Spotlight on Sarens Belarus
26 May 2020
Sarens Belarus officially opened in 2016, implementing its first projects using equipment from the neighbouring Sarens Poland fleet. However, starting in 2018, it began acquiring its own equipment and now boasts the largest private fleet of cranes in Belarus. Sarens Belarus currently employs about 15 people, including crane operators, project managers, and engineers.
Today, the Sarens Belarus fleet includes Terex-Demag TC2800-1 and Grove GMK5130-2 cranes, as well as a 300-tonne Grove GMK6300L and 100-tonne Demag AC100-4L. New additions to the fleet are planned for the near future, including a 220-tonne crane and several cranes up to 100 tonnes. Sarens Belarus also plans to add vehicles and other special equipment to meet its customers’ evolving needs.
The unit’s first projects have been in the wind energy sector, at the country’s largest wind farm near Novogrudok and at wind farm construction sites in Kaliningrad and Adygea. Sarens Belarus has since implemented a number of projects in the renewable energy industry, at mining and processing plants (“Belaruskali” and “Slavkali”), at the Novopolotsk refinery, and others.
Having carefully studied best practices at Sarens branches worldwide, Sarens Belarus now brings vital expertise to Belarus and neighbouring countries. It has unique competence in the Belarusian market, and this expertise allows it to implement client projects at any level while drawing on the strength of neighbouring Sarens fleets in Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania.
The market in Belarus has not yet been restructured for the modern realities of lifting and moving goods, and the nation’s total fleet of cranes is relatively small. However, Sarens Belarus is changing this by demonstrating the effectiveness of modern solutions.
Several major projects are slated for construction in the coming years, including a large stadium and pool in Minsk and a new nitrogen complex in Grodno. There are also projects in the wind energy sector, as well as reconstruction at oil refineries and potash plants.
Belarus is one of the few countries that has not implemented significant restrictions in response to COVID-19. While Sarens Belarus is still impacted by other countries’ restrictions on the movement of people, at the moment it is ready to implement most Belarusian projects on its own.
During this time, Sarens Belarus has remained operational for projects like the launch of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, working at the site of the atomic station and with the construction of boilers and reconstruction of the thermal power station. Sarens Belarus has also been working with Chinese contractors on a modern agro-industrial complex near Minsk.
Commitment to Safety
Sarens Belarus strictly observes all safety measures. This commitment comes first and foremost from its people, who uphold Sarens values and safety standards. The unit conveys this commitment to safety to customers who, once they begin working with Sarens, immediately see the differences this approach can make.