Turbine transport through Angola

21 July 2016

FM Global used 10 axle lines of Faymonville ModulMAX to deliver several turbines and generators

FM Global used 10 axle lines of Faymonville ModulMAX to deliver several turbines and generators

Angola-based transport company SLC and heavy transport subsidiary FM Global were contracted by the Angolan government to transport gas turbines and generators for a project to update the nation’s power supply.

The company used 10 axle lines of the G-SL ModulMax series from Faymonville to move several turbines and generators weighing between 180 and 210 tonnes.

Claudio Vieira, SLC spokesperson said, “Thanks to the flexible method of construction, we could assemble the combination in such a way that the high and very concentrated loading weight was ideally distributed. As a result, bridges could be crossed without difficulty. Moreover, thanks to the drawbar that can also be used as a push rod, on inclines one can gain additional power through a second tractor unit.”

During the transport planning, Faymonville´s Falco software helped with all of the calculations, the company said. Viera added, “This support allowed us to deal successfully with a number of tricky situations. Faymonville staff gave us training in advance, so we were fully prepared.”

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