MV Chipol Taihu – discharging 322 Mtns heavy units for the Belo Monte project in Santos, Brazil

For the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam currently under construction on the Xingu river in the state of Para the MV Taihu discharged transformers of each 322 Mtns unit weight. The colossal structure in the Amazon is the flagship of Brazil’s plan to expand hydropower, which already produces more than 70 per cent of the country’s electricity supply.

The ambitious project has been to build the world’s third-largest dam in the world’s largest rainforest and with a planned capacity of 11.233 MW it impressive . The site is composed of the main Belo Monte Dam, the Pimental Dam and Bela Vista dam.

Hong Fa loaded the large non-stackable consignment on one of the Blue Whale type vessels features 520 metric ton combined lifting capacity, over 8000 square meter under deck space and a cargo intake of 36.000 DWAT. Hong Fa currently operates 4 of these vessels with a fifth one coming into service October 2016.