10 Feb, 2016 by Reymer Salvador
Royal Cargo, the country’s leading project logistics service-provider in the Philippines is all set for the movement of the major equipment for the completion of the 3 x 55 MW CFB Balingasag Power Plant in Misamis Oriental.
Two units of massive Ship Unloaders from Zhangjiang, China are scheduled to arrive at the Balingasag jetty on February 13, 2016, each weighing 565M tons and with dimension of L-22.50 x W-18.5 x H- 59.58 Meters ( 24,800 CBM in volume ).
Vice President for Projects and Heavylift of Royal Cargo, Mr. Rodrigo de Roma said the sea transportation and handling is quite risky and very challenging since theese major equipment are so vital in the completion of the said power plant. “We are playing an important role to safely unload and handle these gigantic equipment at the installation rails“. Royal Cargo is tasked to provide and install the temporary structures and special stevedoring works that requires a lot of cutting of huge steel shoring and bracing welded at 9mm thickness onto the 2 units cargoes prior to unloading using a barge crane.
Another ship is set to berth at the Cagayan de Oro port almost the same time carrying 165 Tons Steam Turbines and 120 Tons generators and other equipment for the power plant. Royal Cargo’s scope of works includes transportation, rigging and installation onto their foundations.
The Balingasag Powerplant is a 165MW coal-fired powerplant in Misamis Oriental which will augment the supply of electricity in Cagayan de Oro and northern Mindanao grid.