Have you ever wondered what it would be like to move an entire village, including homes with high cultural value, without damaging them? The Dutch logistic and heavy transport company Mammoet not only made this happen but also documented the process in a fascinating documentary.
The film showcases the relocation of the Swedish city of Malmberget, which had to make way for a mine and was moved in its entirety to nearby Koskullskulle. Mammoet’s logistics team undertook this mammoth project, which took several months of preparation.
First, the team had to dig out the soil from underneath the houses and fortify it to prepare for the transportation. Beams were carefully placed underneath the homes to ensure their structural integrity when lifted onto Mammoet’s special transportation equipment.
The houses varied in size, with a weight ranging between 45 and 210 tons, the biggest one measuring 14 meters in length, 14 meters in width, and 14 meters in height. However, one of the most challenging aspects was lifting and transporting a villa named “Höijersbacke”, Malmbergets’ pride and joy. The villa’s chimneys had to be extra carefully secured to prevent the building from collapsing during lifting.
Every millimeter counted, as the weight of the load had to be engineered carefully beforehand. On its way to Koskullskulle, the mega transport faced many difficulties; narrow roads, tiny villages, and steep hills all had to be navigated with precision.
However, despite all these obstacles, Mammoet’s team executed this complex and massive relocation project with an astonishing level of detail and planning. Their hard work paid off, and none of the homes were damaged during transportation.
The documentary gives a behind-the-scenes look at how this project was accomplished and is a testament to Mammoet’s logistical expertise. This awe-inspiring film will leave you amazed, and it’s a must-see for anyone interested in engineering, transportation, and logistics.
So, if you’re curious about seeing how this remarkable feat was achieved, make sure to check out this incredible documentary.