A 60t and a 70t telescopic crane were used for various lifting activities in a range of areas of the bioethanol plant. These were further supported by forklift trucks, articulating boom lifts, mast and scissor lifts, as well as a telehandler with operating personnel.

At the heart of this year’s plant standstill was the replacement of a 51t drying drum. It was necessary to lift out the old drum and install the new one under tight spatial constraints, as the lifts were performed between two buildings.

The old drying drum was loaded directly by the large crane onto a Prangl articulated lorry and shifted 200m on the site. A 220t telescopic crane unloaded it for further disposal.

The next day, the new 51t- drum was carefully lifted and it was possible to start with the plant dismantling works.