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Red Box executes complex NSR move

AqualisBraemar LOC (ABL) have featured in an article in Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International, regarding Red Box’s ‘pioneering’ first rig transportation via the Northern Sea Route (‘NSR’) – a 7,900 nautical mile transit from Grenaa Havn, Denmark, to Qingdao, China, carrying the 11,000 tonne jack-up accommodation rig ‘ATLANTIC AMSTERDAM’.

“The voyage, as well as the operation itself, has once again highlighted the importance of NSR as a compelling economic alternative to the Suez Canal or around the Cape of Good Hope.”

Chris Muilwijk, Red Box Chief Financial Officer

ABL are named in the article as Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) on the rig transportation:

“Since we were expecting to encounter significant ice fields along the route, we incorporated a number of different stability and risk scenarios in our preliminary discussions with the marine warranty surveyors from AqualisBraemar LOC.”

Christ Muilwijk, Red Box

ABL’s history with the Northern Sea Route

ABL acted as MWS for the marine transportation operations of modularised cargo and other project cargo for onshore construction project – the Yamal LNG onshore terminal, Russia.

As part of the project, ABL reviewed and approved procedures for the pioneering 1st transportation of modularised cargo via the NSR in winter time, further supporting with on-board attendance for the duration of the voyage.

Read about our work on Yamal LNG here.

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