Marine Maroc Moving 900t of Equipment on Cometto SPMTs in Ivory Coast
900 tons of equipment were transported by teams from Bolloré Transport & Logistics for the construction of phase 4 of the Azito power plant in Ivory Coast. The equipment included a turbine and a generator, that were moved by Marine Maroc on their Cometto SPMT as 8+8 axles side-by-side configuration.
After a long travel, the heavyweight elements arrived by ship and specialists from Bolloré and Marine Maroc received them for unloading. The turbine weighing 361t was the first load on the SPMT convoy formed by two eight axle lines coupled side-by-side .
The modular combination generates a platform width of five meters and a payload capacity of about 600 tons always assuring the safest transport conditions of the load. The self-propelled modular transport was controlled by a wireless remote control.
Thanks to the 600 mm stroke, the vehicle picks up the turbine from the steel frame and started the final section to the power plant. The electronic steering of the light blue painted modules guarantees maximum maneuverability and precision through a +135 / -135 ° steering angle. Even in tight areas and sloping route section, the self-propelled modular transporter was handled safely and easily. The generator weighing 295t followed the same route directly after on the same combination.
Marine Maroc is based in Casablanca and the Cometto MSPE vehicles have been a part of its fleet since 2013. Cometto offers four interchangeable series of SPMT having capacities up to 70t per axle line for the EVO3 category. Each series is available in two different basic widths of 2,430 and 3,000 mm. The modules can be composed of 3, 4, 5 or 6 axle lines. Many types of Power Pack Units are available in various strengths, each depending on the number of axles being driven.
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