Mega Windmill Transporter
The latest development is the MEGA Windmill Transporter for the transport of tower sections as well as turbines. This adds new dimensions to windmill transportation. Not only with regard to size, load capacity and manoeuvrability, but the reduction of operational costs in particular. Significant savings can be made, as it is now possible to load/unload without the use of a crane.
As a matter of fact, the main objective of all Nooteboom transport concepts is to minimize your operational costs and maximize your transport flexibility.
The MEGA Windmill Transporter is a unique and universal concept for the transport of tower sections and nacelles of windmill installations of up to around 3 Megawatt. This adds new dimensions to windmill transportation. Not only with regard to size, load capacity and manoeuvrability, but especially because operating costs will be reduced. Not only by saving considerably on crane costs, but the purchase price is also much lower than that of alternative transport solutions. The Mega Windmill Transporter is now employed worldwide and regarded as the ultimate logistic concept for tower sections and nacelles.
The Nooteboom MEGA Windmill Transporter consists of 2 hydraulically extendible lift-adapters that can be universally employed on various vehicle types. At the front of the transport combination a liftadapter is usually mounted on a 3-axle or 4-axle Jeepdolly. The rear of the combination typically consists of the 7-axle NLD hydraulically steered self-tracking Dolly or a Nooteboom-Scheuerle Modular trailer.
During transport the tower section or nacelle is clamped between the lift-adapters.
Hydraulically adjustable liftadapters
The liftadapters are hydraulically adjustable in length, which means they can be employed universally anywhere in the world on various vehicle types. With these liftadapters, tower sections and turbines can be loaded and unloaded without a crane. The unique design and construction of the liftadapter ensure that it has an extremely low dead weight of just 7 tonnes. Lifting capacity of the liftadapters is 50 tonnes each (100 tonnes in total) so that heavy nacelles and tower sections can be transported with ease. The clamp connections of the lift-adapters are hydraulically infinitely adjustable to fit the diameter of the tower section or nacelle. Coupling the load is extremely straightforward because the liftadapters can be moved in any direction by remote control. The same goes for short-coupling the self-steering dolly to the Jeepdolly for the return trip.
The Nooteboom MEGA Windmill Transporter has a dead weight that is low compared to alternative transport solutions. This is achieved by using simple and light vehicles together with the lightweight liftadapters. The end result is an extremely high payload with a combination length that is kept to a minimum. Of course the payload depends on the transport combination chosen and country of operation.
The MEGA Windmill Transporter has outstanding manoeuvrability, owing to the fact that the path covered is solely determined by the size of the load and not by the steering behaviour of the vehicles. The liftadapter at the front of the combination is connected to the Jeepdolly by means of a turntable. At the rear it is connected by means of a turntable to the self-steering Dolly or modular trailer. It is possible to rotate the load in relation to the semi-trailers up to an 80-degree angle so that extremely sharp bends of up to 80 degrees can be negotiated with ease. Using the liftadapters, the load can be raised approximately 1.5 metres above the ground surface so that it can easily be manoeuvred over a crash barrier, ditch or raised centre of a roundabout. As a result the most efficient transport routes can be chosen, also because the MEGA Windmill Transporter makes optimal use of the maximum height clearance. This saves the transport operator an enormous amount of travel and waiting time and will contribute towards further reductions in operating costs.
Nooteboom Trailers is a household name in the world of heavy transport. During the past 5 years Marinka Nooteboom, a fifth-generation family member, has been at the helm. ‘We found the way up again.’ If you have to transport something big, you need a lorry. If you want to transport something really big you should go to Wijchen. Because that’s where you find the Koninklijke Nooteboom Group, European market leader in the development and production of vehicles for abnormal road transport with a load capacity that can go up to 200 tonnes.
During the past six months transport companies across Europe have chosen en masse for the Nooteboom Manoovr. More than 500 axle lines have already been sold and many of these have been delivered by now. The Manoovr MPL semi low-loaders are available with 3 up to 10 axle lines. Marinka Nooteboom: “For almost two years we worked very hard on the development of the Manoovr. In that period we ourselves became more and more enthusiastic about the advantages of Manoovr, but the introduction was not without some suspense. Are our customers going to share our enthusiasm and how will the trade press react? We are delighted with the three Awards we received during the past year.
HSE Nooteboom has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the Royal Nooteboom Group since 2007. Changing the company name to Nooteboom UK Ltd is a natural progression within the group. The timing is perfect to make the change to align with the rebranding of the Nooteboom corporate image and with the large amount of investment being made in the UK facilities. Combined with the rebrand, HSE Nooteboom was ready to renew its own image in order to further strengthen its market leading position in the UK.
Rinus van Wijgerden has been a loyal customer of Nooteboom Trailers for 30 years. Van Wijgerden is always at the forefront with his investment in innovative transport solutions. As is the case with the EURO-PX low-loader, the MULTI-PX semi low-loader and now the Manoovr semi low-loader.
With a total weight of 150 tonnes at 80 km/hr this MPL-150-37(V) is up to now the largest Manoovr semi low-loader with the highest payload in the programme. The MPL with Multidolly is an excellent alternative for some modular trailers.
UK transport specialists West of Scotland Heavy Haulage has taken delivery of Nootebooms’ latest semi lowloader ‘the Manoovr’ as well as two Mercedes-Benz Arocs tractor units.
Mammoet Road Cargo - member of the Big Move Group - is very happy to announce it is expanding its fleet! They have taken on board two new five-axle extendable MANOOVR trailers from Nooteboom. The new trailers are robust, innovative and designed specifically to meet the requirements of the exceptional transport industry.
Koninklijke Nooteboom Trailers has won the SV Innovation Award 2015. According to the panel of expert judges the MANOOVR has scored the highest, particularly in the category ‘innovation for the user’. The award was presented by Jarco the Bruin, commercial director ING Lease Nederland, to general manager Marinka Nooteboom during the opening of the BedrijfsautoRAI 2015. The SV Innovation Award is an initiative of the Special Vehicles department of the RAI Vereniging and is sponsored by ING Lease.