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Sarens lifts 150-tonne unit in confined environment

Sarens deploys a Tadano Demag mobile crane to lift a unit in Belgium.

Sarens has deployed two Tadano Demag AC700 mobile cranes to complete the lifting and installation of a 150-tonne unit in Belgium.

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The global engineered heavy lifting and haulage specialist was contracted by Tereos Starch and Sweeteners to lift an evaporator, a separator, and several other smaller pieces of equipment for the facility’s operations. The project, located in Aalst, Belgium, was carried out in tight, confined environments, meaning meticulous planning and execution was required to successfully deliver Sarens’ scope of work.

“Even though there were challenges, the customer was happy with how well the project was done,” said Project Manager, Luc De Meester. “This clearly demonstrates the professionalism and expert skills of our team.”

To complete the lifting, Sarens mobilised two AC700 cranes as well as a 450-tonne mobile crane from its France and Netherlands depots. Sarens rigged its 700-tonne cranes with luffing jibs to help complete the lifts that took place at a height of 50m, using an LTM 1100 and an LTM 1110 to help configure the cranes.

Overall, to assemble the machines, Sarens transported the equipment via 20 different truck and trailer combinations, mobilising and demobilising its equipment in two days each. Additionally, the installation of the luffing jibs proved challenging due to the limited space, requiring extreme precision and careful coordination.

Sarens completed its scope of work with a team of over 10 people, finishing its job in just two days, ensuring minimum disruption to the busy surrounding city of Aalst.

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