Carbon transfer

08 September 2008

Terex Demag AC 160-2 all terrain lifts carbon dioxide plant units in Bad Breisig, Germany

Terex Demag AC 160-2 all terrain lifts carbon dioxide plant units in Bad Breisig, Germany

Rental company Hack Schwerlastservice, based in Neuwied, Germany, used its new Terex Demag AC 160-2 all terrain crane for the first time at a carbon dioxide production plant at Bad Breisig, on the River Rhine.

The task involved disassembling the units and transferring all reusable parts to Wehr, a small town about 20 km away, where the plant was being rebuilt. The heaviest component was a 34 tonne carbon dioxide storage tank that was 20 m long and 5 m in diameter.

The company had wanted to carry out the lift with a larger machine, but access to the site was very narrow and there was little room to manoeuvre, so the 12 m long AC 160-2 was used instead.

"We decided on this crane because it is still the most powerful 160 tonne machine on the market. We were also impressed by its fuel consumption figures - the carrier engine uses only 85 litres per 100 km, including the 15 tonne counterweight [onboard]. The superstructure engine, too, only uses five litres per hour. In addition, with its 100 m boom the crane gives us a very long reach," said Udo Hack, Hack Schwerlastservice owner.

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