AAL moves generators for Siemens
PRESS RELEASE – AAL Shipping ahs transported two 350-tonne Siemens generators for gas-fired power plants in Europe and Iraq. The units were built at Siemens energy hub in North Carolina in the US.
From Siemens manufacturing Site in Charlotte, North Carolina, the generators were first transported to the Norfolk International Terminals in Virginia, where they were loaded onto the heavy-lift vessel AAL Singapore and shipped to the power plants in Europe and Iraq, which will both have a power output of 840 MW and cost about 340 million dollars to build.
En route to discharging the second unit in the Port of Umm Qasr in Iraq, the AAL Singapore called Hamburg to load an additional steam turbine weighing 317 mt for the same power plant in Maysan.
The cargo was carried on AAL new major shipping line connecting the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. “This trade is growing in importance for AAL and in May and June alone, we operated 12 multipurpose sailings calling US ports, with more planned in July”, comments general manager Eike Muentz of AAL Europe.
He added: “This frequency of large tonnage into the region is offering the US multipurpose market much needed support during this challenging time and providing shippers trading in the region with flexibility and economies of scale – no matter how small or large their cargo might be.”