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Ruslan moves giant winches for Caspian project
Ruslan International ’ the company which manages and markets the combined Antonov An-124 fleets of its shareholders Antonov Airlines and Volga Dnepr Airlines ’ has arranged the movement of three giant winches for an offshore oil and gas project in the Caspian, on behalf of CNC Freight Services Sdn Bhd.of Malaysia.The winches weighed a total of 92,000 kilos. The largest two, each weighing 34,000 kilos, were 5.48m long and 3.58m high.
They were loaded aboard an An-124 aircraft in Singapore, using large mobile cranes and the aircraft’s purpose-built loading ramp. They were then flown 7000km to Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan, via Kolkata (India) and Mary (Turkmenistan), for the Diyabekir Oilfield Development Project.
The flight was one of a programme of three for the same project.
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