Following an international tendering call made by Electrogas Malta Limited, our company was awarded the tender for the design and built of LNG gangway and pedestal mounted crane on the offshore jetty at new Delimara Power Station. The gangway was to be set up to give access to the Floating Storage Unit which was to be berthed in Delimara to service the new Power Station.
We had engaged MICS Malta Limited to engineer the gangway, which consisted in a 25-meter-high steel structure with a hydraulically operated passarelle. All works, including electrical fittings were designed to the highest standards and matched all safety protocols required in an LNG terminal.
Apart from the gangway, a 20-meter-high pedestal crane had to be designed, fitted and commissioned by our company on the offshore jetty. The purpose of this crane was to allow the handling of materials from land directly onto the floating storage unit. The marine crane was purchased from Holland, shipped to Malta, and fitted on the pedestal.
The main challenges of this project were the fitting of these big structures and machinery from the
seaside point. The operation was more complex as we had to coordinate our works with those of another Greek contractor who at the same time was doing the pipe works and mechanical fittings on the offshore jetty. To facilitate these works we had used a large barge measuring 90 meters in length and on which we had mounted our 200-ton crane required for our works.
All above structures were fabricated and assembled by our company. All our works were duly certified by an IACS firm (international association of classification society) and completed to the best of standards and to the full satisfaction of our client.
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