Europe's expert in
transformer logistics

“You don’t think we would give this important logistics contract to a company that is relatively unknown in the market, do you?!” These were the words that began a discussion about the biggest transformer project of a major transformer manufacturing company back in 2006. Now, eight years later on, the same person states: “if I knew back in 2006 what I know now about your company, Wagenborg would definitely have got the contract!”

Royal Wagenborg has built up an excellent reputation in transporting transformers in Europe; from The Netherlands to Germany, from Scandinavia to Austria; by road, rail and sea. Projects are always safe, on schedule and completed as agreed.

In the North Western part of Europe, large investments are done in order to set up and improve the power network. Reason for this is the increasing power demand in these countries and the new built renewable power production capacity (mainly offshore wind at the German and Scandinavian coast). 

The investments in new power cables and network substations often involve transporting and positioning of heavy and oversized cargo, such as transformers. Weights of these items can go up to 350 tons and more, while destinations are often in rural areas without the necessary infrastructure for the transport of such giants. A true challenge for the Wagenborg transformer team, which turned out to be real experts on transformer logistics during the past years.

With a unique combination of logistic knowledge in the field of water transport and heavy road haulage. With the right equipment for transport, offloading and positioning. With proper engineering. And above all, with dedicated transport specialists and project managers, who see opportunities instead of problems.


“If I knew back in 2006 what I know now about your company, Wagenborg would definitely have got the contract!”

Project Bad Honnef - Dörpen (2013)

Transport of 2 transformers of 368 tons and 8 coolers of 15 tons from shop in Bad Honnef upto foundation at substation Dörpen, including road transport, RORO operations and inland water transport.


Project Linz - Stenkullen

Transport of a 260 tons transformer from Linz, Austria upto foundation in Stenkullen, Sweden.


Project Linz - Mannheim

Transport of a 260 tons transformer from Linz, Austria upto foundation in Mannheim, Germany.


Project Bad Honnef - Walsum

Transport of a 410 tons transformer from Bad Honnef, Germany upto foundation in Power plant Walsum.


Project Wilhelmshafen

Transport and installation of a 495 tons transformer in Wihelmshafen, Germany.


Project Nijmegen - Pitea

Transport of a 295 tons transformer from factory in Nijmegen, Netherlands upto foundation in Pitea, Sweden.


Project Nijmegen - Ens

Transport of 3 transformers of 326 tons and 6 coolers of 20 tons from shop in Nijmegen upto foundation at substation Ens, Netherlands.


Project Nijmegen - Wilhelmshafen

Transport of a 298 tons transformer from Nijmegen to Wilhelmshafen, Germany.


Project Romainville, France

Transport of a 89 tons transformer to Romainville, France