"Heavy lift record" in Charleston powered by BBC

January 2015 – The port of Charleston Authority recently recorded one of its heaviest energy project moves to date, a 1.5 million pound (680mt) heavy Westinghouse Electric Company steam generator for the South Carolina Electric & Gas Company nuclear power plant expansion near Columbia, SC.

The generator was off-loaded from the BBC Aquamarine directly onto a Schnabel car, a specialty railcar designed to transport heavy and oversized loads. The 36-axle railcar, among the largest of its type in the world, transported the equipment from Charleston to the V.C. Summer site in Jenkinsville, SC where the power plants are under construction.

“The steam generator move demonstrates the high, wide and heavy capabilities of our Columbus Street Terminal,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO. “This project is a significant contributor to our volume growth in the breakbulk business segment”.

As performing vessel to the job, BBC Chartering procured one of its modern and versatile heavy lifters, the BBC Aquamarine. This 14,800dwt vessel features lifting capabilities of up to 800mt and provided the sufficient capacity managing this heavy lift and transport assignment from Doosan, Korea to Charleston. BBC Chartering currently operates nine vessels of this type.


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