Mexican specialised transport provider Tradelossa has handled a 337-tonne turbine and a 377-tonne generator for the Tamazunchale combined-cycle power plant.
Located in the town of Tamazunchale in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Tradelossa said the project involves the construction of the largest combined-cycle power plant in Latin America in terms of capacity.
The turbine and generator were shipped to Mexican ports from Japan. The turbine measured 12.28 m x 4.1 m x 5 m, while the generator measured 9.8 m x 4.86 m x 5.9 m.
Tradelossa was tasked with deploying a 550-tonne capacity gantry and two 300-tonne capacity strand jacks to handle the components – suspending both pieces in the air at a height of 7 m. Using a jack and slide system, the turbine was moved 54 m along the facility, while the generator was moved 36 m.
Tradelossa said: “The completion of this task brought enormous benefits to the energy sector in the northern region of the country.”