Sarens at work in July
SARENS MAKES THE DRAGON OF THE BELFRY OF GHENT SPIT FIRE AFTER 199 YEARS
Date 6August 2018
Apart from the Sarens’ projects that have already been posted in July Heavy Lift News brings you up to date with their activities world wide:
The 91-metre-tall belfry of Ghent is one of three medieval towers in the heart of Ghent. It’s the tallest belfry in Belgium and also part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. To mark the 175th year of the Ghent festivities, it was decided to light its top, precisely after 199 years.
Royal IHC, the provider of equipment, vessels and services for the offshore, dredging and wet mining markets, is assembling one of its biggest cutter ladder for ship Spartacus. In the assembly phase, the cutter ladder will be ready for load-out and transport around the end of the year.
The Karachi division of China Energy commissioned Sarens to undertake the lifting and installation of 660MW generator stator units for the Hubco power plant in Karachi, Pakistan. The client had pointed out that the bearing capacity of the concrete platform was only 3T/m2 and length was 19m. Hence, no support was allowed along the concrete platform.
As recently as a few years ago, the South African market was very much project based, with Sarens involved in long-term rentals for projects like Medupi and Kusile power stations. At this time, Sarens was also doing a lot of renewable energy projects such as the Gouda wind farms in the Cape and Jeffreys Bay, as well as solar plants in Upington.
Sarens is proud to highlight new depot openings around the world, including a new facility near Paris. This new depot is located in Pierrelaye, a village just outside of Paris in the Île-de-France region. The new facility will serve as a crane depot and offer a host of sales, operations, maintenance, and planning services.
Sarens in India has seen a growing demand from the wind sector. With a shift towards green energy, there are a number of wind turbines being installed across the country. To address the changing needs and provide right solutions with an experienced team to the client, Sarens formed a specialised wind operation team in India.
In the harbor of Bilbao, Sarens was contracted by URSSA Steel Constructions to jack-up the upper structure of a Ship Grab Unloader weighing 1100T. The structure was manufactured on the bottom sill beams of the SGU, 5m above ground level, and lifted more than 50m until its final position. o undertake the operation, our team deployed eight 200T lifting strandjacks and four 150T tie-back strandjacks.
The new Ferenc Puskás Stadium in Budapest will be a host to the UEFA Euro 2020. The construction of the stadium began in 2017 and is expected to be ready by 2019. Sarens signed the contract with KSEZ to undertake the transport and lift of the outer and middle steel trusses of the roof of the new Puskas Ferenc stadium. In total the Sarens team will carry-out 76 transports and lifts at a ratio of 4 per week.
Sarens was roped in by Air-Marine to install generator and turbine units at the Tanjung Kidurong Combined Cycle Power Plant Project (TKCCPPP) in Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia. The units had to be installed on the foundation – 1390mm from ground level. To undertake the combined operation of lifting and skidding, our teams decided to use the modular gantry.