Tandemlift conveyor belts

Tandemlift conveyor belts

At the sugar mill in Vierverlaten (Groningen, the Netherlands), Wagenborg Nedlift transported and installed the sections of a new conveyor belt. The new conveyor belt will increase daily production capacity of the sugar mill with 2.500 tonnes, up to a total daily production of 28.500 tonnes.

Heavyweights in action together

The four conveyor belt sections are fabricated by Staalbouw Smid, located in Hoogkerk (Groningen, the Netherlands). On site, the sections were transported by Wagenborg Nedlift's dolly combination up to below crane hook.


With dimensions up to 45 meters long, 5 meters wide, 3,5 meters high and a weight up to 62 tonnes, this appeared to be a fine job for Wagenborg Nedlifts largest mobile cranes, the 500 tons and 700 tons mobile crane. Because of the high lifting level, both cranes were equipped with a luffing jib.


All in all a spectacular tandem lift operation!

Inching and pinching

The narrow space on site was a real challenge in this project. Both the 500 tons and 700 tons mobile cranes were positioned up to the centimeter exact in order to be able to perform the lift. Due to lifting height of the conveyor belt, which had to be installed above existing sugar mill structure, both cranes were equipped with luffing jib. Equipped with this configuration, the operation of turning the piece between the cranes and positioning onto foundation could be done. The full operation was carefully engineered and prepared in close cooperation with the client.


The result: a reliable and safe lifting operation by the Wagenborg Nedlift team and a satisfied customer!

Watch the pictures of the conveyor belt lifting operation!

About Staalbouw Smid

Staalbouw Smid Hoogkerk BV was founded in 1820 as a local blacksmith and has developed into an allround renowned steel construction company. For years, all possible industries, architects, engineering firms, contractors and government agencies know Smit for its know-how and craftsmanship in the field of steel structures. Skilled and reliable, and at home in all markets, whether it is light, medium or heavy steel construction work.


Staalbouw Smid Hoogkerk BV has well-trained, certified and skilled employees and a modern automated machine park, which enables fast and accurate production.

About Suikerunie

Suiker Unie’s ambition is to be the greenest, most innovative and most successful sugar beet processor in the world. With some 750 employees, we are already one of the most efficient sugar producers in Europe. As well as developing, producing and selling sugar and sugar specialities, we process all parts of the sugar beet into natural ingredients for the food, energy, biobased and related industries. All components of the beet are used, nothing is wasted. 


Corporate sustainability is woven into our strategy for the benefit of our customers, growers and staff.

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