Modular bridge and tunnel construction
New civil infrastructure construction projects often benefit from preassembling elements or the entire structure in a designated fabrication area. Constructing in a controlled environment mitigates weather impacts and enables safety factors, such as working at height, to be eliminated or carefully managed. Once complete, these structures need to be transported from factory-to-foundation safely, efficiently and cost-effectively with minimal disruption to local traffic. This method is increasingly common in bridge building and other areas of civil infrastructure construction. Mammoet’s creative engineering and specialized equipment is crucial for the safe, optimized execution of rapid replacement or accelerated construction techniques.
Relocation of entire structures
When entire structures need to be moved for preservation or decommissioning purposes, Mammoet carries out a careful analysis first. This is required to assess how the building or piece of infrastructure can be disconnected from its foundation, then safely moved and relocated. We have the necessary experience and expertise to design and implement dedicated reinforcement or support structures to allow for transporting or skidding without compromising the object’s structural integrity. Mammoet will plan your relocation, transport and/or decommissioning project, carefully selecting the right kind of equipment based on the transport weight, relocation distance and route.
Overcoming logistical bottlenecks
Due to their sheer size and weight, operations to transport entire bridges or other large structures may encounter logistical challenges along the way. Mammoet conducts route studies to identify potential obstacles, and our professionals develop a detailed engineering plan that avoids or mitigate risks. Solutions, such as temporary bridge constructions and road reinforcement, can be used to bypass logistical bottlenecks. Alternatively different routes or modes of transport may be identified that avoid or overcome potential obstacles. Our teams work with local transport authorities to ensure all the correct abnormal load permits are acquired, and regulations adhered to. In one streamlined operation our professionals can transport the new piece of infrastructure to its location, lift and move an existing structure, install the new piece, and transport the old structure for decommissioning off-site.
The combination of our experience and expertise with our global fleet of state-of-the-art heavy lifting and transport equipment enables us to optimize relocation and decommissioning projects to minimize costs and keep these complex projects on schedule, while maintaining the highest standards of safety. This ensures that civil infrastructure projects can be executed with minimum disruption to the local economy and community.