Sarens lifts India’s largest blast furnace
Sarens used a crawler lattice boom crane with a capacity of 1.250 metric tonnes, as well as lifting tackles, to lift two blast furnaces and one 512-tonne tower module for Tata Steel Limited in India.
The lift took place at the Tata Steel plant, which is currently under construction in Kalinganagar, Odisha, an eastern Indian state on the Bay of Bengal. It is to date the heaviest single lift ever performed there. Sarens helped Tata Steel Limited build the largest blast furnace in India, and provided heavy lift planning and supervision during the operation.
A Demag CC8800 crawler crane lifted the tower module which was the heaviest component, at a working radius of 32 metres while maintaining a 29-metre minimum elevation. Sarens marked the module and shell assembly area near the crane and planned the sequence of lifts, rigging the crane in SSL configuration with a 102-metre main lattice boom.
Samrat Bhatnagar, Sarens Depot Head, stated that “The crawler crane travelled approximately 2.000 kilometres to the work site, with a total of 98 trailers undertaking a journey that spanned thirty days. Once at the work site, the crane was ready within 15 days and has remained there for the past 36 months. Six crew members were responsible for the success of the on-site lifting operation.”