Last weekend Kanon has pulled off something that is quite exceptional.
During the second quarter of last year KLE received an exceptional request from one of the biggest oil terminals, based in Rotterdam. The oil terminal in the largest Port of Europe has ordered four 20” Marine loading arms with Hydraulic QCDC.
The specialty of this order was that we had to supply these four loading arms completely mounted on a skid, so it could be placed in one go on the jetty. This to avoid additional downtime of their jetty, by being able to supply it as a “plug and play” solution.
This 200 tons weighing structure was built up at the old RDM location and had to be shipped to the final destination, on a pontoon. There it goes.
After many hours of drawing, testing, practise and preparations, the moment was finally there. Many factors, like weather conditions, the speed of the wind and the sea level could cause delay at final placement of the skid. After a moment of patience, the Dutch weather allowed the team to proceed.
This extraordinarily project shows exactly what Kanon Loading Equipment will do for their customers, what we are capable of and that we are always willing to test our limits or even go beyond them.