deugro recently shipped three heavy reactors for Bayernoil Raffineriegesellschaft mbH in Neustadt, Germany. The shipments encompassed reactors with a weight of up to 663 metric tonnes, one of the heaviest heavy loads that have ever been transported in Germany.In the first phase of this project in July 2020, the first (temporary) reactor with a size of 25.71 x 5.20 x 4.26 metres and a weight of 343 metric tonnes, was shipped from Koper, Slovenia to Kelheim, Germany. deugro Netherlands arranged for the loading of the reactor, the journey from the Port of Koper, Slovenia to the Port of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, and the onward voyage on a barge from Rotterdam to the Port of Kelheim, Germany, both on a 24/7 sailing basis.
In the second project phase in May 2021, the two further reactors were transported to Kelheim, including a 663-metric-tonne hydrocracking reactor measuring 32.76 x 6.57 x 6.61 m and a 597.6 metric-tonne hydrotreating reactor with dimensions of 29.73 x 6.38 x 6.33 meters.
“With a total volume of 3,192.368 cubic meters and a total weight of 1,603 metric tons, enormous time pressure for both phases, and one of the reactors being the heaviest heavy loads ever transported in Germany, this project was very complex and challenging, especially due to COVID-19 restrictions,” said Marco Lauwrier, Manager Projects, deugro Netherlands. “Surveyors from deugro and dteq were present at the loading, transshipment, and discharging ports.”