Genie boom lift goes 1,000 m underground

As part of the transformation of a disused iron ore mine in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony, authorised Genie® distributors, Wienold Lifte, based in Emsbüren, supplied ETS Schacht Konrad Consortium with an articulating Genie Z®-45 XC™ boom lift. This articulating boom lift was chosen for its robust 4WD capabilities and increased lift capacity to support construction of radioactive waste repository. Working at 1,000 m (3,280 ft) below ground at a constant temperature of 40°C (104° F), the machine is proving well suited for supporting workers in preparing and stabilising existing tunnels and newly bored storage chambers in Germany’s first deep geological repository for low and medium-level radioactive waste (Konrad Pit).