Cargill’s new plant in Ghent will contribute to lowering the carbon footprint of the maritime and highway transport sector by producing up to 115,000 metric tons of biodiesel
These services, inaugurated in 2022, are an important in Europe in the processing of used oils and different wastes for the manufacture of cleaner fuels.
Sarens works along with Cargill in the upkeep of these services, offering the mandatory equipment and technical recommendation to maximize biodiesel manufacturing and cut back downtimes.
Sarens, world chief in heavy lifting, engineered transport and crane rental, has been working with Cargill since June 2021 to facilitate the upkeep and restore of its infrastructure at Ghent. Their new biodiesel processing plant in that location is consolidating, since its start-up in June 2022, the European reference in processing recycled oils and fat, together with cooking oils, tallow and edible oil manufacturing residues, to produce biodiesel and thus contribute to the discount of the carbon footprint in the maritime and highway transport sectors.
In the case of the Ghent plant, Sarens has lately carried out numerous duties to take away one of the motors in which the transesterification course of of fat -a chemical response used for the conversion of fat contained in oils into usable biodiesel- takes place in order to proceed with the disassembly and overhaul of its engine and drive shaft.
In order to entry the motor, situated in one of the plant’s ATEX-zones and in a really small area, Sarens used an LTM1150 crane, with a most load capability of 150 tons, to carry the concrete panel situated on high of the unit. Once this panel is eliminated, the technical workforce can proceed to disassemble the motor and fasten it to the crane, in order that it may be eliminated to work on the mechanical overhaul extra comfortably.
Once these operations had been accomplished, for which it was essential to circumvent every type of cable trays and piping, the technical workforce returned the unit to its unique location and the concrete panel again on high.
According to Karel Storm, Sarens Depot Manager in Ghent, “The success of this undertaking is due to the truth that our workforce at all times finds all the mandatory cooperation from Cargill. As it is a recurring activity and since we now have the best equipment, each groups work completely collectively to cut back the downtime of every unit as a lot as potential, thus optimizing manufacturing”.
Sarens has intensive worldwide expertise in the hydrocarbon processing sector. It has lately collaborated in the development of Corpus Christi Polymers’ new oil derivatives processing plant in Texas (SA), in the renovation of IRPC’s DCC cyclone reactor in Thailand, or in the upgrades of PT Pertamina’s refinery in Balikpapan (Indonesia), amongst others.