NICOLAS SMDEL 4-67 Semi-trailer with Single Telescopic Function Facilitates Transport of 73 m Long Rotor Blade

NICOLAS SMDEL Semi Trailer
Overhang: the rotor blade protrudes approx. 30 meters over the end of the vehicle. In order to minimize this overhang, the SMDEL 4-67 from NICOLAS has a flattened gooseneck on which the front end of the blade rests.
Although LM Wind Power had sent enquiries to a number of providers, Mammoet Wind Brande A/S was the only one which could carry out the assignment without requiring any costly moving procedure using two cranes, thanks to the company´s NICOLAS SMDEL 4-67 5-axle semi-trailer complete with its single telescopic function. The vehicle from the French special vehicle manufacturer NICOLAS Industries SAS - part of the TII Group, the world´s leading manufacturer of heavy-duty vehicles - offers high axle compensation, a large steering angle and a strongly pre-loaded centre beam which, in this case, was extended even further by means of two so-called spacers. As a result, it has a high ground clearance and can drive over obstacles such as roundabouts that other vehicles cannot negotiate. In addition, the blade can be positioned directly on the extra-low gooseneck in order to save space.

With a total combination length of around 100 metres, "manoeuvrable" is hardly the best description and, without the availability of the SMDEL 4-67, the transport of the 73 m long blade would have been far more expensive and complicated. The route itself provided enough challenges along the way. Initially, the transport went via Lunderskov (Jutland) on the E45 in the direction of Germany in order to branch off after 40 kilometres towards Copenhagen. Unfortunately, the direct route was blocked by some unfavorably-positioned concrete pillars.

NICOLAS SMDEL
The NICOLAS SMDEL 4-67 in front of the Bellacenter in Copenhagen. Due to the lack of a suitable turning area, this meant that several kilometres had to be overcome in reverse gear before the return journey could begin.
In the meantime, Mammoet Wind Brande A/S operates NICOLAS vehicles with over 200 axle lines in total and will continue to add to this. "Since 1989, together we have been moving the wind industry - in the true sense of the word - and with our safe and efficient vehicles, Mammoet Wind Brande A/S will maintain its leading position in the future", according to Lars Schoedt, Area Manager Sales at TII Sales, the joint sales and marketing arm of SCHEUERLE, NICOLAS and KAMAG. After the EWEA Offshore Wind trade show finished, where the rotor blade has been exhibited, the driver faced a nerve-racking ordeal: the lack of a suitable turning area meant that several kilometres had to be overcome in reverse gear before the return journey to Lunderskov could commence. Here, the NICOLAS SMDEL 4-67 scored thanks to the precise control and good directional stabilit.
Mumbai-based Elixia Tech Solutions is an ISO 9001: 2010 certified company that aims to use high-end technology for providing comprehensive software solutions for transportation, logistics, and supply chain management across industries

Read more ...

The Coastal Road Project in Mumbai by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) required 3.45 km twin undersea tunnels to be constructed, starting from Priyadarshini Park and ending at Girgaum Chowpatty. BMC awarded the construction of this Coastal Road

Read more ...

Rating agency ICRA has maintained a stable outlook for the Indian Road logistics sector. Accelerated pace of business activities and lower lockdown-linked restrictions from H2 FY2022 aided faster recovery in revenues for FY2022. The growth momentum

Read more ...

A recent report of ICRA states that the Indian logistics sector is projected to record a growth of 7-9% in the current fiscal; however, the industry players' margins are likely to remain sensitive to risks like the rise in oil and commodity

Read more ...

Ashok Goyal, MD, BLR Logistiks, discusses the Indian logistics industry’s progress from a manual to an automated industry due to the increasing use of technology to drive efficiencies, reduce delays and accidents by eliminating

Read more ...

With over 35 years of experience, Tara Chand Logistic Solutions is today positioned amongst the leading infrastructure development service providers in India. Himanshu Aggarwal, Director, Tara Chand Logistic Solutions, discusses the company’s

Read more ...

Deepak Vig, COO, Barkat Cranes and Equipments, shares his views on what’s driving demand and competitiveness in the market for cranes, and gives information on his company’s capabilities in executing mega infra projects with their wide fleet

Read more ...

Kunal Gala, Director, shares his views on the growing influence of Chinese OEMs in the Indian market, and expresses the need for standardization and IoT to bring more transparency and efficiency in equipment management

Read more ...

Akshat Gala, Cheif Marketing Officer, Metro Groups, discusses the growing demand across industries for lifting heavier cargo, and the company’s aim to become a one-stop solution provider for all logistic requirements

Read more ...

Anshul Singhal, Managing Director, Welspun One Logistics Park, shares his views on the growing warehousing industry where technology is bringing greater efficiencies, and hails the Government’s Gati Shakti and the National Logistics

Read more ...

Sanket Sheth, Founder & Managing Director, ElixiaTech, is deploying technology to help reduce wastage of fuel, manpower, paper, time, and money, and in managing everything in the logistics sector - from fleet to material

Read more ...

Gaurav Bhushan, Founder, explains how EQUIP9™ - the first global start-up in the heavy equipment and material handling industry - will connect every entity in this industry by end-2023 and thereby simplify the complex construction business

Read more ...

Aditya Kale, Founder & CEO, Airattix, aims to bring together storage spaces across India and make them visible and accessible using a single portal. How are storage spaces across various industries and regions being utilized

Read more ...

Oomkar Kulkarnie, Head – Product and Technology, 1Pay, explains the concept of FASTag for making fuel and parking payments and regulating them pan India along with seamless dispute resolution features, and the 1Pay neo-banking platform

Read more ...

Hall Trucking Inc. is a Heavy Haul Trucking & Crane Service company located in Evansville, Wyoming. The company was one of the first to purchase Goldhofer’s new Highway Trailer P12 Plus in 2021. Available with one or two intermediate bogies

Read more ...

PT LV Logistics has set a new domestic record for the Indonesian heavy haul industry with the delivery of RFCC plant components to the Balikpapan refinery in East Kalimantan. The main actors included three Goldhofer PST/SL

Read more ...

After months of precision planning and engineering, Jumbo Shipping, now part of Jumbo-SAL-Alliance, has carried out the tailor-made transportation of offshore platform modules including living quarters module, helideck, and flare boom for client Kiewit Offshore Services

Read more ...

Lift and Shift India, a leading heavy-lift hauler and project logistics company, operating over 7 decades, continues its record-breaking streak in 2021, despite the Covid-19 restrictions. The company transported 3 LC Max Reactors

Read more ...

SCHEUERLE’s low-bed semi-trailers come with larger and new 285/70 R19.5 tyres that facilitate higher axle loads such as those requested by customers in Great Britain and all Scandinavian countries. The previous axle load using

Read more ...

Volvo Trucks India, a division of VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV), has launched 6 new trucks from the FM & FMX heavy-duty range. They come loaded with features to boost productivity, improve safety, and enhance driver comfort

Read more ...

×
Sign-up for Free Subscription
'India Construction Week'
Weekly e-Newsletter on Construction Industry
Get the latest news, product launches, projects announced / awarded, government policies, investments, and expert views.
Click here to subscribe.