Tugboat Launch – North Kingstown RI
Completion Date: 2006
Total Project Value: Confidential
Relevant Project Features:
- Determined Safe Jacking Loads
- Determined Safe Transport Loads
- Prepared Jacking and Transport Technical Memorandum
RT Group, Inc. (RTG) was retained by MAMMOET to determine the safe jacking loads for the proposed loadout of the 1,600 ton ATB Tugboat the “Freeport”. RTG also evaluated the safe transport loads for moving the Freeport on wheeled transporters across land and onto a floating barge.
RTG developed specific recommendations regarding the load distribution systems and the safe jacking loads that could be applied on the existing concrete pavement. RTG also provided recommendations for the Tugboat transporter arrangement, ramp arrangement, and the general transporter route.
RTG worked closely with MAMMOET during the evaluation of the safe jacking and transport loads, and developed plans that utilized MAMMOET’s existing equipment and materials. RTG also prepared a Technical Memorandum for the Tugboat Owner, US Ship, and their Insurance Carrier, which was required before the loadout could begin.
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