Electrogas Malta Ltd – Design and Built of LNG Gangway and Pedestal Mounted Crane on Offshore Jetty

Electrogas Malta Ltd – Design and Built of LNG Gangway and Pedestal Mounted Crane on Offshore Jetty
Start Date
Finish Date
Client
Project Value
2016
2018
Electrogas Malta Limited
€ 1,500,000
Description

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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Enemalta plc – Tender for the Dismantling and Demolition of Marsa Power Station

Enemalta plc – Tender for the Dismantling and Demolition of Marsa Power Station
Start Date
Finish Date
Client
Project Value
2015
2017
Enemalta plc
€ 6,500,000
Description

This is one of the most important projects carried out by our Group on a national level. Following several years of news related to the closure of Marsa Power Station, our Company Salv. Bezzina & Sons Ltd was the main contractor winning an international call for tenders. The project was of national importance given the environmental impact of the project and the extensive coverage given by the local media on this project.

Ironically, our Company founder Salvatore Bezzina, together with his sons Anthony and Victor were the main contractors setting up the Marsa Power Station way back in the 1960/70s. They had effectively dismantled the power plant in the UK and eventually assembled and commissioned it in Malta.

This dismantling project involved the removal of circa 18,000 tons of steel, aluminium and other material, the excavation of circa 300,000m3 of in earth waste and the disposal of several tons of contaminated and hazardous waste generated by the same Power Station in Marsa. Several high steel structures were carefully dispatched and carted away following a rigorous waste separation process. To cover this process Bezzina Group abided by the strictest of standards and necessary permits.

The most prominent landmarks from this power plant were the removal of 3 in number 45-meter concrete chimneys and the removal of 1 in number 75-meter steel chimney, which had originally been erected by our Company way back in 1985. The iconic 90-meter concrete chimney had to be demolished in one whole. This operation was the first one of its kind in Malta and it was aired live on national TV as the local government’s main promise to shift to greener energy. The whole process was a complete success, and this project is marked as one of our main achievements as a Group.

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Malta Freeport Terminal Ltd – Erection and Maintenance of Freeport Equipment

Malta Freeport Terminal Ltd – Erection and Maintenance of Freeport Equipment
Start Date
Finish Date
Client
Project Value
1995
2005
Malta Freeport Terminals Ltd.
€ 6,000,000
Description

Between 1995 and 2005, Malta Freeport Terminals Limited invested heavily in port related equipment and machinery. Our company was engaged to carry out several engineering and construction works during the same period.

In the beginning we were commissioned to erect 13 Rubber Tired Gantries (RTGs) and 6 Quay Cranes (QCs). Given the size of the project entrusted to us, the Group had decided to buy a 400-ton crane that would support the required works and complete our fleet. At the time, the crane was the largest of its sort in in Malta.

During these years, Malta Freeport entrusted us with the maintenance and repairs of the same and this because we had extensive knowledge in this sector. Some of the repairs (which included mechanical and electrical overhauls, blasting and painting) were carried out at a yard within the Terminal. This required the shifting of quay side rails from the jetty to the working area at the yard and the towing of quay side cranes using our heavy trucks.

Over more recent years larger vessels started calling at Malta Freeport who in turn continued to invest in its terminal. An international tendering call was issued for the revamping and upgrade of the quay side cranes. Our company was successful in getting this tender, together with OMG of Italy. The tender involved the revamp of 2 quay side cranes by increasing the height of the cranes by 6 meters and increasing the height of the boom by another 6 meters. This operation was engineered and certified complete by the original designers of the crane and was carried out to the satisfaction of the client. This kind of intervention to a quay side crane had never been done before internationally and we pride ourselves of the great job done on this project. We had done similar jobs though in Italy, Spain, and Algeria.

Recently Malta Freeport Terminals Limited decided to purchase readily erected quay side cranes from ZPMC of China and we were involved in all the commissioning of this machinery. This also paved the way for the removal of the original quay side cranes, which were then dismantled and carted away by our company.

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