900 tons of equipment were transported by teams from Bolloré Transport & Logistics for the construction of phase 4 of the Azito power plant in Ivory Coast. Including among others a turbine and a generator, that were moved by Marine Maroc on their Cometto SPMT as 8+8 axles side-by-side configuration.
After a long travel, the heavyweight elements arrives by ship and specialists from Bolloré and Marine Maroc receive them for unloading. Firstly, the turbine weighing 361 tons takes its turn. A SPMT convoy formed by eight axle lines is coupled side-by-side with other eight axle vehicles to solve this mission.
The modular combination generates a platform width of five meters and a payload capacity of about 600 tons always assuring the safest transport conditions of the load. The self-propelled modular transport controlled by a wireless remote control is steered under the freight which is packed in protective plastic.
SPMT convoy formed by eight axle lines is coupled side-by-side
Thanks to the 600 mm stroke, the vehicle picks up the turbine from the steel frame and starts it final movement to the power plant. The electronic steering of the light blue painted modules guarantees maximum maneuverability and precision through a +135 / -135 ° steering angle. Even in tight areas and sloping route section, the self-propelled modular transporter is easy to handle and safe in use. After this successful move, the self-propelled unit loads also the 295 tons generator and makes the same route a second time without any problem.
Marine Maroc is based in Casablanca and the Cometto MSPE vehicles have been a part of its fleet since 2013. Cometto offers four interchangeable series of SPMT having capacities up to 70t per axle line for the EVO3 category. Each series is available in two different basic widths of 2,430 and 3,000 mm. The modules can be composed of 3, 4, 5 or 6 axle lines. Many types of Power Pack Units are available in various strengths, each depending on the number of axles being driven.