Two roller stands with the enormous weight of 212 tonnes each, had to be transported from Germany to Slovenia by the heavy goods carrier in combined transport. An experienced multilingual project manager from Bohnet GmbH accompanied the transport throughout the entire process in order to coordinate the various modes of transport.
Road transport: An impressive 1560hp train with a total weight of 356 tonnes, spread on over 200 wheels run in the Siegerland region in 3-night phases from Hilchenbach to Gelsenkirchen. At bottlenecks, the trucks were uncoupled and the low-loader with cargo was moved by "Power Booster" with a joystick. In addition to placing no-stopping signs at various locations, lanterns had to be dismantled and steel plates had to be laid out.
Transport by water: The two roller stands were moved by crane to the barge, which sailed via the Rhine-Herne Canal and Rhine to Rotterdam. In Rotterdam, they were again loaded into the more than 100-metre-long coaster "MV ZUZANNA", which in 17 days made the sea journey to Slovenia - via the English Channel, the Bay of Biscay, around Portugal, through the streets of Gibraltar and the Italian Adriatic to Koper. There was another crane handling the operation in Koper.
Road transport: With the aforementioned vehicle, the two loads now had to be transported over a distance of around 160 kilometres by road to Jesenice. This was the heaviest transport in Slovenia in 15 years.