Egyptian Global Logistics on Cairo West Power Station project – Video
During the summer Egyptian Global Logistics (EGL), a subsidiary of the Kadmar Group, successfully carried various heavy lift transports to the Cairo West Power Station project fot their client the Cairo Electricity Production Co.
In addition, they succeeded to deliver accessories and containers to the same site including the arrangement of clearance formalities and approvals from the relevant authorities to clear containers in the port.
The site is located about 258 km from the port of Alexandria on the west bank of the Nile river. It was a quite challenging operation which was successfully completed, despite the difficult conditions.
One of the greatest challenges in the project was the discharging of four 228t transformers and accessories at the port of El Dekheila. Due to port congestion, special arrangements were made to berth the vessel alongside on the container terminal, where there was sufficient storage space for unloading the units.
Other important activities involved in the route survey for choosing the most economical route from the port to the site including:
- bridges studycivil work
- crossing cities during the night
- clearing high voltage electric cables
- removing traffic signs
- removing sidewalks
- removing trees along the route
- compacting the ground to bypass bridges
- site preparation
- soil compacting.
36 EGL staff members were engaged on the project including:
- safety officers
- escort staff
- customs clearing staff.
All the transformers were delivered to the site without problem, performing the whole project smoothly in 28 days. The first 228t transformer left the port on 6 September and the last transformer was delivered on 3 October. Due to the manoeuvring problems the transformers needed to be moved from 3 files of 16 axles configuration used during the transportation to 2 files of 12 axles inside the site.
EGL continues to impress the market with their well-trained staff and the most modern fleet equipment and technology in Egypt. The success of the project was achieved with careful planning without sacrificing safety aspects.
Source The HeavyLift Group/EGL (Kadmar Group)