July 27 - The Sarens Group, one of the world's leading providers of crane and heavy-load transportation services, has been involved lifting a new bridge at a steel mill in Saarland operated by Europe's leading heavy plate producer Dillinger H

The company relied on its Terex CC 2800-1 crawler crane in order to complete the lift.

The bridge was delivered by local steel fabricator Schäfer , which made a 100 percent steel pony girder bridge with a span of 43 m, a width of 4.50 m and a sidewalk in the bridge, which weighed 130 tonnes.

Sarens project manager Jelle Schepens says: "We chose this crane for the project at the mill because it met every single requirement, and it can move while under load, something that was completely unavoidable at the site because of the lack of space. The fact that the CC 2800-1 was already in the region made it possible for the crane to be brought to the site with 24 trucks in a mere two days."

Since the bridge's load was not symmetrically distributed, the Schäfer team stabilised the lift by using hydraulic cylinders at all four attachment points on the bridge. The CC 2800-1 offers a maximum 660-tonne lift capacity at a 10-m radius.

The Sarens Group, which is headquartered in the Belgian town of Wolvertem, employs around 3,000 people and its customers include companies from the petroleum and gas production industries, the energy industry, the petrochemical industry, and the mining industry.