The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology CimbriaPort of Vancouver USAPort of StocktonCleveland Cascades LtdBühler GmbH
  • Sailors Society
  • Vigan
  • TBA Group
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Port of Vancouver USA
  • Port of South Louisiana

Rhenus delivering for power station

Rhenus delivering for power station

(Posted on 14/01/20)

The heavy goods specialist, Rhenus Project Logistics, is currently

organising the transportation, handling and storage of 13 enormous MAN

diesel engines and their fixtures as part of a complex project. After having

been temporarily stored in Cuxhaven, the first six power generators arrived

in Turkey by ship at the end of November. They will be used there as a

floating power station.

The Rhenus Group is one of the leading logistics specialists with global

operations and generates annual turnover of EUR 5.1 billion.

Companies and important facilities like hospitals or schools often suffer

breakdowns if the power supply repeatedly fails in places with poor infrastructure.

The Turkish energy supplier Karpowership has developed a special solution to

cater for this scenario. Decommissioned bulk carriers, heavy-cargo ships and

inland waterway vessels are equipped with generators powered by LNG, diesel or

heavy fuel oil and they provide power supplies from the water as floating power

Rhenus Project Logistics launched the first part of the project in April – i.e.

transporting the MAN 18V51/60 TS diesel engines, which are 15 metres long, five

metres wide and almost seven metres high, from their production site in Saint Nazaire in France to Cuxhaven.

“Until we were able to ship the first engines to their place of deployment, they were

initially stored at the Cuxport terminal in a building with sufficient ceiling height so

that they were protected from any moisture,” says Marcus Janowsky, Project

Manager at Rhenus Project Logistics. The engines were moved on self-propelled

modular transporters (SPMTs) for this purpose.

Six of the 13 generators then set off on board the “BBC Lagos” on their way to

Tuzla in Turkey on 9 November. “The project is particularly important for us,

because it firstly demonstrates the excellent cooperation between the different

companies and units within the Rhenus Group. Secondly, handling this large and

bulky load overland and on the water always requires special sensitivity and very

precise planning – and we were able to provide this here,” says Marcus Janowsky, summarising the course of the project.

Latest News

Solid season for HOPA Ports

(Posted on 20/01/21)

Shipping season on the Great Lakes closed on 8th January and at the combined ports of Hamilton and Oshawa... Read more


Antwerp bulk throughput decreases

(Posted on 19/01/21)

The total throughput of Port of Antwerp in 2020 amounted to 231 million metric tonnes of cargo, a fall... Read more


Great Lakes Towing names latest Damen Tugs

(Posted on 19/01/21)

The Great Lakes Towing Company has named two new tugs, the Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, at the Cleveland... Read more


MVTTC Chairman invokes Churchillian spirit in New Year message

(Posted on 15/01/21)

David Ryan, Chairman of the New Orleans based Mississippi Valley Trade and Transport Council (MVTTC),... Read more


Key stages of €1.3bn Gdansk plan to complete in 2021

(Posted on 14/01/21)

The Port of Gdansk has announced that key projects within the largest investment programme in its history... Read more


Abu Dhabi Ports expands relief measures

(Posted on 10/01/21)

Abu Dhabi Ports have announced a freeze on rent escalation during 2021 for all businesses in its Industrial... Read more


Sept-Îles welcomes first ship of 2021

(Posted on 10/01/21)

Flying the flag of the Netherlands, the M/V Erasmusgracht arriving from Lake Charles, Louisiana, was... Read more


HHLA PLT Italy starting on schedule

(Posted on 10/01/21)

The announced acquisition by Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) of 50.01 percent of the multi-function... Read more


Le Havre revitalises multi-bulk terminal

(Posted on 05/01/21)

The Port of Le Havre’s Supervisory Board has awarded a concession for the construction and operation... Read more


Federal Kushiro first vessel of 2021 at Trois-Rivières

(Posted on 05/01/21)

The Federal Kushiro is the first vessel to call the Port of Trois-Rivières in 2021. It docked... Read more


TOC EventsViganPort of South LouisianaTBA GroupTelestackSailors Society
  • Port of Stockton
  • Bühler GmbH
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • Cimbria

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping