The three mega reactors manufactured by the Heavy Equipment division of ATB Group – as the Brescia-based company leader in the design and production of equipment for the energy sector, operating in Porto Marghera for over forty years – left the Port of Venice for Thailand in recent hours.
ATB was chosen by the Samsung, Petrofac and Saipem consortium to supply equipment to Thailand's leading energy company.
ATB shall supply three pieces of equipment in all- stage reactors made of vanadium-modified CrMo steel. These are extraordinary equipment at all: their diameters range from 5.4 to 5.7 meters, weigh ranging from 880 to 1700 tons and lengths from 37 to 52 meters.The shipping marked a new record for the Venetian Port, after the reactors for Dangote (Nigeria) shipped in summer 2018.
ATB Group represents an excellence born in Lombardia – one of the greatest regions in the North of Italy, as a wide area where leading companies in the field of engineering and production of big components for energy industry are historically located – that chose the Port of Venice as the best hub to complete the production phase – indeed, ATB quarter in Venice is just 400 meters from the quay – besides for its logistics solutions and the shipping to major world markets.
The Port of Venice is among the most important European ports in project cargo handling and nowadays most relevant shipping companies in this field regularly call the Venetian hub.
Consolidated expertise and special know-how are among the assets that the Port of Venice has to offer: a network of terminal operators, carriers, forwarders and maritime agents specialized in project cargo logistic; loading wharfs with a capacity of up to 7 tons per square meter that can be significantly increased through plates and structures for load distributions where required.
The leading role of the Port of Venice rests on a number of competitive strengths that allow for handling large volumes of traffic while ensuring top-notch efficiency throughout the logistic chain.
"Once again it is the people who have made the difference: a cohesive and tight team and a supply chain that has worked perfectly" explains Luigi Redaelli, Managing Director of ATB Group's Heavy Equipment division. This goal is even more significant when contextualized in a difficult period for the industry in Northern Italy. "As a company we moved immediately to make employees and collaborators safe and protect their health – adds Redaelli – Despite the concerns of recent months, the will to do and do well prevailed among our people, to give value to our customer".
Boarding operations were carried out by the Multi Service terminal, as an historical partner of ATB Group in Venice; as a matter of fact the terminal is provided with a direct customs access with ATB for the entrance of this giant cargo to the port.