When UTC Overseas, a freight forwarder, approached Mammoet for assistance in transporting eleven 287t engines to a remote location in San Antonio, Colombia, Mammoet quickly recognized that the most obvious route might not be the most efficient.
The engines were vital for the construction of a new 200MW power plant by Celsia Energía, an energy company. The chosen isolated site was strategically located near the gas source and aimed to generate employment opportunities for the local community.
Initially, the client had contemplated receiving the engines at either Cartagena or Barranquilla, the region’s main ports, which typically handle operations of this nature.
Mammoet proposed an innovative solution: utilizing the Port of Compas and an alternative route consisting of secondary roads. This approach offered several advantages, including enhanced operational efficiency and the ability to transport the engines intact.