The Mexican specialized transportation company, Tradelossa, completed the rigging of a 377-ton generator together with a 337-ton turbine for the renowned ”Tamazunchale” project.
Located in the city of Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. ”Tamazunchale” is considered the largest combined cycle power plant in Latin America in its capacity to generate electrical energy.
Both pieces departed from Japanese ports and were shipped to Mexican ports and off-loaded to Tradelossa’s self-propelled modular equipment for transport to the combined cycle power plant.
Once on site, using a Gantry (550 tons. capacity) and two Strand Jacks (300 tons. capacity. each), both pieces were suspended seven meters in the air, moving the turbine for 54 meters along the facility, meanwhile the generator was moved for 36 meters. Additionally, Tradelossa made use of the Jack & Slide system for transport inside the plant’s facilities.
Turbine: 12.28 meters long, 4.1 meters wide, 5.00 meters high with a total weight of 337 metric tons.
Generator: 9.8 meters long, 4.86 meters wide, 5.9 meters high with a total weight of 377 metric tons.
The rigging operations of these two colossi required the experience and knowledge acquired by the rigging team were put to the test, performing the operations safely and with high responsiveness when faced with the climatic setbacks during the project.
The completion of this task brought enormous benefits to the energy sector in the northern region of the country. It is also important to mention that both the generator and turbine were the heaviest and largest pieces of equipment ever installed in Latin America, making Tradelossa the first specialized transportation company in Latin America to assemble these two giants.