Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Maiden trip for Allelys’ Faktor 5.5

UK-based Allelys has delivered three 260-tonne transformers to a construction site in New Deer, Scotland on behalf of deugro.

The first transformer was delivered to the project site, where an onshore substation is being built to connect the 950 MW Moray East wind farm to the grid, during October. 

Measuring nearly 12 m long, the transformers needed to be moved from the port of Peterhead to New Deer, a distance of 56 km. 

Allelys opted to use its recently acquired Faktor 5.5 girder bridge trailer from Goldhofer for the project. The trailer was configured as a vessel bridge to accommodate the load.

After the exit from the port of Peterhead, the 70 m-long convoy – complete with police escort – had to tackle a short steep climb, 90-degree bends, roundabouts and bridge barriers. Company owner David Allely explained: “It proved a big advantage to be able to use the Goldhofer vessel bridge in a short configuration of ten axles at the front and ten at the rear. That [made the combination] much more manoeuvrable and above all more economical.”

Goldhofer added that thanks to the 1,600 mm vertical lifting stroke and levelling system, the Faktor 5.5 trailer could be raised to pass over bridge parapets and levelled to compensate lateral lean on the narrow winding sections of the route. 

Allelys said that this was the first project for its Goldhofer Faktor 5.5 trailer. Andreas Menzel, corporate global key account manager at deugro group, added that trailer "was certainly decisive for our choice of Allelys Group for this challenging transport operation”. 

Heavy Lift | News

Rotterdam moves ahead with rail link thumbnail image

Rotterdam moves ahead with rail link

June 2 - A steel arch bridge has been installed across the Thomassentunnel and the A15 and N15 motorways in the Netherlands, forming a key link in the port of Rotterdam’s proposed Theemswegtracé railway line.
Views: 313
Martin Bencher skids in Sweden thumbnail image

Martin Bencher skids in Sweden

June 2 - Martin Bencher delivered a 186-tonne transformer from Helgum to Stor-Finnforsen, Sweden during May.
Views: 376
AML delivers to Russia thumbnail image

AML delivers to Russia

June 2 - Belgium-based freight forwarder AML has shipped a 955-tonne autoclave from Antwerp to De Kastri, Russia.
Views: 1420

Heavy Lift Across The World

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