Recently Wagenborg successfully transported two large columns from the customers’ fabrication yard in Kleve until installed on their foundation at the Miro refinery in Karlsruhe, Germany’s largest fuel refinery. 

The cargo consisted of a vacuum column measuring 41m in length, 7.2m wide and 6.6m height weighing  156 tons and a TOP1 column measuring 11.5m in length, 5.4m in wide and 5.5m in height weighing 34 tons. For the road transport for the large column our modular trailers were put into action in a dolly combination. The smaller column was transported with our 4 axle truck in combination with a 7 axle semi low loader. Both of the columns were transported by barge from Emmerich to Karlsruhe, loaded and unloaded by a RoRo operation and finally transported until under the crane hook at the refinery jobsite.

For the lifting and installation of both columns one of our LR1750 (750 tons) crawler cranes was mobilized at the jobsite. Together with a 250 tons mobile crane the columns were lifted in a vertical position and subsequently positioned onto their foundation by the LR1750.

For the lifting and installation of both columns one of our LR1750 (750 tons) crawler cranes was mobilized at the jobsite. Together with a 250 tons mobile crane the columns were lifted in a vertical position and subsequently positioned onto their foundation by the LR1750.

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