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A roof for the ExxonMobil tanks

Aertssen Kranen and ExxonMobil are two peas in a pod: in March 2015, we not only secured the framework agreement for hoisting activities at ExxonMobil’s Antwerp refinery, we were also called on to help at their other sites, more recently in Moerdijk (The Netherlands).

Cranes
ExxonMobil
Moerdijk (The Netherlands)
2015

Aertssen Kranen and ExxonMobil are two peas in a pod: in March 2015, we not only secured the framework agreement for hoisting activities at ExxonMobil’s Antwerp refinery, we were also called on to help at their other sites, more recently in Moerdijk (The Netherlands).

Aertssen Kranen is in Moerdijk because two storage tanks are to be built on the ExxonMobil site. Our professionals quickly lifted two tank roofs - of 45 and 56 tons, respectively - aloft.

The crowning jewel
For the hoisting work, we deployed a 700-ton mobile hoisting crane with a secondary winch. It lifted the roof using a “crown”. Various hoisting straps were attached to this, to which our technicians then secured to the tank roof. And that’s how they lifted the roof – constructed from 56 steel profiles – aloft.

Weather and wind-resistant
Once the roofs had been placed on the tanks, they were assembled and secured. Nets were also hung beneath the roof so that the workers performing finishing work could do so in complete safety. Today, there are already two sturdy roofs on the ExxonMobil tanks. As far as we’re concerned, let the wind blow.