BLG loads heavy ship sections of up to 750 tons

Using their SPMTs (self-propelled modular transporters), BLG LOGISTICS in Bremen loaded and transported three heavy sections of ship weighing up to 750 tons each. These special vehicles for particularly large and heavy goods are also used in the area of offshore wind energy.

BLG were today loading three heavy ship sections from shipbuilders "BVT Brenn- und Verformtechnik GmbH", the heaviest of which weighs 750 tons. The logistics company used their SPMTs (self-propelled modular transporters) for the job at BVT's production site in Bremen. The SPMTs have been used for three years by their experienced drivers for transporting components of windenergy installations.

The first 750-ton heavy component was a 60-meter long, 15-meter wide section of the special pontoon ROADRUNNER. It was first transported by the SPMTs to the Egerland quay 200 meters from the shop floor and moved onto the SEEPONTON I. From there, the component was then loaded onto the dock ship PAPENBURG.

Following this, the SPMTs were used to transport two heavy sections of a passenger ship, which were then loaded onto another pontoon. These components weighed up to 580 tons each and measured 27.5 meters long and up to 23 meters wide.

With these SPMTs used by BLG, heavy loads of very different kinds can be transported safely and reliably to their destinations. The control technology allows absolutely exact positioning of heavy loads. Individual modular transporters can be coupled together as required and they are controlled by cables and radio remote control. The heaviest component transported by BLG up to now – a foundation platform for an offshore wind farm – weighed approximately 1,800 tons.

January 13, 2015
SPMT (self-propelled modular transporter) with ship section lying on top