The Philippines-headquartered Royal Cargo has spent EUR5.4 million (USD5.9 million) on heavy-duty transport equipment to service the country’s burgeoning renewable energy and infrastructure sectors. It has also been in action moving tunnel boring machines (TBM) for the Metro Manila Subway project.

Royal Cargo opts for Goldhofer heavy transport equipment

Source: Royal Cargo Inc

As the renewable energy and infrastructure industries continue to grow in the country, Royal Cargo has bolstered its heavy-duty equipment fleet with various items from Goldhofer, including: two heavy-duty combination modules with six axle lines; THP/SL modules; various tower adapters and accessories, gooseneck trailers, and a FTV 850 blade lifter, among other items. 

Rodrigo “Toddy” de Roma, senior vice president of projects and heavy lift at Royal Cargo, stated: “The recently acquired units will be used in three distinct projects, including the KY2 wind farm project. These projects require our specific expertise and are part of our ongoing initiatives to expand our capabilities and serve the more demanding transport requirement of third-generation wind turbine generators.” 

Royal Cargo demonstrated its capabilities recently, having delivered TBM components for the Metro Manila Subway project. A shipment of heavy machinery arrived at Manila Harbour Centre Port. The cargo was mobilised and transported to Camp Aguinaldo Station the following day. 

Royal Cargo opts for Goldhofer heavy transport equipment2

Source: Royal Cargo Inc

Lawrence Esteban, project manager and head of transport at Royal Cargo, said the moves required meticulous planning: “The transportation of the machine part posed a significant challenge due to its overwidth, which extended 2 m. As a result, almost all roads were closed to the public, and transportation was limited to the machine only.” 

With the assistance of the local authorities, traffic flow was coordinated to guide the public and ensure the safety of the people, equipment, and vehicles. 

Royal Cargo is member to the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for the Philippines.