DHL-AFS Facilitates the Path to Energy Power with Faultless Logistics for the Construction of the 300MW Gas-Fired Power Plant in Senegal
Par Ibrahima DIALLO
6 December 2023 / 09:50

Senegal is taking a crucial step towards more robust and sustainable energy with the exceptional logistical support of DHL- Africa Forwarding Senegal (AFS) for phase 2 of the 300 MW gas-fired power plant project in collaboration with Calik Energy.

Senegal, which is in the midst of an energy boom, is making significant progress thanks to the flawless logistics management provided by DHL Africa Forwarding Senegal (AFS) for phase 2 of the gas-fired power plant construction project. In partnership with Calik Energy, DHL Global Forwarding (DGF), through its specialised Industrial Projects branch, "DHL Industrial Projects," is making a major contribution to the success of this nationwide project.

DHL-AFS and DGF Turkey Join Forces

AFS, as DGF's Exclusive Agent in Senegal, has been selected for the 3rd consecutive time alongside DGF Turkey to take charge of the entire logistics chain, from collection from suppliers in Europe to final delivery and installation at the Cap des Biches operating site.

This seamless collaboration ensured impeccable transport and handling of heavy and out-of-gauge cargo, demonstrating the expertise of DHL Industrial Projects' dedicated teams." DGF Senegal's and DGF Turkey's responsibilities encompass a full range of operations, including sea transport from Europe, land transport to and from the port, coordination with shipping agents, port formalities and planning in conjunction with the customer.

DHL's expertise in overseeing port operations was crucial, ensuring the safe storage, loading and unloading of equipment in a continuous and secure flow from end to end.

Scope and characteristics of the project

The 300 MW gas-fired power plant project involves a vast and complex logistical scope, covering sea transport, transport by special vehicles, lifting of heavy equipment, port formalities, administrative management of the engineering work, as well as placing the units on their foundations. The impressive cargo tonnage includes two gas turbines weighing 209 tonnes each, two generators weighing 178 tonnes each, two auxiliaries weighing 50 tonnes each, and 7568 m³ of bulk accessories.

Previously in its previous phase in 2022 with 3 transformers of 206 tonnes each and more than 5000 m3 of accessories distributed over 2 vessels; MV MANITOBA and MV ARIFE of Turkish port origin.

Operation HSSE Without Compromise

DHL made it a point of honour to comply with all Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) regulations throughout the operation. No incidents were reported involving either people or goods, demonstrating DHL's unwavering commitment to operational safety and integrity.

Equipment that rises to the challenge

The transport equipment used for this major project included the MV BBC ALBERTA heavy-lift vessel, multi-axle low-bed and extendible trailers, multi-axle self-propelled platform transporters (SPMTs) for moving around the site, and a mobile gantry crane with synchronised movements for placing on foundations.

The success of this complex operation underlines DHL and AFS' unrivalled ability to meet the most demanding logistics challenges, paving the way for a more powerful and energy self-sufficient Senegal. DHL-AFS continues to play a leading role in shaping the future of industrial projects in Senegal through its unrivalled logistics expertise.


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