October 4 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported an 80-tonne mobile gas turbine power plant from the Russian city of Abakan into Kaliningrad, for a government programme aimed at increasing the reliability of electricity supplies.
The cargo, which was carried on board one of Volga-Dnepr's AN-124-100 freighters, was 20 m long and measured more than four m in height and width. When loading the plant, a ramp extension was used so that the trailer carrying the gas turbine could be reversed into the freighter aircraft.
The Russian forwarding company, Instar Logistics, contracted the delivery with Volga-Dnepr on behalf of the JSC Mobile GTES, which is working on the project to modernise Kaliningrad's energy system.
The gas turbine power plant is one of the first being installed in the region and can be used as an auxiliary supply source in emergency situations.