Photo: Sarens moved the modules using the SGC-120. Credit: Sarens
22 August 2017
Engineering and construction firm Sarens has transported and loaded-out several over-dimensional jacket modules at the Smulders Projects jacket yard in Newcastle, UK
The project involved moving the 397-tonne modules using Saren’s SGC-120, one of the world’s largest cranes. The crane features a 45-meter ring footprint and a boom length of 130 meters.
“Assembling a crane like this is a project unto itself … You need a decent-sized crawler crane to install the counterweights, which weigh 100 tonnes each, 36 of them. But all that together pays off, and in the end you have a crane that has over 3,000 tonnes of capacity,” said Peter Huygebaert, global technical solutions engineering manager at Sarens.
A specialist team from Sarens then handled transport of the giant wind farm modules from a barge to the load-out site for the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm.
Headquartered in Belgium, The Sarens Group provides engineering, procurement and construction services for heavy-lift projects worldwide via a network of more than 100 subsidiaries in 54 countries. SOURCE: Breakbulk