25 April 2008

Canadian mining company INCO contracted Belgium-based international heavy lifting and transport company Sarens for the inland transport and installation works of all heavy modules on the Goro Nickel Project in New Caledonia between Australia and Fiji. A total of 450 process and pipe-rack modules will be delivered over the next 18 months by heavy cargo ships, from fabrication yards in the Philippines to the newly built cargo berth at Prony Bay near Goro. For the on site transport Sarens is using combinations of SPMT. The route to site goes over a 4.5 km steep road with a 10% incline. For the installation of the modules Sarens has mobilised lattice boom cranes, including Liebherr LR 1400, Terex-Demag CC 2800 and CC 8800 crawlers, assisted by telescopic hydraulic cranes. All the heavy lift pre-engineering is done by Sarens at the INCO office in Brisbane.

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