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Video coverage of a spectacular LNG tank roof air raise operation in Świnoujście

600 tonnes of steel, which is comparable to three Boeing 747 aircrafts, to be lifted from ground to the level of 42 meters, or 15 floors up within 188 minutes. Impossible? By no means! Thanks to innovative technology used for the first time not only in Poland, but also in this part of Europe. Watch the spectacular operation of lifting the steel dome on a concrete tank in the LNG terminal in Swinoujscie, which took place on 27 July 2012.

The roof of the LNG storage tank having the capacity of 160 thousand m3 was raised on the airbag, consisting in a controlled change in air pressure generated under the roof dome. The whole operation lasted exactly 188 minutes. The roof was lifted at a speed of approximately 20 cm / min. The total weight of the roof is 600 tonnes, which is comparable with roughly three Boeing 747 aircrafts. Its surface equals the area of more than two "Orlik" football pitches amounting to 4717 sq. m. Only two blowers were used for the lifting operation. It might seem that raising such a huge construction requires high-performance blowers. Nothing could be more erroneous! Blowers with similar parameters are used in inflatable roofs over tennis courts in winter season.



Approximately 60 employees were directly involved in roof raising operation. The whole process was handled professionally and with regard to safety requirements. In early August an identical procedure will be conducted on the second LNG storage tank.



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