Measuring 80 meters in length and 10 meters in width, it is considered the largest turbine in the world and will be installed at the Combined Cycle Plant being constructed by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) in Mérida, Yucatan.
The installation of this turbine will help reduce power outages in the city of Mérida and other municipalities. Additionally, the turbine will generate electricity for the entire Peninsula and the Tren Maya project, which will be fully electric and reliant on a power supply.
The turbine, which is the second of three pieces, arrived at the Port of Altura in Progreso from the port of Savannah, Georgia, United States. It was unloaded at Pier 7 and weighs 324 tons. It will be installed at the Combined Cycle Plant of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) in Mérida.
To transport it to its destination, a large trailer over 100 meters long was used. The maneuvers were coordinated by municipal police officers, civil protection personnel, and agents from the Public Security Secretariat (SSP).
The transportation of this piece caused temporary traffic disruptions for a few hours along its route. No incidents were reported during its departure from the port of Progreso, and the same occurred upon its arrival at the Mérida peripheral road.
To ensure a safe transportation process and to prevent traffic from obstructing its path, at least 8 patrol vehicles and officers on foot were involved. They regulated traffic at each bridge along the route.