Van der Vlist transports 50 tonne boiler

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Van der Vlist were recently enlisted to transport a boiler to Épinal, Eastern France. The 50 tonne mega structure was shipped in from Rauma in Fi...

Van der Vlist were recently enlisted to transport a boiler to Épinal, Eastern France. The 50 tonne mega structure was shipped in from Rauma in Finland to Antwerp port in Belgium.

Due to its extremely large size, the routing was very tricky. At 16.8m long, and 4.35 high and wide, the height was a problem to take it directly to France, however the only solution to bring the height down enough was to use a vesselbridge trailer, which was also not possible because of the winding narrow roads on route.

Therefore the solution was to re-route via Holland and down to the German French border, where the boiler was transhipped onto an 8 axle semi low trailer, which could navigate the roads, on the short distance to Épinal where it could comfortably pass through the roads, but without any height problems.

The boiler was taken securely on this long way round, and delivered on site for a combined biomass and heat power plant, along with some other smaller parts which were comfortably taken on semi low trailers.

With over 200 vehicles and over 200 trailers ranging from 3-axle semi-low loaders and low loaders to heavy duty modular axles Van der Vlist is capable of offering efficient and effective transport solutions for many heavy and unusual loads. As part of its service, it provides permits and escorts throughout Europe, which when combined with detailed route planning, ensures a smooth passage for goods.

For more information about any of Van der Vlist’s activities please visit http://www.vandervlist.com/en/news_items/boiler-trouble

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