The Ferris Wheels cannot be delivered to customers during the current Coronavirus outbreak
The London Eye, Singapore Flyer and Star of Nanchang are some of the largest Ferris wheels in the world. But hardly anyone knows that the Northern Netherlands currently has the densest concentration of Ferris wheels. How so? There is a Ferris wheel factory in the Province of Groningen, and due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, four cannot be delivered and stand empty. So reports the Groninger Internet Courant. You can watch an eerie video of the empty wheels running below.
Groningen Ferris wheel builder Lamberink Events has four giant, brand new Ferris wheels sitting next to its factory. The things are ready to be delivered, but this cannot be completed during the current Coronavirus oubreak. “They still have to be officially tested by a German inspection body, but due to Corona everything has stopped” says Director Jan Lamberink.
And so the four Ferris wheels – each 33 meters high – are currently sadly sitting on the site of their builder. Lamberink Events in Overschild say “We have to wait until the outbreak is over, but we are not very optimistic. I am afraid it we may not deliver them until September. ”
One wheel was made for a customer in Switzerland, the other was to go to Poland. “And two were intended for rental, for events in the Netherlands, including Kingsland in Groningen. But all of them have been postponed”, says Lamberink.
The Lamberink Events family business has been in existence for about thirty years. It makes an average of five Ferris wheels each year.
Video by Peter Wiersema.