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5,000 tonner starts work
The 5,000 tonne Sarens SGC-250 heavy lift crane is now fully installed and ready to start work on its first ever job at the Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant site in Somerset. The crane is rigged with its full 168 metres of boom and 52 metres of luffing jib - rather than its maximum 100 metres.
The site invited the press to take a look at he new crane and here are a flew glimpses along with a video and interview with a commentary from Hendrick Sarens and Francois Swanepoel the lifting manager at the joint venture contracting group Bylor. We have also added a couple of other videos including Sarens original 3D animation video.
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The SGC-250 can be seen well before you reach the site along with a forest of luffing jib tower cranes