gravel transport for trafikverket

In order to respond to Swedish Trafikverkets needs for transporting large quantities of gravel in short timeperiods during the project Förbifart Stockholm, Skaw Shipping developed a selfunloading pusher tug-and bargesystem.

Two european inland barges and a tug was purchased. The barges were fitted with selfunloading equipment consisting of a travelling gantry with an excavator on top. The stern of the barges was modified to make a reliable and easy connection between barge and tug. The tug was equipped with two winches with dyneema-ropes, in order to ensure a quick and reliable change of barges.

During a time of 2 ,5 years Skaw Shipping transported approximately 3 500 000 ton gravel in this system.

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