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Generator loaded onto container ship

Carousel completes largest ever movement

23 November 2016

Generator the size of 62 cars shipped to Florida

We are pleased to announce the safe arrival of our largest ever single movement to date for Brush generators. The unit, weighing more than 112,000 kilos, had an equivalent scale of shipping 62 family-sized cars.

We have handled shipments globally for Brush Electrical Machines for the last two years and the global movements of its larger generator sets is an extension of this existing contract. This particular shipment – a BDAX 8-290 ERH A.C. generator and supporting equipment – needed to be shipped from the UK to the receivers’ facility in Florida, and there was only five weeks for the movement to be completed.

After being collected from the Brush warehouse in Loughborough, it departed the UK from Felixstowe Port on a part-chartered vessel. This vessel had to fit the specific requirements of the delivery and allow for the shallow draft at West Palm Beach, Florida.

After monitoring the progress of the shipment on a daily basis, it arrived safely in Florida several days ahead of schedule. Carousel also arranged with the receiver for the generator to be held on specialist stilts at the port until installation could be made.

Using Carousel’s trusted network of partners it was able to arrange the specialist transport equipment required and planned specified routes directly from Brush’s warehouse, right through to the loading port.

In June this year Carousel also successfully moved a smaller AC generator kit with the additional units from the UK to India.

Commenting on the movement Special Services Director at Carousel, Andrew Ovenden, said: “This type of single movement takes meticulous planning to ensure a smooth operation is executed. It requires specialist expertise and infrastructure and that’s why our combination of expert staff, trusted and powerful technology works so well.

“As a company, we never use rigid solutions, because we know our clients’ needs are changing all the time. A tailored approach means we can flex to the needs of our clients, and their customers, as and when they need us to. In this case, we were flexible enough to move a shipment as big as 62 cars!” 

A spokesperson at Brush, said: “Having worked with Carousel for many years, we have always had complete certainty in their ability to get the job done, and this latest movement is another great example of this.

“Despite this being a complex, large movement Carousel has project-managed the whole process - allowing us to concentrate on the bigger picture – all the while prioritising customer service excellence at every stage. It’s reassuring to have a partner, that you can trust.”

Despite this being a complex, large movement Carousel has project-managed the whole process - allowing us to concentrate on the bigger picture – all the while prioritising customer service excellence at every stage. It’s reassuring to have a partner, that you can trust. BRUSH SPOKESPERSON
Generator pulled by lorry
This type of single movement takes meticulous planning to ensure a smooth operation is executed. It requires specialist expertise and infrastructure and that’s why our combination of expert staff, trusted and powerful technology works so well. SPECIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR - ANDREW OVENDEN