Sarens Pull a Unique Solution Out of their Box
The FAST Project is an expansion of the Fawley Refinery – the UK’s largest refinery and one of the largest and most complex refineries in Europe. The project involves the transhipment from delivery vessel, barging, load in, transport and installation of two new columns, 50m in length and weighing up to 1250t.
Sarens proposed a unique, daring and ‘out of the box’ solution to both Fluor and ExxonMobil, which set Sarens aside from the rest of the competition and allowed us to work with client and owner to develop proof of concept prior to contract award. The proposed solution was a mobile lifting gantry spanning the quay where the cargo would arrive – the system comprised 3 strand jacks for lifting the load, supported by two portal frames each consisting of a massive transverse twin lifting beam, themselves supported by tower systems, located on SPMT trailers which provided the mobility of the systems. The project was executed during Covid-19 pandemic, Sarens planned for every activity so that guidelines and social distancing could be guaranteed whilst executing complex scope of works, eliminating, and mitigating against any exposure risks.
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