Later this year Sarens will unveil the new SGC 250 crane, which will be the largest crane in Sarens' fleet.
The SGC 250 will be deployed for the Hinkley Point nuclear power project on behalf of Bouygues Travaux Publics and Laing O'Rourke Construction's joint venture. The four-year contract awarded to Sarens, valued in excess of GBP20 million (USD27 million), involves the construction of a nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in the UK.
The crane will be moved from Ghent to a nearby laydown yard before being transported to the project site. An estimated 280 trucks will be required to deliver the entire SGC 250.
Once installed, the SGC 250 will be able to travel between three different locations without the need for disassembly or reassembly, thanks to 6 km of rail onsite.
At the project site, 52 tower cranes will be in operation during the day. To avoid disruption, Sarens says the crane may need to utilise anti-collision systems, which will enable the crane to perform lifts at night.
The SGC 250 will be used to lift pre-fabricated concrete elements, steel structures, and reactor equipment, ranging from 50 tonnes to 1,150 tonnes, at an outreach of up to 165 m.