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November 2017 – Energy Output in the east

Since the 1950s, when the gas combine Schwarze Pumpe was opened in the immediate vicinity of the Spremberg district of the same name, the southern Lower Lusatia has made an important contribution to the energy supply.

In the 1990s the power plant in this tradition Schwarze Pumpe was built and has a gross output of 1,600 megawatts. The lignite power plant required this year for the implementation of this task, the delivery of two so-called low-pressure turbine runners.

Universal Transport was responsible for transporting these components, each weighing almost 101 tones, between Nordrhein-Westfalen and the Schwarze Pumpe industrial park on the border between Brandenburg and Sachsen.

The heavy cargo specialist relied on a combination of inland waterway and the road for the transport of the two heavyweights. Eleven days were announced for the route between Mülheim an der Ruhr to southern Brandenburg.

UT Dortmund realized first part after taking over the power plant components in the western Ruhr area via the German waterway system.

With the support of the MS “Annie Stühff” the low-pressure turbine runners reached Dresden. At the capital of Sachsen, the transshipment took place on two Kesselbrücken vehicles.

The total weight of around 180 tons per heavy-duty truck did not permit direct traffic between Dresden and the power plant because of various bridge loadings.

The final destination transport to the industrial park, which was easily completed by the UT, was done on the federal highways BAB 13 and BAB 15 to Cottbus.