CEA Projects Report Challenging Transport of Power Plant Equipment in Myanmar

Posted on 22nd December 2016

CEA Projects Report Challenging Transport of Power Plant Equipment in Myanmar

CEA Projects Myanmar recently carried out the transportation of 14 gas-powered generator sets and their accompanying parts and accessories from a power plant project in Kyaukpyu (Rakhine State, Western Myanmar) to Yangon and then onwards to Singapore.

The initial part of the project began with the transportation of the vehicles and equipment necessary for the demobilisation. A 1,500tn landing craft tank (LCT) barge was loaded then sailed from Yangon to Kyaukpyu on the West Coast of Myanmar and in preparation for the barge's arrival, a section of beach was cleared with an excavator and steel plates laid down to ensure a smooth and safe roll-off for all the vehicles and equipment. Due to the project involving a beach landing, careful attention was paid to the local high tides to ensure the barge arrived and departed at the optimum time without any interruption or delay to the operation.

CEA carried out all crane operations at the power plant site and transportation of the 14 generators sets (housed in 20ft containers) to the Posco-Daewoo Jetty 15km away. The containers and accessories were lifted and loaded onto the barge in two separate shifts over 24 hours.

Upon arrival at the Myanmar International Port in Yangon, CEA completed all the necessary customs documentation and after approval was granted from the Myanmar Customs Office, the generators were shipped to Singapore to undergo maintenance and be readied for use on another power plant. The total project duration from start to finish was just 7 days.

For this project, CEA Myanmar worked in conjunction with the Kyaukpyu Government, Myanmar Customs Office, Myanmar Port Authority and the Posco-Daewoo Oil Company with excellent communication between all parties ensuring a successful competition.

Please click on the thumbnail gallery below for photos of the operations.