Air Charter Service received an urgent request from one of our key clients, on behalf of a company conducting exploration drilling in Tanzania. The request was to move two steam generator units and ancillary equipment from the UK to Mtwara, Tanzania.
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Tanzania oil & gas contract
Moving 52 tonnes of oversized cargo with hazardous material.
The equipment’s weight was 52 tonnes, with a load length in excess of 25 metres, at 2.9 metres high. The IL76MF was recommended – a ‘stretched’ version of the IL76, the only aircraft which could accommodate the load, without using the larger and more expensive AN-124.
The load was oversized, included hazardous material, was fragile and required immediate customs clearance on arrival, followed by in-country delivery. Owing to the time-critical nature of the charter, it was decided that the load would travel to the drilling base’s closest airfield capable of accepting an aircraft of this size – Dar es Salaam, the Tanzanian capital.
To keep aircraft positioning costs to a minimum, the load was moved by truck from the UK to the European mainland, with a specialist Air Charter Service account manager present at aircraft-loading.
The load was successfully discharged at Dar es Salaam, departing for a two-day journey to the end client’s base in Mtwara. As a result of Air Charter Service’s quick response times and continued expertise in this sector, the cargo arrived in good order – with the total door-to-door transit, from the UK origin point to Mtwara, taking just five days.
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