Over the last two years, Lift and Shift, an Apurva Natvar Parikh
Group, was planning and preparing for executing transport and
load out of 20 modules comprising of deck, building modules,
bridges, jackets, tripod, process and technical platforms.
Each module had its own intricacy and challenge as these were some
of the biggest, heaviest and longest jobs ever fabricated in India and to
be transported by any Indian company.
The process started in 2008
when LNT was awarded the order
to rebuild Mumbai High North Offshore
Platform. Lift and Shift based
on the study of engineering drawings
and requirements placed
order for new axles, ballast pumps
to be in available by early 2011.
The engineering drawings were
planned in line with engineering
requirements for transports of the
largest module that would require
During January 2012, five of the biggest and the largest modules
weighing between 3,300 tons and 4,500 tons were transported from the
fabrication yard to the jetty and loaded out on barges by rolling on the
jobs with the rising tide. The most challenging being that the load outs of
some of these modules was to be executed during night hours which
requires more safety check which was due to the tidal restriction in the
Hazira channel. These load outs were executed both along the length
and width of the barge at LNT jetties. Each barge selected for load outs
was studied, meticulously planned and prepared for load outs following
the stringiest of norms, safety and precision.
The entire load outs were executed over a period of 75 days and the
total weight of all structures being 40,000 tons comprising 20 modules.