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Cometto in Action: Watch Australian Naval Infrastructure move two half ship mega blocks

Arafura Class OPV I Megablock move from ASC Pty Ltd on Vimeo.

Cometto is one of the biggest manufacturers of industrial transporters on the planet. And when we mean big, we mean big: some of these heavy modular trailers are the size of a city block.

The Drake Group are the proud Australian agents for the Italian-based Cometto. We recently spoke about how Australian Naval Infrastructure Pty Ltd (Australia) recently ordered 16 modules of Cometto’s self-propelled MSPE Evo3 70t, all combined delivering 96 axles of carrying capacity.

The job was all in order to help transport a new line of off-shore patrol vessels, themselves mammoth sea-faring vehicles. By using 16 Evo3 70ts in unison, we could deliver over 6,000 tonnes of payload capacity that could be extended to 10,000 tonnes. A machine of this size and capability needs to be highly manoeuvrable, and this model delivered in spades.

The Drake Group were commissioned to oversee the handover to ANI and to assist in manoeuvring two half ship mega blocks of the OPVs together. In all these clocked in at a staggering combined weight of 970 tonne, measuring 46.5m long and 13.2m wide. It’s safe to say that this was the largest ever block manoeuvre undertaken at Osbourne Naval Shipyard.

As the video shows, there was no margin for error in this move. This was made possible by the accurate manoeuvrability offered by the Cometto MSPE Evo3 70t and skilled operators.

At The Drake Group we’re committed to delivering world-class trailers of any size and shape imaginable. Through our close relationships with brands like Cometto and our own in-house design, manufacture, and service teams we have the right trailer for you. Contact The Drake Group today to find out more.