During the past months, a lot of work has been done at Vopak Vlaardingen tank storage terminal. A huge new tank storage park of no less than 52 tanks will be constructed there. This meant a lot of project preparation, engineering & design, civil works, construction of new foundation and of course fabrication of the new storage tanks and piping modules. At the Vopak Vlaardingen project, Wagenborg Nedlift is responsible for the transport and positioning of the new storage tanks.


Last week, the first tanks arrived at the quayside of Vopak. This first shipment from the fabrication shop in Willebroek, Belgium was organized per water transport with an inland water vessel of no less than 135 meters long. At the Vlaardingen quayside, Wagenborg Nedlift’s 500 tons crawler crane was positioned to offload the 112 tons heavy ‘rusk tins’ from the ship onto SPMT trailers. Via a specially constructed temporary road, the transport took off to the new tank park, where a 750 tons crawler crane lifted the precious cargo from the trailer and carefully positioned the tank onto its new foundation.


During the next coming weeks, Wagenborg Nedlift will show this ‘piece’ 26 times. In Spring, the remaining  units will be installed.


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