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Roll Group awarded contract for shipment of three boilers pertaining to the GCGV project

Roll Group has been awarded a contract by Fagioli and Macchi for the transportation of three large boilers for the Gulf Coast Growth Ventures project. Early involvement was key, says the Dutch heavy shipping specialist

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Presently the voyage from Porto Marghera (Italy) to Corpus Christi (USA) is scheduled to take place between August and September 2019. Each of the three boilers weigh in excess of 1000 tonnes.

"With a number of the world’s leading EPCs and fabricators being involved in this project, we’re keen to show our organisation’s engineering capabilities,’’ said Joschka Böddeling, Sales Manager Roll Group.


"We’re glad that we are able to make the difference with our assets, as well as our project management and engineering expertise. We started working on this project package from Q2 2017 onwards, so our early involvement really paid off.’’

Stowage plan for the Macchi boilers
Stowage plan for the Macchi boilers

Early involvement was one of the reasons why Macchi and its awarded freight forwarder Fagioli chose Roll Group as the preferred ocean transport provider. Böddeling remarks: "We were able to create solutions for the intended weight spreading system at short notice, which gave Macchi the opportunity to proceed with the fabrication of the boilers without delay. We are excited to work with Macchi again. In the last twelve months we executed a number of successful shipments for them.

"To optimize the transport of such large and valuable cargo, early involvement of companies like ours is vital.’’

How the loading and unloading will be performed, from a similar project
How the loading and unloading will be performed, from a similar project

The dimensions of the boilers to be transported in 2019 are all identical with a length of 30.30m, a width of 16.40m and a height of 22.70m. The modules will be rolled on board the RollDock vessel, after smaller equipment has been lifted into the hold.


After discharge, the boilers will be implemented in the plastics manufacturing facility of ExxonMobil and SABIC.


It is not the first time that Roll Group provides the sea transport of such heavy and large modules. Previously, the company participated in projects such as Chevron’s Gorgon Project, Novatek’s Yamal LNG and Shell’s Solvent Deasphalter (SDA).

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