17. September 2018

100-ton mill shell for Chechenya

Chechenya, an autonomous republic of Russia located in the North Caucasus, has made headlines in recent years mainly due to armed conflicts and destroyed houses. But finally the reconstruction work is in process. Modern skyscrapers and newly built boulevards decorate the capital Grozny as well as other parts of the country.

Overall, there is a great need for building materials in the well over 15,000 square kilometers of land between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. Large mills are required for the cement production. With a preparation time of three months, Universal Transport took over the delivery of the heavy mill shell.

The starting point for this transport was the Czech Prerov. From there, the steel colossus had to be brought to the port of Bratislava. With a total length of about 54 m, 5 m wide and 5.30 m high and a weight of 203t it started its journey via Constanta and Rostov-on-Don to its Russian destination.

Road transport was handled by a semitrailer truck with a vessel bed and a push vehicle, taking into account a total dimension of 53 meters in length, 5 meters in width and 5.3 meters in height.

After all, there was one last hurdle to overcome: on the originally planned route in the Czech Republic, a bridge construction site was set up unexpectedly, so that a new route had to be found three weeks before the start of the transport. It was time to recalculate and get all relevant permits, but all is well, that ends well.

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