"WE MOVED TANKS WITH DIAMETERS OF UP TO 8 METRES"

A delicate job: dismantling and transporting storage tanks

RELOCATION Projects | Storage tanks

DEMOLITION Projects | Storage tanks

DDM handled a very unusual job in the port of Rotterdam: moving large storage tanks.

The partial demolition and relocation of large storage tanks came with a significant risk: chemical pollution. For safety’s sake, DDM decided to use machinery to cut up and scrap the entire terminal. To do that, the pipelines and instrumentation were first removed, after which demolition excavators also cut up the smaller tanks and other items.

Two stainless steel tanks remained intact: DDM placed them on trailers for transport to their new destination. In the meantime, the demolition excavators made short work of the other silos, even though they were up to 22 metres tall.

RELOCATION

DEMOLITION

Location

Rotterdam Botlek, Netherlands

Deployment

  • - 4 specialists
  • - 250t hydraulic crane
  • - Low-loader
  • - Transport trailers
  • - 21-45t demolition excavators

Size

1400 ton scrap

Project duration

5 months

RELOCATION

DISMANTLING

TRANSPORT

Safety First! Always.

The Quality and Health, Safety and the Environment policy is an ongoing process. That is why DDM is continuously working on improving all these areas to keep improving safety levels.
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