Crowley transported and delivered 11 oversized electrical transformers in Costa Rica during the week of Feb. 16 to be installed at a hydroelectric dam in the country. The units, which were shipped with Crowley as part of an ongoing project move, will help convert water energy into electricity for cities and towns.
The transformers, each 11 ft tall and weighing more than 10 long tons, were manufactured by a Mississippi-based company and loaded in Port Everglades aboard Crowley's Ro/Ro ship Ambassador for the trip to Limon, Costa Rica. Crowley utilized 48 ft flatbed trailers for the move.
Crowley has a longstanding history and track record for handling oversized, out-of-gauge cargo. The company has the specialized equipment, vessels, experience and attention to detail to carry out even the most complex cargo shipments.
"We are committed to providing our customers, like this Mississippi-based manufacturer, with solutions to their unique transportation needs," said Mike Hopkins, Crowley's vice president of operations in Port Everglades. "Once installed at the hydroelectric dam in Costa Rica, these transformers will provide renewable energy for people living there, and we are pleased to be part of that effort."
Crowley often handles large, unusual, heavy and odd-sized cargo. Last month, Crowley delivered an incinerator to Tortola to replace the island's existing trash disposal unit. The government contracted Crowley to move 42 individual pieces, which were handled with specialized equipment including 10 flatbeds and four open-top containers. The largest of the pieces was 30 ft long and 13.5 ft high and wide and weighed 80,000 pounds.