Member of Motion Logistics Network from Guatemala, KTC Logistics, recently successfully extracted and relocated a used power plant in Caldera, Costa Rica to Venezuela.
The project started with the dismantling of the power plant.
Main components included:
After the power plant was disassembled, the cargo was then moved in trailers to a storage yard close to the Moín Terminal located in Limon, on the Caribbean coastline of Costa Rica. The equipment was stored in a warehouse for approximately two months and
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KTC was in charge of the delivery up to the terminal and the loading onto a BBC Chartering vessel. From there BBC Chartering took over the responsibility for transporting the load to Venezuela, where it will be reassembled again to generate energy.
During the process, there were two main challenges that put the teams project expertise to test. The first was the reduction of space on the job site. KTC then had to work with their field staff and technicians on a jack-and-slide solution which involved jacking up the two generators and turbines before sliding them with the help of a hydraulic skid onto heavy lift steel beams. Another major obstacle was that several bridges on the route from the job site to the terminal were quite low. To make it through, the KTC team had to constantly adjust and lower the hydraulic trailers' height so they could pass without getting stuck or damaged. All this occurred during the rainy season, where the team must conduct research to establish bypass options due to landslides that caused some roadways to sink.
Nonetheless, all the problem was solved thanks to the expertise and capabilities of KTC Logistics. We want to congratulate KTC Logistics for a well-executed project and wish them continued success on their future projects!