Turkey-based Hareket Heavy Lifting & Project Transportation has expanded its fleet with the addition of four blade trailers, eight crawler and mobile cranes, 12 heavy haulage trucks, an eight-axle lowbed trailer and a 550-tonne capacity girder bridge.
Abdullah Altunkum, general manager of Hareket, said: “We execute various big projects in Turkey and around the world with our strong fleet, and our specialised and experienced team. We believe that this huge investment will bring us a considerable competitive advantage, especially in international projects.
“Currently, we have the longest-capacity wing trailers in Turkey for wind energy projects,” he added. The four new blade trailers can be extended up to 69 m and will be able to carry blades measuring 80-85 m long. The investment also includes two crawler cranes with 800 tonnes lifting capacity that can be deployed to install longer turbine blades.
According to Hareket, with the new equipment, it will have the highest capacity girder bridge in Turkey and the CIS region. Altunkum commented: “Now, with our 550-tonne capacity girder bridge we will be able to carry much higher and heavier loads on public roads and highways.”