Sarens’ 5,000 tonne capacity SGC-250 crane recently completed its biggest ever lift at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in the UK. ‘Big Carl’ lifted a 575 tonne load comprising the first of three prefabricated steel rings that will form the reinforced cylinder around the nuclear reactor.
The ring is 17m tall with a diameter of 47m and was lifted out of a bunker where it was constructed in factory-like conditions. The crane was working at a radius of 160m for the lift, which took place during the night to take advantage of lighter winds. Continue reading “Sarens’ Big Carl makes biggest lift yet”