Massive Pumping Station Transported

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 13, 2015

  • Photo courtesy of NICOLAS
  • Photo courtesy of NICOLAS
  • Photo courtesy of NICOLAS Photo courtesy of NICOLAS
  • Photo courtesy of NICOLAS Photo courtesy of NICOLAS
Norway’s Royal Transport was recently assigned the task of moving a 420 t pumping station in Bergen. For this, the company used two self propelled platform trailers: one second-generation (G2) MHD SPE and a first-generation (G1) MHD SP from NICOLAS.
For this assignment, Royal Transport rented a MHD G1 SP to combine the vehicle with the company´s own MHD G2 SPE.

“The idea was to combine an electronically with a mechanically-steered vehicle in a loose coupling mode. This is unusual, but functioned perfectly with vehicles from NICOLAS following a careful planning process. Thereby, the two PowerPacks used were configured to run in a master/slave mode. Once again, this is a good example of the technical innovative strength that lies behind our vehicles - they offer solutions instead of problems,” explained to Sébastien PORTEU, Managing Director of the French special vehicle manufacturer NICOLAS.
The 420 t concentrated load did not present a large technical challenge for the vehicle combination. The bogie units of the Opens external link in new windowNICOLAS MHD G2 - available with either mechanical or electronic multidirectional steering - have been specially designed to carry extremely concentrated loads. For road transport assignments, the MHD G2 can be used as a trailer or semi-trailer combination as well as being coupled side-by-side as a three- or four-file combination. Thanks to the steering concept from NICOLAS, the MHD G2 has the lowest driving height on the market when loaded.
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