TIBA Algeria is coordinating the round trip of a 400-ton electricity generator

TIBA Algeria is coordinating the round trip of a 400-ton (362.8-tonne) electricity generator from the Ras-Djinet combined-cycle power plant in Algeria to Siemens’ Muelheim plant in Germany via the Port of Rotterdam.

The machine, which measures 13 m x 5 m x 4 m, will be repaired at Siemens‘ plant before returning to Algeria in around three months. 

TIBA Algeria, which is working closely with TIBA Spain for the project, utilised 18 axle lines of self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT), with a capacity of 45 tons (40.8-tonnes) per axle, to load the generator onto the pontoon, before the tug returned both pontoon and its cargo back to Algiers for loading onto the Papenburg.

The vessel is currently in Rotterdam’s Waalhaven, awaiting discharge of the generator for on-carriage to Muelheim.

TIBA, chartered Combi Lift‘s semi-submersible vessel, Papenburg for the ocean carriage as it is equipped with a pontoon that could be used to overcome the draft restrictions of the loading pier at the Ras-Djinet plant.

After Papenburg docked in Algiers port, the pontoon was towed to the loading pier at Ras-Djinet by tug.

TIBA Algeria, working closely with TIBA Spain for the project, utilized a 18 axle line of self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT), with a capacity of 45 tons (40.8-tonnes) per axle, to load the generator onto the pontoon.

Truck had to load Generator on Pontoon as Heavy Lift Cranes could not access by land nor by sea. A special yeti had to be built in order to be able to load truck on pontoon.

Once loaded on pontoon, the Generator was towed back to Algiers port and loaded onboard MV Papenburg.

The MV Papenburg brought the Generator to Rotterdam, were it was Transloaded on to Rhine vessel for final delivery in Muelheim (Germany), from where, once repaired it will be shipped back to Algeria.

See also: Tiba Algeria