A major supplier of electricity to N’Djamena, the capital city of Chad, was facing a severe problem: one of the engines at its power plant had failed, preventing the plant from running at full capacity. The 78-ton replacement engine, located in Vaasa, Finland, was some 3,530 miles (5,680 kilometers) away from N’Djamena. CEVA picked up, delivered, and installed the replacement engine along with all the associated auxiliaries, and removed the legacy equipment to get the plant running efficiently again.
With the loss of an engine at the plant, the surrounding areas were experiencing power outages. Replacement was time critical, requiring the fastest delivery possible once the green light was received.
The nature of the cargo and its destination posed unique and complex challenges for the project. Chad’s distance from the coastline, with infrastructure in poor condition and limited installation equipment available restricted methods for delivering the cargo.
The project took thoughtful and elaborate planning. Once we received the official green light, CEVA’s proposed timeline and plan were accepted, and the engine was replaced on time.
of cargo moved safely
CEVA Logistics and ADB planned all processes and procedures, and the components were reviewed and checked several times, keeping the client well informed throughout every stage of the project.
Despite thorough planning and preparation, not everything always goes 100% accordingly, and in those cases, experience was key to keep the project on time and on budget. When a quick decision needed to be made, having the right experts with the right experience in the right place at the right time made all the difference in this project’s success.