ANTONOV Airlines has transported four compressor skids on behalf of Bolloré Logistics China from Calgary, Canada to Mary, Turkmenistan on one of its seven AN-124-100 aircraft.
The compressor skids were recently transported for a Chinese Oil & Gas Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) company on four separate flights for a gas field in Turkmenistan.
“Efficient communication between ANTONOV Airlines and Bolloré Logistics China, along with support from Bolloré Logistics offices in Canada and France ensured the seamless execution of the project,” said Paul Bingley, Commercial Manager, ANTONOV Airlines.
“The AN-124-100 was the ideal aircraft to accommodate the oversized cargo.
“Due to the size and weight of the cargo, both the AN-124-100’s unique on-board crane system and extension ramps and mobile cranes were used for safe loading and offloading.
“With almost thirty years of experience in the oil and gas sector, we provide cost-effective solutions worldwide in the shortest possible time.”
The consignment included a main skid, which measured 13.75m long, 5.30m wide, and 4.16m high, and weighed 81.5 tonnes, and a sub skid, which measured 7.65m long, 5.00m wide, and 2.44m high, and weighed 13.9 tonnes, in addition to miscellaneous equipment.
ANTONOV Airlines carries an adaptor on-board each of its aircraft, extending the lift capacity of its system to a total of 30 tonnes.
“The level of expertise and professionalism of ANTONOV Airlines combined with their unparalleled flexibility were key factors for the successful completion of this project,” said Sun Hongbo, Managing Director of Bolloré Logistics North China.
“The four charters are the result of excellent teamwork and mark an important milestone in the close cooperation between ANTONOV Airlines and Bolloré Logistics.”
ANTONOV Airlines recently completed a series of flights to the Caribbean, delivering humanitarian and relief cargo from the governments of France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.