Potosi Cement Plant Project Inception (Bolivia)

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Unloading operations of first vessel carrying breakbulk cargo for ALTIUS' new project in Bolivia, (Potosi Cement Plant), were carried out at Arica Port (Chile), using Shore Tension equipment (with vessel's overall length of 225 meters and under swell conditions). Cargo was unloaded from vessel by shore cranes, moved to laydown area and finally unloaded and stowed using reach stackers and shore cranes, to await land transportation across two countries (Chile and Bolivia) which entailed following a greatly challenging route (including stretches of road 4,680 meters above sea level, and sharp bends). An ALTIUS engineer supervised unloading operations and labelling of each item with a project code, to better coordinate all parties involved.

Start of the Potosi Cement Plant project (Bolivia)

potosi 4 projectpotosi 3 projectpotosi2 projectpotosi1 projectThe unloading of the first shipment with Breakbulk cargo for the new ALTIUS project, (consisting of the Potosi Cement Plant in Bolivia), was carried out in the Port of Arica (Chile) thanks to the use of special Shore Tension machinery (on a ship of 225 meters overall length and under Swell conditions). The unloading was carried out with a shore crane. The cargo was then moved to the stockpile area, and finally unloaded and stored by reach stacker and land crane, awaiting overland transport through two countries (Chile and Bolivia), which involved a challenging route (including road sections at more than 4,680 meters above sea level and steep curves). An ALTIUS engineer was in charge of the inspection of the unloading operation and the labelling of each element with a project code, for better coordination of all parties involved.