Osprey shows confidence in British renewables and infrastructure with £multi-million SPMT order

Osprey Group is making a £multi-million investment to increase its fleet of Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMTs): motorised units capable of moving thousand-tonne assets

Infinitely compatible, and capable of moving assets weighing many hundreds or even thousands of tonnes with millimetre precision, a fleet of Self-Propelled Modular Transporters can be the answer to the seemingly impossible challenges of super-sized logistics.

Osprey is growing, investing in its own capability – ensuring supply surety for clients – and with this multi-million-pound order, is voicing its confidence loudly in the future of Britain’s renewables’ sector and infrastructure plans.

Neil Hopkins, Commercial Director: “We are delighted to invest in our SPMT fleet. The manoeuvrability of the smaller 4-axle units complements our existing fleet and provides wider configuration options. The additional capacity this investment brings, further enhances our ability to deliver super-scale projects that are entirely engineered and executed in-house.”

Technical details: 

The addition to Osprey’s existing fleet will comprise 4 x 4-axle Scheuerle trailers powered by the most powerful PPU available – the Z390 PPU. Solid rubber tyres will also mitigate downtime.

The new Z390 PPU’s use AdBlue. Dean Graham, Osprey’s QHSE Manager: “This addition to our fleet does more than provide extra capability for our clients – it helps us all contribute to our collective ESG agenda. AdBlue reduces engine emissions, measurably, which is better for the environment. We know these units comply with ISO22241, and we believe our clients will appreciate this through-the-line commitment we’re making to CSR criteria.”

This is another good news story for the British specialist logistics firm, with its 25-year marine heritage providing the transferrable skills necessary to transport irreplaceable, super-sized critical assets for clients such as Hinkley Point C and Network Rail. The new SPMTs are expected to be in operation in the Autumn of 2022.



Osprey is an independent, British company. For 25 years, Osprey has been delivering and installing some of the world’s heaviest assets and largest abnormal loadsspecialist logistics of all kinds, both here in the UK and internationally. With an impressive range of owner-operated equipment, Osprey’s teams deliver unexpected value by finding the right specialist approach to each project, as early on in the programme of works as possible. Whether the project involves moving tunnel boring machines across the UK to a nuclear power plant, or installing wind turbines in Sweden, this includes ingenious applications for some of the UK’s most capable heavy-lift cranes, a fleet of SPMTs, hydraulic lifts and skids, carousels, heavy transport, and an extensive fleet of ocean-going and inland barges.