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Challenging 2,100km transportation of engines across four countries, Ghana to Guinea

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Civil

Overview

ALE has completed the transportation and installation of three Wärtsilä engines, weighing 153t each, at Siguiri Mine, Guinea, working alongside Rohlig France’s Project department, who were the freight forwarder for the operation.

Services Required

ALE used their Trojan truck as part of the convoy to transport the engines from the Port of Takoradi, Ghana. The engines had to be transported 2,100km over demanding roads of variable quality. They also needed to pass through four countries; Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Guinea, before arriving at a power plant on a mining site at Siguiri, Guinea.

At the power plant, ALE placed transport beams under the engines using a fixed gantry for the jacking points. The engine and alternator were then installed by jacking them down in two stages.

ALE completed the operation in just 8 weeks. ALE’s vast experience enabled them to overcome several challenges. The administrative procedures of crossing three country borders were managed by carrying out detailed planning in advance of the transportation.

Additionally, the capabilities of ALE’s Trojan truck made it easier for ALE to negotiate the poor road conditions. This and the other equipment selected for the operation were chosen because they were especially resistant to the route’s harsh conditions.
This was part of the power plant expansion at Siguiri Mine, which plans to have the new facilities in operation by the end of 2018.

Desafiante transporte de motores durante 2.100km a través de cuatro países, Ghana a Guinea

ALE ha realizado el transporte y la instalación de tres motores de 153t de peso cada uno en la mina de Siguiri, Guinea, con el departamento de proyectos de Rohlig como forwarder.

Servicio Requerido

ALE utilizó su innovadora cabeza tractora Trojan como parte del convoy para transportar los motores desde el puerto de Takoradi, Ghana. El transporte se llevó a cabo por carreteras difíciles a lo largo de 2.100 kilómetros cruzando 4 países diferentes: Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali y Guinea, en cuya planta de energía de la mina de Siguiri fueron instalados los motores.

En la planta ALE descargó e instaló los motores por medio de un pórtico fijo con puntos de gateo. Los conjuntos compuestos de motor y alternador fueron instalados mediante gateo de descenso en dos etapas.
ALE completó la operación en apenas 8 semanas.

La amplia experiencia de ALE permitió superar con éxito importantes desafíos, entre los que destaca el cruce de fronteras de tres países gracias a la planificación detallada meses antes del transporte.

Además, las especiales cualidades de la cabeza tractora Trojan de ALE, permitieron negociar las malas condiciones de la ruta. Este y otros equipos fueron elegidos para la operación por su gran resistencia a las duras condiciones de la ruta.
La instalación de los motores es parte del aumento de potencia eléctrica de la planta de energía en la Mina Siguiri, que prevé tener las nuevas instalaciones en funcionamiento a fines de 2018.

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