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Allelys relies on Modulift to lift a Yankee paper dryer

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UK-based heavy lift and transport specialist, Allelys, used a Modulift MOD 250 spreader beam below-the-hook of a LG1550 crane, to lift a Yankee paper dryer in Barrow-in-Furness. These huge pressure vessels remove excess moisture during the paper making process and are the beating heart of machines used to make tissue paper. 


The MOD 250 spreader beam, which offers up to 250t capacity and a span of between 2 and 21 metres, was employed at a length of 6.5m for this specific project. The Yankee Dryer, weighing 137t and measuring 5.62m in diameter and 9m in length, was moved safely into position aboard flat top trailers before being transported 3 miles to the mill in a transport configuration with a total length of 27m. 

Allelys accepted the lifting project from a local paper mill in the UK. The dryer was delivered from Karlstad, Sweden to Buccleuch Dock, one of the four docks which make up the Port of Barrow in Barrow-in-Furness. Zac Smout, Senior Project Manager at Allelys, explained the biggest challenge was presented by the total length of the transport configuration. 

He said: “For this operation our experts undertook the complete full service solution by providing project management and engineering support, including a route survey, swept path analysis, lift plan and lift management. To navigate such a long transportation arrangement on A-roads is no mean feat and I’m proud that the team delivered this safely and on schedule.”

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