PORT IS WHAT WE DO – New filter drum for the METHA
The Port of Hamburg’s washing machine, the METHA, has been in operation for 25 years. The mechanical plant for separating port sediments makes a significant contribution to relieving the Elbe and North Sea of pollutants. Now it has received a new filter drum. The replacement had to be planned long and precisely, because the drum body weighs about 13.5 tonnes, is about 8 metres long and has a diameter of 3.5 metres. The replacement could only be done by crane through an open roof – a difficult undertaking in a building that is stabilised by the roof. You can see how the replacement was done in the latest episode of „PORT IS WHAT WE DO”.
Source: Hamburg Port Authority