Huge crane shown off in the Port of Ghent

The Flemish Brabant-based company Saerens is showing off its latest super crane at the Port of Ghent. The SGC-140 is the biggest mobile crane in the world. The crane won’t be staying in Belgium for too long. “Its first mission will be for three years at building site in Kazakhstan”, Hendrik Saerens told VRT.

The SGC-140 is a ring crane, so-called as there is a large ring structure at its base. Just 4 such cranes have been built. Due to its immensity.

The crane was transporting in pieces to the port where it was assembled. It will be tested before embarked on its long journey to Central Asia.

The SGC-140 can lift up to 3,200 tonnes. It requires a counterweight of 4,000 tonnes spread across 40 containers. 150 trucks are needed to transport the crane and it takes about 6 weeks to assemble.