December 6 - In late November, Dutch heavy transport and lifting specialist Wagenborg Nedlift completed the first phase of the transport of two giant transformers from Bad Honnef, Germany to D
The final part of the project was completed utilising river barges to assist the transport of the transformers to Herbrum, a town approximately 10 km from the final destination.
At Herbrum, the cargo was rolled off using a specially constructed ro-ro bridge.
As soon as the ro-ro operation was finished, the convoy moving the transformers moved off to the destination substation at Dörpen where a hydraulic lifting gantry was used to inch the equipment onto its foundations.
In the village of Dörpen, a municipality in the Emsland district, in Lower Saxony, a new substation hasbeen constructed to handle power generated by the offshore wind parks in the sea off the northern German coast that will be fed into the domestic German power network via this new transformer station.