World’s largest mobile substation transported by Höegh Target

World’s largest mobile substation transported by Höegh Target

Photo courtesy of Roger Duran GrüningerHoegh Autoliners/ Roger Duran Grüninger

The Höegh Target loaded 3 mobile substations to be transported from the Port of Antwerp,in Belgium, to the Port of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

The project cargo was loaded for transport last Sunday, on behalf of clients Ilomar Agencies, C.H. Robinson Europe and Saudi Electricity Company. The mobile substation, by OEM Pauwels Transformers, weighed 179 metric tons and is the world’s largest. This is also the heaviest cargo ever to be transported on a Höegh Autoliners RoRo vessel. This is not the first time Höegh Autoliners have transported project cargo.

The cargo was loaded aboard the ro-ro vessel Höegh Target, which sails under the Norwegian flag. Built in 2015, the vessel measures 199.9 metres in length and 40.8 metres in breadth. It has a gross tonnage of 22,068 metric tonnes, with a ramp capacity of 375 metric tons. The vessel is now nearing the Suez canal.

Author: Emma Dailey

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