Lamprell PUQ deck breaks Guinness World Records for heaviest load

Lamprell CEO Jim Moffat  Guinness World Records adjudicator Samer Khallouf - EDITLamprell CEO Jim Moffat is awarded the official certificate from UAE Guinness World Records adjudicator Samer Khallouf.Lamprell is celebrating after breaking the Guinness World Records for the ‘heaviest load moved by self-propelled modular trailers (SPMTs)’ for its 13,191.98 mt PUQ deck commissioned by Nexen Petroleum UK

The oil and gas construction and engineering group were officially awarded the certificate by UAE Guinness World Records adjudicator Samer Khallouf at a presentation event held in Dubai on 22 April.

Lamprell CEO Jim Moffat said, “This has been an incredible development for Lamprell over the last two years. It has very much put us in the world’s spotlight and I think the performance of the project is something that we will be proud of for many years to come. The world record is the icing on the cake.”

The PUQ deck, which measures 98.5m in length by 46m in width and 58.8m in height, needed a total of 512 axels on SPMTs to perform the load-out.

The structure weighs almost three times that of the previous record, which was achieved by Saudi Arabia’s Almajdouie Logistics Company with a load of 4,891 mt in January 2012.

Lamprell PUQ deck Guinnes World Records - EDITThe PUQ deck weighs 13,191.98 mt and is almost 100m long.

During the event, Lamprell awarded officials from Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA), DP World, and heavy transportation and lifting contractors ALE for their support in carrying out the project.

“I want to thank Nexen for their confidence in us, to thank ALE, JAFZA, and DP World for all their support in performing this operating and, of course most of all, I’d like to thank my own team,” added Moffat.

The deck is currently on route to the Golden Eagle Area Development (GEAD), 70km offshore Aberdeen in the North Sea, after Nexen contracted Lamprell to build two decks for the project back in 2011. 

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Moffat highlighted the fact that in processing both the wellhead and PUQ deck projects for Nexen Lamprell completed approximately 10mn man hours without a loss time incident.

“It is a truly world class statistic,” he commented. “We managed to complete the entire deck without causing a loss time incident which is a truly incredible feat and is something I and my entire team are incredibly proud of.”

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