Mammoet Releases the MSG1000 Crane Concept
|The new crane concept leads to a capacity of 18,000 metric tons.|
May 7, 2019 - Mammoet has introduced a crane concept that is derived from its fleet of ring cranes (MSG80 and range of PTC cranes): the MSG1000.
The concept of a ringer crane has revolutionized efficiency in both construction and maintenance work. These industries operate on larger scales, yet at the same time, existing production sites are becoming more complex and congested as they are expanded and improved.
The Mammoet Sliding Gantry (MSG) and its range of PTC cranes combine extreme lifting capacity (up to 5,000 tons) with a long reach of up to 256 meters (839.9’) (main boom plus jib). Combined with a small footprint and 360° 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 10 PTCs worldwide.
"The MSG80 and PTC cranes have revolutionized construction and maintenance efficiency in the last decade," explains Jacques Stoof, global director market development and innovation at Mammoet. "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 tons."
The new MSG1000 will be available to customers in North America if interested.