Mammoet tailors logistical solution for Uzbekistan’s power plant
The government of Uzbekistan has set out a goal to improve the efficiency and capacity of its power production. Mammoet has been tagged to provide a tailored logistical solutions for the transport of 35 out of gauge (OOG) components for a new 1.5 GW combined cycle gas-turbine (CCGT) power plant.
The project required precision planning, as the cargo, ranging from 130 tons to 517 tons, needed to be transported over 2,200 kilometres with multiple road restrictions en route.
Mammoet turns to specialist gear for the 517-ton gas turbines
Mammoet said that the most of the OOG items would be loaded straight from vessel to trailer and then driven to the site, directly from the port.
However, the five heaviest items which were the five 517-ton gas turbines, required a bit more attention. Moving them on the roads on trailers was not possible due to the load capacity of the majority of the existing bridges in Uzbekistan.
The team utilised a specialist piece of equipment, Mammoet’s AL600 Girder Frame, to distribute the weight of the cargo and safely transport the heavy loads to the project site.
Designed to transport the next generation of power equipment exceeding weights of 500 tons, the AL600 is a globally unique product in terms of design and capacity. It can transport heavy loads to remote locations with road restrictions, such as height, low bridges or, in this case, axle loadings – where a route or country’s legislation demand a need to spread heavier loads over more axles.
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Mammoet’s end-to-end logistics solution helped to ensure the successful transportation of heavy items to the construction site of the power plant in Uzbekistan.