Sarens has transported modules for the first phase of an integrated waste management project in Hong Kong.

Sarens transporting a module for Hong Kong's integrated waste management project.

The waste facility will be the first of its kind for Hong Kong. Keppel Seghers Hong Kong and Zhen Hua Engineering won the contract to design, build, and operate the facility, which is located off the coast of Shek Kwu Chau.  

On behalf of Keppel Seghers, Sarens assisted with the barge transport, load out and weighing of more than 17 modules from the fabrication yard in China to the installation site in Hong Kong. These included six prefabricated modules weighing 6,000 tonnes each; six weighing 2,500 tonnes each; and five modules with a maximum weight of 500 tonnes. 

For the moves, Sarens deployed 216 axle lines of SPMTs, 32 weighing jacks as well as semi-submersible and flatdeck barges. 

The modules were loaded in at the newly built artificial island in Hong Kong waters. According to the project manager, Heather Crockett, “the artificial island was a reclaimed site. Therefore, it was challenging to work on the quay arrangement with variable ground conditions.” She added: “The equipment was carefully selected and every move of the SPMTs was diligently planned and executed.”