Eastern Environmental Contractors, Inc. Reading WWTP Removal of Digester Cover #4
(Green Lane - December, 2014) As part of the Digester Rehabilitation Project for the City of Reading, EEC required the use of a 550 ton crane, which came with 8 flat bed tractor trailers of accessories and counter weights. After preparing the cover and site where the cover would sit, the lift took only approximately 12 minutes after many hours of crane set up and precise calculations and safety checks. The lid will now be refurbished on the ground and lifted back into place. The lid from digester #5 will then be removed and refurbished / upgraded in the same manner. The digester lid measures 75 feet in diameter and weighs in at approximately 112,000 lbs. A time lapse video of the lift can be viewed below. The video is provided via the courtesy of the City of Reading.