November 23 - Advantis Projects, the Sri Lanka-based project logistics arm of Hayleys Advantis Group, has relocated the 24 MW Lakdhanavai power plant from Sapugaskanda, Sri Lanka to Nyala, Sudan.
Advantis provided an end-to-end transport solution for the power plant, which included overland transportation, shipping to Sudan and the storage of equipment, utilising Hayleys Advantis Group's facilities.
"We have always prided ourselves on being able to provide our clients with tailor made solutions to meet their specific needs," said Shadil Rizan, general manager of Advantis Projects. "And with the case of the Lakdhanavai power plant the client required it to be dismantled and stored for a period before being transported to its final destination. We were able to do this by connecting with Advantis Free Zone which allowed us to use the facilities built within our very own group. The equipment was transported from Sapugaskanda to Katunayake and stored for a period of six months, prior to being shipped to Sudan."
While most of the equipment was transported in containers, the transport of four 120-tonne diesel generators required specialised equipment and extensive planning, says Advantis. The units were transported at night on Advantis Projects' hydraulic multi axle trailer, which the company claims is the only one of its kind currently in Sri Lanka.
Following the land transportation, which took eight days to complete, the generators were transported to Port Sudan onboard a heavy lift vessel, chartered by Advantis Projects.
The Advantis Projects team arranged for delivery to be accepted at the port by an approved agent who ensured the delivery of the units to the final destination in Nyala, approximately 800 km away.