Newsletter April 2018


New transformers to ABB for NGCP’s nationwide grid upgrade

Antrak Logistics delivered 5 x 300MVA transformers to ABB, Inc. for the NGCP Modernization program. The transformers weighed 140 Tons each and their dimensions were 9121x3170x4456mm. They were received at anchorage with an 8 line multi-axel hydraulic trailer on a 2000DWT barge. The transformers were rolled off at the Harbor Centre, Manila, and then transported overland to the NGCP Substations in Taytay, Las Pinas, Bulacan, and Naga in Bicol. The transformers were then unloaded and positioned on the foundation at their respective sites using hydraulic jacks and a Hydraulic Rail Skidding System.

ABB, Inc. awarded to Antrak the delivery of a 100MVA transformer and its accessories to the NGCP Isabel, Leyte, substation. The transformer and its containerized accessories were received at the Cebu International Port and delivered inter-island via RoRo commercial transport. The transformer weighed 37 Tons and measured 6070x4080x2960mm. It was transported to the site using a low bed trailer and prime mover. The access road to the substation required assistance by a payloader to get the items up on a 15-degree inclined ramp. The Transformer was then positioned to the foundation using hydraulic jacks and hydraulic skids.

The NGCP’s modernization program is expected to go on until the year 2020.

Steel bridge girders delivered to Matiere S.A.S.

Five new steel bridge girder was delivered last June 25, 2017, to Matière S.A.S. intended for the Sabang Bridge repair at Star Toll, Batangas City. The composite Unibridge Steel Girders each weighed 65,000kg and are 60 meters in length.

The transportation and positioning to the installation site were completed in 3 days. The five units steel bridge girder were transported individually approximately 2 kilometers away from the final unloading site using 2×4 lines multi-axle trailers with turntables for safer transport. The client arranged for the unloading of the steel girders using 200T, 130T, and 80T cranes.

*Matière SAS designs and constructs earthworks and concrete and metallic structures. The company offers prestressed concrete works, such as slab beam and prestressed beams; and reinforced concrete solutions. It also provides metal activities, including beam bridges, box girder bridges, footbridges, and modular structures. The company was founded in 1932 and is based in Arpajon-sur-Cère, France.


Ball mill delivery to Phil Gold Masbate

Ball mill delivery to Phil Gold Masbate

Antrak Logistics delivered one unit overflow ball mill to Phil Gold Processing and Refining Corp. in Aroroy, Masbate. The ball mill has an assembled weight of 475 metric tons. Antrak Logistics scope of services included the transport and clearing of the ball mill from Australia all the way to the site in Masbate.

Phil Gold Processing & Refining Corp. is owned by B2 Gold Corp., a Canadian based company.

Seimens’ generator for Masinloc Power Plant, Zambales

Siemens Inc. was awarded AES’s Turbine Modernization program for their Masinloc Power Plant. Antrak Logistics was then appointed as inland logistics contractor for this project. Antrak’s scope of service included custom clearing from Subic Port, delivery via LCT, roll off from the LCT at Masinloc Jetty, and unloading at the site. Unloading was done to the 4th floor of the powerhouse.

The items consisted of blades and casing parts for the turbines and rotors. Total volume was around 2,000 cubic meters. Of which were 15 heavy and out of gauge pieces weighing from 23 to 65 tons each.

In February, Antrak was awarded a Plaque of Appreciation by Siemens and AES for exemplary and on time delivery of these items.

Transformer and accessories to Visayan Electric Company, Cebu

Transformer and accessories to Visayan Electric Company, Cebu

Antrak Logistics discharged and delivered a 100MVA power transformer along with its accessories to Visayan Electric Company (VECO) in Cebu for their Cabancalan Substation.

The shipment consisted of 67 packages with a total weight of 125,732kgs and a total volume of 295cbm. The heaviest piece was the main body that weighed 69.9 Tons. All cargo was successfully delivered to the site last February 2018.

Steel casings delivery to Magdugo Substation, Cebu

Antrak Logistics was tasked by Meralco Industrial Engineering Services Corporation (MIESCOR) to transport 200 steel casings from Pasig, Manila to Toledo, Cebu. The steel casings had a diameter of 90cm and a length of 8 meters and 12 meters.

The cargo was shipped from the Manila Port to the Toledo Port via a 3500DWT LCT.

Final Place of delivery was to the MIESCOR Project Site in Therma Visayas Inc. (TVI) at the Magdugo Substation, Toledo City, Cebu.

Transformer replacement project for Grand Hyatt, BGC
Transformer replacement project for Grand Hyatt, BGC

Transformer replacement project for Grand Hyatt, BGC

Antrak Logistics was awarded by Federal Land to handle the delivery and positioning to the foundation of new power transformers in Grand Hyatt Manila located in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

The Grand Hyatt is the tallest building in the Philippines at 318 meters, and it was completed in 2017. The operation included rigging out seven old transformers from the second floor and replacing them with new transformers.

An RMD platform was set up to the height of the second floor and units were lifted via an 80T mobile Crane. The heaviest transformer weighed 8,000kgs.

Wärtsilä W12V32 Diesel Engine to Phil Gold, Masbate
Wärtsilä W12V32 Diesel Engine to Phil Gold, Masbate

Wärtsilä W12V32 Diesel Engine to Phil Gold, Masbate

Antrak Logistics, a subsidiary of Bolloré Logistics, delivered a brand new W12V32 diesel engine, which included a 7MVA transformer and 13 container vans, from Finland’s Wärtsilä to the Philippine Gold Processing and Refining Corporation (PGPR) in Aroroy, Masbate Province.

The accessories arrived at the Cebu International Port on May 16th, 2017, consisting of 2x20SOC, 5X40SOC, 5X40HCSOC, and 1X40FROOG shipping containers. The main engine arrived on July 19th at the Cebu International Port via Breakbulk Vessel M/V Felina.

The main engine and transformer were directly discharged at the Cebu anchorage on a waiting 8 multi-axle trailer previously loaded on an LCT-barge. The delivery included the unloading of the main engine and transformer as well as the rigging and skidding onto the foundation.

Wärtsilä covers the operations and maintenance of the Masbate Gold power plant project owned by PGPR. The new Wärtsilä W12V32 diesel engine will provide additional power generation to the plant. Prior to this delivery, the Masbate power plant was powered by three Wärtsilä 18V32 and two Wärtsilä 16V32 engines which had been previously installed and commissioned for the supply of the power requirement of the gold processing plant.

Antrak Philippines Transport Solutions Corporation is the in-house logistics provider of Masbate Gold handling all transportation requirements of the plant for both international and domestic logistics needs.

Delivery to Holcim Bacnotan Plant, La Union
Delivery to Holcim Bacnotan Plant, La Union

Delivery to Holcim Bacnotan Plant, La Union

Antrak Logistics handled the delivery of cargo for Holcim Bacnotan Plant’s plant roller press. Antrak Logistics scope of service covered delivery from the port in Manila to Holcim Bacnotan Plant Site in La Union.

Total cargo for this requirement is 10,000 cbm expected to finish before the end of the 2nd quarter of 2018.


Antrak Logistics helps Mayon Volcano victims

The Philippines’ most active volcano, Mount Mayon, located on the large island of Luzon, erupted last Jan 22, 2018, at around noon (local time) and rained ash on communities, which have been evacuated after warnings of an impending eruption.

Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from ashfall-hit villages in the Philippines, as a danger zone has been issued around the volcano.

The Bureau of Customs has assistance from our various brokers and via our Brokerage Supervisor, Ms. Lorna Sayson. She immediately communicated this to Antrak Logistics management and executed an assistance plan. Antrak Logistics Team prepared care packages containing rice, water, noodles, and canned goods and got them ready for transport by January 25, 2018. These care packages reached the evacuation centers the following day.

Antrak Logistics Outreach Program

Antrak Logistics AU-PACIFIC participated in the Rivera Elementary School Outreach Program last December 2017. The team prepared and raised funds for the feeding program and Christmas celebration with the students of the school.

The theme of the event was BUNDLE OF PRESENTS, which incorporated our intention, to not just do a usual feeding program, but also to celebrate the Christmas season with the children. Like the usual Christmas party, the volunteers played games with the kids and had lunch with them and their teachers.

The children and teachers showed their sincerest appreciation to all the volunteers for sharing their time and resources with the school. The team made sure that all the children went home with kiddie loot bags containing school supplies, toys, and pouched food and chocolates—small things that bring out the biggest smiles in the kids.

Antrak Logistics charity activities

Antrak Logistics charity activities

Antrak AU-PACIFIC, consisting of 20 members, friends, and other volunteers, held a charity program with two different institutions. First is with San Lorenzo Ruiz Home for the Elderly operated by The Little Sisters of the Poor.

Months of preparation was spent for this activity including a fund-raising event and a marketing activity for the program. The participants consisted of grandparents between ages 60 and 80 years old. Activities held were indoor games, socialization, feeding program, and gift-giving. The activity was themed SMILES FOR THE GOLDEN AGES.

The team chose to give something that would be useful for elders such as personal hygiene kits, towels, wipes, blankets, and some biscuits. Most of the volunteers were sincerely touched by some stories that the elders shared with the group.

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