Replacing a drying drum in a French sugar factory

For the replacement of a dryer drum on a sugar factory in the north of France, Wagenborg Nedlift used its heavy equipment: the Liebherr LR 1750 crawler crane with a lifting capacity of 750 tons. The dryer drum, a drum which can dry out liquids from raw materials and which can convert it into powder, was replaced by a new one by Wagenborg Nedlift. 

After mobilization of a few days, on the 2nd of April 2015, the old dryer drum was hoisted by the LR 1750, equipped with 400 tons super lift counterweight. The old drum weighed 220 tonnes. After hoisting, the old dryer drum was scrapped on site. The new drum, a 240-tonnes and 21-meter-long dryer drum with a diameter of 10 meter, was constructed on site. On the 8th of April 2015, the LR 1750 hoisted this new dryer drum on its foundation, exactly according to plan.


Wagenborg Nedlift completed this dryer drum replacement successfully and to the full satisfaction of the client.