Bertling transports generators & turbines to Iraq
And overcomes another challenge.
As part of the Siemens Maisan project, which was awarded to Bertling in January 2020, we recently handled the shipments of a massive Siemens S-Gen5-2000H generator from Norfolk (USA) and of a Siemens SGT5-4000 F Gas Turbine from Hamburg (Germany) to the POD in Umm Qasr (Iraq).
The current restrictions caused by Covid-19 challenged the operations, which required a high amount of logistical coordination throughout three continents to ensure the timely delivery of the components with two identical vessel charter parties in a tight timeframe of only three weeks.
The two generators and two turbines will be installed at a newly-constructed combined power cycle plant as part of Iraq’s re-electrification program. The power plant will be located in Maisan, south-western Iraq, and will have an estimated power output of 840 MW per year. The construction is expected to be completed in Q4 2021.
For this challenging project Bertling will in total transport about 24,000 FRT of different cargoes (including heavy-lift shipments up to 348 tons) from global origins to Umm Qasr.
We would like to thank our project teams in the USA, Germany and Iraq for a job well done.
The picture above shows the generator being unloaded at Umm Qasr Port.
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