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Multi-Module Mission

Multi-Module Mission

The heavy haul transport of oil and gas refinery components is always a challenge—transporting 17 modules, all in the span of two weeks, raised the bar.

The modules varied greatly in size and weight. Two of the modules exceeded 260,000 lbs., while 11 were more than 16’ high and three were more than 19’ high and 13 had widths greater than 18’. Initially, the customer had trouble finding a company to move the modules to their site in Texas.

However, Deep South’s comprehensive fleet of cranes, transporters, rigging, and specialty equipment proved ideal for the scope and scale of this mission. As well, Deep South requested delivery of the components at the Port of Freeport instead of the Port of Houston to limit the amount of overhead obstacles that would be encountered during the over-the-road transport. Deep South received all modules directly discharged from the ship and staged them at the port facility.

Using an 18-axle-line Goldhofer transporter, a 9-axle-line Goldhofer P9 Highway transporter, and a Scheuerle Highway transporter, crews then moved the modules, two to three at a time, more than 50 miles to the designated offload area. All components arrived on site on schedule and without incident thanks to close coordination with the customer and multiple third-party companies.


Pressed for Time

A vehicle manufacturer’s large stamping press—a massive machine used for shaping body panels—is online and operational thanks to efficient installation by Deep South. The three primary components included a 181-ton press bed (27.72’ L x 16.4’ W x 13.12’ H), 250-ton press crown (28.38’ L x 16.4’ W x 13.12’ H) and a 92-ton press slide (21’ x 10.83’ x 10.5’).

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Multi-Module Mission

The heavy haul transport of oil and gas refinery components is always a challenge—transporting 17 modules, all in the span of two weeks, raised the bar.The modules varied greatly in size and weight. Two of the modules exceeded 260,000 lbs., while 11 were more than 16’ high and three were more than 19’ high and 13 had widths greater than 18’. Initially, the customer had trouble finding a company to move the modules to their site in Texas.

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