Sarens Australia wins big LNG and mining contracts

16 August 2012

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In the last two months Sarens Australia secured more than four contracts for heavy cranage and heavy transport for works such as the Gorgon and Gladstone LNG Projects in Australia.

The contracts, with an estimated value of, 65 mio AUD will cover construction of LNG and Mining facilities during next three years.

The client for the Gorgon LNG project is the CBI-Kentz construction engineering group joint venture.

Another client, Bechtel, contracted the firm for three Gladstone LNG projects on Curtis Island.

Other Sarens contracts include heavy crane works and major load-out work on the HPX3 project in McKay with McDow-GeoSea JV and BMA.

To undertake this lifting Sarens will over the next six months increase its Australian fleet by about 64 new cranes.

It will include two 600t Crawler Cranes, two 1250t Crawler Cranes, 72 axle lines self propelled modular trailers (SPMT's) and about sixty new telescopic cranes."

Gert Hendrickx, country manager for Sarens Australia, said:

"With Australia currently being the fourth biggest LNG exporter in the world and the mining sector being a significant primary industry, it is not surprising these high value investment projects need state of the art construction equipment like cranes and heavy transport machinery.

CEO of Sarens Group, Wim Sarens, explained the history of the Australian branch, and how expansion is becoming a priority:

"The expansion of Sarens Australia has already started in 2007, as a part of the global growth strategy of Sarens Group.
"In 2010 the Australian organization was reinforced with the take-over of Perth Crane Hire on the west coast.

"The subsequent development of Sarens Australia is foreseen in 2013, when this branch will further be positioned as a true Australian company, well-established with over 100 employees, rather than a small foreign start-up.

"The expansion of the QEHS department in Australia is now priority.

"At Sarens we like working in Australia because of the extremely high safety standards, which are in line with the high safety demands of the Sarens Group itself."