STAFFORD, UK: Heavylift specialist Allelys Group recently used a Goldhofer ‘Faktor 5’ multi-functional high girder bridge for two moves within Britain.
The first involved transporting a 212-ton transformer from Stafford to Ellesmere Port in northwest England for shipment across the Irish Sea using a Goldhofer 2×12-axle THP/ST heavy-duty combination with Faktor 5.
The girder frame was used in the vessel bridge mode to obtain extra centimeters of clearance under bridges of limited height on a route of more than 100 kilometers.
For the second journey, covering 60 kilometers from Brunton Shaw to Goole in northeast England, the Goldhofer high girder bridge was loaded with a cable drum weighing 300 tons.
Renato Ramella, Goldhofer director Sales Europe and North Africa comments: “For years, Allelys has been an extremely important customer in the UK. We are delighted that our Faktor 5 has given them a real competitive advantage in terms of additional flexibility with ultra-heavy cargoes.
“At the same time, we also benefit from the regular feedback we receive from Allelys. That helps us make continual progress in our commitment to product optimization to meet our partners’ needs,” she adds.