Texas-based GPLN member Braid Projects (USA), LLC was recently contracted to deliver over 5,000 cubic meters of power plant equipment from Asia into the U.S.
The materials were destined for three power generating stations, one of which is the largest in terms of square feet, steam production, power generation capability and coal consumption in Minnesota. The major shipment was awarded to Braid shortly after the State regulators approved the plant’s decision to shut down its coal-fired section. As partial replacement, the plant proposed a new combined-cycle gasfueled plant which uses gas and steam turbines to produce electricity more efficiently.
With liquidated damages in effect for this shipment, Braid had to ensure no delay in delivery and was able to put together one of its innovative plans to smoothly execute the operations from origin to the destination. To protect the integrity of the cargo, the packages were loaded underdeck in all three compartments of the ocean vessel in China.