Worldwide Project Consortium

Indian long distance transformer transport by Express Global Logistics

Dec 21, 2021

Express Global Logistics (EXG), member to the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in India, executed a complex long distance transportation for a major Power Electrical Equipment manufacturer from Karjan, Gujarat, to the Tyada station, Andhra Pradesh covering a distance of 1800 km.

The shipment consisted of a transformer measuring 4.8 x 2.6 x 3.4 m weighing 45 ton, 97 oil barrels and a Nitrogen Injection Fire Protection System (NIFPS).

The project was very challenging as the cargo was transported on 6 axles over a distance of 1773 km initially. Movement beyond that was restricted due to the ghats.

Another challenge occurred 25 km before Srungavapukota (Skota) station as the main unit had to wait for 3 days for all the accessories to arrive and be offloaded in order to facilitate seamless rail movement through a single and narrow approach road only 3.5m wide. The entire consignment had to be manually offloaded from the axles, trucks and trailers and a 40 m dragging operation was put into place for loading the cargo on a ramp and eventually on a wagon at Skota station, Andhra Pradesh. Multiple railway shut downs were managed to successfully load and unload the consignment on/off the railway wagons.
The EXG team had to carefully navigate the last leg of the rail movement covering 23 km through 13 tunnels by securing the cargo and keeping its height in check.

Despite unstable climatic conditions, all safety measures were adopted to ensure the timely delivery of the cargo successfully to the site.