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Big Carl arrives at Bristol Port

Sarens’ SGC 250 crane is presently in storage at Bristol Port, UK ahead of its delivery to the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

The SGC 250 – a ring-based heavy lift crane boasting a maximum lifting moment of 250,000 tonne/metres – was christened ‘Big Carl’ at Sarens’ manufacturing facility in Ghent during November 2018.

The crane will eventually undertake heavy-duty lifting tasks during the power plant’s construction. For transport, the unit was divided into modules and shipped to Avonmouth Dock. It will be stored at the port until it makes the short onward journey to the construction site in Somerset.

Miles Adams, commercial manager of Bristol Port, said: “The safe delivery, storage and onward travel of this critical infrastructure highlights the important role that Bristol Port plays as a muster point for Hinkley. We are proud to be a key hub in the logistical supply chain for one of the largest building projects in Europe over the next ten years, and sea transport is a very efficient and clean way to move very heavy items, in this instance from Belgium into Bristol.”

Bristol Port has invested in new cranes to meet the ongoing demands of the Hinkley Point C development. It has also earmarked land for the storage of abnormal indivisible loads that are too big to move on the motorway network – these units will be barged to the project site.

More information on the SGC 250 can be found here.
    
www.bristolport.co.uk

www.sarens.com

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