New ALTIUS achievement in Peru for the ILO transport project NODO SUR

In December 2015, the ALTIUS project division successfully completed the inland transport of 2x sets of Gas Turbines (200 tons gross unit weight) and 2x sets of Generators (256 tons unit weight).

The above-mentioned heavy equipment and also other general cargo were loaded from the port of Houston (USA) to the port of Ilo (Peru) onboard the heavy-lifter MV BBC Oregon. Adverse weather conditions were encountered at the Peruvian port of destination due to the influence of swell and rough seas, but despite this fact, the unloading operations were carried out safely and according to the transport schedule.

The Gas Turbines were received ashore from the vessel and then transported to the project site using a conventional modular trailer with a 2×14-axle-line "parallel platform" configuration, and the Generators were transported and delivered to site by trailer with a 2×16-axle-line "parallel platform" configuration, making consecutive trips, respectively.

The land transport of each piece of heavy equipment from the port of Ilo to the project site at the "Central Termoeléctrica de ILO" is approximately 25 km away, with each transport taking 5 hours.