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New process vessel for Robinson refinery

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According to Marathon Petroleum Corp., a new process vessel has arrived safely at the Robinson refinery.

The transportation journey began in Oklahoma, USA, where a custom engineered 24 axle dolly system was created. With the trailer, the vessel was 300 ft long, 25 ft wide and weighed more than 800 000 lbs. After travelling 32 miles, the vessel was loaded onto a barge at the Port of Catoosa in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where it sailed 946 miles to Mt. Vernon, Indiana USA. The vessel proceeded 156 miles to its final destination in Robinson, Illinois. Through its journey, the oversize vessel gained attention from spectators and media.

The refinery worked with a transport company, planning for more than six months in advance of the move. The company co-ordinated with 50 different utility companies and dozens of federal, state and local agencies along the route to secure the successful journey.

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