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Crane track renovation at Tata Steel

A project completed with success! This month we carried out a crane track renovation at Tata steel in IJmuiden during a standstill.

We have renovated a crane track at height on behalf of Tata Steel IJmuiden. The crane track is used by a semi-gantry crane that transports steel plates over the crane track. The track is part of the production process at the Oxysteel factory 2. The crane track construction was severely worn-out over a length of 115 meters and needed to be renovated. The work was carried out, in ongoing shifts during a shutdown of 72 hours.

Gerben Fidder, Project Manager Rail Technology: “The complexity of a renovation like this one is that you have to determine in advance, this is necessary to make sure that all equipment and materials are present. Good coordination with the customer, but also an on time reminder of the purchased materials, the preliminary testing of the equipment and the availability of extra machines is necessary. The most important is that the customer’s wishes are correctly translated into practice. Although we are well prepared, unforeseen things always come up during a renovation. It must be kept in mind that the planned time can’t be delayed. It was again an interesting challenge! We are happy and proud that all work has been carried out and delivered, with the intended quality and within the planned timeframe.”

We take care of everything from start to finish
Unique at Bemo Rail is that thanks to our in-house engineering department, our own workshop and 50 years of experience, we can take care of the entire process from start to finish for our customers. For this project for Tata Steel, we made the production drawings ourselves, the rails were milled and the rail clamps were produced in our own workshop in Warmenhuizen.

In the execution, our own staff carried out the steel construction renovation. The conservation work was carried out by certified suppliers of which Bemo has hired the services.

In addition to the right equipment, Bemo Rail has an adequate and trained professional staff who deliver your project within the set quality requirements. After all, Bemo rail has been providing this for its customers for 50 years. Bemo has obtained various certifications to deliver qualified work to the customer. These are: VCA **, EN1090 EXC-2, DIN and ISO 9001: 2015, and ISO 3834-2.

For more information about crane track, ground rails renovations or new construction, please contact 0226 42 53 00 and ask for the rail technology department or visit www.bemorail.com/rail-systems/services/.

Golden Jubilee – Frans Seignette – Chef In-House Workshop

Expansion with In-House Assembly & Installation
In 1986, Bemo Rail moved to a facility in Waarland. For the first time, Bemo Rail had its own workshop. It was a great opportunity for Bemo Rail to grow and expand our services with the assembly and installation of our own rail and shunting products.

Frans Seignette, Chef In-House Workshop
After gaining experience elsewhere as a construction engineer, Frans Seignette no longer wanted to work behind the drawing table. So he opted for a job in the Bemo Rail workshop as service engineer. With his experience in construction engineering, Frans is a great asset to Bemo Rail. Today, almost 31 years later, Frans heads up the Bemo Rail workshop and is indispensable.

Frans: “At Bemo Rail, we excel in crane rails that require innovative solutions. We always come to a solution in good collaboration with the client. In all these years, we have gained a great deal of knowledge on how to approach tasks. We always strive for quality. We build safe, modern, durable and user-friendly shunting locomotives. We are constantly improving them. The finishing, the operating system and the traction control system, for instance. The traction control system gives more control over braking and skidding, which is especially important with remote control. We innovate to improve the product in general, and to meet customers’ demands, of course.”

Frans: “At the beginning, we mainly made train or wagon shunting systems specially designed to move wagons on loading and unloading stations, also called shunting winches, and we did maintenance work on locomotives. The Rail department started growing and we started to do more and more assembly work. When I started working at Bemo, I also frequently worked in the field, putting the finishing touches to assembly jobs.”

Our Team
Frans: “On the floor, we work with a hard-working team of experienced, well-trained and inquisitive guys. I always try to coach them as well as I can to achieve their maximum potential. Not only with the shunter locs we build, but also when the use our own machines in the workplace.

“We are constantly developing. We have automated the tamper, for instance, to make the work lighter and better to handle for the field staff, when the are packing the ballast under the railway.

I am proud of the team and of the new shunting locomotives that we are building in our professional workshop here in Warmenhuizen. We have a 12-metre CNC drill and milling machine; not everyone has such large facilities. We can process large products and we are good at it!”

Peel Ports rail construction on ballast bed – phase 2 completed

Bemo Rail completed fase 2 in Liverpool last week. After the successful completion of fase 1 in 2016, also fase 2 is completed to the full satisfaction of Peel Ports and McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd.

For the deep-water container terminal Liverpool2 of Peel Ports Group (UK) we installed cranes rails with concrete sleepers on ballast bed. Our own engineering department designed the solutions for the jacking- and anchoring points of the Bemo Rail ballast system and we produced them in our in-house workshop together with the buffers.

The CRMG cranes move on the 1386 meter runway rail construction in different stack fields. With 50 years of experience worldwide, Bemo Rail is an expert in the field of crane tracks for CRMG, STS, Gantry Cranes and ballast bed constructions.

Ballast
The use of a ballast bed provides stability, dampens vibrations and drains excess rainwater. When the construction is completely filled, the sleepers can be aligned in height. With a hydraulic jack the rail is levelled in the correct position. With the specially designed by Bemo Rail tamping machine/ ballast tamper the ballast is packed under each sleeper.

Bemo Rail has its own concrete sleeper for crane-rail constructions with heavy wheel loads. The rail is mounted onto a sleeper with a strong spring clip and an elastic sole plate. The sleeper can be installed very precisely in a ballast- or gravel bed, on sand-cement stabilization, or in repak.

More information

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Start project Boskalis Sweden

Next week we start a very nice project in Stockholm (Sweden) at Boskalis. It concerns 2 x 430 m new construction crane track type A120, on continuous plate cement-based grouting mortars. The work is carried out in cooperation with Stabirail.

Unloading cranes that will drive over the Bemo crane tracks will contribute to supplying Stockholm in particular. A city that grows annually with 45,000 people. A project to be proud of!