LASO - Special Transport

Some of the Major Specialized Transportation Operations Performed

Transportation of “Moulds”

2015-03-13

Transported Load

Moulds with the following dimensions:

  • 3 units measuring 60 m x 3.5 m x 4.75 m and 45 tonnes weight;
  • 1 unit measuring 80 m x 5 m x 5.25 m and 90 tonnes weight.

Total load dimensions: convoy consisting of 4 groups, totalling 300 m x 5 m x 5.25 m, and 225 tonnes weight.

Distance covered and duration:

28 km in A25 motorway, in the wrong way, with complete closure of the motorway;

Duration of the port operations: 1 day (from 09h00 until 20h00);

Duration of transportation: 1 night (from 22h00 until 03h00).

Service/transportation characteristics

Equipment used to accomplish this event:

  • 1 Modular with 7 axes;
  • 3 extendable semi-trailers with 4 axles each;
  • 76 wheels in total;
  • 1 tractor with 4 axles with torque converter of 250 tonnes strength;
  • 3 tractors with 3 axles each;
  • 1 truck crane;
  • 2 pilot vehicles;
  • 2 assistance vans;
  • 6 escort GNR / BT motorcycles;
  • 2 escort GNR / BT vehicles.

People involved in the event:

  • Own Resources: 4 drivers; 2 pilots, 3 equipment operators; 2 locksmiths;
  • Subcontracted Resources: 8 GNR/BT officers.