In January 2021, Martin Bencher Group successfully delivered a Rougher Back Up Roll. Cargo arrived from Japan and Martin Bencher Finland handled the local transportation. Cargo was transported from the southern to the northern part of Finland. The Rougher Back Up Roll weighed 86,35 tons and in total 29,839 cbm was transported.
Martin Bencher Germany and Martin Bencher Singapore transported 2 diesel engines and 2 alternators back in September. Cargo was collected by coaster, discharged directly from coaster to heavy lift vessel, and part chartered from Germany to Singapore. In Singapore cargo was direct discharged from heavy lift vessel to barge and hereby delivered to shipyard.
Martin Bencher has handled the transport of a scrubber from Malaysia to Thailand. The measure of the scrubber was 13 m x 6.7 m x 6.7 m and it weighed 15 tonnes.
The scrubber was transported to the port in Malaysia, where the unit was stored for over a month, awaiting site readiness..
Thereafter, the scrubber was loaded onto a breakbulk vessel for transportation to Thailand. Martin Bencher has handled the Customs clearance and the 11 km road transportation from port to the project site.
For the road transportation in Thailand, Martin Bencher had to raise phone lines and overhead signs to make sure the scrubber was able to pass. The unit was loaded on a dropdeck trailer.
In October 2018, Martin Bencher UAE, and our offices in Singapore and Vietnam completed the transportation of a jack up drilling rig from Vietnam to United Arab Emirates.
The jack up drilling rig is the heaviest unit moved in the Martin Bencher history with a transit weight at 16,160 tons. The overall length of the jack up drilling rig was 93 meters, it had a breadth hull at 66.5 meters, and a leg length at 148 meters.
Martin Bencher has completed a shipment from Malaysia to Thailand.
Martin Bencher was responsible for the loading, stowage, sea fastening and off-loading of project equipment.
The cargo shipped was four flexible reels:
- 2 flexible reels (one at 140 ton and 9.6m diameter, and one at 100 ton and 8.6m diameter). :
- 2 empty reels (both 40 toon each and 8.6m diameter).
July 2018, Martin Bencher handled two Knuckle Boom Cranes and 20 packages of accessories including 2 x 80 MT wire rolls.
The cranes and the packages were transported overseas from Poland to Florida.
Martin Bencher arranged positioning of the cranes at quay side with floating crane and the ocean freight from Poland to Florida. In Florida, Martin Bencher also did the discharging of the cranes directly to a platform supply vessel.
The two cranes were 33,083 x 9,565 x 11,398 meters and weighed 257 tons each.
Martin Bencher transported two shipments of FPSO topside power modules. They were shipped via barge.
Batch #1: 2 x power modules - Total GW: 3,045 tons (approx. 1,500 tons each module) / 17,781.49 M3.
Batch #2: 2 x exhaust stacks + 2 x pipe spools – Total GW: 511 tons (approx. 255 tons / 28 meters height for each stack) / 10,877.00 M3.
In 2015, we hit a milestone - the largest project in the company’s history.
One part of the project was to transport evaporators from China to Indonesia. The evaporators were a total of 58 packages, 34,000 m3, and 4,400 tons, including 9 heavy pieces (200 tons – 465 tons each). Weight of the heaviest item was 465 ton. Dimensions of the longest item was 26.00 x 10.60 x 10.20 m. Its weight was 420 tons. Dimensions of the highest item was 20.25 x 10.80 x 11.35 m. Its weight was 210 tons.
In spring 2018, Martin Bencher delivered equipment for a Paper Mill from South China to a place deep inside Siberia, Russia.
The biggest units were four Heat Body units measuring 16m x 4,55m x 4,6m – each 56 tons.
In total, Martin Bencher transported more than 10000 CBM of cargo, using barges, ships, trucks, ships, and rail.
The project was successfully executed and delivered under extreme weather conditions, with a temperature difference of 70 Celsius degrees from the warm factory in China to the cold site in Russia.
Martin Bencher shipped the transition pieces for the ARKONA Offshore Wind Farm on behalf of manufacturer Bladt Industries A/S from Denmark to Germany. Martin Bencher was responsible for the ocean transport and project management. Martin Bencher engineered, produced and installed a special sea-fastening system in the ocean-going vessel.
All 60 x 300 ton transition pieces were transported in upright position.
Martin Bencher delivered full QHSE package complying with the high standards for the project and the offshore industry.
Martin Bencher is proud to have been chosen as a main transport contractor to a Danish prototype project for the Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Envision Energy.
The project has involved competences of Martin Bencher going from transport- and packaging advisory and consultancy; loading supervision at factories in China for castings and tower parts, to transport planning and port operations in Denmark.
The Nacelle, which in the transport configuration weighs around 220,000 kg with dimensions of 13.1 meter long x 6.0 meter wide and 7.9 meter high, has been build-up in Denmark as a prototype Proof of Concept turbine by the Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Envision Energy, who has a Global Innovation Centre located in Silkeborg, Denmark.
From February to September 2016, Martin Bencher delivered project management, HSSE management, site management as well as project transport from Vietnam to Belgium for the Bligh Bank Phase II project. Martin Bencher was also responsible for the build-up and running of the site at Marshalling Harbor, Belgium.
The project consisted of 50 Transition pieces, 50 External platforms, 1 TP offshore high voltage station, and 1 Girder. In total, approx. 60.000 cbm.
TP dims: 19.900 x 6.262 x 6.658 mm / 146,44 ton
EP dims: 11.606 x 7.940 x 5.466 mm / 19,85 ton
OHVS dims: 19.330 x 8.410 x 7.670 mm / 225,40 ton
Girder dims: 17.720 x 15.650 x 4.700 mm / 145,10 ton
At the busiest time in Marshalling Harbor, there were up to 65 workers on the jobsite. More than 1200 HSSE inductions were performed, more than 200 toolbox meetings were organized, more than 170 inspections were done, and approx. 2000 pages of documentation were filed.
Martin Bencher transported 156 blades to Brazil. They were divided in 5 lots:
24 blades from India to Brazil
24 blades from India to Brazil
21 blades from USA to Brazil
45 blades from China to Brazil
42 blades from India to Brazil
Dimensions: approx. 49 meter per blade.
These pictures are from the first lot going out of India.
September 2019, Martin Bencher Sweden transported a 152 tons transformer from Italy to Stockholm. The transport measuring total 30 x 3,9 x 5,6m and weighing 212 tons had to be trucked through urban environments before reaching the substation.
Martin Bencher’s scope included discharge from ocean vessel, transport on inland water ways, discharge to trailer with floating crane, road transport and unloading by jacking and skidding.
In August 2018, Martin Bencher finished the delivery of a 110 MW Power Plant in Chihuahua. In total, 5700 CBM of cargo and 189 containers were delivered. The breakbulk cargo included 12 x 20V34 SG gensets weighing 140 tons each.
Martin Benchers scope of work did also include setting the gensets onto foundation and the entire operation took 32 days for the 12 gensets. All cargo was unloaded at port in Mexico and transported to the site by truck. In total, 293 truckloads were used.
The transportation of the gensets to the site took in average six days with a journey of around 1600 km and it was performed in two convoys with six trailers each convoy. Our Project Manager was on site during the entire gensets delivery.
The project was successfully completed within scope in terms of price and time. We thank you Wärtsilä for their corporation and trust in Martin Bencher as partner for this project.
Martin Bencher handled the logistics of the NordLink Project from Sweden to Ertsmyra in Vest-Agder, Norway. The NordLink Interconnector is the +/- 515 kV – 1400 megawatt – DC power transmission link from Norway to Germany.
Martin Bencher transported 7 transformers in 4 lots and additional cargo to final alignment on foundation at site. The 7 transformers were successfully deliver during Q2 and Q3, 2017. The weight of each unit was 225 tons.
The transformers were loaded onto coaster vessel at Norrköping Port, Sweden and discharged by floating crane. The final transport from port up to site was done by girder frame – 74 km across the beautiful landscape of Norway. Ending with alignment by jack and skidding at Ertsmyra site.
In 2018, Martin Bencher transported 10 engines from Europe to two different project sites in North America.
Each engine weighed 290 tons and measured 14 x 4 x 6 metres. In total 10,000 tons were transported plus 100 containers.
The engines were transported to a local harbour in the Northern USA, and it took more than a year to get acceptance from US Customs of the ship and cargo. Before the operation, surveys of the bottom at the sea were done, and due to shallow water, a mooring arrangement with spacer barges were necessary to unload the engines successfully.
Martin Bencher Finland was in charge of the project, co-operating with Martin Bencher Shanghai and Martin Bencher Germany.
The shipment consisted of:
5 pcs Conveyor; dims 2,310 x 436 x 240 cm 64 tons each
5 pcs Hopper; dims 1,630 x 360 x 420 cm 42 tons each
1 pce Lifting kit
1 pce Hopper lifting beams
12 x 40´SOC units
Total volume for the shipment 616,957 kgs and 2,983.39 cbm
Martin Bencher Germany, supported by other MB offices and partners around the World, handled a multi-origin project for a customer in the mining industry in 2015/2016.
Places of loading: Germany, Finland, UAE, South Africa, Australia, China, England, France, and Saudi Arabia.
Destination: A zinc mine in Africa.
Cargo volume: More than 6000 cbm of breakbulk cargo, more than 600 containers – and lots of airfreight.
November 2018, Martin Bencher handled a transport from Poland to GMP container terminal in Le Havre, France.
Cargo was 12 fully erected straddle carriers type ESC 450 – each measured 11,05 x 5,18 x 16,46 m and weighed 74,4 tons. Moreover, cargo included 2 pallets with accessories.
In total, 14 units were transported with a total weight of 893,2 tons, 11.307,10 cbm.
Martin Bencher transported two offshore knuckle boom cranes from Europe to Asia.
This first offshore knuckle boom crane was loaded at Hjelset, Norway, and was further transferred to Molde port, Norway by floating crane with cargo on the hook.
The knuckle boom crane was transported via Rotterdam with a final destination in Singapore.
Dimensions of the knuckle boom crane: length 3,930 cm, width 1,330 cm, and height 1,250 cm. The total weight was 612,249 kgs.
In 2017, Martin Bencher was awarded a contract to transport 2 x tugs from Turkey to Australia, which also included the additional scope for the design and fabrication of transport cradles as well as their disposal after the voyage was completed.
Each of the tugs had dimensions of 29 x 14 x 24 m and a weight of 680 tons.
In 2014, Martin Bencher shipped 1 Yacht from Hamburg, Germany via Hong Kong to Sanya, China. The yacth was wrapped in shrink foil for safety. A Martin Bencher employee accompanied the yacht throughout the shipment.
The yacht (XP-50) was 1560 x 450 x 470 cm and weighed 14,700 kgs.
The mast for the yacht was 2470 x 40 x 40 cm and weighed 610 kgs. It was forewarded on the ships' gangway.
The volume of the shipment was 333.89cbm.
In September 2016, Martin Bencher transported an X6 yacht from the Netherlands to Palma.
It was transported fully-rigged - from water to water. The yacht was top-lifted with mast and keel, which means that there was no need for slings.
The yacht is approx. 35 m tall and 20 m long. It weighs approx. 30 metric tons.
In 2019, Martin Bencher shipped over 17500 metric tons of wind turbine components from New Orleans to Fulton, Illinois – via the Mississippi river.
5 vessels with 17,500 Metric Tons was discharged straight into awaiting hopper barges in New Orleans.327 components were offloaded into our yard per our engineered lift plan, including nacelles, hubs, fibers, and tower sections. With 24/7 security at our secluded distribution site, the components would be safe and secure.
Finally, each component would be loaded as needed to outbound trucks for short final mile delivery.