Loading of transformer, 215 metric tonnes
Electric transformer, loading at the port of Chornomorsk (former Ilyichevsk)
This a powerful electric transformer weighing 215 metric tons that we shipped to on country in South America. It was not our first try with transformers, but 215 mts is one serious mass. In Ukraine, there is a definite shortage of shore cranes able to handle this cargo, and the Customer chartered a gearless vessel.
So we did it with a floating crane. And there also was a set of drums with transformer oil.
Remark: This was the only one transformer painted bright-red! It made a lovely addition to the port’s view for the short time we used to load and ship it…