Worldwide Project Consortium

Indian heavy hydro power rotor units for Europe

Jun 18, 2021

Express Global Logistics (EXG), member to the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in India, delivered two rotor units weighing 80 ton each through a multi modal operation for an international manufacturing company specialising in hydro power equipment on Cost & Freight (CFR) basis.

The first rotor with dimensions 5.95 x 3.65 x 3.9 m was loaded from Nhava Sheva port, India to Trieste, Italy. The second rotor with dimensions 6.35 x 3.65 m x 3.9 m was loaded from Nhava Sheva port, India to Antwerp, Belgium.

A spokesperson for EXG states: “The scope of the project included transportation from the site, obtaining custom clearance at the port, ocean freight and port handling of the cargo. Considering each unit weighed 80 ton, it was not feasible for them to be loaded using gantry and shore cranes. We worked in close coordination with the shipping line and port officials to load the cargo using a floating crane.

We made it cost effective for the client by using break bulk on container vessels instead of conventional break bulk. It was challenging using a floating crane due to unfavourable wind and tide movements. Hence, precision was crucial to get the crane berthed alongside the vessel to load the cargo.

Both the rotors were carefully loaded without any incident. The complex operation was handled through seamless coordination between our project managers and engineers.”