Wasel threads the needle for a groundwater treatment plant in Kempen
Heavy duty logistics specialist Wasel was recently hired to move and unload project cargo for a groundwater treatment plant in Kempen on the Lower Rhine, in Germany.
An inspection prior to the execution of the delivery unveiled that project cargo had to navigate the tight areas of Kempen with the vicinity of houses and narrow property entrances in a residential area posing a major challenge.
Space or floor space for large-scale maneuvering of transport and crane vehicles was scarce. An intelligent solution had to be found to bring the four silos and two rectangular tank containers to the intended installation site.
The largest system element, a rectangular buffer tank measuring 5.90×2.90×3.50 metres and weighing 4 tons, was transported together with another water tank on a flatbed low-loader. A second low-loader and two more articulated lorries took over the transport of the remaining elements.
Under instruction, the trucks had to reverse into the closed residential street one after the other, where a 50-tonne mobile crane had to unload in the middle of residential buildings. Each container was first reloaded onto a platform vehicle, which then shuttled to another mobile crane (60 tons). It was then no longer a major challenge for it to position the containers precisely and safely on the intended points of the plant foundation.
Thanks to careful preliminary planning the job went smoothly with a total of five transport vehicles and two mobile cranes.