The BNSF Logistics Solutions Team, member to the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in the USA, planned and executed the transport of one commercial Boiler. The single piece had dimensions of: 48’2” x 20’ 8” x 16’ 7” and a weight of 255,000 lbs and got moved from Houston, TX to Hawesville, KY.
The unit was loaded at origin via a 15 Line Goldhofer, transported to a barge dock and rolled onto barge, secured and tied-down in accordance with marine engineered stow plan at Greens Point, TX. The barge transport sailed to Hawesville, KY via the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, rolled off at a public barge dock in Hawesville, KY, and got transported to the destination site on a 15 line Goldhofer. Once on-site the unit was up righted by assistance of four cranes and then set to foundation with a gantry system.
This multi-modal project was successfully completed in 40 days.