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Sugar refinery builds new sugar extraction tower

The city of Tienen is the centre of sugar production in Belgium and the Tiense Suikerraffinaderij refinery is famous for its sugar cubes. The refinery is investing in a new extraction tower to improve the efficiency of the production process. Our various divisions joined forces to build the new extraction tower. Sugar refinery builds new sugar extraction tower


The new extraction tower was brought to our site in Westerlo in sections. The Aertssen Kranen team then loaded the components onto our freight vehicles for transport to Tienen. The 19.5 and 22 tonne sections were transported via the motorway. For the heavier parts (40 tons) our drivers were escorted along inland roads. And that meant intense preparatory work: fifty traffic signs and bollards had to be removed and reinstalled afterwards. On, arrival the components were stored on site or installed by the Michielsens team.

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