Allelys transports 176 tonne generator

Transport and lifting specialist Allelys delivered a steam turbine generator to the Port of Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire, UK, ready for shipment to Singapore.

Allelys’ Liebherr LG 1550 lattice boom crane was used to lift the generator onto a coaster vessel at the port. (Photo: Allelys)

The 176 tonne unit was 14 metres long, 4.8 metres wide and 4.5 metres high.

Prior to the transport, Allelys completed route studies from Peterborough to Port of Sutton Bridge and identified a viable route. All pinch points along the route were identified, solutions were devised, and the relevant authorities were co-ordinated with, the company said.

Allelys’ in-house engineering team designed a transport solution using a specialist trailer in a 16 axle configuration.

The steam turbine generator was loaded and lashed onto the modular trailer at a facility in Peterborough before completing its journey to the port.

The final stage of the project used Allelys’ Liebherr LG 1550 lattice boom truck crane to offload the steam turbine generator onto a coaster vessel headed for Antwerp and then on to its final destination in Singapore.

“The 35 mile road journey took a total of 3.5 hours travel time and the entire journey was meticulously monitored by our transportation team to ensure safe and successful delivery,” said Shahid Islam, project manager at Allelys.

“For this operation, our team undertook the complete full service solution, including engineering, route surveys, project management, transportation and lifting.

He concluded, “I am proud to say that the team executed the lifting flawlessly within a critical allotted time frame, and above all, ensured the safety of our team and the project.”

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