Self Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT)

Self Propelled Modular Transporter - SPMT

Syncrolift Self Propelled Modular Transporter

The Self Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT) - sometimes called  Power Wheel Transporter (PWT) - represents a significant advancement in shipyard logistics, combining innovative technology with robust engineering to deliver a reliable, efficient, and versatile solution for ship transfer operations. Engineered with precision, the SPMT offers unparalleled efficiency, flexibility, and safety, making it an indispensable tool for modern ship repair and construction facilities.

Key Features:

  1. Self-Propelling and Multi-Directional Movement:

    • The SPMT is equipped with advanced self-propelling capabilities, allowing it to move autonomously within the shipyard.
    • Multi-directional movement ensures seamless navigation around the yard, including tight spaces and complex layouts.
  2. Fluid Bed Technology:

    • Integrates fluid bed technology to distribute load evenly across the transport platform, minimizing ground pressure and preventing damage to the yard surface.
  3. High Load Capacity:

    • Capable of handling loads up to 3,000 tons, the SPMT can efficiently transport a wide range of vessel sizes and types.
  4. Versatile Application:

    • Designed to work with both rail and rubber tire configurations, offering maximum flexibility depending on the yard's infrastructure and operational needs.
  5. Precision Handling:

    • Allows for accurate assembly of ship sections and 100% hull painting access, enhancing operational efficiency and reducing preparation time.
  6. Power Pack Integration:

    • The integrated power pack provides the necessary power for the Self Propelled Modular Transporter's operations, ensuring consistent performance and reliability.


  • Increased Yard Efficiency: The SPMT enhances yard productivity by reducing the time and labor required for ship transfer operations. It enables rapid and safe movement of vessels from the water to dry berths, facilitating quicker turnaround times for repairs and maintenance.

  • Enhanced Safety: Designed with multiple safety features, including synchronized support operations and side load monitoring, to ensure the protection of personnel and equipment during transfers.

  • Customizable Solutions: Syncrolift offers tailored configurations of the Self Propelled Modular Transporter to meet specific requirements of different shipyards. This help ensure optimal performance and integration with existing systems.

Operational Benefits:

  • Reduced Ground Forces: The SPMT’s fluid bed technology minimizes peak load forces on the ground, making it suitable for use in shipyards with varying surface conditions.

  • Adaptability: The system's ability to move in both x and y directions allows for efficient utilization of yard space, accommodating complex shipyard layouts and maximizing docking capacity.

  • Cost-Effective: By reducing manual labor and increasing automation, the SPMT lowers operational costs and boosts overall yard profitability.


  • Shipbuilding Yards: Ideal for moving newly constructed vessels to the launch area or from one construction stage to another within the yard.

  • Repair and Maintenance Facilities: Facilitates the quick transfer of vessels needing repair, ensuring minimal downtime and swift return to service.

  • Naval Bases: Supports the efficient handling of military vessels, enhancing operational readiness and maintenance efficiency.

For more information or to discuss how the SPMT can be integrated into your shipyard operations, please contact Syncrolift.

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