News 2023

3 Mar 2023

HighPerformanceBase: efficient pipe transport – fast implementation

A block train with 20 pieces of 90 ft InnoWaggons transports pipeline pipes between Mühlheim an der Ruhr and the port in Brake in Germany. In a very short time, our technicians developed the HighPerformanceBase to be able to carry out these transports.

The HighPerformanceBase has a square profile with a wooden support. Together with the common system for pipe transports of the company DHATEC, the HighPerformanceBase allows a payload of two to four additional pipes per wagon. The maximum payload of 147.5 t per wagon has increased the loading capacity by a third. For this transport, carried out by DB Cargo for the pipe producer Europipe, 4 bases are installed on one InnoWaggon. From the inquiry in August 2022, over the first prototype tests in October, to the delivery of the first 80 bases at the end of January 2023, only a few months passed – a remarkable example of our ability to react quickly.

The HighPerformanceBase serves as a carrier on which a wide variety of products can be transported. With this development, Innofreight has created a universal product which can transport numerous goods thanks to its supporting surface. In addition to pipes, the HighPerformanceBase can also be used to transport slabs or concrete parts easily and safely – flexibly adapted to the specific load.


picture rights: EUROPIPE/Mühlheim PipeCoatings