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Q3 Heavy Lift Successfully Transports 190-tonne Silos in Botlek Harbour Area

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Anamika Talwaria

Anamika Talwaria

Editor & Head of Content for Tank Storage Magazine & StocExpo and Chair of Women in Tanks.

Regular readers will know that, as of February 2023, the Aluchemie plant in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has been closed – so it needs to be dismantled. The silos on location had been operational until the end of 2022, and now needed to be transported to their new home.

3 silos CREDIT: Q3 heavy LiftIt was just the job for the teams of Van der Goes Groep, Kraanbedrijf Nederhoff, Q3 Heavy Lift, Autokrane Schares GmbH and Bonn & Mees.

The oil and gas industry is well-known territory for Q3 Heavy Lift. The company has been involved in on-site logistics for many projects, from building new facilities to transporting steel and goods.

So, when Van der Goes Groep and Kraanbedrijf Nederhoff asked Q3 Heavy Lift to assist in the transport of three silos from a closed factory in the Botlek harbour area, Netherlands, the team was more than happy to help.

Read more: Dura Vermeer to dismantle Aluchemie

Van der Goes Groep dismantled the silos and Q3 Heavy Lift configurated a 2×12 SPMT axle line. With those, Q3 Heavy Lift could jack up the silos by using load spreaders. The SPMTs were delivered by Autokrane Schares.

Man in high vis operating Q3 Heavy Lift machineryWith a trained and experienced operator Q3 Heavy Lift was able to ride the 190-tonne silos approximately 800 m to the quayside in less than 30 minutes. From the quayside they were lifted by Bonn & Mees’ Matador 3 for the short trip to their new temporary location.

Another impressive project executed safely, on time and to the customer’s expectations.

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