800USt vessel on the road

15 January 2019 by Sotiris Kanaris


On the evening of January 6, Mammoet began the transport of a giant splitter 800USt vessel in Canada.

The vessel left Dacro Industries, where it was constructed, and began its three day transport journey from Edmonton to Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.

Weighing over 800USt, and spanning over 300ft, the splitter vessel is the biggest load to ever be moved on Alberta’s highways.

The splitter vessel is a key part of the process at Inter Pipeline’s Heartland Petrochemical Complex where propane will be converted into recyclable plastic pellets, known as polypropylene, which will then be used to make items such as computers, medical equipment and food storage containers.

The Heartland Complex is a CAD3.5bn project located north of Fort Saskatchewan. Mammoet’s experienced transport crew used six trucks combined for pushing and pulling, and two double 26-line Scheuerle InterCombi trailers to transport the vessel to its final destination.