F.H. Bertling Logistics transports gas turbine from Sweden to Germany

The Hamburg-based company, F.H. Bertling Logistics, transported a gas turbine from Norrkoping, Sweden to a thermal power station in Bonn, Germany. The gas turbine weighs 114.183 kilograms, and measures 1.530 x 546 x 518 centimetres.

After the cargo was taken over from a “free alongside ship” in Norrkoping, it was then transported down the Rhine onboard a barge. The low water level at the time of shipment presented a challenge, but the cargo arrived at destination safely.

On-carriage transport from the river to the power plant also presented some challenges due to weak road infrastructure within Bonn, and the cargo’s size. As such, calculations had to be provided to the road authorities, overhead tram lines had to be raised, and traffic steering measurements had to be put in place. As such, this 8 kilometres transport took two nights.

Upon arrival at the power plant, the cargo was reloaded to special SPMT type SEFIRO and placed on the foundations in a turbine hall. The operations were coordinated by Bertling offices in Gothenburg and Neuss.

Author: Emma Dailey

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