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Installation of 350 tons of components in a narrow steel structure via crane

Waste disposal company ZAB Bazenheid replaces furnace and boiler of an incineration line

The ZAB Bazenheid ensures waste disposal in the region. After 35 years of operation, the furnace and boiler of a combustion line had to be replaced. Martin GmbH für Umwelt- und Energietechnik manufactured the new plant. The logistical challenge of finally lifting 350 tons of custom-made components into an existing steel structure, which allows only a few centimeters of clearance on both sides, lay with EMIL EGGER. The installation was carried out under high deadline pressure during ongoing operation. The production downtime of the incineration line should be kept as short as possible.
Lifting of components weighing several tons into narrow steel structures via crane
Lifting of components weighing several tons into narrow steel structures via crane
“Waste incineration plants have to operate reliably around the clock and the delivery of waste must not be interrupted. In the case of the replacement delivery for the third furnace line of the Bazenheid waste incineration plant, this criterion was very important and the steam boiler had to be lifted into the existing boiler building within one weekend. From the initial idea to the precise delivery and lifting of the boiler parts, everything was in one hand with the Egger team. Competent, precise, reliable down to the smallest detail. A masterpiece”.
Customer Martin GmbH Umwelt- und Energietechnik Cooperation with EMIL EGGER
Dieter Jäger
Sales Manager / Projects and Acquisition

One of the most modern and, above all, largest cranes in Europe was used for the heavy assembly within a few days. The LR 11000 from Liebherr. For unloading and vertical positioning of the boiler parts from the trucks and attaching them to the crawler crane, another crane was needed, the so-called tracking crane.

The transport of the 1000 ton crane alone required 30 trucks. The components for the new plant were transported by a total of 4 low-bed trailers, the longest of which was 43 m long.


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Such jobs require months of detailed planning and calm nerves as well as good cooperation. A thank you to all involved, for the smooth running!

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