This award was presented to an equipment-owning provider of overland transport services by road, rail or inland waterway that has demonstrated its commitment to the safe, efficient and innovative transport of heavy and oversize project cargoes. Turkey’s Hareket rose highest to claim first prize.
All of our finalists demonstrated exemplary handling of heavy and oversize project cargoes. Fagioli put forward its transport of various gas and steam units for the Turbigo (MI) thermoelectric plant, including a 334-tonne gas turbine.
Lift & Shift India made it on to this year’s shortlist with the transport of three reactors – fabricated by L&T Heavy Engineering with weights over 2,000 tonnes – for Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL).
Mammoet showcased its work on the Dos Bocas refinery in Mexico, while Sarens caught the panel’s attention with the transport of an iconic ancient solar boat through the Egyptian pyramids for Besix-Orascom Joint Venture (BOJV).
Allelys also wowed our judges with the multi-stage delivery of 150-tonne and 195-tonne transformers from Staffordshire to Ninfield Substation. The eye-catching project, which was a UK first with two girder bridge trailers being deployed at the same time, was highly commended by our judges.
Taking home the trophy was Hareket. Its winning project was praised not only for the complexity of the convoy but also because of the adverse weather conditions and surroundings that the company had to overcome for the transport of two sets of gas turbines, two sets of generators and associated components from the port of Iskenderun (Turkey) to the Suleymaniye power plant in Iraq – a distance of 1,215 km. They were moved using girder bridge configuration with a length of 98.50 m.