SCHEUERLE SPMT Transports First HS Trimaran to Launching Platform - Video – Heavy Lift News
16 Jul 2020

SCHEUERLE SPMT Transports First HS Trimaran to Launching Platform – Video

With the help of a total of 80 SPMT axle lines, the more than 700 tonne and almost 83 meter long high-speed ferry Queen Beetle got from the production hall to the water. The heavy goods professionals at Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift did a precision job and were able to rely on the “made in Pfedelbach” technology.

Austal, the manufacturer of the Queen Beetle, commissioned the heavy goods specialists from Tutt Bryant Heavy Lift & Shift (TBHLS) to carry out the transport on the site of the shipyard in Henderson in Western Australia.

The TBHLS experts used two 40 SPMT axle lines (Self Propelled Modular Transporter) from SCHEUERLE to bring the 1130-ton transport, including the axle lines and transport racks, to the ship lift, the launching platform, on which the vessel would be lowered into the water. In addition, two PPU (Power Pack Units), which also come from SCHEUERLE, were used to generate the drive power for the two SPMT transport platforms. The SPMT axle lines are part of the vehicle fleet of the Australia Marine Complex (AMC), which manages the vehicles while TBHLS operates them.

The route from the production hall to the ship lift was full of obstacles at the time of the transport. Numerous other boats were maintained on the area. For the SPMT and the experienced team of TBHLS operators, this was not an insurmountable obstacle. Thanks to the wealth of experience and the sophisticated electronic steering of the module transporter, which allows a positioning accuracy of +/- two millimeters, they navigated the high-tech ferry precisely Aim – despite sharp turns and other spectacular maneuvers. “I had the privilege to be involved on projects that utilized the 1st generation SPMT up to the 3rd generation and most of the SPMT operators I’ve worked with have common conclusion, that the functionality of the SCHEUERLE SPMT’s is more superior compared to other models”; says Felix Marquez Jr., Senior Project Engineer at TBHLS.

According to Felix Marquez Jr., the SCHEUERLE planning software SALSA plus also contributed to the successful execution of the transport. With their help, so-called sweep path simulations (areas covered by the transport) could be used to calculate how obstacles on the transport route can be safely avoided.


Source SCHEUERLE / Transporter Industry International Group (TII Group)

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