Watch this: Inter Pipeline lifts record-setting petrochemical vessel into place

The massive vessel that set road move records in Alberta earlier this year was lifted into place on Tuesday at the Heartland Petrochemical Complex near Edmonton.

The propylene-propane splitter was installed using one of the largest cranes in the world, a 430-foot, 1,600-tonne Mammoet ring crane.

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The splitter weighs over 800 tonnes and is approximately the length of a CFL football field.

The vessel was heaviest-ever load on Alberta highways when it was transported from the Dacro Industries shop to the site in January 2019.

The $3.5-billion Heartland Petrochemical Complex will process Alberta propane into polypropylene pellets, which are used to manufacture a wide range of goods including Canadian currency, medical products, automotive parts, food storage containers, and apparel.

The project has up to $200 million in committed future royalty credits from the Government of Alberta.

Photo and video courtesy of Inter Pipeline. 

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