Sarens Invests Heavily In Canada To Support Wind Project Development Efforts

The Belgian multinational company Sarens, acquired three all-terrain cranes, specifically Grove GMK5150L units. These units will be used to build wind farms in Alberta, Canada, in the second half of this year.

The new cranes purchased from Grove have a lifting capacity of 150 (metric) tones each, which is the strongest taxi and maxi charts in its class. The Grove GMK5150L units have an 11,8 t lifting capacity with 60 metre boom, which can be further extended with either an 17,8 m swing-away and one 8 metre boom extension or an 8 m jib insert to a maximum length of 33,8 metre with up to 50° offset. Their 197′ main boom gives these cranes up to 15 US tonnes of additional lifting capacity, making them ideal for wind farm construction.

Also, the Grove GMK5150L unit’s compact length and 2,75 metre width allow access to narrow job-sites. Lastly, its EUROMOT 4/Tier 4 final engine reduces fuel consumption to the point where when on ECO mode, the GMK5150L is the most fuel efficient crane in its class.

These three Grove GMK5150L units were acquired by Sarens to strengthen its presence in the wind energy sector in Canada. Indeed, this purchase is meant to consolidate the Wolvertem-based company in the Canadian market, in which they have been present for a decade. Sarens will be investing 5.5M CAD into new equipment, to solidify its position as foremost crane rental, heavy lifting and engineered transport services.

The company will pay particular attention to wind energy projects, which is identified as one of its key growth markets. It has worked extensively in this sector, including on facilities like Whitla, Western Lily,Golden South, Nation Rise, Castle Rock-Riverview, and finally, most recently, the Blue Hill Project in Saskatchewan, where Sarens contributed erecting 50 wind-turbines.

Author: Emma Dailey

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