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Massive turbine parts to generate Puerto Rico power move through JAXPORT

[ October 21, 2016   //   ]

Stevedores with SSA Cooper at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal recently moved two heavy-lift turbine rotors bound for a San Juan, Puerto Rico power plant. The rotors will be used to generate electricity for the people of Puerto Rico.

The rotors, weighing 97,000 and 125,000 lbs. and measuring 17 and 19 ft. in length, were transported individually to Jacksonville via 11-axle and 13-axle tractor trailers from the Virginia manufacturing facility where they were built. Highly trained master riggers lifted the rotors one at a time and loaded them onto a Ro/Ro platform for shipment.

The rotors are being shipped to Puerto Rico aboard Trailer Bridge, Inc’s Jax-San Juan Bridge barge. ATS International coordinated the domestic delivery and ocean transport, and will also provide ground transportation in San Juan.

The recently rebuilt heavy lift cargo berth at JAXPORT’s Blount Island Marine Terminal ranks as one of the nation’s highest weight-bearing capacity docks, offering up to 1,800 pounds per square foot of load capacity. Jacksonville’s skilled workforce offers a variety of labor options, including highly trained master riggers specializing in heavy lift and project cargo.