​The P2-Class vesselHHL Lagosdelivered four reactors and two barges for the Achinsk Refinery Plant, discharged in the port of Dudinka in north-central Russia, in the middle of July.

At the beginning of JuneHHL Lagosloaded the reactors, one weighing 1306 mts, and three weighing between 364 mts and 609 mts at Porto Marghera, Italy, and the barges, each weighing 610 mts, at the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Lifting units with a weight close to maximum lifting capacity are always a challenge,” said Joerg Roehl, CCO at HANSA HEAVY LIFT. “And in this case, the reactors had to be safely discharged onto barges at Dudinka. We are being asked by our customers to carry ever heavier cargoes, and so it is a challenge that we are well prepared for. We have the right fleet and we have an in-house engineering team with the right expertise.”

HHL Lagos, one of HANSA HEAVY LIFT’sE3 ice-class P-2 vessels, equipped with two 700 mts cranes combinable to 1400 mts, overcame heavy ice conditions at the approach to the Yenisey River leading into Dudinka.

“Russia is an important and developing market for us,” said Rohl. “There is lots going on and we expect to see more industrial developments which our fleet will be ideally placed to handle.”