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73 heavy parts for paper mill 80 road and multimodal transports to Sandersdorf-Brehna

For the new paper mill in Sandersdorf-Brehna we were able to deliver 73 large and heavy parts from various EU countries, such as Austria/Spain/Poland/Czech Republic but also from Switzerland in only 7 months. The biggest challenge were the high parts, which could not be transported by road, so that various large parts had to be brought from Heidenheim to Sandersdorf-Brehna in combined and multimodal transport.

The partial transports went from Heidenheim to the inland port in Heilbronn, where the cargo was transshipped by mobile crane to the inland vessel. With several barges the goods were transported to the inland port in Aken with a transit time of about 14 days or later to the inland port in Haldensleben due to low water. Here the goods were transferred from the inland vessel to our waiting low loaders with a stationary crane in Aken and a crawler crane in Haldensleben.

After that, the onward carriage could be carried out on Bohnet vehicles again. Due to the height in connection with the width, the transports were accompanied by energy suppliers/telecom and or railway employees. In addition, lifting platform trucks and workshop vehicles as well as police and BF4 vehicles had to be commissioned for the transports.

Dimensions of load

Various heavy goods

max. 20.00 x 6.50 x 4.90 m

80.00 t

Overall transport dimensions

max. 34.50 x 6.50 x 5.80 m

151.80 t

Relation

Road and multimodal transport from various European countries

Biggest vehicle technology used

4-axle truck
16-axle trailer

4-axle truck
12-axle boiler bridge

400 tons distributed on over 250 wheels Heaviest transport ever rolled to Burghausen

As the bridge structures did not permit a stable crossing of the transport, Bohnet GmbH had to find a solution. In this case, 2 x a 20-axle trailer had to be transferred to a longer vehicle combination, in this case, a 30-axle trailer. The next challenge was the deflection of the extremely long 30-axle trailer vehicle. After testing by engineers and employees of Bohnet GmbH, a distribution frame was used to better distribute the load to the 30 axles. Due to the local conditions, reloading onto the respective trailer vehicles could not be carried out on any suitable surface. Various road sections from Passau to Burghausen had to be closed for several days, especially the B12 and the A94.

In order to be able to carry out the transport at all, approval authorities, road traffic authorities, Ministry of Transport, police, energy suppliers, accompanying companies, bridge engineers, landowners etc. had to be involved in the transport. This mega-transport reached its destination undamaged, only because Bohnet GmbH managed to successfully direct everyone in one direction.


 

Dimensions of load

1x Gas Turbine

11.31 x 5.07 x 5.08 m

214.00 t


 

Overall transport dimensions

63.50 x 5.15 x 6.35 m - 395.00 t

Overall dimensions of bridge crossings:

67.50 x 6.90 x 6.80 m - 400.00 t


 

Route

DE/Passau - DE/Burghausen

Vehicle technology used

3x 4-axle truck
20-axle trailer
4-axle push truck
4-axle truck
30-axle trailer
4-axle push truck

King Ludwig bridge in Kempten Spectacular transport of bridge parts

The 120-meter-long King Ludwig’s Bridge with wooden lattice girders was built between 1847 and 1851. It is regarded as a unique monument of the early railway age and as a testimony to the development of Bavaria's railways. The half-timbered construction was developed by the American engineer William Howe. For the restoration, the bridge was sawn into 3 parts. Bohnet GmbH had the task to transport these 3 parts to a prepared place where the bridge components were to be restored. Loading of the bridge onto our vehicle was a big issue because the parts became unstable due to the sawing of the bridge. In order to guarantee the stability of the bridge parts during transport, various engineers - in close cooperation with the employees of Bohnet GmbH - worked out a concept which made it possible to mount them on the turntables mentioned below and to secure the load. 

For the transport, all roads were completely closed in advance. After restoration, Bohnet returned all the bridge components to their original location.


 

Dimensions of load

3x bridge elements

each 57.00 x 4.00 x 5.50 m

110.00 t


 

Overall transport dimensions

66.00 x 4.00 x 6.50 m

180.00 t


 

Route

DE/Kempten - DE/Kempten

Vehicle technology used

4-axle truck
6-axle trailer with turntable
8-axle trailer with turntable, incl. “Power Booster”


 

Transport of the largest yacht to the fair "Boot Düsseldorf" Million-euro yacht is transported from the NL/Schiedam port to the fair "Boot Düsseldorf" and back

The company Bohnet received the order to transport the biggest yacht of the "boot Düsseldorf" from NL/Schiedam to said fair.

Road transport with these dimensions - especially with this height - was certainly out of the question. Thus, in NL/Schiedam (Rotterdam) the yacht “Princess” was loaded onto the 12-axle trailer combination.  In NL/Schiedam the truck drove on a "Roll on/Roll off" pontoon. Due to the difference in height from the port to the pontoon, a vehicle with a high axle balance had to be used here. The pontoon transported the vehicle combination loaded with the yacht on the inland waterway to Düsseldorf into the port. There, a ramp was built with various cranes, over which we could drive from the pontoon.

With the help of a push truck, the ascent from the Rhine up to the exhibition grounds was mastered and the yacht was driven into the exhibition hall. More than 240,000 visitors were able to see the "million-euro yacht" at the trade fair. After the fair, Bohnet transported the yacht back to NL/Schiedam, from where it was transferred to the owner.


 

Dimensions of load

Yacht "Princess”

30.56 x 6.92 x 9.37 m

110.00 t


 

Overall transport dimensions

32.00 x 6.92 x 10.37 m

190.00 t


 

Relation

Ro-Ro Transport:                                       NL/Schiedam (Rotterdam) – Düsseldorf/Port - NL/Schiedam (Rotterdam)

Road transport:                                          Düsseldorf/Port - Fair „boot Düsseldorf“ - Düsseldorf/Port


 

Vehicle technology used

4-axle truck
12-axle trailer


 

Mission „Antonov“ Bridge parts on the way to Turkmenistan

Bohnet GmbH has successfully completed road and air transport.
Two expansion joints weighing 45 tonnes had to be transported from Munich, over a distance of around 30 kilometres, to Franz-Josef-Strauß Airport in Munich. The cargo with the above-mentioned weight was loaded on 2 of the Bohnet’s 6- and 7-axle semi low-loaders. A team of support vehicles, workshop trucks for the dismantling and reassembly of traffic signs and clearing of construction sites were ready for transport. After the police inspection, transport was able to take off to the airport. The next morning, they were loaded onto the plane through the "nose" of Antonov.

Using a ramp system and a winch, the 45-ton parts were slowly pulled into the interior of the aircraft on several armoured rollers. After about 8 hours of hard work, the cargo was safely stowed and secured inside the aircraft. The next day the Antonov took off punctually for Mary/Turkmenistan. The expansion joints have since been installed in the new motorway bridge between the cities of Türkmenabat and Farap over the river Amu Darya in Turkmenistan.


 

Dimensions of load

2x expansion joints

each 11.00 x 6.22 x 1.32 m

45.00 t


 

Overall transport dimensions

23.40 x 6.35 x 4.10 m

105.00 t


 

Route

DE/Munich - DE/Munich - Flight Antonov - TKM/Mary


 

Vehicle technology used

4-axle tractor unit
7-axle semi low-loader
6-axle semi low-loader
6-axle tractor unit


 

Large components for large power plant Mannheim Transport dimensions like no other

For transport by road, from the Mannheim inland port to the Mannheim power plant, the route had to be "optimized" before the start of transport. For example, a roundabout had to be made passable with bitumen. Due to the extreme dimensions, the transport was only allowed to drive within a 5-hour time window during the night.

In this time frame, the unloading of the low-loader also had to take place on a bridge in front of the ferry dock. Due to the extreme width and height of the load, suitable load handling equipment had to be designed long before the transport actually took place, in close cooperation with our customers. Only with these load handling devices could the gigantic parts of the coal conveyor system be securely loaded and unloaded. A power booster was used to manoeuvre at bottlenecks and to transport the loads internally on the power plant. A joystick was used to control the semi-trailer with the load without trucks. Bohnet GmbH thus supplied its customers with a complete package: from the development of a load securing concept to road transport and internal reloading.


 

Dimensions of load

Various parts of a coal conveyor system

max. 35.00 x 12.10 x 9.58 m

140.00 t


 

Overall transport dimensions

90.00 x 12.10 x 12.00 m

250.00 t


 

Route

DE/Mannheim Port - DE/Mannheim Power Plant


 

Vehicle technology used

4-axle truck
6-axle trailer with turntable
8-axle trailer with turntable, incl. “Power Booster”
4-axle push truck


 

Highly complex international / intermodal transport project Bohnet delivers roll stands to Slovenia

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.


 

Dimensions of load

2x roll stand

each 11.50 x 4.57 x 1.90 m

212.00 t


 

Overall transport dimensions

55.80 x 4.70 x 4.10 m

356.00 t


 

Route

DE/Hilchenbach - SLO/Jesenice
via. NL/Rotterdam - SVN/Koper


 

Vehicle technology used

4-axle truck
22-axle trailer
4-axle push truck


 

Multimodal transport of Superlatives Unprecedented transport through the Geilenkirchen district

Due to the overall dimensions of this transport a direct road transport was not possible, therefore Bohnet Gmbh chose a subdivided transport with a pre-carriage from DE / Eschweiler to NL / Echt on the road, an inland water transport from NL / Echt to DE / Ludwigshafen and on-carriage through the public roads from the Inland Port of Ludwigshafen to Ludwigshafen (recipient). For road transport, a large number of traffic lights, street lamps, traffic signs, fences, power cables had to be dismantled in advance, curve radii raised, and roundabouts made passable.

In order to cross the BAB 44, it had to be completely closed and the traffic redirected. Since such large transport has never before taken place in the Geilenkirchen district and the crowd that had gathered could no longer be controlled, the police did not wish to accompany the transport. The transport was greeted with fireworks, barbecues and celebrations on the roadside.

There was a lot of bottlenecks on the way, where every centimetre mattered. For this reason, a “Power Booster’ was used to move the trailer with the load, utilizing a joystick.


 

Dimensions of load

Column

61.70 x 4.20 x 4.20 m

162.00 t

Overall transport dimensions

90.00 x 4.20 x 5.60 m

330.00 t


 

Relation

Road transport:

DE/Eschweiler - NL/Echt

Inland water transport:

NL/Echt - DE/Ludwigshafen

Road transport:

From port to the BASF site

Vehicle technology used

4-axle truck
12-axle trailer with turntable
8-axle trailer with turntable, incl. “Power Booster”
4-axle push truck


 

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