||NMT Projects was awarded this project by SBM Offshore in February 2013 for the transport of 2 Gas Compression skids for 164 and 147 mT each plus 2200 cbm of general cargo for the newbuild FPSO Cidade de Ilhabela.
Due to the very short window of 2 weeks for collection of the cargo and arrival of the vessel in Marina Di Carrara, NMT have made a very tight transportplan in order to ensure a timely delivery to the port. For the general cargo from Livorno, we successfully applied for road-permits for all 32 trucks within 1 week as most of the cargo was oversized. In order to maintain the schedule, we have placed a cargo surveyor at the collection points in order for ensure a smooth loading and departure of the trucks.
For the 2 Gas Compression units, a multi-axle hydraulic trailer was put in place for the transport from Massa to Marina Di Carrara.
During the loading of the vessel, we encountered 4 days of non-stop heavy rainfall. Although these conditions, we were able to load all cargo with a minimum delay. After loading, all cargo lashing and welding’s were checked and approved by NMT and SBM's Marine Warranty Surveyor. After the Certificate of Approval, vessels sailed to Rio de Janeiro were she arrived within the estimated schedule.