Working at a busy urban site in Algiers, Algeria, Sarens recently used the CC2800-1 crane to manoeuvre and install a wooden frame for an Olympic swimming pool roof. The project was completed on behalf of client CEDY.
For this operation, Sarens selected the CC2800-1 crawler crane in SSL 84m main boom configuration, as well as the AC-100 and telescopic forklift. The CC2800-1 crawler crane was selected due to the large radius of the lifts (up to 70 metres) required to install the roof frame.
The CC2800-1 was transported directly from another project site 600 kilometres west. However, accessing the narrow urban work site and assembling the equipment proved to be the most challenging part of the project, and the crew had to communicate closely with the client to find a successful arrangement for assembling the 600-tonne crawler crane.
“This is a site in the centre of the capital, Algiers, with very important traffic all around the site making access difficult and challenging,” said Sarens Engineering Manager Yassine Amrouche. “We had to bring one truck at a time on site, so it was necessary to schedule truck access in order to unload and directly assemble received items to release trucks and receive other ones.”
With the equipment in place, Sarens could then lift the 60-metre long, 25-tonne roof frame into position. The operation was completed successfully thanks to the dedicated work of one project engineer, one lifting supervisor, one crane operator, and two riggers.
“It was a very interesting project,” said Aghiles Cherbi, Sarens Project Engineer. “Working with a big crawler crane in the centre of Algiers was a good challenge for us, and one we have successfully mastered. We responded in time to all client requirements and delivered a high quality result.”
"Despite the specificity of these services and narrow manoeuvring spaces, Sarens Algérie has been able to adapt and carry out the lifts requested according to the technical prescriptions and the universal uses in the matter thanks to the permanent presence of a project engineer and a lifting operations supervisor,” said the client project director, M. Zhang Yongquan.
Sarens would like to congratulate the team involved in this operation, and as always, thank our clients for placing their trust in the Sarens brand.
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