Mammoet has announced a super heavy lift crane with a capacity of 6,614 tons (6,000 tons).
The Netherlands-based international heavy haulage and transportation specialist said the SK6.000 is typically used to lift modules for the construction of FPSO projects in larger blocks. These can weigh up to 5,512 tons (5,000 tons), Mammoet said. For example, it will also be able to handle a 1,654-ton, 492-foot-tall flare tower in one piece.
Mammoet said the SK6.000 allows EPCs to be built larger than ever, with modules lifted directly onto the hull without having to rotate the modules on land or on the ship.
The new crane follows the same design as the SK350 with a capacity of 5,512 tons and the smaller SK190. While it can be set up on a full ring, the footprint required can be reduced by up to 45 percent by using just one rail segment. This is because the ballast is in the center of the ring, not at the back on the opposite side of the ring from the boom foot.
The maximum range is 472 feet while the ground pressure is designed to stay low.
Giovanni Alders, Mammoet Sales Director, said: “With its long range, minimal footprint and relatively low site impact, the SK6.000 significantly reduces integration time on the top. With larger building blocks you will of course spend less time connecting and testing and more time producing. “
The news follows the announcement in May 2019 of the world’s largest land crane and big brother of all these SK cranes, the 10,000 ton SK10.000. Like the other Mammoet super heavy lift cranes, this latest one is contained in containers for shipping. More news on this new giant will follow as it becomes available.