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Sarens Australia deploys 650-tonne crawler crane on $250m project

Sarens deploys its 650-tonne crawler crane, the Tadano CC-3800, on the Albany Ring Road.

Sarens Australia has deployed its 650-tonne crawler crane to lift 12 193-tonne bridge beams into place on the $250 million Albany Ring Road.

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Contracted by Main Roads WA, Sarens provided short term rental of its assets to help transport the 193-tonne bridge beams from storage via its SPMTs, before lifting them into place. To complete the work, Sarens provided a 30.5m lifting beam, adequate ropes for the job, and its Tadano CC-3800.

The 650-tonne crawler crane possesses a maximum load moment of 9152 tonne-metres, a maximum main boom length of 144m, and a maximum tip height of 192m. For the job, Sarens equipped its machine with 66m of main boom and 325 tonnes of superlift counterweight, with the crane working at a maximum radius of 30m to successfully lift the 33.6m by 3.85m by 1.8m beams.

The project was complicated by the precision required to lift the first six beams over an active rail line. Ultimately, using two crew members to offload and transport the beams, Sarens completed its scope of work within six consecutive days.

The Albany Ring Road is a $250 million infrastructure project that is constructing a heavy haulage freight route around the City of Albany for the transport of goods to and from the Port of Albany.

The Albany Ring Road is expected to become fully operational in mid-2024, with the project being jointly funded by the WA and Australian Governments.


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