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for 420 t Nacelle

The Østerild Wind Turbine Test Field in

Denmark is used for testing of wind tur-

bines with an overall height up to 250

meters. Blades with up to 110 meters

can be tested there.

The challenge is getting the modules

there. To deal with such a concentrated

load of 420 tons, Mammoet recently

used 21 axle lines of NICOLAS MHD G II

modular transporters.

After unloading at Hanstholm har-

bour, the nacelle was securely fixed on the NICOLAS

MHD G II with special load spreaders. To match the

requirements of the load concerning weight and meas-

ures, a so-called 3-file combination was put together,

consisting of several standard vehicles in longitudinal

coupling attached to one row of split ‘halves’.

This combination ensures an excellent tilting stability

despite the high centre of gravity of the load. In total,

the transport combination had a height of 11.60 meters

and a length of 71.0 meters on 252 wheels.



New Zealand

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch set for growth

Coffey has been engaged to provide design advice for

the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) Te Awaparahi

Bay Reclamation project in New Zealand.

This reclamation project involves four stages of rec-

lamation over 37 hectares of challenging deep and soft

compressible marine sediments – prone to high seismic

activity and settlements.

General Manager Geoservices New Zealand, Andrew

Mailer, explained that this is a significant transport in-

frastructure project for our Christchurch team.

“We’re providing geotechnical services to assess

the feasibility of preferred design options –

advancing the project into a concept phase,”

“The project will provide much needed space for

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Super-Spec’d Excavator for Plant Hire

UK based KKD Services has made its first purchase from

Volvo but, unusually for a plant hire company, it has

a s k e d

for many additional specifications.

The new 5.8 tonne reduced swing radius Volvo

ECR58D has been equipped with a Tefra hydraulic hitch,

hose rupture valves, air conditioning for the operator

and additional work lights. Besides the hammer / shear

hydraulic circuit that comes as standard, the ECR58D

has been installed with an optional x3 rotation circuit

specifically to power a Pro Dem hydraulic rotating se-

lector grab.

If that is not enough, the machine has also been

supplied with a hydraulically tilting ditch bucket and, in

order to be able to interchange with the company’s

existing arsenal of attachments, 45 mm pins at the busi-

ness end of the machine.

KKD Services

Contractors World International Vol 7 No 4