Van der Vlist Transport Slag Pot Carrier from Ulm-D to Chatelot-B
Recently Van der Vlist executed the transport of a slag pot carrier of 16.37m long, 5.50m wide and 4,48m high from Ulm-D to Chatelet-B. The total weight of the transport including truck and trailer was 155t.
This was a door-to-door transport by road, the biggest challenge being the road permits to drive in Germany and Belgium. The height of the cargo played a crucial role in this.
Although road permits had been granted, it was not possible to drive on all National roads. Alternative routes via secondary roads were therefore sought. This was an intensive and time-consuming project with many challenges.
An engineering simulation tool was used for this exceptional transport. By visualising the transport, it is possible to see exactly which road modifications must be carried out on the route, saving costs and increasing sustainability. The tool also played a decisive role with the road authorities selecting which secondary roads in Germany and Belgium could be included in the route.
Van der Vlist’s experience is an essential part enabling them to carry out this type of complex transports.
Source Van der Vlist