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Heavy lift quay / RoRo-ramp in Geel / Westerlo

Near the Belgian towns Geel and Westerlo on the Albert Channel, we are working on one of the first dedicated special terminals in Europe for the handling of heavy lift and project cargoes. The installation entered operations in 2002. It is situated favourably and is suited for intermodal heavy lift operations involving coastal and inland shipping, road and railway carriage.

On the heavy lift quay, we have the possibility to temporarily store the project cargo before or after inland shipping. On a surface of 4.000 m², it is for instance possible to store several complete wind power installations before transporing the pieces one by noe to the final destination.



Situation

  • Situated favourably at the intersection of the E313 motorway and N71 regional road
  • Only about 35 channel kilometres from the deep sea port of Antwerp
  • Connected to the entire Western European water network via the Albert Channel and to the Black Sea


 
Equipment

  • RoRo-Ramp: 16 m wide
  • Heavy lift quay: Lift-on/lift-off handling of heavy and outsized pieces by mobile cranes - The 112 m quay wall is conceived for lift-on/lift-off operations with mobile cranes allowing for up to 650 tons workload in their most heavy supporting position
  • Rail access: designed for axle loads up to 32 to