Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Vestas places TII order

Vestas has ordered nine wind turbine blade transport systems from TII Group.

The vehicle system, which was jointly developed by Vestas and the TII Group, was launched during April’s bauma exhibition in Germany. The transportation system consists of a two-axle jeep dolly with a free-turning device, plus a four-axle trailer.

It has been developed to improve Vestas’ ability to transport its longest blades over large distances.

The wind blade is mounted to the trailer according to the "plug and play" principle, said TII Group. This means that the solution only requires a few tools; with a special lifting device, the wing root is picked up comfortably from the ground. The coupling solution consists of a root adapter and a root frame. The free-turning device is pre-assembled on the latter and then the frame with root is coupled to the adapter.

TII Group added that the lifting height can be adjusted up to 2 m at the front of the vehicle, and by up to 1 m at the rear end.

For empty legs, all parts of the system can be shortened to a compact semi-trailer combination with a total length of 16.5 m and a weight of less than 60 tonnes.

www.tii-group.com

www.vestas.com

Heavy Lift | News

Beaumont secures BUILD grant thumbnail image

Beaumont secures BUILD grant

November 19 - The port of Beaumont in Texas has received a USD18 million infrastructure investment through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant programme.
Views: 177
Liebherr lifts in Hawaii thumbnail image

Liebherr lifts in Hawaii

November 19 - Buckner HeavyLift Cranes is using a Liebherr LR 11000 crawler crane to install Vestas wind turbines at a project site on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
Views: 255
LR 13000 crane cuts load time thumbnail image

LR 13000 crane cuts load time

November 18 - Mexico’s ESEASA has used its 3,000-tonne capacity Liebherr LR 13000 crawler crane for the first time to load seven oil platforms onto barges at the port city of Tampico.
Views: 407
PAC invests in Baltimore terminals  thumbnail image

PAC invests in Baltimore terminals 

November 18 - Ports America Chesapeake (PAC) has implemented the Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS) at the Seagirt and Dundalk marine terminals at the port of Baltimore. 
Views: 417

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.