TBM Transport, Assembly and Installation by Sarens in Poland – Heavy Lift News
4 Mar 2021

TBM Transport, Assembly and Installation by Sarens in Poland

Yörük assigned Sarens to transport and install a tunnel boring machine (TBM) as part of a railway construction project in Łódź, Poland.

As part of the project Sarens had to:

  • Transport the TBM drilling machine elements
  • Assemble the TBM parts
  • Install the TBM in its chamber

The team deployed:

  • Demag AC500
  • Liebherr LTM1130
  • Terex-Demag SL3800
  • Green Pin WLL600t

The lifting plan was modified by the client which required a set of spreaders which were arranged at a short notice from the UK.  The remaining equipment was mobilised in 100 trucks. A crew of 12 worked in day and night shifts to assemble the cranes in time.

The TBM elements ranging from 69-180T were transported to the site. The AC500 and LTM1130 assembled the elements of the TBM and finally two lattice boom SL3800 cranes lifted the 580T tunnel boring machine into its chamber.

Source Sarens

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