Transformer transportation by Laso
By Christian Shelton18 April 2017
Portugese transport specialist Laso completed a challenge to move two transformers from Portuguese energy company EFACEC's factory to the Port of Leixões, Porto, Portugal - a journey of approximately 16 km.
The first transformer was 11.3 x 3.92 x 5.47 metres and weighed 405 tonnes. The second was 7.75 x 4.63 x 5.75 m and weighed 386 tonnes.
The total load combinmation was 90 x 6.20 x 5.90 m and weighed 710 tonnes.
Planning this transportation job, Laso said, took approximately 18 months. The job itself involved three tractors, 12 support vehicles, 30 Laso employees and about 10 police officers. The distance between the factory and port was covered in 12 hours. The company said the route was challenging and involved not only negotiating traffic signs, lamp-posts, and telegraph poles but curves, ascents, bridges, lateral slopes, intersections and roundabouts.
Laso reported that the challenges were all successfully overcome thanks, in part, to the thorough planning and feasibility study carried out by its technical department. Laso said that the completion of this job illustrates its capabilities. The company, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, claimed that its cutting-edge technology and highly qualified technicians make it competitive on a global scale.