Sarens Boosts Green Fleet with Order for 2 New eLift Cranes from Spierings – Heavy Lift News
18 Jun 2024

Sarens Boosts Green Fleet with Order for 2 New eLift Cranes from Spierings

Sarens has announced a boost to their green fleet of cranes with an order placed for two additional battery-powered self-erecting mobile tower cranes. The order placed with Spierings is for one SK597-AT4 eLift and one SK1265-AT6 eLift, increases their eLift fleet to a total of eight units.

This strategic investment aligns with Sarens’ commitment to reducing their carbon footprint and enhancing sustainable operations.

Since their establishment in the 1950s, Sarens has been at the forefront of innovation with a strong focus on sustainability. Jan L. Sarens, Group Equipment Trade Director and Board Member, emphasized our dedication: “For the past 2.5 years, we have successfully utilized Spierings’ battery-powered eLift cranes. The eLift concept has impressed us with its efficiency and environmental benefits. Our eLift cranes operate 63% of the time on electricity and 37% in hybrid mode, achieving a 90% reduction in fuel consumption compared to conventional mobile tower cranes. The demand for these cranes continues to grow, and our clients are increasingly adopting this green technology.”

Jeroen Kerkhoff, Sales Engineer at Spierings, expressed excitement about the ongoing collaboration: “We are honoured to supply two more eLift cranes to Sarens. As the only crane supplier offering a fully mobile battery-powered solution, the eLift cranes demonstrate remarkable success and practicality in the field. On average, Spierings eLift cranes operate 40% of the time on electricity. Additionally, the hybrid mode provides up to 70% fuel savings when an electric grid connection is unavailable.”

The eLift system’s innovative design allows the crane to connect to a 16A or 32A mains outlet, with a Lithium-ion battery ‘PowerPack’ that manages energy demand peaks, ensuring efficient operation without performance loss. The system recharges the battery pack during low power demand periods, and a small diesel engine offers backup power when mains outlets are inaccessible.

 

The SK597-AT4 eLift (source Spierings)

 

The SK597-AT4 eLift, the latest addition to Spierings’ tower crane range, features a 7t maximum capacity, a 48m jib, and a compact chassis. It provides a maximum lifting height of 58.1m with the jib luffed to 45° , or 28m with the jib in a horizontal position. This model will be the fifth four-axle Spierings crane in the Sarens fleet.

 

The Spierings 1265-AT6 eLift is the largest mobile tower crane on the market (source Spierings)

 

The SK1265-AT6 eLift boasts a 10t maximum capacity, capable of handling this load at a radius of over 13m. Its 60m jib offers a 1,700kg jib tip capacity at a 37m horizontal jib height, with a maximum lift height of 66m when the jib is luffed to 30°.

Sarens is proud to lead the industry with their expanded fleet of environmentally friendly and efficient eLift cranes, reinforcing their commitment to sustainability and innovation.

 

 

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