Aluminia Silo, Portoscuso, Sardinia, Italy

Lifting of silo roofs by 28m. Roofs weights: 490t each.

Setenave shipyard crane, Setubal, Portugal

Erection of two frame-legs of 450 t each and lifting the main girder weighing 1,640 t. Lifting height: 86 m.

Kinshasa Monument Memory Tower, Congo, the DRC

Lifting 160m of visitors platform and outer structural concrete segments.

Roihuvouori Water Tower, Finland

Lifting of 9,000 t concrete bowl. Lifting height: 30 m.

SIA Hangar Changi Airport, Singapore

Lifting by 27 m of a steel roof structure weighing 3,600 t.

Collserola Telecommunication Tower, Barcelona, Spain

Lifting by 80 m of a 12-stroey service building weighing 2,600 t. Lifting in 3 stages of the 100 t antenna. Lifting units were installed 210 m above ground level.

Power Plant Beznau I, Switzerland

Transfer of two 18m long steam generators, weighing 210t between the truck and their final position inside the reactor building.

Elbe Brigde Wittenberg, Germany

Sliding of a bow-bridge over a river and lowering into it's final position.

The Waldstadion Frankfurt, Germany

Lifting a steel cable roof consisting of 44 radial cables required a 21.000 t pulling capacity. Erection height: 40 m

Industrial Ringroad stay cable bridge, Thailand

VSL setting new limits erecting two stay cable bridges simultaneously in central Bangkok

MOAB Emeraude, Pointe Noire, Congo

In March 2009 VSL Heavy Lifting finished the lowering (substructure) and lifting (platform) works to put the oil platform Emeraude in its final position offshore the coast of the Repulic of Congo

Moses Mabhida Stadium, South Africa

Lifting and tensioning of the cable net roof structure which is representing the south african flag. Built for the 2010 Soccer World Cup it's the second biggest stadium in South Africa. 100 Strand Lifting Units were used

Tunnel Boring Machine 2,500t, Switzerland

Sliding of the 2,500t Tunnel Boring Machine 625m overland in one piece in Biel, Switzerland

Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, Singapore

Heavy Lifting of the Steel Structure of the Skypark from Marina Bay Resort which is connecting the three hotels at an altitude of 200m ...

Gate District Towers, United Arab Emirates

Lifting of today's highest skybridge - 750t segments lifted at 240m. The Gate District Towers are an ensemble of three 65-storey towers which are combined by the world hightest penthouse bridge

Maracanã Stadium Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

For the FIFA world championship in 2014 and the Olympic Games 2016 the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janiero is being moderized. VSL Heavy Lifting just finished the lifting of the complete cable net roof structure

Milton-Madison Bridge, United States

The exceptional slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge is completed. The new nearly 800m-long bridge was slid from temporary piers onto its permanent, refurbished piers.

Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Tunnel, Hong Kong

For the new Tuen Mun-Chek Tap Kok Tunnel in Hong Kong, VLS was appointed to design the lifting gantry and to supervise more than 100 lifting and lowering operations for the assembly of two TBMs


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The VSL organisation has grown from being a small Swiss post-tensioning subcontractor to an acknowledged world leader in special construction methods since its first commercial application of the VSL Post-Tensioning system in 1956. Today, the VSL Group operates through 60 locations as a worldwide metwork, which includes technical centres slocated in Switzerland and Singapore as well as production facilities in Spain, Thailand and China. 

VSL Group’s Heavy Lifting department provides a broad range of advantages to contractors, engineers and owners. VSL Heavy Lifting listens to the client’s ideas, assists during the project phase and adapts its services to suit the customer’s needs and requirements.

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