A new home for brick production equipment
Manufacturer Intercem, required the transportation of a brick production facility from one of the Emirates to western Africa. Following the cancellation of a cement mill development, the uninstalled equipment – both packed and unpacked – had been left to stand in a sunny, sandy environment for five years.
Prior to transportation, the equipment needed to be inspected and all packaging improved or arranged as new where necessary. This would normally be an easy task, but the site was abandoned and no manpower or equipment was available nearby. NATCO transported both the people and equipment Intercem required to the site to facilitate inspection. The goods (in total 630t) were then packed, and transport to the harbour began one month later.
A charter ship took the heavy loads weighing 150t and 80t, while the rest of the equipment was transported by container ship. All was then handed over to the buyer at port of arrival – the brick production facility now has a new home in Africa.