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.

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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