Dutch heavy lifting and transport specialist Mam-moet has announced the company transported, lifted and set a new pipe rack for Linwood Mining and Minerals Corp in Davenport, Iowa, in the US.
“Due to increased demand for their calcium and lime products, mining was extended to an underground operation and the company intro-duced new equipment and technology to accommodate mine expan-sion and meet customer needs,” the business said in a statement. “The newly installed pipe rack provides additional ventilation for the kilns, and the shed will support a future conveyor belt in order to im-prove efficiency.”
With the use of climbing jacks, Mammoet jacked up the pipe rack which weighed 298 MT with an overall length of 75 meters and width of 5.5 meters, according to the statement.
“Next, Mammoet used two self-propelled Goldhofer trailers, 10 axle-lines each, with turn tables and the pipe rack. Adjacent to the loaded trailers, a 700 T gantry system was assembled, and the pipe rack was maneuvered beneath,” Mammoet said.