Transformers from South Korea to Iraq

13 February 2014

The cargo is loaded onto specialized transport ready for a 175 km journey to the Shat Basra gas powe

The cargo is loaded onto specialized transport ready for a 175 km journey to the Shat Basra gas power plant in Basra, Iraq

Two divisions from Seven Seas Shipping, based in Jordan and Iraq, worked together to complete a project to transport five transformers from South Korea to Iraq.

Each transformer weighed 233 tonnes. With additional cargo and accessories, the total weight of the transport was 1,898.69 tonnes, a spokesperson said.

The transformers were loaded onto the vessel Hyundai Antwerp at Masan Port in South Korea and shipped to Um Qasr Port in Iraq.

On arrival at Um Qasr Port, the cargo was loaded onto specialized transport ready for a 175 km journey to the Shat Basra gas power plant in Basra, Iraq.

In total, five low loaders and 75 trailers were used to move the transformers and accessories. During the journey the team had to endure heavy rain and other poor weather. At the plant the transformers were unloaded using hydraulic jacks and positioned onto steel stands.

It took three months to deliver all the cargo to the power plant.

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