Sarens replaces 230t filter at French cement plant

23 May 2017 by Sotiris Kanaris


Sarens recently replaced a filter at the Eqiom cement plant in Lumbres, France, on behalf of client TS Industrie.

Eqiom, a subsidiary of the Irish group CRH, employs 1500 people in the production of cements, aggregates, and ready-mixed concrete as well as the treatment and recovery of waste. Its Lumbres plant produces approximately 750,000t of cement per year. 

The filter replacement operation demanded careful study and preparation by Sarens engineers and operators. The load they lifted weighed 230t and measured 13.7 x 10.8 x 20m with a radius of 22m.

The Sarens team had to execute the lift in a confined space and sling on 12 points, all below the filter.

They used a CC 2800 crawler crane with full ballast and SSL, as well as 45 trucks for rigging. Working as a team, 18 Sarens crew members successfully removed the old filter and installed the new one.