Sarens Installs Six Lock Doors on Leie River in Belgium

first_imgSarens has unloaded and installed six lock gates on the Leie River in Belgium, on behalf of client Victor Buyck Steel Construction. The gates, which were installed on the river near Sint-Baafs-Vijve were designed to fit a brand new, larger lock as part of the De Vlaamse Waterweg Seine-Schelde Project.“In the southwest of Flanders, Belgium, along the Leie River, all the locks are being renewed and enlarged,” explains Project Manager Luc De Meester. “This years-long project will allow larger inland vessels weighing up to 3.000 tones to sail, via the Leie, from the Seine in France to the Schelde in Antwerp.”To unload and install the enormous 43-tonne lock doors, Sarens used the LTM 1130-5.1 and LTM 1450-8.1. Additionally, an AC50 and LTM 1100-5.2 worked for several days alongside the lock, completing preparations and finishing work. In selecting the equipment, Sarens paid special attention to ground pressure and ensured that cranes would be versatile and flexible in three different positions along the lock. Because all equipment came from the Sarens headquarters in Wolvertem, Sarens could quickly transport and set up the telescopic cranes at the job site.The lock doors measured 9,75m x 10m with a 26,6m radius, and Sarens crane drivers successfully lifted them without the use of a tailing crane. The work was completed one day earlier than expected, and Sarens is pleased to have been a part of this crucial initiative. For more information on the project, visit the Seine-Schelde Project website or view the video!last_img read more


first_imgFEATURES: The Donegal Roaders are set to embark on an exhausting non-stop tour of Ireland on Saturday, to help raise money for Relay for Life! Hegarty’s Ford in Letterkenny along with the well travelled Donegal Roaders came up with a unique fund raising idea for this years Relay For Life. Hegartys have branded a new Ford Kuga in the Relay For Life logo’s – and Les O Donnell and Denis Ferry will leave Letterkenny on Friday evening and drive around Ireland – some 1300 kilometres of it .Some of the routes the guys will embark on are Donegal, Sligo, Galway, Cork, Wexford, Dublin, Belfast and Letterkenny.The duo who usually go nowhere without the third member of the team, Paul Doherty, are going as a double act this time as Paul has work commitments this weekend so Paul said “the two lads will become king of the selfie overnight!”.Paul also gave Denis and Les a camera for the trip and is said to be more worried about it than Andrew Hegarty is of the Kuga! Hegarty’s are selling the kilometres to raise money and Top Oil Letterkenny are supplying the fuel for the trip and CBM signs done all the graphics so this ensures that all the money collected goes to the charity as there is no expenses.The boys will be making regular updates via social media so you can see their progress.The Kuga will be back in Letterkenny after the no stop (except for change of driver) tour of Ireland on Saturday before the start of Relay For Life.So get out there and sponsor some kilometres and raise money for Relay For Life!DONEGAL ROADERS ARE DOING A NON-STOP TOUR OF IRELAND FOR RELAY FOR LIFE was last modified: June 3rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:charityDonegal RoadersIrelandnewsRelay for LifeTriplast_img read more