Sarens relocates ten quay cranes for Hutchinson Ports ECT Rotterdam
Hutchinson Ports ECT Rotterdam recently turned to Sarens to move five quay cranes. The work scope was scheduled to be completed within a 20-day period, however, during execution Hutchinson Ports ECT Rotterdam added an additional request, to reposition five more cranes within a five-day window.
Sarens took on the challenge and together with ECT it managed to move a total of ten quay cranes over 25 days. Sarens shortlisted 80 axle-lines of Kamag K2400ST and MB3000x1500 with cantilever beams. The beams are designed in-house to particularly transport quay cranes. Each crane was 95 meters high and weighed 1840 tons. Some cranes had to be moved around 4 kilometres to be repositioned.
Project Manager, Willem Ditmer said, “Our crew of six and our reliable SPMTs worked together with the ECT team relentlessly for long days moving around the long quay side of ECT to successfully complete the relocation of the quay cranes.”
Projectmanager ECT, Robert Stein added, “ At the last moment, we decided to add an extra five crane transportations to the five already planned, in about the same time frame. We really appreciate the flexibility of Sarens to make this all happen in a safe way”