GEODIS transported out-of-gauge refinery modules for Kinetics Technology
July 10, 2017: The supply chain management company, Geodis, has transported oversized equipment for Kinetics Technology (KT). The Industrial Projects activity of managing out-of-gauge shipments for a major oil and gas project for the international process engineering contractor KT which is part of the Maire Tecnimont Group. And for the shipment Geodis had used multi-modal transport system.
This oil and gas sector project involve shipments of oversized columns from across Europe to the Lotos Refinery in Gdansk, Poland where they will be assembled. Geodis’ Industrial Projects team in Italy secured the contract for the project early this year and started operations in May. The final shipment which completes the project is scheduled for the summer.
“This was an excellent example of intermodal transport success, demonstrating close collaboration between our network of teams in Italy, Germany and Poland.” commented Geodis’ project manager, Mario Scannapieco.
The major component of the project was to move a 310-ton column which was transported by barge on the Ems River in Germany to Rotterdam. From there it was trans-shipped onto a coastal vessel, making its way to the refinery's jetty in Gdansk; here it was unloaded with the aid of a floating crane.
Further shipments by break-bulk vessels are now in progress. Three large columns originating in Northern Italy and Spain on arrival at the Port of Gdansk will be transferred to barges for on-carriage to the Lotos refinery