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Sarens assists in the development of Dhaka

Sarens, a global reference in heavy lifting and specialized transport, began operations in Bangladesh in 2003.

Sarens is the fifth largest service provider in fleet size, Bangladesh’s most significant foreign player, and second in the world.

A project owned by Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL), a state-owned enterprise, was established to implement the metro rail network across Dhaka. Sarens AC200-1, a 200T hydraulic crane, worked on-site for around three months and lifted bridge girders weighing up to 75T each. In 2019, Sarens built the country’s first-ever metro rail in Dhaka.

Currently, Sarens has been working on developing the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka for Aviation Dhaka Consortium (ADC) since October 2021. QY100K, a 100T all-terrain crane, was deployed in October 2021 to lift steel columns weighing 28T each. The all-terrain crane was selected as it can lift the load at variable distances without relocating, considerably reducing the time and cost of the project.

According to the Director, Bangladesh, Subail Bin Alam, “The client was delighted by the safe and timely installation of the columns and further commissioned Sarens to execute the challenging lifts of the girders.”

The team had to address the challenge of lifting and installing girders weighing 14T each in a limited space, and the operating distance is 70 meters from a static position. After precise engineering calculations and drawings, it was decided to use the 500T crawler crane – CC2500-1 with SH configuration.

The 500T crane is the largest ever crane to work in Dhaka and can lift heavy loads in a confined space. Understanding the complexity of the project, Sarens is capable of mobilising heavy lifting and specialised transport equipment globally. The Regional Director, South Asia, Arun Savanur adds, “Sarens is proud of its world-class equipment, thoughtfulness and expertise of its people, and understanding of the local market and client needs – which help us to offer benchmark services.”

The current fleet of Sarens in Bangladesh has the 600T Crawler (CC 2800-1), 500T Crawler (CC 2500-1), 250T Crawler (SCC 2500 C), 220T Mobile (ATF 220 G-5), 200T Mobile (AC 200-1), 160T mobile (LTM 1160-1), 100T Mobile (QY 100 K), 75T Rough Terrain (RT 875 E), two 70T mobile (QY 70), two 50T Mobile (LTM 1050.1), two 35T Mobile (ATT 400-2, and ATT 400-3) cranes. They offer a high-end, value-added, full-service package that includes engineering, supervisors, SHEQ services, and more to enable project management from A to Z. For the rental business, Sarens offer standard crane rental services and provide clients with cranes ranging from 35 through 600 tonnes. However, for the project requirement even cranes upto 5000T (biggest crane in the world) can be made available.