On behalf of client CEDY, Sarens recently completed the installation of a wooden frame for an Olympic swimming pool roof in Algiers, Algeria. For this operation, Sarens selected the CC2800-1 crawler crane in SSL 84m main boom configuration, as well as the AC-100 and telescopic forklift. The CC2800-1 crawler crane was selected due to the large radius of the lifts (up to 70 metres) required to install the roof frame. The crane was transported directly from another project site 600 kilometres west. However, accessing the narrow urban work site and assembling the 600-tonne crawler crane proved to be the most challenging part of the project,
“This is a site in the centre of the capital, Algiers, with very important traffic all around the site making access difficult and challenging,” said Sarens Engineering Manager Yassine Amrouche. “We had to bring one truck at a time on site, so it was necessary to schedule truck access in order to unload and directly assemble received items to release trucks and receive other ones.”
With the equipment in place, Sarens could then lift the 60-metre long, 25-tonne roof frame into position. The operation was completed successfully thanks to the dedicated work of one project engineer, one lifting supervisor, one crane operator, and two riggers.