Mammoet says the SK6000 is both the world’s largest crane and the highest-capacity electric crane on the planet, with a maximum capacity in the range of 6,600-USt.
As floating wind installations get larger, the SK6000 will maximize project efficiency by being able to launch foundations and build turbine sections without reconfiguration.
Offshore wind components continue to grow rapidly as developers seek more reliable wind at higher heights.
While larger turbines ensure maximum return on investment, their size adds further pressure to a supply chain that is already struggling to keep up with the production and handling capacities required.
As a result, investment is needed on an unprecedented scale to future proof the sector and support progress towards 2030 climate targets.
With more than 10 ring cranes, Mammoet is well positioned to de-risk offshore wind projects today. It is also able to invest on the scale required to support the offshore wind projects of the future.
Like the rest of the SK series, the SK6000 can be operated entirely from electric power, helping customers reduce the carbon impact of their projects.
By using Mammoet’s electric SPMT power pack system, fully electric on-shore marshaling and load out is possible.
The first parts for the SK6000 have been produced at Mammoet’s fabricator in the Netherlands, with the first phase of assembly scheduled for later this year.
Building on the established design of Mammoet’s SK350 series, the SK6000 will support the sector as offshore wind components grow and travel farther to sites.
The SK6000 can lift 3,300-USt components to a 721’ hook height, and has a maximum radius of 472’.
That lets customers safeguard the schedules of projects, even as turbine towers, nacelles, and blades expand at break-neck pace.
The SK6000 also can make lifts in the 3,300- to 6,600-USt range, for example suction bucket jackets, XXL monopiles, and floating wind foundations.
To learn more, please visit mammoet.com/offshore-wind.