Rohe Solutions chose ConFoot container legs for their LNG tank container handling operations.
Rohe Solutions, a Finnish company, is a joint venture between Hamina Energy and Alexela Energy, which sells natural gas and liquefied natural gas. Offering LNG services based on the needs of industry, heavy cargo transport and seafaring, ranging from LNG deliveries to turnkey solutions, Rohe works with the best in business in each field of industry.
Hamina Energy and Alexela, operating together as Hamina LNG Ltd, are the forces behind the Hamina LNG Terminal joint venture, a 30 000 cubic meter LNG storage tank being built at the Port of Hamina, Finland. As building is progressing according to schedule, the Terminal will be finished in the beginning of August 2020, and the commercial operations will commence in the beginning of 2021.
Rohe Solutions provides LNG for the needs of industry in the township of Lieksa.
LNG is brought to the plant in separate tank containers on trailers and the containers are placed on ConFoot container legs to wait for being used.
There are two 45 cubic meter tanks present at the same time while a third tank is being filled.
The use of ConFoot container legs requires a very low level of investment, and with the container legs the LNG tank containers operate also as a logistical solution.
Mika Simola, Technical Manager of Rohe Solutions:
‘The starting point of the solution planning was to eliminate all separate container handling methods – e.g. reach stackers – from the container unloading area. These would have been expensive investments, and they would have required a large operational area compared with the container handling method chosen.
Working in the LNG container unloading area is now very flexible and can take place without any intermediate steps when a new container is brought to the area.
We have used ConFoot container legs for over a year now, and they have proven to be an effective and cost-efficient solution.’
ConFoot designs and manufactures patented, detachable shipping container legs that require only one person for operation.
With each leg weighing under 25 kilos, ConFoot container legs are lightweight, low-cost and have a long lifespan.
ConFoot container legs are the only portable container handling solution in the world.
The new ConFoot CF model with a capacity of 34 tons was introduced in the summer of 2019, offering extended range of use for tank container operators in particular.