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    2,000,000lb. move!

    Don't know if this was posted on here. It was built about 15 minutes away from where I live. It is the length of a football field and used a total of 912 tires! A smaller vessel weighing 682 tonne was moved a few weeks later and barely made the news. Alberta takes a back seat to no one for big projects.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmon...ries-1.4968053



    https://www.mammoet.com/news/mammoet...erta-highways/

    https://www.supplypost.com/news/2019...ever-road-move
    Last edited by Welder Dave; 04-20-2020 at 02:50 PM.

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    Re: 2,000,000lb. move!

    Wow! That's amazing! I hope that before they started designing and fab'ing that monster, that they made sure they could maneuver it along the route.

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    Reading the last article the engineering and logistics was started in 2013. I was asked on another forum why it wasn't built on site. I'm sure it cost millions to move but being able to be built in the shop would have saved a ton of headaches and probably twice as much as it cost to move. Just setting rollers to lay it out would have been a challenge unless they made a 300+ foot long pad to built it on. Dacro Industries is premier vessel shop in Alberta but they have some stiff competition from Cessco who's also in Edmonton. Edmonton Exchanger was probably involved with manufacturing the heads and shells depending on how thick they are. Dacro rolls some shells but EE can roll 7" cold and 12" thick! They also designed and built a 3000 ton head press. I went to school with the foreman of Edmonton Exchanger. He went there for work experience in 1981 and has been there ever since graduating.

    http://www.dacro.com/index.php?page=project-gallery

    https://www.edmontonexchanger.com/pr...plate-rolling/

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    Re: 2,000,000lb. move!

    That is just too cool!
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    Re: 2,000,000lb. move!

    That is one outfit that knows how to handle the big stuff.

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    Just imagine being the guy that has to check tire pressures. A friend of mine worked at Dacro about 20 years ago and worked on four 400 ton cokers for Suncor in in Ft. Mac. He said they were so good they could cut the holes in the shells before they rolled them. Not all of them but that's still impressive. The cokers were built to nuclear spec. which meant no repairs allowed on the piping no matter how minor. The weld had to be cut out and redone. The shop has a removeable floor for the big stuff and they have a huge stress relieving shop. I think it's the largest in N. America.
    Last edited by Welder Dave; 04-21-2020 at 12:03 AM.

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    Re: 2,000,000lb. move!

    How would you like to go around a corner too fast and loose that load?

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    Re: 2,000,000lb. move!

    I saw some crazy stuff in person over the years, that there is just over above and way beyond anything Ive ever seen

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