Mammoet has announced that the first model in its new Focus crane concept will be the Focus 30 and that it has a project lined up for its first job.
Rated a 2,400 tonne class crane, it offers a tenth of the 25,000 tonne potential that the company claims for the concept - see: Mammoet releases Focus details.
The new crane concept has been designed to set up and operate in plants with complex infrastructure and space limitations, such as inner city petrochemical plants and inner cities. It can be erected in around 14 days with the boom sections added at the base and jacked up vertically allowing the boom to be erected with low ground bearing pressures within a 30 x 40 metre footprint.
Jacques Stoof, global director market development and innovation, said: “We are delighted to have designed a crane that offers a high capacity while minimising the impact on its surroundings. The Focus 30’s ability to operate around key site infrastructure means refineries and chemical plants do not incur the typical loss of production while upgrades are made. That means projects are completed quicker and with a lower total cost of refurbishment.”
“Similarly, with real estate at such a premium in the world’s cities, all available land is built upon and underground infrastructure can prevent the use of heavier lifting cranes. The Focus 30’s small footprint and low ground bearing pressure reduces disruption and helps civil engineers keep our busy, expanding megacities running smoothly.”
With further Focus models planned, the first unit is to be built for a project in North America.