Mammoet transports 940t stacker-reclaimer in Canada

Mammoet has successfully relocated a 940t stacker-reclaimer in one piece, from Hope Harbour in Victoria, to Neptune Terminals in Vancouver via barge and SPMT. The transport, between the two locations in British Columbia, Canada, took over three years to plan.

The new stacker was fabricated by United Engineers at Hope Harbour in Victoria. Dynamic Heavy Lift (DHL) was responsible for the transportation of the machine to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They also decommissioned the old stacker. However, due to the coastal location and confined workspace, DHL involved Mammoet early on in the project, as their specialised equipment was required.

Crossing the Strait of Georgia

The cargo consisted of a 940 tonne stacker-reclaimer, measuring 79 metres in length, 20 metres in width and 32 metres in height, as well as a 147 tonne tipper car, measuring 54 metres in length, 10 metres in width, and 17 metres in height. United Engineers made the stacker-reclaimer directly onto steel rails using the right dimensions so that the machine could be loaded onto Mammoet SPMT trailers.

Mammoet was able to load the stacker onto 66 axle lines of SPMTs using their hydraulics. The stacker was then driven onto DHL’s 900 Ton Dynamic Beast barge, mounted with a Manitowoc M-1200 ringer crane, on which it crossed the Strait of Georgia to Neptune Terminals in Vancouver. There, SPMTs drove the stacker about 260 metres off the barge to its destination.

Other materials used during the project include 102 axle lines of SPMT, and a large amount of auxiliary equipment such as 20-metre load spreaders from Mammoet USA, and roll-on/roll-off ramps from Eastern Canada. The stacker-reclaimer is now in the commissioning phase and will soon be lifting and loading steelmaking coal onto ships.

Author: Emma Dailey

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