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Mammoet Moves Massive Modules for Gulf Coast Plastics Factory

May 11, 2021 - Mammoet crews at the Gulf Coast Growth Ventures (GCGV) site in San Patricio County, Texas, recently completed the heavy haul of the largest modules to be received so far for a Gulf Coast plastics factory. 

The most recent shipment included some of the largest onshore modules in the industry. Mammoet transported them along a dedicated 5-mile heavy-haul route using SPMTs. The route includes two major roadway crossings and is wide enough to accommodate a Boeing 747.

To successfully transport the giant modules, crews used as many as eight sets of SPMT with 62 axle lines for a single module, or 496 axle lines total. At its operational peak, Mammoet used 1,578 axle lines of SPMT to ensure continuous delivery of modules to the site.

Wendell Johnson, Mammoet Project Manager, shares, “Mammoet is pleased to have the opportunity to provide our equipment and expertise to GCGV. We are proud to have been selected as a valued team member and strive to continuously deliver our part in bringing this facility to fruition.”

Mammoet’s unique position as market leader in engineered heavy lifting allows it to mobilize from the world’s largest, fully owned heavy equipment fleet, meaning it can scale resources according to demand. It can also call upon the transport and heavy lifting expertise of colleagues in over 140 offices worldwide. In this way, it can deliver a service that offers local knowledge backed up by its global team of engineered heavy lifting experts.

By pooling global resources from over six international locations, Mammoet was able to supply all the axle lines for the GCGV transports. Mammoet maintains more than 4,700 lines of SPMT globally, sourced from over 140 branches. That lets it serve any transport requirement anywhere in the world. 

GCGV is a joint venture of ExxonMobil and SABIC, created to advance construction of a plastics factory in San Patricio County, Texas. ExxonMobil and SABIC bring expertise to this project, having worked together in petrochemical ventures for more than 35 years.


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