Netherlands-headquartered heavy lift and transportation specialist Mammoet has started a new collaboration with Italian trailer manufacturer Cometto – using Cometto’s MSPE self propelled modular transporter with electronic steering as part of its global SPMT fleet.

Mammoet’s first mission using Cometto MSPE is being carried out in the United Kingdom – with 84 axle lines being used to move jacket structures weighing between 1,850 and 2,300 tonnes.

After a training session on their new SPMT, the Mammoet operators executed the first job transporting a tripod foundation as part of an offshore wind project called Seagreen OWF – a joint venture between TotalEnergies and SSE Renewables. The windfarm will comprise 140 turbines and is located 27 km off the coast of Angus in the North Sea. Once complete the project will provide power to consumers in Scotland.

The tripod had a height of 90 metres and weighed 2,035 tonnes. The 84 axle lines of Cometto MSPE used had a payload capacity of 48 tonnes per axle line and were powered by three Power Pack Units with an output of 368 kW each. 28 axle lines were used in a side-by-side combination positioned under each leg of the tripod. The complete project is expected to last at least 12 months.