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Goldhofer AG Donaustraße 95 87700 Memmingen, Germany http://www.goldhofer.com
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Mammoet on the road in Texas

Mission accomplished with Goldhofer PST/SL self-propelled transporters

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Heavy lift specialist Mammoet was contracted to transport a total of 7 refinery reactors from Houston to an ethylene to alkylate plant located in Pasadena, TX. The vessels, which had been shipped from Spain, were discharged from the ship in the port at Houston/TX and loaded onto a Goldhofer combination comprising 48 of Goldhofer’s proven PST/SL and THP/SL heavy-duty axle lines in a 4-file combination (1+1) of 24 axle lines, each with a 300 t turntable. “We chose this configuration because the route imposed limits in terms of width and length with these approximately 60 m long vessels, and this is the most compact and flexible transport combination,” says Mammoet’s project manager Marcel Kooyman.

The largest of the 7 reactors, a deisobutanizer weighing over 440 t, and measuring approx 200ft in length and 21.2ft in diameter, challenged not only the skills of the entire transport team but also the vehicle configuration used. Only in the case of two bridges did a third trailer have to be added. With such a long combination, it was possible to simply place it underneath the load at the belly of the vessel to better distribute the weight and avoid overloading the bridges. As a result, this mammoth transport was able to cover the 20 miles to Pasadena without any major hassles and in the shortest possible time.

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The Goldhofer Group

Goldhofer is a globally operating manufacturer of heavy and specialized transport vehicles. The company, which is headquartered in Memmingen, Germany, owes its position as a global leader in the industry to a high and consistent standard of quality for its transport solutions and its customer-oriented service offerings. A constantly growing, tightly knit global sales, service and production network guarantees the local availability of new vehicles, vehicle parts and servicing at all times. Further added value is provided in the form of additional, mostly IT-supported tools to facilitate axle-load, stability and bend analysis plus innovative sensor technology and data analysis. Close cooperation with customers is the key to products and services that equip them to meet every logistical challenge.

The Transport Technology division delivers strictly user-oriented heavy-haulage solutions and a full range of dedicated accessories for on- and off-road operations with payloads of up to 15,000 tons and more. The broad-based product portfolio is tailored to the requirements and infrastructures of the various regional markets and guarantees full flexibility, even for unusual operations. In addition to trailers and semi-trailers for the construction and haulage industries, Goldhofer supplies transport systems for the wind power industry and a range of heavy-duty combinations with and without hydrostatic drive for transporting oversized and ultra-heavy cargos.

The Airport Technology division has a focus on the specific requirements of airport logistics. The division's wide range of conventional and towbarless aircraft tow tractors, aircraft recovery systems, and cargo and baggage tractors in all size classes are reliable performers for continuous operations in ground support at airports worldwide. With a full portfolio of transport solutions with zero-emission battery-powered e-versions (»IonMaster« technology), Goldhofer is also a prominent pioneer in the field of e-mobility.

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