Pfedelbach/Haugesund, May 2013
Scheuerle SPMTs move 12,000-tonne Statoil platform segment “Gudrun” from fabrication hall to barge for Aibel
SCHEUERLE Self Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMTs) set standards worldwide. The southern German companies vehicles are continually involved in outstanding transports, made possible by outstanding people operating premium equipment. Mammoet Europe, one of the TII Group´s biggest customers, has transported more than ten loads of 10,000 tonnes in the first half of 2013.
10,000 tonnes of mounted structure – for anyone involved in construction, as well as those who are not, can easily imagine that delays in transportation or damage to the freight cannot be tolerated under any circumstances.
Thus, Mammoet Norway has been relying on SCHEUERLE SPMTs for a long time when it comes to ultra heavy transportation. In this case, the freight is part of a precisely orchestrated project, the Statoils “Gudrun” platform which is a fixed processing platform supported by a 7,400 t steel jacket. Aibel Haugesund, one of Mammoet Norway´s customers, is due to deliver the completed deck from its yard in Haugesund in July 2013 – a schedule calling for precise planning and reliable partners.
Aibel made an important step towards achieving this goal, supported by Mammoet and Scheuerle SPMTs. Here, 432 axles, each with a load of up to 48 tonnes, were employed. Operating with SCHEUERLE modular transporters in combination with electronic control technology developed by SCHEUERLE allows absolutely precise positioning of heavy loads. The individual modular transporters can be coupled as desired, mechanically or in an open compound within an area of 1,000 m x 1,000 m. The SCHEUERLE control technology ensures synchronous steering of all transporter units integrated in the compound. The electronic multi-mode steering makes the modular transporter very flexible and maneuverable.