When time is short, take it to the skies
When time is of the essence, taking the project cargo to the skies often becomes the sole option. Trans Global Projects was recently faced with a request to urgently move directional drilling tools to a client’s site in remote northern Zimbabwe.
Tools needed to reach the site to meet a critical spud date at an oil and gas drill site. TGP turned to its units, Natco and TGP UK to create a multimodal, cross-continent and cross-border routing to enable the cargo to be transported from its point of origin in Germany to meet the fixed deadline in Zimbabwe.
The tools weighing around 21 tonnes were first trucked to Luxemburg Airport, where it was loaded into a Cargolux nose-door freighter for its flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. Upon touchdown in Jo’burg, the tools will embark on the second, more challenging leg of their journey.
The Natco team have arranged for onward transportation of the tools to Zimbabwe’s Caborra Bassa Basin, where the client, Invictus Energy, is involved in a project exploring oil and gas. The overland journey of more than 1,400 kilometres will take five days to complete, and most importantly, the tools will arrive in good time to meet the spud date of the well.