Contact

WASEL GmbH

Walter-Gropius-Straße 1
D-50126 Bergheim, Germany

Phone: +49 2271-465-0
Fax: +49 2271-465-120
E-Mail: mail@wasel-krane.de

  • New LTM 1230-5.1 fast and flexible for erecting power lines

    Its enormous telescope length of 75 metres made up the minds of those at Wasel GmbH to give the new mobile crane the task of erecting large electricity pylons for two new power lines with a total length of over 20 kilometres in North Rhine-Westphalia.

    October 2019
  • A Family of Elephants Moves to Copenhagen

    While elephants living in the wild can cover hundreds of kilometres on foot every day, those living in central Europe require a bit of help when it comes to moving to a new home. The WASEL team recently tackled a real ‘jumbo’ project along these lines at Cologne Zoo.

    September 2019
  • The “Ship of Tolerance” Has Docked

    After being built in Rostock in 2018 and temporarily stored in the ‘dockyard’ in Kreuzau at the start of 2019, the “Ship of Tolerance” has finally reached its destination port. The art installation will now remain in the Brückenkopf Park in the town of Jülich, where it will stand tall as a sign of tolerance, humanity and values of democracy and international understanding.

    August 2019
  • Maximum Performance is Our Main Focus

    This is one of the main reasons behind our company’s continuous investments in the latest crane and vehicle technology, year after year. In 2019, we have brought a total of 23 LIEBHERR mobile cranes into service, the last of which, the LIEBHERR LTF 1060-4.1, was recently added to our fleet.

    August 2019
  • Heavyweight Vehicles on a Calm and Careful Journey

    A construction site entrance leading right through a cemetery tends to be somewhat of an exception in the day-to-day life of a 400-ton mobile crane.

    July 2019
  • A New All-Wheel Drive MAN Truck with a Loader Crane

    WASEL recently expanded its transport fleet by procuring a brand-new MAN TGS 41.500 8x8 BB truck with a Palfinger loader crane straight from the production line.

    July 2019
  • A Towering Line-up for the Future

    The new EC-B series of tower cranes from LIEBHERR, recently unveiled at BAUMA, is now in action at WASEL. During a trial installation, employees were instructed and trained on the technical innovations of the crane series.

    June 2019
  • A Highly Electrifying Project

    WASEL’s latest project was electrifying in more ways than one as the company used its services to increase the height of electricity pylons in the German state of Lower Saxony in a project that started at the beginning of May.

    Mai 2019
  • NEW 450-ton Crane in Action

    With the LTM 1450-8.1, WASEL offers a powerful mobile crane geared to efficient mobility, along with quick and easy set-up on the construction site. The crane travels on public roads with a 12-ton axle load including its 85 metre long telescopic boom, all supports and a complete hoist winch. As a result, it features extremely rapid preparation for use on the construction site, considering its performance class.

    April 2019
  • Fred Flintstone's Fiesta suspended high above Cologne?

    The car sculpture "Steinerne Zeit" ("Stone Age") from artist HA Schult is leaving the Museum für Aktionskunst in Cologne and moving to its new home.

    März 2019
  • WASEL has a new "work horse"

    Fully-integrated construction site logistics on the most rugged terrain requires an adequate fleet of equipment.

    März 2019
  • Distinguished with the 2018 PARTNER AWARD

    WASEL GmbH was distinguished as the best partner firm in 2018 by a company in the petrochemical industry from the greater Cologne area.

    März 2019
  • A New Transport Vehicle for Traffic Services

    WASEL’s range of services include safety measures for construction sites and barriers and safe traffic routing measures for roads, major events and trade fairs. The company’s Traffic Services Department recently welcomed a brand-new transport vehicle straight from the production line.

    February 2019
  • BIG WILLI Is Geared Up for the Boot 2019 Trade Fair

    Every year, “BIG WILLI” transports more than 30 luxury yachts from the river Rhine to the Düsseldorf exhibition grounds for the company Messe Düsseldorf. This important piece of equipment recently underwent a technical refurbishment.

    December 2018
  • A Tandem Hoist Marks the Advancing Energy Transition

    A coal conveyor bridge weighing approx. 100 tons at the abandoned Voerde Power Station was recently successfully dismantled.

    November 2018
  • WASEL Is Awarded the Creditreform Credit Rating Certificate

    WASEL GmbH has once again been awarded the CrefoZert credit rating certificate by the credit risk management company Creditreform in the German city of Cologne. By awarding this certificate, Creditreform Köln has attested that the company still has an extraordinarily good credit rating in 2018/2019.

    Oktober 2018
  • Successful Dismantling of a Coal Conveyor Bridge

    This summer, after two years of preparation, a 480-metre-long former coal conveyor bridge in the German city of Gelsenkirchen was dismantled.

    September 2018
  • WASEL Receives Strategic Supplier Award

    WASEL was once again awarded the title of STRATEGIC SUPPLIER by the "purchasing performance" procurement department of the RWE Group, a major electricity and gas company.

    September 2018
  • A WASEL Tower Crane "Towers" above the Steglitzer Kreisel Building

    With an impressive height of 134 metres, this tower crane installed at the beginning of May is not only probably the tallest crane site in Berlin/Brandenburg but also offers a breathtaking view of the capital city below. The installation of this construction crane was certainly anything but ordinary.

    June 2018
  • An Individual Vehicle Concept for Tough Terrain

    WASEL recently met special demands made by a customer for transport requirements in the field of open-pit mining by purchasing two TATRA Phoenix 8x8 chassis.

    April 2018
  • WASEL Expands Its Fleet in Bergheim

    WASEL recently put two brand-new cranes from the LIEBHERR LRT model line into service.

    March 2018
  • “Full Power Ahead” for the Energy Transition

    WASEL’s new 750-ton crawler crane has been in use since summer 2017. In the north-west of the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, a wind farm is currently being constructed, which involves pulling turbine houses weighing 100 tons up to a height of 159 metres.

    January 2018
  • The Handover of the Keys for the First Cranes in the New Liebherr LRT Model Line

    On 20th November 2017, Matthias Wasel was able to collect the first two of a total order of six rough-terrain cranes from the new LRT series from the Liebherr factory in the German town of Ehingen.

    November 2017
  • WASEL to Extend its Transport Fleet

    We have now received two of a total of three new 4-axle Mercedes Benz semi-trailers, type 41.580 8x4, states the WASEL management, expressing their delight with the new members of the fleet.

    Oktober 2017
  • The Reconstruction of the Cologne City Archive – WASEL Is Part of It!

    The reconstruction of the Historical Archive in the German city of Cologne, which collapsed in 2009, is now well underway. The project is due to be completed by 2019.

    August 2017
  • WASEL Is Ranked in 29th Place

    WASEL has achieved 28th place in the list of the world's largest companies in the specialised transport and crane industry.

    August 2017
  • Hunting Down Criminals with WASEL

    Traces of a 15-year-old girl have been found in a car in a scrapyard in Cologne. Chief inspectors Max Ballauf and Freddy Schenk suspect that they might have something to do with the case of the murder of Sarah Stellwag, in which two girls went missing in Leipzig and turned up again in Cologne.

    July 2017
  • Pre-Fabricated Concrete Parts Are Assembled at RWTH Aachen

    A new building for the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences is currently being constructed on the campus of RWTH Aachen University.  One of the tasks involved in the construction work was lifting concrete trusses weighing up to 25 tons up into the building's 28-metre-high shell.

    July 2017
  • Night Riders

    Nine large pipes for an industrial condenser system, each weighing 32 tons and with a length of up to 40 metres, were recently transported through the Rhineland region of Germany on an overnight journey.

    July 2017
  • WASEL Expands Its Fleet of Large Cranes

    WASEL is responding to the development of the wind energy industry as it progresses towards larger and larger plants by investing in a next-generation crawler crane.

    July 2017
  • Disassembly of a 70-Metre Long Pipeline Bridge over the Rhine-Herne Canal

    An old steel frame bridge that once belonged to the Graf Bismark coal mine and coking plant in the German city of Gelsenkirchen was recently disassembled.

    Juni 2017
  • WASEL Tower Cranes in the Kalk District of Cologne

    A block of six-storey buildings is currently being constructed on a site covering around 15,000 square metres and located between the police headquarters and the Odyseeum museum in the Kalk district of Cologne.

    Juni 2017
  • The Bergheim Starlight Express Sets Off on Its Journey

    The 2/2017 issue of the Mercedes-Benz "Transport" magazine features a report on the transportation of several heat exchangers, each weighing up to 138 tons, from Neubeckum to Hiltrup.

    Mai 2017
  • "Heavy Transport of the Year" for the Second Time Running

    Readers of the German trade magazine SCHWERTRANSPORT (HEAVY TRANSPORT) have selected a WASEL project as "Heavy Transport of the Year 2017", thus enabling WASEL to be awarded the title for the second time running.

    Mai 2017
  • Who will be WASEL's "Next Top Model"?

    Over a three-day period in April, WASEL employees recently enjoyed a new and unique experience in the form of a special photo shoot.

    April 2017
  • A Brand-New Look for Our Company Headquarters

    Comprehensive construction work on the extension and renovation of the infrastructure of the WASEL headquarters has now been completed after a total of one and a half years.

    March 2017
  • 33 New LIEBHERR Cranes for WASEL

    Doing nothing is just like going backwards! This is precisely why WASEL has decided to also continue to invest in its own fleet of cranes in 2017. This decision enables WASEL customers to benefit from the latest standards with regard to safety, reliability and efficiency in lifting technology.

    February 2017
  • The "Key to Success" in Düsseldorf's Old City Centre

    Given the extremely small amount of space available at the heart of Düsseldorf's old city centre, a recent project involving the installation of a water tank weighing 1.3 tons on the roof of the private brewery "Zum Schlüssel" demanded the use of innovative lifting technology.

    January 2017
  • From the perspective of a tower crane operator

    Have you always wanted to experience the perspective of a tower crane operator? Well, now you can!

    September 2016
  • A Russian fighter jet on the hook

    Kall, a town nestled in Germany's Eifel region, was the scene of unusual "air acrobatics" involving a MIG 23 fighter jet.

    September 2016
  • A New 100-Ton Bucket Wheel for an Open-Pit Mining Excavator

    RWE's Excavator 259 in the Hambach open-pit mine was recently the scene of a spectacular assembly project. After 57 years of operation, it was time to replace the 100-ton bucket wheel.

    August 2016
  • WASEL Is Ranked in 29th Place

    WASEL has achieved 29th place in the list of the world's largest companies in the specialised transport and crane industry.

    July 2016
  • A 75 Metre Tower Crane Leaves Siegburg's Michaelsberg

    A 400-ton telescopic crane disassembles a tower crane on Michaelsberg hill. The local newspaper, Rhein-Sieg-Anzeiger, covers the story.

    June 2016
  • WASEL "Heavy Transport of the Year"

    Readers of the German trade magazine SCHWERTRANSPORT (HEAVY TRANSPORT) voted a WASEL project the "Heavy Transport of the Year 2016"!

    Mai 2016
  • Innovative "ADDRIVE" System from Goldhofer in Vehicle Fleet

    Trade fair innovation boosts the flexibility, efficiency and profitability of WASEL heavy goods transports.

    Mai 2016
  • The Chemistry Has to Be Right!

    The installation of a cooling element weighing 155 tons involves impressive teamwork between man (or better said, men) and machine(s).

    April 2016
  • A Highly Focused Transport Team Masters a Tough Tunnel

    When recently transporting a 29-metre-long heat storage tank weighing a total of 99 tons from the German town of Steinhagen to the Swiss city of Zurich, our transport team was confronted with a particularly special challenge. 

    March 2016
  • WASEL Receives 37 New LIEBHERR Cranes

    Making no compromise on safety and technology is the maxim followed by WASEL. This was one of the main reasons behind the company's recent acquisition of a total of 37 new machines from the Liebherr brand, which is certainly an impressive number for the first half of 2016 alone!

    January 2016
  • Night-Time Bridge Construction Work on the A3 Motorway

    A 500-ton telescopic mobile crane was recently used between the Cologne-Mülheim and Leverkusen interchanges on the German A3 motorway.

    December 2015
  • Putting a Smile on Children's Faces

    WASEL has donated over 27,000 Euros to the "Dat kölsche Hätz" charity association for children suffering from cancer.

    November 2015
  • BP Thanks Those Involved in its Project

    In mid-November, we received a letter from the management team of the company BP Gelsenkirchen GmbH expressly thanking all those involved in the project work on one of the largest turnarounds to be carried out for several years at its refinery plant in Scholven, Germany.

    November 2015
  • WASEL Receives Strategic Supplier Award

    WASEL was once again awarded the title of STRATEGIC SUPPLIER by the "purchasing performance" procurement department of the RWE Group, a major electricity and gas company.

    November 2015
  • We can't yet WALK on water, but ...

    ... with the help of a so-called ro-ro (roll-on roll-off) pontoon, we can also transport our heavy loads on waterways.

    Oktober 2015
  • A 400-tonner 'Reaches New Heights'

    Sometimes even a crane has to take a flight – in a figurative sense, of course.

    Oktober 2015
  • An Attractive Construction Project for the Use of Tower Cranes

    As a Liebherr dealer for tower cranes in the Berlin/Brandenburg region of Germany, the WASEL branch in Berlin has acquired an attractive construction project in Dresden, the capital city of the State of Saxony.

    September 2015
  • Installing a Bucket Wheel on a Mining Excavator with Millimetre Precision

    Excavator 291 used by RWE, a major European electricity and gas company, at the Tagebau Hambach open-pit mine recently formed the setting for a spectacular assembly project. After 32 years of operation, the excavator's 130-ton bucket wheel needed replacing.

    September 2015
  • A Three-Way Hoist Used with a Ship-to-Shore Crane

    In the German town of Rheinberg, situated on the banks of the Rhine, the slewing ring of a ship-to-shore crane had to be disassembled and replaced.

    August 2015
  • An Impressive Mobile Crane Job on the Banks of the River Rhine

    This summer, the specialists from the heavy-duty logistics company and crane operator WASEL used two Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 mobile cranes to complete an impressive job by the river Rhine close to the German town of Dinslaken. The job involved shortening two 138-metre-high electricity pylons and reconstructing the tops of the pylons as part of renovation work.

    Juli 2015
  • Transporting a 133-Ton Winding Engine across the Land of Hesse

    Transporting a winding engine used in mining from the town of Haiger in the Lahn-Dill district of Germany across the German Land of Hesse to the town of Neuhof near Fulda was a real challenge.

    August 2015
  • Scaffolding at Cologne Cathedral (express.de)

    A 60-ton WASEL mobile crane at Cologne Cathedral

    August 2015
  • Report on a WASEL Operation at Bild Online (Bild.de)

    The editorial team of the German newspaper Bild is currently reporting on a major operation carried out by WASEL on its Bild Online website (www.bild.de).

    Juli 2015
  • The New MK88 Plus Has Arrived

    The new MK88 makes working under overhead lines or higher tower cranes or in close proximity to airports an easy task, with no reduction in load capacity at maximum tower height.

    July 2015
  • WASEL Is Ranked in 27th Place

    WASEL has achieved 27th place in the list of the world's largest companies in the specialised transport and crane industry.

    July 2015
  • Mercedes-Benz SLT 4163 8X6

    We have now received the compatible heavy-duty tractor units for our Goldhofer axle lines. A total of 630 PS on each of three driven axles enables the units to transport even the heaviest of loads.

    July 2015
  • The Goldhofer MAG1705

    You can find the report (in German) released by the company Goldhofer on the delivery of our 38 new axle lines here.

    June 2015
  • A Four-Way Hoist Reconstructing a Crane Bridge

    Four of our large cranes were needed to bring a 560-ton crane bridge (without a trolley) that was 190m long, 21m wide and a total of 35.5m high into position.

    February 2015
  • LIEBHERR Mobile Crane LTM 1750-9.1 No. 2

    We are pleased to have received our second 750t Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 Mobile Crane, which made its way directly from the Liebherr factory to its first assignment.

    March 2015
  • The SCCP Certificate for the Petrochemical Industry

    This year, we have successfully upgraded our SCC certificate to an SCCP certificate!

    April, 2015
  • WASEL on YouTube

    Dismantling the Second Suspended Scaffold on Cologne Cathedral