Sarens was asked by our client Louis Huys Special Transport to lift the preassembled frames of the main tent and other smaller tents for the Ghent Jazz festival in Belgium. The Ghent Jazz musical festival is one of the most popular and much awaited events organised in Ghent each year.
The frames had a maximum weight of 6-tonne and had a maximum height of 15m. These preassembled frames had to be lifted and installed in a confined space right in the center of the city. Considering the load details and the space available Sarens used the LTM1150 as the main crane and two smaller AC50 cranes.
The equipment was transported by road within two days. Once on site, it took the crew about two hours to set up the equipment, working within the limitations of available space for pre-assembly. Four crew members proceeded with the lift by uprighting the pre-assembled frames, which were fixed on hinges. Obstacles had to be removed and steel plates had to be installed to reduce the ground bearing pressure. The client was extremely satisfied with Sarens’ equipment and crew who safely installed the structures in a limited time.