Mammoet is investing in an additional 6 000t capacity ring crane to serve growing energy markets The first parts of the new crane will soon be delivered to Mammoet’s engineering nerve centre in the Netherlands. In the months ahead, fabrication and production will continue as the crane is readied for its very first project, with delivery scheduled in 2024. As such, it will become the world’s highest capacity land-based crane, and can be fully operated using electric power.
Mammoet claims that with its unrivalled outreach, hook height and lifting capacity, this crane offers a carbon-free lifting solution that others simply cannot match. Named SK6000, it shares the same engineering DNA as its predecessor, the SK350.
Cannot be matched
By employing similar design principles and lifting techniques, this crane provides customers with continuity and peace of mind. Much of the technology has been working successfully – and safely – on project sites around the globe for many years.
Like earlier models, the SK6000 is containerised, enabling swift mobilisation and on-site assembly, providing ultra-heavy lift capacity wherever it is needed. It has been designed with next generation offshore wind farms in mind and will serve all global energy markets where additional lifting capacity is needed, both onshore and at sea.
Unlocks a major constraint
As offshore wind components grow in scale and in weight, more lift capacity is needed. The SK6000 delivers this capacity and unlocks a major design constraint enabling customers to integrate higher and bigger turbines, and launch heavier foundations, be they fixed or floating.
In the conventional energy sector, the SK6000 allows offshore and floating production projects to reduce integration time by building even larger topside modules. On land, it helps refineries to reduce downtime by removing and installing larger components with minimum disruption.