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Slo-mo road trip: Cavotec radio remote controls help guide world's largest reactor through city streets

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Slo-mo road trip: Cavotec radio remote controls help guide world's largest reactor through city streets

Cavotec radio remote controls (RRCs) have played an important role in the mamouth job of moving the world's largest fuel reactor from the Bulgarian Black Sea port of Burgas, through the city and on to the Lukoil Neftochim oil refinery

With speeds at times approaching 5km/h, this sedate road trip took 38 hours to complete. The 1,600-metric tonne, 57-metre long, nine-metre high reactor brought central Burgas to a standstill and required the removal of road furniture such as traffic lights and tram pantographs. 

All this did not seem to dampen local residents' enthusiasm however, who can expect a second reactor to make its way through the city this month.

If you are an RRC aficionado, fast-forward to just after 2mins 20 seconds to see one of our RRC units used to ensure the whole process remains perfectly poised - although we would perhaps not encourage you to indulge in a crafty cigarette while guiding a 240-wheel low-loader through built up areas. 

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