EECV Expansion Project – giant Stacker in pieces
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Ertsoverslagbedrijf Europoort C.V. (EECV),
situated in the Europoort area of the port of Rotterdam, operates
one of the greatest and state of the art bulk terminals in
On an area of 82 ha approximately 30 Mio tons of iron ore and coal
are handled yearly. Using ecologically friendly and up-to-date
technologies EECV guarantees permanently unloading of sea vessels,
storing and loading of raw materials into push barges and barges
for the hinterland transport to the German costumers at the Ruhr
Recently, a new Stacker was constructed on behalf
of extension of the terminal’s capacity. Wagenborg Nedlift
took care of the transport and lifting works of the Stacker pieces.
Large parts arrived per ship alongside quay at EECV. The basic part
of the Stacker, with a weight 107 tons, was offloaded by a floating
sheerleg. This piece already was 10 meters wide and 15 meters high!
To transport the basic part to the construction site, various
traffic lights had to be removed and the road was spread with steel
plates. At the EECV’s entry, some adjustments had to be done to let
the giant transport pass unhindered.
The next shipment contained considerable lighter
parts, so offloading was done by 2 hydraulic cranes. To transport
the longest piece of 61 tons, 40 meter length, a dolly-combination
was used for the transport to construction site.
Wagenborg Nedlift’s crew from Vlaardingen branch
(near Rotterdam) in the meantime was very busy with the assembly
works on the giant Stacker. Various hydraulic cranes, such as two
500 tons capacity cranes assisted with this job. During the next
coming weeks, the assembly works on the Stacker will be
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