Heavy lifting specialist Sarens is using a 100t Radiolink plus load cell from Straightpoint (Crosby | SP), a brand of the Crosby Group, to complete the delivery of seven 85t Christmas trees for a large oil and gas company. The SW-HHP handheld reader from Crosby | SP with a range of 1,000 m (3,280 ft.) Used.

The trees (a set of valves, coils and fittings) are stored in Nacala-Porto, a city on the north coast of Mozambique, from where they are resold by an oil field service provider.

Sarens, a provider of crane rental services, heavy lifting, and technical transportation, is responsible for unloading the trees from a ship, moving them to the construction site, and unloading them prior to temporary storage. Sarens, which has an extensive fleet of cranes in the region, chose a Demag CC1100 crawler crane with a capacity of 250 t to complete the lifting operations.

Julio Paco, Head of Lifting Operations at Sarens, said: “In general, my job is to create the daily lifting plan, oversee every lifting operation, hold discussions with the personnel involved in each operation and send weekly and monthly reports to the office . ”He stated that the company’s scope of work includes tests and inspections to ensure the trees are functioning properly before they are taken to a construction site.

The trees are identical, measuring approximately 5,438 mm (17.8 ft.) By approximately 5,068 mm (16.6 feet). Paco and his team each used a variety of equipment, including chains, slings, and shackles, sourced from Sarens’ local warehouse, where products range from small capacity to 250 tons.

Paco said: “We had to deliver to two crane operators and two bankers to cover two shifts. As always in this area, the speed and efficiency of the service is of the utmost importance for the delivery of our services. Knowing the weight of items that follow their supply chain to the point of use is a necessary part of this work. With the Radiolink plus we can a [handheld] Device.”