MV RollDock Sea recently performed the first of a minimum of four voyages from Monfalcone, Italy to Rotterdam, The Netherlands carrying 2 Topside Lifting System (TLS) beams.
The beams are destined to be installed onboard the new Allseas pipelaying and platform installation / decommissioning vessel “Pieter Schelte”, recently built in Korea. Each beam is 65m x 6m x 7m, and has a weight of approximately 1,300 mt.
The beams were loaded onto and discharged from the ship by means of Ro-Ro – providing a perfect example of the flexibility of the RollDock vessels. The multi-position decks and adjustable ramp heights allowed the RollDock Sea to compensate for the different quay heights in the loading and discharging ports.