News | 10/08/2021 Looping the cosmic loop

The rail system gave the crane group on the FAIR construction site a great deal of mobility without having to pass through erection and dismantling work.

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At the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research, one of the largest research facilities on the development of the universe, from the Big Bang to the present day, is being built: FAIR. The heart of the facility is a 1.1-kilometer-long particle accelerator. A structure with cosmic dimensions...

... and a major challenge in terms of construction. No wonder that the experts from Liebherr Tower Crane Solutions were entrusted with the task. Eric Konijn, Project Engineer at Liebherr and Jörg Blaurock, Technical Managing Director of GSI and FAIR report on the integrated construction schedule specially developed for the highly complex construction project and the special conditions of the construction site. For it was not only the schedule that was tight. The surrounding tree tops posed a particular difficulty. To nevertheless enable 360-degree panning and achieve the required flexibility, a unique rail system was planned.

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