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Mammoet to introduce “groundbreaking” crane to market

Mammoet has commenced assembling the SK6000 – the world’s strongest land-based crane.

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 At the Westdorpe facility in the Netherlands, the brand-new SK6000 is being built with an expected lifting capacity of 6000-tonne. It will also be capable of lifting components up to 3,000-tonne to a height of 220m, allowing customers to build efficiently in larger pieces.

“This is a thrilling new chapter for Mammoet and modular construction in heavy industry,” said Koen Brouwers, Project Manager for the SK6000, “as we see the SK6000 taking shape.”

The SK6000 will also offer full electric operation, meaning it will reduce the carbon impact of energy projects. The full-electric feature complements Mammoet’s commitment to innovation and sustainability. According to Koen, efficiency and sustainability is key to the project.

“It will offer a hook height, outreach, and lifting capacity far in excess of any crane on the market,” he said. “We are excited to bring this groundbreaking technology to our customers, helping them achieve their project goals with greater efficiency and more sustainability.”

The construction of the SK6000 builds on the design philosophy of Mammoet’s SK190 and SK350 series – cranes that have been proven in the market.

The 6000-tonne ring crane also unlocks new modular construction options for nuclear facilities, with increased cost-effectiveness and safety, account to Mammoet.

The crane enhances opportunity in emerging energy sectors, Mammoet says, supporting the continued development of next-generation foundation and wind turbine projects needed to achieve higher results from offshore wind farms.

The SK6000’s assembly will also be supported by Mammoet’s auxiliary cranes, including two 250-tonne crawler cranes and a 140-tonne Gottwald mobile harbour crane.

Following the mobilisation of all parts at Westdorpe, initial works include assembly of the power packs, control room and the crane’s base frame.

The SK6000 is due to be fully assembled during Q4 2024.


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