Sarens launches new electric ring crane for heavy lifts

Sarens has announced the launch of the SGC-90, a new environmentally-friendly electric ring crane that the global heavy lift and move specialist says is ideal for projects in the nuclear, logistics, construction, and offshore wind sectors.

Nicknamed “The Little Celeste”, the new crane the newest crane in Sarens’ fleet was developed in response to market demand for heavy lift cranes with capacities greater than 80,000TM. Its ring diameter is 35m, maximum counterweight is 2,700t, and maximum load moment is 99,000t. It can be configured in a variety of ways, with main boom lengths of 100, 120, and 130m and a small jib of 200t. The Sarens heavy duty and light jib can also be used to reach further or attain a higher hook height.

As an electric crane, the SGC-90, can be connected to the electric grid and be fully powered without a traditional fuel source, unlike all other SGC cranes in Sarens’ fleet, which are hydraulic cranes. The new model can also produce its own energy, recovering and reusing the electricity it generates each time it lowers a load. When connected to a grid, it recovers all produced energy and feeds it back, reducing energy consumption by up to 40%.

The SGC-90 can be mobilsed or demobilised in the same time as it takes for the Sarens SGC-120, which is approximately four to five weeks.

Because it runs on electricity, the SGC-90’s operation is silent and environmentally friendly, emitting no exhaust. Having no hydraulic pumps, filters, or engines makes the crane maintenance-friendly and reliable, Sarens says.

The crane conforms to the latest crane standards for safety and security. Directive, static, and dynamic overload tests as well as function and safety tests have all been successfully performed and witnessed by a certification company and a project is already lined up for ‘The Little Celeste’ this year, Sarens added.