Elephant Tower - Thailand
Heavy Lifting of Structural Trusses

Scope of works performed

Lifting of four twin steel trusses each 106 tons along approximately 100 m above ground level using four SLU 30 Hydraulic jacks


Professor Arun Chaiseri

Main Contractor

Kasemkit Construction

VSL Entites

VSL Thailand
VSL Heavy Lifting Switzerland



Project Description

In Southeast Asia the white elephants were sacred, rare and venerated. To possess a white elephant was regarded as a sign that the monarch was ruling with justice and the kingdom was blessed with peace and prosperity. (In Thailand and Burma the traditon is still vivid).

As its name suggests, the Elephant Tower resembles an elephant. It is part of the new Ratchyothin business district north of Bangkok, Thailand. The 32 storey complex includes two office towers and a luxurious residential condominium as well as parking facilities for 1,200 cars.

VSL was responsible for lifting four twin steel trusses approximately 100m above ground level from a temporary fabrication platform on the 3rd floor transfer level. Each pair of the trusses spanned 32,7m and weighed about 106t.

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