by Tina Olivero

    Zero emission option now available for any SPMT transport

    June 01, 2023

    Mammoet offers a zero-emission option for SPMT transport, compatible with any trailer in its fleet.

    This development has been made possible through a conversion process for SPMT power pack units (PPUs), which replaces the diesel powertrain inside existing trailers with an electric alternative. Once retrofitted, each trailer combination has comparable power to existing industry standard units.
    The PPU vastly reduces noise levels at project sites, resulting in a safer and more productive work environment for our customers and colleagues. Communication between staff is clearer, while at locations where sound restrictions are in place longer operational windows are now possible.
    The system represents another step towards zero-emission on-site, eliminating the carbon footprint of SPMT transport entirely. This allows our customers to meet increasingly strict environmental legislation more easily, reducing the impact of transport phases on surrounding communities and infrastructure.
    It also demonstrates Mammoet’s strong commitment to the energy transition, and to its own sustainability. Retro-fitting existing SPMT fleets cut down on both waste and additional fabrication, compared to sourcing new zero-emission equipment.
    This solution was part-financed by the DKTI, a Dutch government program to develop climate technologies and innovations in logistics. Mammoet worked with a leading provider of zero-emissions powertrains for heavy industry to bring the electric power pack solution to market.
    Developed by Mammoet in 1984 and with over 40,000 axle lines in use globally, the SPMT, or Self-propelled Modular Transporter, revolutionized the heavy industry by maneuvering practically any load safely, efficiently and with precision. This next step in its story will be just as significant, reducing their CO2 and NOx emissions to nil and pointing the way toward a sustainable future for heavy transport.


    Mammoet helps clients with Smarter, Safer and Stronger solutions to any heavy lifting or transport challenge. They aim to develop long-term relationships in order to understand their businesses and challenges best, so we can realize the most efficient and cost-effective approaches. They have a unique global network and an unparalleled fleet of equipment. Through deep and longstanding engineering expertise and the highest quality and safety standards in execution, they bring an intelligent and flexible approach to projects across a wide breadth of industry sectors. Clients trust them to help them achieve feats that were once considered impossible, and they have often broken records in doing so.

    Tina Olivero

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