Load transportation for the Roy Hill iron ore mine construction project in Port Hedland, Australia
ALE has transported three large loads to the Pilbara region of Australia’s North West for the construction of the Roy Hill iron ore mine. Once built together, the three modules will make a Mine Reclaimer machine.
In order to transport the loads, ALE configured a 30 axle line trailer with a wheelbase of 55.4m, which is set at 4.9m wide whilst loaded and returning empty at 3.48m wide. This is the first time the widening trailers have been used in such a large configuration.
The loads ranged in weights, between 310t – 320t, and measured 15m wide and 17m high. Because of the size of the items, they were delivered one at a time. When added to the weight of the trailer, the total configuration weighed almost 500t.
Three 240Kw rated trucks were used to transport the three loads roughly 540km over three nights (to mitigate delays to the general public), before travelling one additional day to arrive at Port Hedland.
Once on site, the loads were moved into position and stooled off by the construction company Samsung.