Bolloré Logistics Successfully Completes Muara Laboh Project – Geothermal Power Plant Logistics Operations in Indonesia

June 4th, 2019

Bolloré Logistics has been awarded the logistics contract of Muara Laboh project by Sumitomo Corporation. Muara Laboh is a geothermal power plant project located in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Bolloré Logistics successfully handled the logistics operations from various global ports (Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Europe, USA, etc.) to Indonesia and the challenging inland transportation.

The project started at the beginning of 2018 and completed in March 2019. The cargo volume consisted of 15,000 freight tons, including 95 tons Generator Stator and 65 tons Turbine Rotor. The most critical equipment was shipped from the port of Yokohama, Japan to the discharging port of Padang, Indonesia. In total, no less than 50 shipments were realized.

Bolloré Logistics Transportation Engineer performed the first road surveys in 2016 and right until when the project started in 2018. Located in mountainous area, the project site is 150 km away from Padang port, Bolloré Logistics faced lengthy, steep, uphill and winding roads to access the final destination. Careful planning by our Project Manager based in Japan and close supervision by himself and our team of dedicated Field Supervisors were key to the successful handling of such transportation. The generator stator and turbine rotor required the mobilization of three prime movers to ensure enough traction and guarantee safety of the cargo along the way.

The excellent cooperation between Sumitomo Corporation, Bolloré Logistics Industrial Projects teams located in Japan, Indonesia, and the Regional office in Singapore, is the cornerstone of safe and timely execution of such an important project for Sumitomo Corporation and PT. Supreme Energy Muara Laboh (SEML), the owner of the project.

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