ABB – Songo Project, Mozambique

Challenge:

Delivery of transformers and accessories from Europe and Asia to the Hydro Power Station “Hydroelectrica de Cahora Bassa”, Songo, Mozambique.

Solution:

  • Route concept study, bridge assessments as well as engineering and design of an ultra-light transportation girder: weight 29 – capacity 150 to.
  • Bridge assessment of 27 bridges
  • Construction of 3 by-passes
  • Propping of 6 bridges
  • Chartering of a sea vessels from Europe to South Africa and Mozambique.
  • Discharging and on-transportation by road to Songo, Mozambique of accessories, 12000 m3.
  • Discharging and on-transportation by road to Songo, Mozambique of 3 transformers 149 to each:
    • Richard’s Bay – Zimbabwe – Mozambique Border
    • Reloading on to ultra light girder configuration
    • Mozambique border – Songo Pass Check Point
    • Reloading on to SPMT configuration
    • Songo Pass Check Point – Job Side HCB
    • Discharging and positioning on to foundation