Is Sarens SGC 250 the world"s largest crane?
Engineer (UK) says: Sarens’ behemoth – the SGC-250 – was officially launched on November 9, 2018 at the Port of Ghent, Belgium, where it demonstrated its slewing and hoisting capabilities.
The SGC-250 can lift 5,000 tonnes and extend its main boom to 160m but Sarens says its most unique feature is its ability to relocate, fully rigged on site, from one lifting position to another. According to the Belgian company, this ‘constitutes a breakthrough for the entire global crane industry’. The company adds that the crane has two sets of wheels: one for slewing 360° and one for travelling. The second set is hydraulically retractable and is pushed out whenever the crane needs to travel.