Cargo: Gas Turbines.
From: Newton Abbot UK.
To: Central Paris France.
As illustrated by our London Eye project, for practical reasons, oversize deliveries into the centre of cities frequently cannot take place by road. Thankfully, in most cases, there is an alternative – normally by river barge. However, almost inevitably, it then brings other factors into play – the size of the locks, the water depth, bridge heights etc.
With this particular project, The Specialist Transport Group were determined to keep handling costs to a minimum. Working closely with one of our partners, we identified a vessel which was certified for both ocean and river passage, fortuitously it also being available when we needed it.
Despite there only being centimetres clearance on several of the locks, everything went smoothly – with the vessel berthing at Evry precisely on schedule, with shore cranes standing by to discharge.