The Largest Container Ever Built by Kremsmüller
40 METERS IN DIAMETER AND 17.5 METERS IN HEIGHT
The largest tank ever constructed by us was erected in Lower Austria. The data alone are impressive: 40 metres in diameter, 17.5 metres in height and a total weight of 365 tons. A tank with these dimensions is not manufactured as a whole, but in so-called "shots", i.e. individual elements (rings). These are then deployed one by one. To do this, 40 hydraulic jacks positioned around the container lift it by 2.5 meters, after which a new "shot" is inserted. Each of these "shots" in turn consists of many sub-segments. A total of more than 32 consignments were required to deliver all the components of the tank.
Kremsmüller has already built many large containers and tanks, some with a diameter of 24 or 26 metres, but the 40 metre diameter of the new tank and its capacity of approximately 22,000 m³ set new records. The embedded video above presents some impressions of this remarkable tank.