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.
Sarens Megacrane Out for Delivery to UK Nuclear Project
November 21, 2018