October 9 - Van der Vlist recently transported out-of-gauge components for a biomass-fuelled heating plant - nicknamed 'The Purmer' - to Purmerend in North Holland.
Eight units in total were shipped two at a time from Odense and Herning in Denmark. Each unit weighed between 47-58 tonnes with dimension of 12.1 m-12.4 m in length and 3 m-3.78 m wide. Van der Vlist mobilised its modular vessel bridge trailers to complete this particular assignment.
Problems arose on the project as the Rader Hochbrüche bridge on the A7 between Denmark and Germany was partially-closed, only allowing vehicles with a maximum weight of 7.5 tonnes to pass. To avoid any delay to the shipment Van der Vlist had to adjust its original routeing, choosing to transport each unit by ro-ro vessel from Esbjerg to Amsterdam.
Van der Vlist unloaded and positioned the first few components at the Purmerend storage site. As the final modules were delivered, a crane was mobilised to place each module directly into the plant.
The project was completed in cooperation with Vamdrup Specialtransport (VST), a Denmark based company that specialises in truck-mounted cranes.