STEDER GROUP TRANSPORT 3 TRANSFORMERS FROM DJIBOUTI TO ETHIOPIA
The Africa-based heavy lift and project transport division of Steder Group, member of Africa Logistics Network representing Djibouti, has successfully completed the transportation of 3 transformers from Djibouti to Dallol, Ethiopia.
WEIGHT: 2x99Mtons and 1x56Mtons.
This project was conducted under ‘extreme time pressure’ but despite this and the challenging road conditions in the region, the transformers were delivered safely.
Dallol is located in the Danakil Depression (Afar Region) and is the lowest humanitarian place on Earth (130 meter/430ft. below sea level) and has the official record of having the highest average temperature in the world (max. 46,7 C).
The area is often referred to as the cradle of humanity. In 1974 archeologists found the remains of famous Lucy, a 3.2 million year old human body.
Ethiopia seeks to increase electricity access, as part of its national plan for economic- and social development.
An important step of this plan is to upgrade the Mekele – Dallol transmission which will provide electricty for the potash production and local communities in Dallol.
After transportation to Dallol, sliding and jacking on foundation was succesfully completed under extreme temperature conditions. The Great teamwork enabled Steder Group to finalize this project.
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