From enormous pieces of equipment with unconventional shapes, to extremely delicate detector parts – the careful handling and transportation of components is essential at CERN.
The group prepares, organizes and coordinates all transport and handling operations for the CERN accelerators and experiments. A fleet of more than 2000 industrial and road trucks, 350 overhead cranes and nearly 130 lifts at CERN are under the responsibility of the group.
Careful and thorough planning is the key.
The group is specialised in the design, integration and feasibility studies related to the transport and handling operations. Both standard industrial and custom-built transport and handling equipment is being procured, installed and commissioned by the HE group.
The group also covers all necessary maintenance, administrative and managerial actions during the life cycle of the industrial transport, handling and lifting equipment to ensure its perfect performance.
With the accelerator complex deep underground and with hundreds of buildings around CERN, both passenger and goods lifts are very important. The HE group manages all lifts at CERN, checking their technical performance and taking care of their maintenance.
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