Linde, located at Jurong Island, Singapore is currently undergoing a series of projects to integrate a new complex within its existing facility. As such, Mammoet was hired to lift and install over a hundred components for the plant’s gasification facility upgrade.
The items to be installed included pipe racks, rotating equipment (turbines, generators), e-containers, columns and reactors. Overall, Mammoet employed a range of equipment to support this facility upgrade, including a CC8800-1 Boom Booster, CC2800-1, CKE2500 and 110 Mobile crane, besides SPMTs, plus jacking and skidding systems.
Firstly, the team installed the main substation via a complex rigging method. Setup of this method took the team an entire day before installation of the main substation took place.
18 axle-lines of double-wide SPMTs were then used for transportation of multiple cranes on the Jurong Island highway. The APAC regional team then assembled the CC8800-1 with Boom Booster using the assistance of a Demag specialist – this being a first such deployment for the region. The CC8800-1 with Boom Booster was then used install the 800-tonne methanol wash column before jacking and skidding of the condenser unit took place.
Despite a shortage of manpower due to COVID-19 restrictions, the team overcame this challenge and successfully delivered all required work safely. Moreover, the team executed several activities at the same time to complete the job most efficiently.
There was daily and occasionally hourly planning to ensure maximum productivity by the team. Mammoet colleagues ensured time and cost savings for the client using the Boom Booster kit enhancement instead of employing a gantry system, which would have required more time and cost for mobilisation.
Mammoet’s extensive expertise in engineering know-how allows the team to provide solutions to the client for every challenge. Our global network also allows equipment to be mobilised for the client when required. “Linde highly values Mammoet’s professional and problem-solving working style, and the flexible collaboration within the teams,” comments Florian Paech, Site Director for Linde Engineering.
Mammoet’s commitment for this facility upgrade spans over a year, from 2021 to 2022.