Antonov Airlines, a Ukraine-based corporation that is widely regarded as the world-leading operator of the An-225 Mriya supercarrier with a 250-ton capacity, is expected to provide Germany’s Siemens with services to transport power equipment that weighs a total of 2,000 tons that needs to be delivered to the company’s new thermal power plants currently under construction in Bolivia, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
According to Interfax-Ukraine, the Ukrainian carrier is going to perform a total of 12 flights from Chile to Bolivia on behalf of the German client within the framework of this project. Interfax-Ukraine cites an unnamed source as saying that the first flight with over 150 tons of power equipment on board took place on 27 June 2018. The agreement is supposed to be completed within one month,” the source said.
According to the official information from the German corporation, the set of equipment comprises 14 SGT-800 gas turbines, 11 SST-400 steam turbines with condensers, 22 steam generators and an SPPA-T3000 control system. The power equipment is expected to expanding the capacity of the Termoelectrica del Sur, Termoelectrica de Warnes and Termoelectrica Entre Rios thermal power plants owned and operated by Bolivia’s Ende Andina.
Antonov State Enterprise is Ukraine’s prominent developer and manufacturer of aircraft, it is recognized throughout the world as a top producer of transport aircraft. The enterprise cooperates with businesses from over 75 nations of the world. In April 2015, the Ukrainian government decided to make Antonov State Enterprise part of the Ukroboronprom State Consortium.