Back in January 2012, the first half of the bridge was transported from one fabrication hall to another, so that the sections could be joined. In March we returned to Egersund to transport the bridge from the fabrication hall down to a temporary outdoor storage site.
Before the bridge could be transported out, Nordic Crane had to jack the bridge up some 2 m to make room for the temporary transport cradles, which ensure that the bridge remains securely in place during sea transport from Egersund. The jacking operation was performed using eight 200-tonne climbing jacks.
The transportation from the fabrication hall and down to the storage area and the loading on to the barge required the use of a total of 48 SPMT axles. In connection with the loading on to the barge, Nordic Crane Stangeland was also responsible for planning and executing the ballasting.