To list trusses for the building of the Four Seasons Hotel in Jeddah, Sarens has successfully positioned a 750-tonne capacity LR1750 crawler crane around a busy project site.
Completed on behalf of Al-Hashemiah Contracting Company, this work saw a total of 35 trailers drive the crane, over a five-day period, across 1,400 km of highways. Six crew members then assembled the crane, which remained on site for six weeks.
The trusses themselves weighed up to 63.5 tonnes and were lifted to heights of up to 90 meters
Each lift required the crane to park in the middle of the road, which necessitated the need for road closure permits from the time of installation until complete disassembly. The trusses themselves weighed up to 63.5 tonnes and were lifted to heights of up to 90 meters.
Sarens’ Project Engineer, Shuaib Kadhem, explained: “The Four Seasons project was quite interesting. The site was very congested for a big crane like the LR1750, so the team had to communicate closely throughout the entire operation. The challenging part was the rigging arrangement: we had four lifting points with an eccentric center of gravity, which meant the use of a spreader was not an option.”