Joint THLG intermodal operation 140 tons from Belgium to Ireland
Starting the transportchain the transformer of 8,95 m lenght, 3,45 m breadth and 4,60 m height was hauled by THLG member Van de Weghe, from supplier's premises to the port of Antwerp deploying a 4-axle heavy tractor and a 10-axle Scheuerle low-bed trailer. At a conventional quay of Hessenatie, John Wetzels arranged direct handling of the transformer b means of the 800 tons floating crane "Brabo" into a coaster.
At the port of Cork the heavy piece was handled under supervision of
John Wetzels by a 500 tons hydraulic crane, the largest mobile crane
available in Ireland, directly from the coaster's hold onto a trucktrailer
combination of THLG member ITI.The 4-axle truck and the 7-axle trailer,
specially designed for carrying transformers performed the final leg
of the transport chain on partly wildcat roads to the final destination.
Fuchsiahatchings, famous for the Irish landscape, far reaching over
the road had to be shortcut by the farmers for safe passing of the transport
unit. At the Raffeen power station the transformer had been put down
from the trailer onto its foundation.