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The heaviest and largest thyssenkrupp ship unloader Jumbo has ever transported!

This Summer Jumbo’s Fairmaster transported a large thyssenkrupp ship unloader weighing almost 1800 tonnes from Szczecin, Poland to Limerick in Ireland. The ship unloader will facilitate the Aughinish Alumina facility to unload their ships at a faster rate and together with the current ship unloader give the required additional capacity.

Steffen Beiche, Head of Logistics of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG in Rohrbach, Germany says:
Very good and successful performance by Jumbo, resulting in a very tight and faithful cooperation between the Jumbo team and the team of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG, Rohrbach, Germany.”

Reducing shutdown time

Working together with thyssenkrupp, a system was designed to weld the ship unloader to the deck. Using this method instead of using sea fastening wires meant that several days in port were saved. This approach along with close cooperation between all parties involved reduced the shutdown time required at the Aughinish Jetty.

Lennard van Beek, Jumbo’s Vessel Manager for this project says “Working closely together with the manufacturer of the ship unloader in the preparation phase resulted in a smooth and efficient installation on site”

Jumbo makes light work of a heavy load!

Some great video footage of the loading was captured in Stettin as well as some powerful arrival and unloading photographs in Limerick.

Check out the media gallery at the top of this page for footage that makes it all look so easy.

The video shows the loading operation in Stettin and is courtesy of the Port of Szczecin.

What’s next for ship unloaders?

Jumbo has refitted the fly jib on board the Jumbo Javelin giving our crane an additional lifting height and thus allowing it to transport larger ship loaders/unloaders or multiple ship loaders/unloaders at a time.

Fly-Jib story

Earlier this year the Jumbo fly jib was installed again for some upcoming projects.
In 2014 we completed the installation of 80 transition piece foundations for the Butendiek Offshore Wind Park Development project using the 700t fly jib.

Follow our fly-jib on our latest news page as it travels the world lifting cargo to greater heights!

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