March 5 - Babaji Shivram Clearing & Carriers has transported a thermal oxidizer and related cargoes from Mundra port, India to the Aishwariya project site in Barmer, Rajasthan.
The consignment weighed approximately 281 tonnes and consisted of five breakbulk pieces - three vent stacks weighing 90 tonnes a piece and measuring 30 m in total; and two combustion chambers weighing 67.5 tonnes and 53.9 tonnes respectively.
The shipment was loaded at the port of Antwerp on January 1, 2013 on to the vessel Industrial Hobart and arrived at Mundra port, India, on January 21, 2013.
Upon arrival at the Indian gateway the over-dimensional shipment was unloaded using Industrial Hobarts' onboard cranes on to hydraulic trailers. Babaji Shivram secured the necessary Customs clearance documentation less than two days after delivery.
The 474 km inland transportation to the Aishwariya project site was strewn with obstacles, including high-tension electrical lines, weak bridges and sharp road turnings.
A route was carefully planned to minimise the impact of the obstructions. In some cases the power lines were shut down and decoupled in order to allow the oversize cargoes to pass. The heavy shipment was delivered to the Barmer jobsite in six days.
Babaji Shivram was then tasked with the offloading and erection of the equipment at the Barmer project site. The installation of the thermal vent stack was executed in three separate heavy lifts. The two combustion chambers were also positioned on to their foundations. The complete installation took nine days to execute.