On Nov. 9 Belgium-based crane manufacturer Sarens launched the SGC-250 crane, which boasts a 5,000-metric-ton lifting capacity and a load moment of 250,000 ton-meters. According to the company, the ring-mounted crane is the largest land-based crane in the world, and exceeds the lifting capacity of the massive SGC-140 it introduced in 2017. The crane has a 160-meter boom that can be extended to 250 m. It was custom designed for use at the Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station project in Somerset, England, where it is expected to be mobilized in February 2019. In addition to 360° slewing, the SGC-250 has the ability to hydraulically lift itself onto rails for transport between slewing rings on the site, greatly reducing the time needed to relocate the crane.