Express Global Logistics (EXG) moved 31 pieces of heavy equipment for the Mega PX-PTA project at the Paradip Refinery in India.

The heaviest unit weighed 1,052 tonnes. (Photo: EXG)

The equipment was delivered in a narrow timeframe to meet the client’s timelines, achieving an turnaround time of 5 to 6 hours per piece.

This operation required 56 SPMT axle lines. (Photo: EXG)

The equipment, including the Isomar reactor, finishing columns, power transformer, gas compressor, and Xylene column, each weighing between 453 tonnes and 1,052 tonnes.

Among these critical units, the heaviest weighed 1,052 tonnes with dimensions of 74 metres in length, 9.5 metres in width, and 10.3 metres in height. The longest unit moved was 90 metres, weighed 544 tonnes and involved jacking the equipment onto self propelled modular transporter (SPMT).

This operation required 56 SPMT axle lines in various configurations, along with two power pack units.

in addition, four hydraulic jacks with a capacity of 181 tonnes each, coupled with power packs, were used to jack up the equipment to achieve the necessary axle insertion height.

EXG, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), used its own SPMT and hydraulic jacks, which significantly contributed to cost-effectiveness, the company said.


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