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Cometto MSPE involved in Italian tunnel project

TO INCREASE FUTURE ROAD CAPACITIES, CONSTRUCTION OF NEW TUNNELS IS A NECESSARY STEP. IN ITALY, THE 750 KM LONG AUTOSTRADA A1 IS IN THE PROCESS OF A MAJOR UPGRADE. A CHALLENGING MISSION WITH SEVERAL TUNNEL PROJECTS, AMONGST OTHERS THE ONE CALLED ‘SANTA LUCIA’. A KEY POINT INCLUDING ...

Faymonville: Long haul demolition

This new hydraulically steered 7-axle MultiMAX low loader from Portuguese company Costa Almeida demolições has gathered some serious mileage over a short period of time. The customer specialises in demolition work and therefore needs to move his machinery on a regular basis. Long trips are ...

A new MAX trailer

MAX Trailer customers can now configure the MAX510 low beds series with pendle-axles. A total stroke of 600mm provides maximum compensation between the individual axles. The pendulum movements are designed to absorb unevenness and keep the vehicle in stable balance. A 60° steering angle is ...

COMETTO: A BRIDGE SO FAR

THE EXPANSION OF THE ICE (INTERCITY EXPRESS) CONNECTION BETWEEN STUTTGART AND ULM INCLUDES THE ERECTION OF THE DOUBLE TRACK 485M-LONG FILSTAL BRIDGE OVER THE VALLEY NEAR MÜHLHAUSEN IM TÄLE. WITH A HEIGHT OF 85M AND IT WILL BE GERMANY’S THIRD HIGHEST RAILWAY BRIDGE. The bridge is being ...

The Heavies postponed until 09 October 2020

Following the escalation of the Coronavirus outbreak across Europe, The Heavies has taken the difficult decision to reschedule the event to the later date of Friday 9 October 2020. The organiser, Nimble Publishing Ltd, publishers of the UK’s leading specialist transport title, ...

The Heavies 2020… Shortlist announced

With just over four weeks to go until the awards spectacular (Friday 20 March), it gives the HeavyTorque team great pleasure to be able to announce the Shortlist for this year’s specialist transport awards, The Heavies 2020. The Heavies recognises and rewards industry excellence, innovation, ...

The new Eco1000 by Cometto has been unleashed

Cometto, the specialist for self-propelled trailers, launches the Eco1000, a new product range with integrated Power Pack Unit for in-plant transport jobs up to a payload of 1000t. The whole concept builds on a future-oriented modular principle. “With the Eco1000, Cometto provides the widest ...

Mammoet completes acquisition of ALE

Merger creates industry’s largest global provider of engineered heavy lifting and transport services Mammoet is happy to confirm that as of January 8, 2020, the acquisition of ALE has been completed, and the businesses will now operate as one company under the Mammoet brand. Integration Over ...

Major addition to the fleet at Sea & Land Integrated Corp

Sea & Land Integrated Corp, with its headquarters in New Taipei City, Taiwan, is one of the country’s leading logistics service providers. This huge heavy haulage operator already works with 94 Goldhofer PST and THP axle lines, and the company has now decided to add 28 PST/SL-E axle lines ...

HC Wilson purchase new 4-axle Volvo FH540

Well-known industrial and plant fabrication carriers, H.C. Wilson Transport Ltd. of Suffolk has ordered its first new Volvo truck; a high specification FH-540 8×4 Tridem tractor unit, supplied by Ian Reed, Area Sales Manager at Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia. The Globetrotter XL ...

The Heavies 2020 – Friday 20th March 2020

BIGGER, BETTER AND BACK: THE HEAVIES 2020 AT PETERBOROUGH ARENA While much of modern life seems confusing in the extreme and the uncertainty over the country’s future direction makes long-term planning difficult, Nimble Publishing, producer of the heavy transport industry’s only dedicated title ...

New Volvo FH for UK Lift & Haul

FORS Gold-accredited UK Lift & Haul of Rochford, Essex, has put a new Volvo FH-500 6×2 tractor unit with pusher axle into operation, supplied with a Volvo Gold Service Contract. Supplied by Ian Reed, Area Sales Manager at Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia, the FH comes with a ...

Cometto MSPE Makes it Possible for Groupe Cayon

Compact and very heavy: those are the special properties of transformers for energy generation. One such specimen that Groupe Cayon transported to the transformer substation in Gennevilliers for the French electricity generator Groupe EDF (Électricité de France) was 6.4m in length and weighed ...

RUD Chains Launch the ACP Turnado Hoist Ring

Unique spring mechanism, enhanced & strengthened shape with 30% increased working load limit RUD lifting equipment is highly valued for their quality and innovative design features across a range of industry sectors including offshore oil and gas, engineering, industrial, construction, ...

Brake Testing Specialist Joins TotalKare’s Sales Push

TotalKare’s move into the brake testing arena has gathered pace this week, with the appointment of one of the sector’s leading experts. Graham Simmons, who has been working with garage equipment for more than 23 years, has joined the Halesowen-based company as Product Specialist and will be ...

ALE Crane Methodology Saves Significant Costs on Steel Mill Build

ALE’s in-house engineering team has used its expertise to save site costs and devise a lifting design that optimised the site during multiple crane lifts throughout January in Mexico. The global heavylifting leaders were contracted to lift modules, ranging from roof panels to plant modules, as ...

ALE’s AL.SK350 Performs One of North America’s Biggest Land Lifts

ALE AL.SK350 has performed one of North America’s heaviest crane lifts using a land based heavylift crane, lifting the 3179.5 US t (2,884.4 metric tonnes) MRU module, for an oil and gas project in Texas, USA. The unrivalled 354,000te/m load moment and long outreach of the world’s largest ...

Muhibbah Engineering Choose MSPE 40T Modules from Cometto

Qatar operator Muhibbah Engineering acquire fourteen self-propelled MSPE 40t modules from Cometto. This delivery accounts for a total of 84 axle lines. “This equipment will be used for the build of a new shipyard in Qatar’s Um Alhoul Special Economic Zone”, explains Cometto head of sales ...

Happy Birthday Kayleigh xx

Well its official, our very own Kayleigh Adams celebrates her 18th Birthday today. Of course, that means only one thing…. she’s on a days annual leave! You will always be my little girl no matter how old you get. Forever you will hold my heart, and forever you will be life’s biggest ...

Ghanaian MONPE Masters Suction Pile with Faymonville

Faymonville’s Ghanaian customer MONPE Ventures tackle a suction pile of huge proportions. The project presented two major challenges: both its weight and dimensions. “When I first got the request to move the suction pile in a vertical position, I was skeptical to say the least. I had seen ...

Enercon Acquire World’s Longest Flatbed Semitrailers from Goldhofer

Enercon, Germany’s leading manufacturer of wind power plants, has added six Goldhofer VENTUM flatbed semitrailers with pendular axles to its heavy-duty vehicle fleet. This innovative solution for transporting extremely long rotor blades has a unique 5-fold telescopic deck for a total extension ...

Faymonville Group Acquire Stürzer Heavy Trucks

Faymonville have announced the acquisition of well-respected commercial vehicle dealer Stürzer Heavy Trucks, effective 2nd January 2019. The acquisition represents an expansion of Faymonville’s activities in South Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The newly created company, Faymonville ...

Collett & Sons Girder Bridge Cellarhead Transformer Project

_______ AS PART OF THE NATIONAL GRID’S SUBSTATION UPGRADE PROGRAMME, COLLETT UNDERTOOK THE TRANSPORTATION OF SUPER GRID TRANSFORMERS USING A SCHEUERLE GIRDER BRIDGE. _______ Following the delivery of a super grid transformer to Cellarhead Substation, Stoke-on-Trent, Collett’s Projects and Heavy ...

DAF Trucks opens new UK Headquarters

DAF Trucks UK held an official opening ceremony this week to celebrate its recent move to a new head office facility in Haddenham. The £20 million investment in the new headquarters is described by Robin Easton, Managing Director of DAF Trucks, as “a demonstration of the commitment to further ...

HeavyTorque no longer available through Newsstand

It is with regret, that the HeavyTorque team have decided to take a stand based on an industry-wide ‘blind eye’ to the waste in the magazine and periodicals business. HeavyTorque (#15, July 2018) was the final issue to grace the shop shelves, both on the High Street and across the ...