HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka. Advantis Projects has been appointed a solutions provider for COSCO Shipping Project Logistics that has won a contract to transport the country’s first 10MW biomass power plant project being commissioned in Kalawaaragama, Moneragala by Green Watts.
The company recently moved 7,000 cubic metres of plant and machinery for the project from Shanghai to Hambantota port on an MPV operated by COSCO. The cargo was unloaded using Advantis Projects’ new 250-ton heavylift crane and transported by land to the project site in Kalawaaragama.
Joe Meng, managing director of COSCO Shipping Lines Lanka comments: “It is indeed a great honour to contribute towards the green energy sector of Sri Lanka. We have received commendable support from our local logistics partner Advantis Projects in ensuring an incident free movement of the cargo.”
This is the first breakbulk cargo to arrive at Hambantota, now 70 percent owned by China Merchants Port Holdings after the recent transfer of operations to Hambantota International Port Group and Hambantota International Port Services.
Shadil Rizan, Advantis Projects general manager adds: “We are honoured to extend our logistics expertise to support projects of this nature which will propel the country’s growth in a more sustainable manner.”
Advantis Projects manages large scale projects for the power and energy sector including the ship-to-shore ground logistics of windmill cargo for the successful installation of 16 wind turbines in Pallali; the transportation of four 100-ton diesel engine generators from the Horana BOI zone to Lahore, Pakistan; and the relocation of the 24MW Lakdhanavai power plant from Sapugaskanda to Nyala, Sudan.
The company specialises in freight, chartering, Customs clearance and forwarding, project and general cargo handling, inland transportation and storage.