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OVERSEAS OPERATIONS

HeavyTorque Issue Three: Overseas Operations

SPANISH OBSTACLE COURSE

MOST PEOPLE GO TO SPAIN FOR SUN, SEA AND SANGRIA, HOWEVER, RICHARD TEW WENT TO SEE SOME RATHER UNUSUAL HEAVY HAULAGE EQUIPMENT IN ACTION.

The heavy move in this story took place some years ago, but it was the equipment used and the obstacles encountered en-route that made this project very different to the norm. Having been reliably informed of a large load moving on the Spanish East Coast, a colleague and myself drove the 1150 miles across two days, reaching Montelimar in France at the end of the first day. Our final destination was the town of Vandellòs, about 80 miles south of Barcelona. The load itself - a 340t steam generator – was destined for a nuclear power station at Asco, only 32 miles away from its starting point, but the move was to take nearly 3 days.

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