Tank for half a million liters of milk with special transport to Hoogeveen

A tank weighing 27,000 kilos, 27 meters long and with a diameter of 5.5 meters will be transported to DOC Kaas in Hoogeveen tonight.

The stainless steel tank, with a capacity of 500,000 liters, was built in Zutphen and delivered by ship via the Hoogeveense Vaart. At the Alteveer viaduct it is lifted onto a low loader by a large crane and transported towards Hoogeveen.

“It is the last transport of a total of three tanks,” says project leader Harold Meijer van Putten. “Another 500,000 liter tank and a 200,000 liter tank have already been transported to the factory site.”

“The 200,000 liter tank was transported by road from Uddel. The two other tanks come from Zutphen and are too large for road transport,” reports Meijer van Putten.

The tanks are used, among other things, for the storage of unprocessed raw milk and cheese milk, which is milk that has been pasteurized.

The low loader with tank leaves tonight at 10 p.m. and reaches its destination three hours later. To make transport possible, some tree branches were sawn along the way and a number of traffic signs were removed from the ground. Tomorrow the tank will be put upright.