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
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.
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-
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.
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