The route for the transportation of Italian equipment with a total weight of 2,500 tons for Achinsk Refinery VNK JSC passed along the Northern Sea Route, along the Yenisei River, up to the village of Kubekovo, near Krasnoyarsk, and lastly 203 km along the highway to the destination place.
OKB Spetstyazhproekt performed the most difficult part of the project – road transportation. The motorcade loaded with four hydrocracking reactors, the largest of which weighed 1306 tons, started on the night of August 28, 2013. The transportation of such cargo over a distance of more than 200 km by public road was conducted for the first time in the heavy transportation history.
On October 28, the world record was registered at the Achinsk Refinery VNK by the official representative of the Guinness Book of World Records – The world record was the automotive transportation of the heaviest ever single cargo (hydrocracking reactor) with a weight of 1.306 tons along public road over a distance of 203 km.
On the way to the Refinery the motorcade, passed 16 rivers, 168 transmission lines, 3 railway crossings, a pedestrian overpass and a few descents and climbs with up to 12% sloping with the help of specially constructed bridge-crossings. The cars were moving day and night, with an average speed of 1.5 km/h. The operation lasted more than 2 months.