Since last Friday, a huge turbine designed and assembled by Impsa for the Yacyretá Hydroelectric Power Plant has been on the road. It is one of the six that the company from Mendoza rescued by the State is building for the national entity.
It is a Kaplan turbine, which was designed with the highest quality technology and Artificial Intelligence programs by engineers from the metal-mechanic industry of Mendoza. The structure has a power of 155 megawatts (MW) and generates renewable energy
The Kaplan impeller is 5.5 meters high, 4 meters wide, 5 meters long and weighs 175 tons.
It took 50 engineers, 100 technicians and 250 workers to manufacture it, who participated in different phases, from the hydraulic design and testing of the model, engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, management, to the supervision of assembly and commissioning.
Towards the end of last week, Impsa started the transfer operation by road to the hydroelectric power plant located in Ituzaingó, province of Corrientes, through the logistics company that specializes in this type of transfers. The assembly will take place precisely at the Yacyretá.
As it is not a normal transfer, the whole journey will take between 15 and 17 days, due to the fact that it is an oversized and extra heavy load that must circulate during the day.
To move this structure between Mendoza and Corrientes, a double counterweighted tractor with one 20-line hydraulic module; a double counterweighted tractor for support; a guide vehicle with a supervisor in charge of the operation; and two moduleros to handle the hydraulic cart were needed.
The turbine will cross Mendoza, San Luis, La Pampa, Buenos Aires, Entre Ríos and Corrientes during the more than 2,400 kilometers of travel.