On Sept. 6, 2013, Mammoet Wind Brande A/S transported one of the world’s largest nacelles. The total weight of the unit was 303 ton (275 t). In addition to this was the securing equipment, which fixed the cargo in position on the transporter. Designed and produced by Siemens, the generator has an output of six megawatts at full load when installed at its final destination. For the transport, Mammoet used 30 InterCombi axle lines from Scheuerle.
From Fanø, the northernmost and most famous Danish Wadden Sea island, the harbor in Esbjerg can easily be seen. Starting in Brande, Denmark, the freight safely arrived after nine hours on the road.
The Danish regulations for road transport presented only one of many challenges for the Mammoet team. All bridges negotiated on the route could only be loaded with a maximum 15 ton (14 t) axle load. In addition, the closely-spaced load points — the main load was distributed over a length of 10.5 ft. (3.2 m) — made the transport even more difficult, which is why Mammoet decided in favor of two 23.6 in. (60 cm) high securing means for load distribution. The total length of transport was 223 ft. (68 m) including the two tractor units while the dimensions of the nacelle reached 54 by 21 by 22 ft. (16.6 by 6.5 by 6.9 m).
After setting off from Brande, the transport continued along mostly well-constructed federal highways. Transportation only became more difficult once again at the entrance to the harbor, but here the InterCombi scored top marks through its excellent maneuverability.
The InterCombi Platform Vehicle
InterCombi platform vehicles from Scheuerle have been developed to handle challenging assignments, not only for long-distance road transportation but also to meet the special requirements involved in moving enormous loads of plant and construction units on industrial sites. Designed for a 40 ton (36 t) technical axle load and towing speeds of up to 50 mph (80 kmh), the InterCombi series from Scheuerle provided the operator with a cost-effective and reliable transport solution, according to the manufacturer.
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