay to move the piece to its final destination. Unfortunately the vessel was delayed and unable to enter the port for almost one week due to bad weather. So to avoid truck demurrage charges, foundations were placed on the quay in order for the vessel to discharge on these, as quickly as possible, allowing the truck to be utilised elsewhere while waiting for the vessel to enter the port. When returning to collect the transformer, the truck simply drove the trailer below the two foundations, thereby loading the pieces without the need for vessel gear or external mobile cranes.”

Despite the challenges along the way, the job was completed and delivered in time to a very happy client and end user.

Also photographed in the gallery below are some recent projects from NTG Norway who have a long experience in successfully dealing with specialised cargo for oil & gas projects. The projects, which resulted in very pleased clients, include:

  • Movement of a new BOP (Blow Out Preventer) from Louisiana in the USA to Bergen in Norway. The cargo consisted of 450tn in two pieces.
  • Heavy reels from Korea and Malaysia to Norway for the offshore market (from 50-119tn each).