In 2006, Wagenborg exchanged a rotation cooler at BP in Lingen, Germany. After 7 years of faithful service, the cooling unit needed to be replaced.
Because of our earlier experiences with this cooler exchange operation, Wagenborg received the order for the replacement of the cooler. The dimensions of the cooling unit are 24,55 meters long with a diameter of 3,5 meters and a weight of 103 tons.
Due to changes in the design of the cooling unit, the exchange concept of 2006 was no longer suitable. Wagenborg’s engineering department therefore developed a new technical concept for the exchange operation which perfectly fitted for both the old and new cooling unit.
Wagenborg recently introduced a new 500 tons hydraulic gantry system in its equipment fleet.
This gantry system facilitates the loading and unloading of heavy lift in spaces with limited headroom. The new unit combines the most modern techniques, and operational advantages concerning assembly time, efficiency and safety.
In 2012, Wagenborg opened a new branch office AT Chemelot Industrial Park in SITTARD-Geleen, in the south of The Netherlands.
From this office Wagenborg offers its knowledge and services to the innovative industrial partners. “with our experienced crews and state of the art equipment, we can offer added value to all the companies at Chemelot”, according to Ton Klijn, managing director Wagenborg Nedlift. Recently the first big project managed from the geleen office took place…
Wagenborg received the order to perform the transport and installation of eight pieces of crystallizers and other equipment for a new building project at the DSM site at Chemelot in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands. The big units had different sizes, varying in length from 18.7 to 19.5 meters and in weight from 55 tonnes to 62 tonnes. Each crystallizer has a diameter of nearly 8 meters.
The maiden job for this new-comer was the first heavy lifting project of Wagenborg Nedlift at the site of Thyssen Krupp in Duisburg-Bruckhausen, Germany.
(See also Brand new 750 tons crawler for Wagenborg Nedlift).
With its mainboom – flyjib configuration and a total height of 147 meters, the shiny Wagenborg-red 750 tons giant was an elegant appearance, so close to gate 1 at the huge production site of Thyssen Krupp. Employees and bystanders therefore watched the actions of the ‘Red Lady’ with much interest.
The LR1750 assisted at a challenging project for the exchange of a 40 years old converter with a diameter of 11 meters and a weight of 500 tons. Simultaneously, the waste heat recovery boiler was replaced.
-8° Celsius, 2 times 925 tonnes
Cranes… We work with them every day. Sometimes for weeks in a row on one location, sometimes on more than one location per day. But we also transport cranes, and not just our own. The fact that also this is daily routine, cannot be better expressed than by the busy schedule of Wagenborg Barge 9; one day unloading STS-container cranes in sunny Tenerife, the next day straight off to cold and icy Stettin, Poland for the next job. And on the Polish quayside two cranes stood ready to be loaded…
Two SUL (Ship Unloader) cranes, 925 tons each, 80 meters wide, towering 55 meters up in the sky, stood ready for future deployment at the newly built RWE Power Plant in Eemshaven. In Stettin the two giants were loaded onto the barge by means of a skidding system. Given that there was no tidal movement in the port of Stettin, this operation could be executed quickly and without any delays.
Once the two cranes were safely lashed and secured, the voyage towards Eemshaven could start. No shortcuts could be taken due to the size of the cranes, so the Danish peninsula had to be circumvented before heading homewards.
Several German Offshore Wind farms are still under construction on the North Sea. To name a few: Borkum West II (80 x 5 Mw), Bard Offshore Windfarm 1 (80x 5 Mw).
The Dutch port of Eemshaven is a logistical center and serves as an assembly and storage yard for the various wind turbine components, which are built in Germany and either transported by road to the Eemshaven by extendable trailers, coaster vessels or barges and or a mixtures of these transport means.
A strong cooperation between different Wagenborg divisions, and again a clear case of the complete and complex logistical solutions that can be provided in-house by Royal Wagenborg; that is in short how Royal Wagenborg’s involvement in the logistical operations for the Borkum West II offshore wind farm project can be described.
Borkum West II is an offshore wind farm located around 45 kilometres North of Borkum in the North Sea. When completed, a total number of 80 Areva MultiBrid M5000 wind turbines, each with a rated capacity of 5 MW, will provide sufficient output to power nearly 250.000 households annually. Phase 1 of the project, consisting of the commissioning of the first 40 wind turbines, is expected to ready in 2013.