July 2016


The magnet for the particle accelerator, which was lifted into place in 2015, had to be removed again.
City:Wiener Neustadt
Date:July 2016 – August 2016
Sales:Klaus Obertscheider

The challenge

Second job for MedAustron

There are only three facilities in the world which compare with the one run by MedAustron. In future, it will be able to offer an innovative form of radiation therapy. Almost €200M have been invested in the cancer treatment and research centre. Since the magnet lifted into place in September 2015 by Prangl was not delivering the desired performance, it had to be removed again.

Our solution

600-tonne crawler crane, 250-tonne telescopic crane

To allow its weight of 120 tonnes to be moved properly, a 600-tonne crawler crane was used. The magnet was placed on a purpose-built support frame and rotated by 90 degrees. After the heavy lift and the rotation manoeuvre, the magnet was dismantled – with the assistance of a 250 tonne telescopic crane. The heaviest individual components then weighed only 54 tonnes.

Back through the insertion opening in the roof

After final assembly, the magnet was rotated back to its original position by the two cranes and finally lifted into place by the 600 tonne crawler crane through the insertion opening in the roof. As with the initial lift, everything also ran smoothly this time. Local knowledge, precise planning, and excellent implementation by all involved also made this tricky project into a complete success.

As all involved were extremely satisfied with the first job, they chose Prangl again for the job to repair the magnet.
Klaus ObertscheiderSales / Consulting


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