Volga-Dnepr An-124-100 delivers 130 tonnes of equipment
The Airlines has performed two flights from Novy Urengoy to Sabetta in Russia for ‘Yamal-LNG’, one of the world’s largest gas recovery projects.
April 12, 2018
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Volga-Dnepr Airlines has performed two flights from Novy Urengoy to Sabetta in Russia delivering 130 tonnes of industrial equipment for ‘Yamal-LNG’, one of the world’s largest gas recovery projects.
Carried out in harsh climatic conditions, the transportation solution was provided at the request of AeroTransCargo, a Russian logistics company which has already managed the air transportation of over 3,500 tonnes of equipment, mostly using the unique IL-76TD-90VD and An-124-100 freighters and expertise of Volga-Dnepr Airlines.
For these latest shipments, Volga-Dnepr transported a 30-tonne high pressure pump and other gas recovery cargo weighing a total of approximately 130 tonnes onboard two An-124-100 flights. The equipment is being installed at a liquefied natural gas plant being built on the Yamal Peninsula. The flights were carried out under the most challenging conditions of the polar region in temperatures of -35° Celsius.
The equipment was delivered to Volga-Dnepr’s An-124-100 from the customer’s warehouse in Novy Urengoy before being loaded into the aircraft using a ramp extension and the freighter’s onboard cranes. The first flight delivered 70 tonnes of equipment to Sabetta International Airport and a timely unloading enabled the ‘Ruslan’ aircraft to return to Novy Urengoy to collect the remaining 60 tonnes of cargo for delivery the next day.