August 13 - Roll-Lift's Uruguayan operation has begun the transport of the first heavy load destined for the Punta del Tigre combined cycle power plant, from the port of Nueva Palmira.

A 24-axle K25 hydraulic platform trailer, pulled by two Mercedes Benz tractor units, will carry the 185-tonne gas turbine over 270 km to the power station, which is located approximately 35 km from Montevideo.

Part of the route has been purpose-built by Roll-Lift, and the company said it will take about five days to cover the distance.

The overall project is expected to take 18 months, with the bulk of heavy cargoes arriving early in 2015.