Bespoke Lifting Equipment – Amalia Viaduct

Smart lifting tool design to cut installation time

For the construction of the Amalia viaduct at the Port of Rotterdam, TWD provided Boskalis with lifting frames. The frames enabled the swift installation of a wide range of pre-cast concrete elements of the viaduct sound barrier.

The frames ensured the pre-cast elements could be safely upended, positioned, and installed. We designed the frame with a smart adjustment mechanism that could easily correct the difference in center of gravity for various elements. Thanks to this ingenious mechanism, we achieved a safe operation significantly speeding up the time of the installation.

Project highlights

  • A simple solution with a big impact on the installation speed
  • Flexible design that could be accommodated to a wide range of concrete elements