On 25 September, the cutterhead centre was moved by special transport from the constructor Herrenknecht in Schwanau to Kehl (Rhine port). A special crane was used to load the cutterhead centre onto a Rhine transport ship with a cargo capacity of 1 200 tonnes. The transport ship arrived at the Auhafen port in Basel on the following Tuesday.
There, the cutterhead centre was once again loaded onto a special transporter on Monday, 5 October. The impressive final leg of the journey took place at night through the Belchen tunnel, which had been specially closed for the purpose. At 07.00 on Tuesday morning, the element was offloaded at the Belchen portal south construction site.
Marti Tunnelbau AG