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Megaton Moves

Moving a 3000T weighing tunnel drilling head on a film of air.

Megaton moves
Megaton moves

750T LNG (large liquid natural gas) tank sections are being transported on a floating barge from the facility building across the bay to the customer's main facility for installation into new LNG tankers. A pallet on air cushions supports the tank section.

Air cushions easily move megaton tank section
Air cushions easily move megaton tank section

Maneuver of a 2.200T naval vessel: transfer from production to the floating dock using 42 air casters type Super 60.

The air bearings enable to rotate 90°

Weighing 2.800 ton the concrete caissons used to be fabricated next to a sea wall and lifted by a floating crane when completed. Through the air casters the costumer was now able to fabricate 9 caissons in the same space previously limited to 3 caissons. When fabrication of a caisson is complete, the air cushions are moved under a caisson pulling it into position near the sea wall, end to end, in a line across the bay creating an atificial sea wall for a new harbour. 

2800T caisson floating on air cushions
Megaton moves