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Mammoet Moves Largest Load Ever on an Alberta Highway

January 23, 2019 - On the evening of January 6, Mammoet began transporting a giant 800-ton splitter vessel, reportedly the largest load ever moved on any highway in Alberta, Canada.

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

Weighing over 800 tons, and measuring more than 300' long, 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.

The pellets will then be used to make items such as computers, medical equipment, and food storage containers. The Heartland Complex is a $3.5 billion project located north of Fort Saskatchewan.

Mammoet’s experienced transport crew used six trucks combined for pushing and pulling, and two double 26-line intercombi trailers to transport the vessel.




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