FREJA with Project Transport of Railway Machines
26th November 2021
FREJA Transport & Logistics recently handled two project transports involving railway machines. In the first, the locomotive, which was over 40m long and 4m high, was transported from Denmark to Finland for refurbishment and afterwards, returned to Denmark. In the second, the transport of a similar machine was made from Denmark to Sweden and back again.
With decades of experience in demanding and complex project transport, Project Director at FREJA, Tom Lunabba explains; "The railway yard was a challenging environment due to its tightness with very little space and all operations had to take place at night as the yard is full during the day. The skill of the experienced driver was put to the test in the cramped yard with two cranes also needing to fit in for the loading and unloading (after refurbishment). For the transport, a wooden platform had to be built to safely secure the rail tracks as a bed for the machine."
The first special transport from Denmark to Finland was transported along the Öresund Bridge to Sweden, then to Finland by sea freight and onto the workshop in Central Finland by road before the return journey. Both projects were completed professionally and successfully with cooperation between FREJA offices facilitating the expert planning.
Tom continues; "It is relatively easy to handle special transport in Finland - the traffic controllers are competent and the bridges are high and in good condition. Permit processes with the authorities are also smooth if road signs or power lines need to be raised. Fortunately, for this transport of around 4m high, this was not necessary. However, in Sweden, the situation is less simple for special transport - bridges are generally lower than in Finland and permit processes can take longer."