The MEA duel fuel diesel/natural gas fired engines made in Korea and Italy by a Finnish company, Wartsila, were offloaded at the Port in the past few days from a German heavy lift vessel.
Each engine weighs 660,000 lbs. Special 18 axle low boy equipment and a rail slide is required to transfer intermodally from ship to cribbing along the Port rail yard. The Port confirmed Terminal 3's capability to safely handle the heaviest ever freight shipment.
An imported 20 axle rail car will be used to haul each of ten engines to the Eklutna site where the low boy will move it to the generation building.
A Turkish industrial logistics firm, CalibRa Pro Logistics is performing the work using multiple subcontractors.
I expect to see more power plant equipment come across the docks now that this project has demonstrated the Port's capability to support a successful offload and transfer operation.