Collett delivers two 335t transformers

Appointed by Daher Projects GmbH, Collett delivered two 335 t transformers from Cruise Terminal 1 at the Port of Dover to Sellindge Substation, United Kingdom. Once at the Port, the Collett Team discharged the first transformer, lifting it from the hold of the vessel to an awaiting 14 axle SPMT and stooling off for storage portside. The second transformer weighing 335 t was lifted from the vessel directly to their Scheuerle girder bridge trailer. Once safely secured to the 79.5m long trailer, at 10pm the Team made a 30 mile trip from the Port of Dover arriving six and a half hours later at the Sellindge Substation site in Ashford, Kent.

Once at the site, the girder bridge was unable to navigate the site roads due to its 79.5m length as well as ground loading restrictions. The Collet Team had to transfer the cargo from the girder bridge to an awaiting SPMT. Equipped with a power pack module, they utilised a 4-file 10-axle configuration and began the transhipment operations. With mats, supports and beams positioned under the transformer Collett Heavy Lift employed the hydraulic capabilities of the girder bridge, lowering the cargo to the supports and allowing the side decks to be autonomously driven clear. Then, utilising climbing jacks, raised the transformer to a sufficient height allowing the 10-axle 4-file SPMT to be driven underneath. Once jacked down to rest on the SPMT, the Team manoeuvred the 335 Tonne transformer to a temporary plinth before jacking & skidding to final position within the substation at a later date.

Collett followed the same procedure to successfully deliver the second transformer.