Fracht FWO Polska transports gas turbine from France to Poland

Fracht FWO Polska, the Warsaw branch of the Swiss transportation and logistics group Fracht, handled the transportation of a 384-ton gas turbine from France to Poland.

Measuring 11 metres long, 5.10 metres wide and 5.2 metres high, the turbine was manufactured in Belfort, France, for the Dolna Odra project. Owned and operated by PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna, a subsidiary of state-run Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE), it involves the conversion of a coal-fired power station in the Western Pomerania region of Poland, into a 1.4GW combined-cycle gas-fired power plant.

The turbine was transported aboard the Bonvent cargo barge, measuring 70 metres in length and 7 metres in width. It was transported on inland waterways, from the French port of Neuf Brisach in Colmar, near the German border, to Nowy Czarnów, in northwestern Poland.

After reloading from the barge to SPMT, the Fracht FWO Dolna Odra Project Team delivered the turbine to the machine room of the newly built power plant block, where it was placed on the foundation, with lifting assistance from Mammoet.

Author: Emma Dailey

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