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RosRAO plays it safe


  • Russian Rosatom subsidiary RosRAO relies on precise and safe SCHEUERLE SPMT for handling of radioactive materials
  • Equipment is used for moving decommissioned reactor departments of nuclear submarines
  • On-site operator training by SCHEUERLE at RosRAO facility ensures safe vehicle operation
  • RosRAO aims to be a global provider of back-end fuel cycle services with help of TII Group vehicles and sevices

A total of 42 axle lines of SCHEUERLE SPMT have been delivered to Russian Rosatom subsidiary company RosRAO and have successfully been used during the decommissioning of nuclear submarines. RosRAO began operations in 2009 and quickly stepped into the management of spent fuel, radioactive waste and decommissioning services.

In need for reliable equipment, RosRAO turned to TII Group since the Germany based group (consisting of manufacturers SCHEUERLE, NICOLAS, KAMAG and TII India) has unprecedented experience in the manufacturing of vehicles with hydraulically suspended pendulum axles and a special headstart when it comes to self-propelled modular solutions. To ensure safe operations, TII Group service units performed on-site trainings with RosRAO personnel. During the first operations, reactor compartments of dismantled submarines were moved to a long-term storage facility. RosRAO switched from a rail-bound transport system to SCHEUERLE SPMT to be more flexible, yet maintaining a maximum degree of safety and reliability.

SPMTs of the TII Group
In the second half of the 20th century, a trend began that would forever change the entire transportation industry. With the first self-propelled transport modules used in shipbuilding and the SPMT (Self-Propelled Modular Transporter) invented by SCHEUERLE in the early nineteen-eighties, the potential payloads suddenly increased and which today are basically unlimited. Today, seventy per cent of all transports over 3,000 tonnes and ninety per cent of all transports over 5,000 tonnes are performed on modular, self-propelled vehicles from the TII Group – world market leader when it comes to vehicles with hydraulically suspenden pendulum axles. Thus, modular manufacturing has gained a foothold in the oil and gas industry, shipbuilding and many other sectors. Unit weights of 15,000 tonnes - world record - have already been transported with SPMTs from the TII Group.

Transporting submarines and related components is nothing new for SCHEUERLE SPMTs as this impressive transport by SCHEUERLE-customer FAGIOLI shows.

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