The new silo, scheduled to be commissioned in October 2011, with a capacity of 70,000 tonnes of crystal sugar is now under construction at the Agrana sugar works in Tulln. The reinforced concrete storage facility with a diameter of 49 m and a height of 52 m will be the second largest of its kind in Europe.Prangl states that lifting and transport logistics play an especially important role in enabling the completion of a project of this kind on schedule and believes that assigning the overall responsibility to a single partner will certainly prove to be the key to success.Prangl’s capabilities were first tested with the transport of the oversized glue-laminated timber trusses with lengths up to 49.35 m which required transport vehicles with overall lengths up to 54.35 m, leading to hefty traffic management activities.At the construction site, the trusses, each weighing 16.5 tonnes had to be raised into position carefully and precisely down to the millimetre, so it was helpful that strongest telescopic crane in Austria was available, says Prangl.Equipped with 140 tonnes of ballast and a 54 m luffing jib, the 500-tonne telescoping crane was erected to an effective length of 112 m.The crane was also use to raise two lorry-mounted work platforms into place, each of which was needed to install the filling platform at a height of approximately 49 m. Prangl lifted a 62 m and a 53 m lorry-mounted work platform into the silo shell to be able to carry out the desired detail work.
SHREVEPORT, La. – Despite the closeness of his team’s Duck Commander Independence Bowl game against Miami, University of South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier had a different issue he wanted to address on Friday.After watching the ESPN Documentary on the Miami, entitled “The U,” Spurrier wanted to refute a quote attributed to him by former Hurricane tight end Jeremy Shockey.The quote, which came following the 2001 Sugar Bowl in which Miami topped the Florida Gators, then led by Spurrier, 37-20 Shockey“While I’ve got your attention here, let me say something,” Spurrier abruptly said in the middle of the Independence Bowl’s final scheduled press conference. “We’ve all been watching this University of Miami 30-30 on ESPN.“They won the game. They beat us fair and square. But a Miami player on that team quoted me as saying “We got our (butts) kicked off the field and we got out (butts) kicked in the game.The off the field reference alluded to an alleged fight between several members of both teams in the French Quarter preceding the game.“I didn’t say that,” said Spurrier. “I wouldn’t be that stupid to ever say anything like that. A scuffled happened sometime earlier in the week on Bourbon Street. Nobody got arrested. Nobody got hurt. Nobody got suspended for the game. To me, it was history.“For some reason, some teams like to glamorize fighting. Our teams don’t fight. I don’t think I’ve ever had a team in a brawl, at least that I can remember. But I certainly didn’t say that and that 2000 Florida team was one of my favorite teams.”…Senior defensive tackle J. T. Surratt spent Thursday night in the hospital due to a stomach illness and remained there on Friday.“J. T. had some kind of stomach ailment,” said Spurrier. “He’s actually in the hospital right now. I don’t know if he will be able to play (Saturday) or not.“I have no idea, other than it is some kind of stomach ailment.”…South Carolina is the home team and will wear its all-garnet uniforms.…USC junior right tackle Brandon Shell has elected to return for his senior season rather than opt out for a chance to be drafted by the National Football League in 2015.That may lead to him moving to left tackle where senior Corey Robinson will be leaving due to graduation.“We’ve got some thoughts on some things we’re going to do next year,” said USC offensive line coach Shawn Elliott. “There’s a chance he may move to left. There’s a lot of moves that can be made.”Shell says he’s open to the move if it helps the team.“I’d be open to it,” said Shell said. “I can see myself there, but I have to leave that up to coach Elliott. It’ll be whatever coach Elliott wants to do.”As far as returning for his senior season, Shell has a definite opinion.“I just knew I didn’t want to have any regrets,” he said. “I didn’t want to regret leaving. I wanted to play all of my years and see what happens after that. I really didn’t give it a lot of consideration.”…Redshirt freshman Alan Knott will start at center after sharing the position with Clayton Stadnik late in the season.