By James Robinson and James Gant For Mailonline
Published: 12:27 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 12:32 BST, 4 May 2021
These impressive pictures capture the moment the world's largest crane lifts a massive steel ring at the site of a new nuclear power station in the UK.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Nicknamed 'Big Carl', the massive machine, which stands at a mighty 820ft tall, lifted the giant metal structure into position at Hinckley Point C in Somerset.
It is the second of three prefabricated steel rings to form the reinforced cylinder around the new nuclear reactor at the new £23billion power station.
Along with the rings, Belgian-owned Big Carl will lift more than 500 prefabricated steel and concrete elements weighing up to 1,600 tonnes as part of the build.
Owned and operated by Brussels-based crane company Sarens, 'Big Carl' can carry 5,000 tonnes in a single lift.
These impressive pictures capture the moment the world's largest crane lifts a massive steel ring at a UK power station
Nicknamed 'Big Carl', the massive machine, which stands at 820ft tall, lifted the giant metal structure into position at Hinckley Point C
Height: 850ft tall
Weight: Around 10,000 tonnesInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Reach of: 900ft
Capable of lifting: 5,000 tonnes
Supported by: 52 counterweight containers weighing 100 tonnes each
Powered by: 12 engines
Owned by: Belgian crane company Sarens
How did it get here: Transported from Belgium on over 250 trucks
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