Unveiled at the Port of Ghent in November 2018, Sarens SGC-250, the largest crane in the world, required a transport solution for delivery to the Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant (HPC) site in Somerset. Destined for its first UK project, the SGC-250 will play a key role in constructing Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant, which is currently the largest and most complex civil engineering project in the UK. For this logistical challenge, the Collett Team were appointed to undertake all vessel discharge procedures, heavy lift services and heavy transport operations to deliver the massive structure in modular form. On arrival at Avonmouth, the Collett Team worked two 12 hour day shifts to discharge all the components required to fully construct the 250m high SGC-250 Crane. With this tight timeframe in which to discharge the vessel, Collett utilised port cranes, mobile cranes and seven specialist vehicles, arranging and delivering each of the components to an agreed plan. With a designated laydown area at the Port, Collett systematically transported each of the cargoes to their designated storage plot, allowing ease of access to deliver each component in line with their specific construction schedule.
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