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Roll-Lift concludes work on Elba Island

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Roll-Lift USA has announced that its activities on Elba Island have come to an end.

After working for more than two years on the expansion of the LNG plant at the Elba Island Project in Savannah, Georgia, US, the last equipment was removed in mid-January 2019.

Roll-Lift USA overcame many obstacles to safely and successfully execute all activities.

The first challenge to overcome was the low weight limit and deteriorating condition of the only access bridge on to the island. This posed a huge problem for the delivery of the 9300 poles and 71 process/pipe rack modules. The solution was to barge the modules from the offsite fabrication facility located 10 miles away along the Savannah River to the project site. 68 SPMTs and 72 lines of axle trailers were used to roll the modules on to the 25 barges at the fabrication yard, and used again to roll off at the project site.

The company also experienced poor ground conditions at the project roll off location. Roll-Lift designed, in house, the 85 ft RoRo ramps used to bridge over the poor ground and still maintain the capacity required to handle the loads imposed.

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