Conveyor Group Executes First Ever Transportation Of Pipes By Tow-Barge

  05. January 2021
Conveyor Group Executes First Ever Transportation Of Pipes By Tow-Barge

It was the first time ever for such transport to be conducted. Our Project Logistics Alliance member Conveyor Logistics Limited (CLL) from Bangladesh has handled the transportation of pipes to a project site in Bangladesh by Tow-Barge. A total length of 6,722 meters of 2.3-meter diameter HDPE pipes for the Matarbari 1200 MW Coal-fired Power Plant Project were towed. The pipes were grouped in 12 strings, 6 of them with a length of 500 meters and 6 pipe strings with a length of 620 meters. The total weight of pipes was 3,850 tons.

The pipe-strings were towed by a Tow-Barge on a 16,300 km voyage from Stathelle in Southern Norway to the Power Plant Project site in southern Bangladesh. Conveyor Logistics Limited is proud to have been associated with and handling this transportation of pipes by a unique floatation method first-ever adapted for a long-haul transportation of large diameter pipes. This is a new milestone achievement of Conveyor Logistics Limited.

It took the Tow-Barge 72 days in total to pass the 16,300 km between Norway and Bangladesh. The journey commenced on the 19th of August 2020. Finally, the cargo arrived on the 30th of October 2020 at its final destination of the Power Plant Project site at Matarbari, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Salient Features of the Tow:

  • Total Pipe Length: 6,722 meters
  • Number of Pipe Strings: 12
  • 6 Strings of length 620 meters
  • 6 Strings of length 500 meters
  • Diameter of Pipe: 2.3 meters
  • Material of Pipe: High Density Poly-Ethylene (HDPE)
  • Total Weight of Pipes: 3,850 tons
  • Total length of the tow: Over 1,000 meters – including the tug boat and tug wire apart from the pipe strings
  • Length of the Voyage: 16,300 kilometers
  • Departure from Stathelle, Norway: 19 August 2020
  • Arrival in Bangladesh: 30 October 2020
  • Duration of the Voyage: 72 days

The Project Logistics Alliance is very proud and sending congratulations to the entire team of Conveyor Group and all parties involved for this extraordinary transport solution and the successful delivery at the job site!

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