Sarens is launching its latest heavy lift crane, the 5,000 tonne SGC-250 at its site near Gent, Belgium today
SGC-250 has a 250,000 tonne/metre load moment and a maximum capacity of 5,000 tonnes. The crane is on test at the moment, and once completed will head to the UK for its first lifts at the new Hinckley Point nuclear power station. Around 400 invited guests are attending the launch, including a team from Vertikal of course.
Around 400 guests attended the launch - there is room for most of them on the crane itself
Sarens new heavy lifter, the 5,000 tonne SGC-250 dominates the skyline in Gent
We will provide more detail and coverage on the new crane next week and in the next issue of Cranes & Access magazine, which includes a heavy Lift feature.
The cranes 3,200 tonne hook block
The SGC-250 is an upgrade rather than a new concept and sits on a large dual ring/track, with locally filled container counterweight modules which are used to ship the crane components to site
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