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Separator tank movement from Sheffield

Tight timeframe to meet vessel for Schiedam, Holland

14th July 2015

This particular job involved a separator tank with dimensions; L 13.2m; W4.7m; H 4.75m.

A relatively small load in terms of abnormal loads with a weight of 48t but with a gross vehicle transport weight totalling 103t after it was loaded to a 4 axle beam trailer with jeep dolly. This vehicle configuration was required to keep the height as low as possible enroute to Immingham docks.

Excellent vehicle manoeuvres through the mud and the rain were required at the site to get in and out of the painters tiny and constricted yard. The separator unit was loaded with gantry crane and gently lowered onto the beam trailer.

With a tight timeframe to meet the ship at Immingham and the onward journey via a barge in Vlaardingen; ALS staff from Hull and Moerdijk ensured the movement was a smooth one with the team organising all the route planning, permits and escorts door to door. Due to the maximum height restrictions in Holland of 4.4metres the vehicle moved to a local heavy lift berth where the tank was transferred to a river barge for final delivery to Schiedam.

The role of an Escort driver requires great driving skills which include, concentration, forward thinking and observation, the job has a lot of responsibilities, can involve a lot of planning before the work is carried out and site visits. ALS work closely with the Police / Councils / Rail authorities / Canal Trusts and Highways agencies to name just a few to ensure all the essential communications are made; paperwork completed and, necessary permits obtained.

For further information please contact:

Katrina Coatsworth – Marketing Assistant E-mail: Tel: +44 (0) 1482 796214