Stavanger, Norway - 1998
Equipment Used - special 400 ton capacity rollers with AccuRoll
Special Hilman Rollers were designed and manufactured for moving specially fabricated modules that were to be installed offshore, primarily for use as living quarters.
The modules, fabricated in Sweden, weighed up to 2,000 tons and had to be rolled into position for access by a barge crane. The actual moves were made in 1999.
Hilman designed a special 400-ton capacity roller with AccuRoll guidance on one side and a top plate that fit a keyed plate intended to mate with the mount locations on the modules. Twin I-beams were used as the rolling surface.
Because of the roller’s low coefficient of friction, approximately as low as 2%, the moves were made with ease and efficiency. The heaviest module was easily moved using only eight Hilman Rollers.
Hilman Rollers are low profile, high capacity moving devices that can be used to move a multitude of things. Ranging in size from small machinery to entire bridges, buildings and offshore oil rigs; Hilman Rollers have moved some of the largest objects in the world. Used as a temporary means for moving a heavy structure, repetitively in assembly line applications or as a permanent installation on board an oil-rig; Hilman Rollers are known throughout the world for their durability.