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10/18/2016  /  TII GROUP  /  SCHEUERLE

ALE drives Deep Conversion Project forward

with SCHEUERLE SPMT

In the Venezuelan Orinoco Oil Belt, the expansion of La Cruz refinery – owned by Petroleos de Venezuela SA - is steadily progressing. As part of the Deep Conversion Project, the operating company has been continually expanding the oil production in the state of Anzoátegui, 300 kilometers east of Caracas, since 2014. Support has been provided by SCHEUERLE (TII Group) customer, ALE, who recently added another 118-tonne module to supplement current refinery construction activities using the SCHEUERLE SPMT (Self-PIn the Venezuelan Orinoco Oil Belt, the expansion of La Cruz refinery – owned by Petroleos de Venezuela SA - is steadily progressing. As part of the Deep Conversion Project, the operating company has been continually expanding the oil production in the state of Anzoátegui, 300 kilometers east of Caracas, since 2014. Support has been provided by SCHEUERLE (TII Group) customer, ALE, who recently added another 118-tonne module to supplement current refinery construction activities using the SCHEUERLE SPMT (Self-Propelled Modular Transporter).opelled Modular Transporter).

For transporting the 32-metre long, 11-metre wide and 8.5-metre high module, ALE relied on a total of 40 axle lines of the proven, self-propelled modular transporter. Through the use of a so-called 4-file combination, whereby two vehicles are arranged side-by-side, this resulted in the creation of the required width to accommodate the module. ALE easily met length requirements by using two so-called "spacers". These are intermediate sections which are designed to be integrated in longitudinal combinations.

"The construction of petrochemical plants follows a precise and demanding schedule. Any deviation costs money which is why more and more transport companies or plant operators are deciding in favour of our transport solutions. Worldwide, we provide the largest fleet of vehicles
and our modular transporters are well-known for their high level of reliability. If any additional modules or accessories are quickly required, they can be immediately rented on all continents. A smooth process is therefore always guaranteed”, according to Rainer Sasse, Area Manager Sales at TII Sales.

Parallel to the globally available and reliable existing fleets of vehicles, the TII Group also provides quality consulting and service options. As the joint sales and marketing company of SCHEUERLE, NICOLAS and KAMAG, TII Sales advises customers on-site and develops individual solutions. The service departments of the respective companies ensure problem-free operations and provide maintenance as well as vehicle overhauls around the world.

SPMTs from the TII Group
In the second half of the 20th century, a trend began that would change the entire transport industry forever. With the first, self-propelled transport modules in the shipbuilding sector along with the availability of the SPMT (Self-Propelled Modular Transporter) developed by SCHEUERLE in the late 1970s and early 1980s, possible payloads dramtically increased and today, in principle, are unlimited. Seventy per cent of all shipments over 3,000 tonnes and ninety per cent of all shipments over 5,000 tonnes are now carried out on modular, self-propelled vehicles from the TII Group. As a result, the modularly produced vehicle found its way into the oil and gas industry, shipbuilding and numerous other industries. Unit weights of 15,000 tonnes - a world record - have already been transported with SPMTs from the TII Group.



 

 

 

The sophisticated technology of the SPMTs has undergone continuous further development by SCHEUERLE since its launch in the 1980s, and allows the heaviest of loads to be safely moved even those with high centres of gravity.

Clearly shown in the photo: a 4-file combination ensures sufficient contact surface and stability to prevent overturning whilst the provision of so-called "spacers" guarantee the required length.