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Transportation of Seawater Desalination Plant on K24 Modules from Kamag

ULM/GERMANY, May 4, 2014 - Weighing 6,000 tonnes, 150 metres long and 60 metres wide: the desalination plant module manufactured by the South Korean company Doosan, which was moved by Dongbang, KCTC and Korea Express using Kamag K24 transporters, was a structure with enormous dimensions. Three identical modules will follow in the next few months, to be transported from the Vietnamese town of Quang Ngai in the direction of the South China Sea.

Kamag K24 modules used for transportation of a seawater desalination plant in Vietnam

6,000 tonnes on the move: this element of a seawater desalination plant was transported a total of three kilometres on Kamag K24 modules. | photo: Kamag Transportation

In the hottest months, temperatures in Quang Ngai, Vietnam, reach 41° Centigrade with humidity levels of up to 90%. For the Kamag K24 modular transporters this is not a problem as they work  reliably even under extreme climatic conditions and can transport any cargo whether factory modules for power plants, seawater desalination facilities and oil exploration equipment or offshore platforms safely to their places of operation. When transporting the seawater desalination plant in Quang Ngai on 200 axle lines, a total of 30 transport modules were used.

Kamag K24 used for transportation of a seawater desalination plant

All is revealed upclose: the load rests on special supports positioned on the Kamag
K 24. The electronically-steered pendulum axles ensure that they remain securely in position also when manoeuvring operations are more complex than normal. | photo: Kamag Transportation

The possible non-compatibility of the different vehicle generations that were used was not an issue thanks to a special interface. Different generations and versions of the Kamag K24 can in general be coupled together as required - mechanically coupled by means of connecting elements, or electronically in a loose coupling mode with data line connections.

All components can, if necessary, be borrowed from other companies if they are not available in the existing fleet but are required for a particular job. This applies to the K24 from Kamag as well as for Scheuerle´s SPMT", according to Bernd Schwengsbier, Managing Director of TII Sales, the sales organization within the TII Group, to which Kamag belongs.

Kamag K24 modules used in Vietnam

The load was driven directly onto a waiting barge at the South China Sea. In this case, the transport was set down on the vessel; however, Kamag K24 modules are also frequently used in roll-on roll-off procedures. | photo: Kamag Transportation

The product is available in 4 or 6-axle versions as well as a split variant which allows operating 3-file combinations if more supporting area or payload is required in confined spaces. Especially for loads with a high centre of gravity, a significantly higher level of stability can be achieved. Due to their compact dimensions, the modules can be loaded on container flat racks and thus be transported cost-effectively.
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