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15 aerial platforms, quite unique

Boels lifts construction of the world’s most modern paper factory to great heights

In the German town of Sandersdorf-Brehna, construction is in full swing on the world's most modern paper factory. Boels is closely involved with every phase of the project. In order to be able to build the production halls measuring 35 metres in height and a length of 450 metres, the rental company has supplied a wide variety of aerial work platforms.

For the construction of the factory halls alone, Boels used 15 aerial work platforms This number is quite unique and reflects the scope of the project well.

Boels supplied the following aerial work platforms in this project:

  • 5 telescopic boom lifts, working height 43 metres
  • 3 telescopic boom lifts, working height 40 metres
  • 5 telescopic boom lifts, working height 28 metres
  • 1 spider-leg platform, working height 23 metres
  • 1 scissor lifts, working height 18 metres

In all subsequent construction phases too, Boels has an advisory role and supplies top-quality equipment according to the highest safety standards. Martin Jirasek, account manager at Boels Berlin: “There's a great deal of preparation that goes into a project of this size before it can even start. Boels plays an important role in this preparation by thinking along with the customer and finding solutions to challenges. Throughout the process, the customer relies on our expertise and we more than live up to our role as adviser. What's more, we visit the building site almost every day during construction. This enables us to respond quickly to needs and changes. That is where Boels excels: the customer has a question and Boels has the best solution.”

A new 'Green Hightech' power plant is also being built during the construction of the new paper mill. The client, Progroup AG, is investing heavily in environmentally conscious technologies. For example, the power plant supplies steam and electricity and is completely independent of fossil fuels.

Some key figures of the project 

Investment sum: € 465 million

Product: Container board

Annual production: 750,000 tonnes of container board

Daily production: Up to 2,760 tonnes of container board

Working speed: 1,600 metres per minute

In service: Autumn 2020

Building site dimensions: 450,000 m2

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