Aertssen puts split-SPMT solution to good use for storage tanks transport

Aertssen puts split-SPMT solution to good use for storage tanks transport

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Heavy lifting and transport specialist Aertssen Kranen, in collaboration with partner Ivens, recently completed the intricate transport and installation of 23 storage tanks at ADPO Group NV’s site in the Port of Antwerp-Bruges.

This complex project demanded meticulous planning and execution, particularly for 10 tanks requiring placement beneath high-voltage power lines with a restricted working height of 15 meters.

Overcoming challenges with tailored innovation

Aertssen Kranen’s team tackled this obstacle with an ingenious solution – a custom-designed “split-SPMT” system. The tanks were strategically positioned between the two halves of the Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT), enabling direct manoeuvring and placement at their designated locations without the need for cranes or additional handling equipment.

This innovative approach not only streamlined the installation process but also significantly reduced potential safety risks associated with traditional lifting methods, the company said.

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Aertssen puts split-SPMT solution to good use for storage tanks transport
Aertssen puts split-SPMT solution to good use for storage tanks transport

Aertssen puts split-SPMT solution to good use for storage tanks transport

Photo/Screenshot Aertssen Group

Heavy lifting and transport specialist Aertssen Kranen, in collaboration with partner Ivens, recently completed the intricate transport and installation of 23 storage tanks at ADPO Group NV’s site in the Port of Antwerp-Bruges.

This complex project demanded meticulous planning and execution, particularly for 10 tanks requiring placement beneath high-voltage power lines with a restricted working height of 15 meters.

Overcoming challenges with tailored innovation

Aertssen Kranen’s team tackled this obstacle with an ingenious solution – a custom-designed “split-SPMT” system. The tanks were strategically positioned between the two halves of the Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SPMT), enabling direct manoeuvring and placement at their designated locations without the need for cranes or additional handling equipment.

This innovative approach not only streamlined the installation process but also significantly reduced potential safety risks associated with traditional lifting methods, the company said.

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