Thanks to the new product, jack-up systems with loads of up to 3,200 tons can be jacked. It has a height range of up to 20 metres and is equipped with  adjustable top-barrels: top parts that are fitted with a cylinder. This ensures alignment during jacking is easy, making the system flexible and efficient to use.

It also uses jacking elements instead of beams which are placed at the bottom of the jacking units. This means employees do not have to work at heights during the jacking operation, which enhances safety. Moreover, the complete system is computer-controlled and fully electrically driven, which ties in with the company sustainability strategy.

Wagenborg's project department is often involved in infrastructure-related maintenance and new construction projects. The new jack-up system enables Wagenborg to continue to carry out these challenging jobs safely, quickly and cost-efficiently.

At the end of August, the Wagenborg jacking specialists will deploy the new acquisition for the first time during the replacement of a bridge over the Dortmund-Ems canal. The old bridge will then be jacked up and brought on land by means of a sliding system, in combination with pontoons provided with a modular support system.

After this first job, the project team will use the jack-up system for projects in industry, shipbuilding and offshore, among others.