In the Rotterdam port area in the Netherlands, a railway line for freight transport had to be relocated. The new train track is called Theemswegtracé and is 4 kilometres long. The construction of the Theemsweg route required modifications to roads, rail, cables and pipelines.
One of the modifications concerned the construction of a viaduct over a petrochemical industrial site. For this project Eager.one was contracted to review the lifting plans of the bridge girders and for supervision during the project execution.
For the construction of the viaduct, bridge girders of 140 tonnes and 35 meter long were used. The girders had to be lifted by two cranes in a tandem lift.
Our experienced lifting specialist was involved in the engineering phase of the lifting project, where he, as an independent expert, was responsible for the third party review of the lifting plans. These types of third party reviews are often done in critical lifting projects on petrochemical locations, to secure safety and reduce planning risks.
During the execution of the lifting project of the bridge girders the Eager.one lifting specialist was onsite responsible for the supervision of the lifting work. In this role he acted as a lifting focal point between the lifting contractor, main contractor and petrochemical client. Next to that he performed inspections of the setup of the cranes and provided technical input in case of MoC (management of change) for modifications in the final crane setup, rigging arrangement and lifting execution.
All activities have been completed in time, while maintaining maximum safety for all parties involved.