On Saturday, October 5th, 2016, Wagenborg pulled two pipes underneath the ‘Twentekanaal’, using 14 mobile telescopic cranes. These transport pipes (supply and outlet), measuring 410 meters each, are destined for the heating network Hengelo. This network will heat houses and companies in a sustainable way. The water flowing through the pipes comes from AkzoNobel in Hengelo.
The operations started early morning. The mobile cranes lifted the pipes up to a level of 5 meters, in order to pull the pipes through the hole underneath the canal at an exact angle. The pipes were pulled underneath the canal with a speed of 100 meters per hour.
Due to smooth cooperation and excellent communication, this special job was performed to the full satisfaction of all parties involved. The operations finished on Sunday at 1 AM.