GAC delivers giant transformers in Kuwait
GAC was recently awarded a contract for the transportation of four mammoth transformers to the Jaber Al Ahmed “W” substation in Kuwait.
The transformers, which had a weight of 210 tonnes each, were shipped from Japan on behalf of Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company.
They were carefully unloaded from the vessel at Shuweikh port onto heavy-lift trailers and driven throughout the night - the safest time to transport such over-sized cargo – to the Jaber Al Ahmed W substation.
Police and other local ministry permission was required, as well as a special escort for the twenty kilometres journey.
“A lot of pre-planning was required by our team to carry out such an operation,” explained Ronald Lichtenecker, managing director of GAC Kuwait.
“Despite the transformers’ massive weight and special requirements, our experienced sea freight and project team handled the job smoothly, thanks to our well-honed system. The jacking operations, for example, have to be carried out very slowly and with military precision. The excellent cooperation of our local transport partners also played an important role,” he added.