New Heavy Weight Record for Jumbo


Jumbo Kinetic has just lifted a giant 1,929 tonne Wash Tower, the heaviest cargo ever lifted by Jumbo

“At Jumbo, we enjoy pioneering solutions, and the team gets very excited when we can rise to a new challenge. This project allowed us to do just that! Samsung Engineering booked Jumbo to transport an ultra-heavy Wash Tower and 4 columns, including transport saddles, for the JUPC project in Saudi Arabia,” the company said.

The specialised Jumbo team handled the safe loading, sea fastening, and transportation of the 4 columns from Zhangjiagang, China and the Wash tower from Pyeongtaek, Korea to Jubail in Saudi Arabia.

The Wash Tower weighs 1,929 tonnes with dimensions of: L 101.1 m x W 10.8 m x H 11.4 m and was lifted by our fitted cranes in a dual lift.

“Our Jumbo Kinetic then set sail towards Jubail, where she discharged the cargo safely onto the quayside,” the company added.

Jumbo Reliability – Smart Shipping

Inventive yet safe and efficient ways to ship and install cargoes of all shapes and sizes are engineered on a daily basis by the Jumbo team. For this project engineers and port captains worked closely with clients to create a highly customised solution. The added complexity of the ultra-heavy cargo meant that smart and accurate logistical planning and engineering were essential.

The Jumbo Kinetic is from the K-class family, fitted with two 1,500t cranes with a combined lift capacity of 3,000t. Being the biggest heavy-lift vessel in its class, the cranes give a larger outreach than vessels with less lifting capacity.

Sea News, August 8

Baibhav Mishra
Author: Baibhav Mishra