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Huge Heavy Lift Project Wraps up in Colombia

Posted by March 26, 2015

  • Mammoet crane at Reficar Refinery, Cartagena, Colombia (Photo: Mammoet)
  • Component offloaded from barge at site (Photo: Mammoet)

Mammoet concludes multi-year heavy lifting and transport project for refinery in Cartagena, Colombia

Mammoet USA informs it has completed a heavy lifting and transport project at the largest refinery in Colombia, the Reficar Refinery.
Mammoet was contracted to assist in the modernization and expansion of the refinery in 2011. The scope of lifting and transport services for this project was large and diverse with more than 1,000 lifts and moves with 150 of the lifts weighing 100 tons or more. Mammoet served as a key contractor, handling all overland transport, inland shipping and on-site lifting.
At the peak of the project, Mammoet provided more than 121 cranes ranging in capacity from 18 to 1,350 tons. Other equipment included 154 axle lines of Self Propelled Modular Trailers (SPMTs), 48 lines of conventional modular trailers and a 900-ton gantry lift system.
A special safety-training program was set up for the local staff, and a dedicated maintenance shop was constructed to service the vast amount of equipment on-site. More than 150 Mammoet professionals worked for three years to complete the project.
Commissioning is currently ongoing, and start-up is scheduled for 2015.

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