Mammoet introduces 18,000t super heavy lifter

Concept for new MSG1000 derived from company’s ring crane and PTC models

Heavy lift and move specialist Mammoet has announced the introduction of a new crane concept capable of a lifting capacity of 18,000 metric tonnes.

The Dutch multinational said the new MSG1000 concept model is derived from its successful fleet of ring cranes – the MSG80 and PTC ranges. According to a Mammoet statement, the ringer crane concept has revolutionised efficiency in both construction and maintenance work across heavy industries, which require to operate on ever larger scales while production sites become more complex and congested.

The Mammoet Sliding Gantry (MSG) and its range of PTC cranes combine extreme lifting capacities of up to 5,000t with exceptionally long reaches of up to 256m. Mammoet says that combined with a small footprint and 360 degree versatility, these cranes have proved their worth in the last decade in dozens of projects around the world where there was a need for high capacity in congested or confined areas. Currently, Mammoet operates ten PTCs worldwide.

Jacques Stoof, Mammoet’s global director, Market Development and Innovation, said: “The MSG80 and PTC cranes have revolutionised construction and maintenance efficiency in the last decade. However, we see from developments in, for example, modular construction, there is a growing need for cranes with significantly more lifting capacity than the market has seen thus far. While we have left the basic concept of the PTC intact, we have enhanced its capacity. Among other features, a double boom and strand jacks in combination with winches-based hoisting significantly increases its capacity – up to 18,000 metric tonnes.”

Mammoet said that in the coming months it will discuss the concept with its main customers in different segments to further explore how its functionality can be tailored to market needs.

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