Being recognized internationally as a worldwide leader of heavy lifting and engineered transport with broad expertise in the LNG market, the Sarens Group has been awarded by JKC Australia LNG to perform sea lifting works for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project's onshore LNG facilities located in Darwin, Australia. JKC Australia LNG is a joint venture between the JGC Corporation, KBR and the Chiyoda Corporation.
Within a one month time frame, the Sarens Group will perform two major installation works:
- The loading, transportation and installation of 3 jetty modules with the heaviest one weighing up to 472 tons. These modules will be picked-up from the module offloading facility (MOF) and installed on the jetty head by a 1250 tons capacity CC6800 Terex Demag crawler crane mounted on a barge.
- The loading, transportation and installation of 14 jetty structures. These structures are being assembled on the East Arm Port and will be loaded by a 350 tons Liebherr LR1350 onto a second barge, then transported to the jetty head and installed with the CC6800 Terex Demag which is mounted on the barge.
Luk Roelandts, National Sales Manager Sarens Australia commented: "The contract we signed with JKC Australia LNG is strategically important for the Sarens Group. We see this as a confirmation of trust by our partner and an acknowledgement of our profound engineering experience and technical know-how."
The Ichthys LNG Project is a Joint Venture between INPEX group companies (the Operator), major partner Total and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas. Gas from the Ichthys Field, in the Browse Basin offshore Western Australia, will undergo preliminary processing offshore to remove water and raw liquids, including condensate.
The gas will then be exported to onshore processing facilities in Darwin via an 889 kilometer subsea pipeline. The Ichthys LNG Project is expected to produce 8.4 million tons of LNG and 1.6 million tons of LPG per annum, along with approximately 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.
JKC is responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the $15 billion Ichthys Project Onshore LNG Facilities, including the onshore marine infrastructure, comprising jetty and module offloading facility (MOF), LNG storage tanks, combined cycle power plant and associated infrastructure, and the 3500-bed state-of-the-art accommodation village.
Sarens presented smart solutions to overcome Egypt's power and energy challenges
Cairo, Egypt, June 11, 2014:Sarens Group, a worldwide leader in crane rental services, heavy lifting and special transport projects, today organized the first "Power Day". In the presence of its partner Ayad Sons, Sarens unveiled different solutions, not only for heavy lifting and exceptional transport, but also for the energy challenges Egypt is facing.
One of the highlights of the "Power Day" was the introduction of different solutions and technologies for the solar energy market, as Egypt is one of the major countries in the world blessed with sun all year round. Sarens in collaboration with its solar and other renewable energy technologies partners JA Solar and ABEINSA have revealed that with the present rate of usage, all fossil fuel resources will be practically depleted within this decade, thereby stressing the need to develop cheaper sources of renewable energy of which solar applications would play an important role.
"With our integrated network of operations across Egypt and collaboration with JA Solar and ABEINSA we can elevate the shortage in the power needs of Egypt, especially in the period that followed the revolution. Egypt's solar potential is tremendous. With 2,000 to 3,200 kilowatt hours worth of solar energy falling on each square meter of Egyptian soil every year, the country has some of the highest levels of solar radiation in the world. That's why we chose today to present our solutions to all relevant entities so that Egypt would overcome the energy crisis" Mr. George Ayad, Sarens Egypt Managing Director stated.
During the event Sarens also presented their extensive range of transport and lifting equipment, ranging from trailers suitable for public road transport to the latest state-of-the-art computerized self-propelled transporters. The Sarens fleet consists furthermore of telescopic cranes between 5t and 1200t, lattice boom cranes (both truck mounted and crawler cranes) and tower cranes.
"Our experience is unmatched in the market, covering all areas of major industry such as oil and gas production, onshore and offshore (wind) energy, petrochemical, mining, nuclear energy and civil projects. We have a strong team of high-level engineers who design technical solutions based on the customer's needs and who are responsible for the detailed implementation. We can offer our solutions to any medium to large scale projects through an integrated network of operations across Egypt." Ayad added.