Sarens in Las Vegas Lifting Sections in MSG Sphere Project – Heavy Lift News
16 Dec 2021

Sarens in Las Vegas Lifting Sections in MSG Sphere Project

Sarens is pleased to be working with W&W Steel Erectors on an engineered lifting operation in Las Vegas, Nevada. The project is construction of MSG Sphere at The Venetian, a state-of-the-art entertainment venue that once completed will be the largest man-made sphere in the world.

Sarens equipment will be used to lift steel and concrete sections for construction of the main venue’s domed roof, a 13,000-tonne, largely self-supporting structure. Work will proceed at a relatively confined worksite close to the Las Vegas Strip, behind the famous Venetian Resort. The CC-8800 and CC-6800 will be lifting pre-assembled steel components. The two large cranes are positioned on opposing sides of the actual spherical building footprint allowing for ongoing steel erection from each crane.

The following equipment will be used for this operation:

  • CC 8800/1 crawler crane in SWSL configuration with 90m main boom and 84m Luffing jib
  • CC 6800/1 crawler crane in SWSL configuration with 84m main boom and 72m Luffing jib
  • 12 axle lines Goldhofer SPMT trailer.

The equipment has been sent from Zeebrugge, Belgium to Port Hueneme, California, travelling for 30 days to reach the United States. It was then transported to Las Vegas over the course of 10 days and will remain on-site for the duration of construction.


Featured Title photograph courtesy of Sarens and MSG Entertainment

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