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CEA Myanmar Completes Challenging Transportation Projects

CEA Myanmar Completes Challenging Transportation Projects
Danny Gill

CEA Projects Myanmar have successfully completed two very challenging projects. The first project was the transportation and mobilization of three drill-rigs weighing 9 tons as well as four 20ft containers to Kawlin in the Sagaing region of the country, which is about 850km from the capital of Yangon.

These projects were so challenging due to the poor condition of the roads and bridges in the region. The transportation had to be completed in two separate trips over 16 days. Many of the bridges that were crossed had a maximum capacity of just 15 tons, which meant that on several occasions the trucks had to be unloaded and then reloaded to adhere to the load limit.

For the second project, CEA completed 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, which would then be sent onwards to Singapore.

The initial part of the project began with the transportation of the vehicles and equipment necessary for the demobilization. A 1,500 ton 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 to allow steel plates to be 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 had to be 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 says that they 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 then had to complete 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.

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Danny Gill

Danny is currently a Contributing Writer for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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