On Monday, September 26th, 2016, Wagenborg successfully transported a turret, weighing 250 tonnes, from the Breman Machinery site in Genemuiden to Amsterdam (the Netherlands).
The project was divided into two phases. During the first phase, Wagenborg transported the turret from the factory hall of Breman Machinery to the quay, located at the front of the plant. For this job, Wagenborg deployed 2 x 8 axle-lines SPMT’s (Self Propelled Modular Transporters). While Wagenborg started the Ro-Ro operation to load the turret onto the pontoon, Breman Machinery transported the rail support to the quay. The Ro-Ro operation took quite some time, as the pontoon had to be ballasted continuously to keep it in a horizontal position under the heavy weight of the turret. As soon as the turret was safely positioned on board, Wagenborg loaded the rail support, weighing 70 tonnes, on board as well.
After some supporting equipment was lifted onto the pontoon and all loading was secured as planned, the second phase of this project took place in the evening: the water transport to Amsterdam.
From Amsterdam, the turret will continue her journey to her final destination: Nigeria.