December 19 - Chennai, India based MFC Transport has delivered a 53-tonne calandria from the Walchandnagar manufacturing facility in the state of Maharashtra to a nuclear power plant in Kakrapar, India.
The consignment, which had a diameter of 8.3 m and a height of 5.2 m, was delivered to the plant by road over a distance of 690 km in just 52 days, breaking MFC's previous record of 67 days - reported by HLPFI on July 1, 2014.
For the large cargo, MFC designed a fixture that rotates on its axis by 90 degrees in order to overcome the road obstacles en route.
The calandria is an important part of the nuclear power project, forming the reactor vessel of a pressurised heavy water reactor, explained the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL).
MFC Transport is a member of the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN).