July 5 - Egyptian Transportation & Logistics (ETAL) has transported six transformers from two Red Sea ports to the Giza North Power Station using Scheuerle InterCombi trailers, writes Louisa Beckett.

The weight of the six transformers - 146.5 tonnes each - made the transport a tough task, as well as uneven road surfaces - although the InterCombi's 650 mm axle compensation, helped to overcome this.

The transport started in Sokhna and Adabiya Ports on the Red Sea. The first destination was Tibin jetty, where the 7.42 m x 4.31 m x 5.10 m sized transformers were brought on 14 axle lines of the Scheuerle InterCombi.

At Tibin jetty, the transformers were loaded onto a river barge by a crawler crane. The barge moved the transformers on the River Nile to Khatatba temporary jetty, built especially for ETAL.

At that jetty, the transformers were stored and afterwards transported to the Giza North power station site.

With a 36 tonne technical axle load, Scheuerle says that its InterCombi is suitable for the safe transport of heavy loads and  has sufficient in reserve as a result of the robust construction of its frame.

Egytrans, the parent company of ETAL, says that it has been a leading provider of integrated global transport services and solutions in Egypt since 1973.