Check out our 2024 Corporate Sustainability Report!

Crane Hot Line

Mammoet’s New 2,750-U.S.-Ton FOCUS30 Crane will Make Big Lifts with Low Impact

Sept. 16, 2020 - Mammoet’s newly released FOCUS30 crane will help increase the efficiency of lifting operations in complex environments.

The very first FOCUS30 will soon undertake its first live project. The inaugural job will take place in North America.

Designed for configuration versatility and assembly in tight locations, the FOCUS30 offers several key advantages:

• High lifting capacity – a 2,750-U.S.-ton class crane with a 216,990,100-ft.-lb. load moment

• Low ground bearing pressure – minimum of 8.5 psi or 1,228.9 psf.

• Erection that does not overhang site infrastructure

• Small assembly area and footprint, allowing more work to continue around the crane

• Large and variable operational window, allowing more lifts to be made using the same crane

As cities develop and industries expand, demand for energy and infrastructure increases. Large industrial facilities have become more complex and crowded, while cities have become congested. At the same time, development work must continue.

Mammoet recognized that a new lifting solution was needed to better support clients.

The solution would need to be assembled and operated in confined spaces but also deliver the size of lifts that modular projects demand. So, it developed the FOCUS30.

The FOCUS30 has been designed specifically to operate in areas with complex infrastructure and space limitations, such as petrochemical plants and central cities.

It is a high-capacity crane that can be assembled in the smallest area possible. That allows more work to continue around it than would be the case for a crawler crane.

Its 14-day erection allows projects to start and finish sooner. Its boom system is assembled vertically, allowing erection to take place from just a 98’5” x 131’3” footprint.

That also contributes significantly to safety, as it ensures that no part of the crane overhangs buildings, plant, or people during assembly and disassembly.

The crane’s compact footprint allows customers to complete more work alongside heavy lifting operations, while its low ground bearing pressure limits the impact on surrounding infrastructure and reduces the amount of ground preparation needed.

The FOCUS30’s 2,750-U.S.-ton capacity makes it ideal for a wide range of lifts. The crane also offers great flexibility, with a variable and splittable superlift that enables it to be relocated swiftly. It can also be moved entirely to another lifting position without having to be disassembled.

“We are delighted to have designed a crane that offers a high capacity while minimizing the impact on its surroundings,” said Jacques Stoof, global director of market development and innovation at Mammoet. “The FOCUS30’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,” Stoof said.

“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,” added Stoof. “The FOCUS30’s small footprint and low ground bearing pressure reduces disruption and helps civil engineers keep our busy, expanding megacities running smoothly.”

Further models in the FOCUS range are planned.


Crane Hot Line is part of the Catalyst Communications Network publication family.