Apr. 26, 2023 - The first parts of Mammoet’s new 6,600-USt ring crane will soon be delivered to the company’s engineering center in The Netherlands.
Production of long-lead-time components started last fall (see story here).
In the months ahead, fabrication and production will continue as the crane is readied for its first project, with delivery scheduled in 2024.
When complete, the SK6000 will be the world’s highest capacity land-based crane, and will run completely on electric power, allowing clients to execute projects in a sustainable way.
The introduction of this 6,600-USt ring crane sets a new standard in worldwide heavy lifting capacity and allows customers to construct heavier and larger components than ever before. With its unrivaled outreach, hook height and lifting capacity, it offers a carbon-free lifting solution that others simply cannot match.
The new SK6000 shares the same engineering DNA as its predecessor, the SK350.
By employing similar design principles and lifting techniques, it provides customers with continuity and peace of mind.
Much of the crane’s proven technology has been working successfully – and safely – on projects around the globe for many years.
Like earlier models, the SK6000’s components are sized to fit into containers, enabling fast mobilization and assembly wherever it is needed.
It has been designed to handle components of the next generation of offshore wind farms and will serve all global energy markets, both onshore and at sea.
As offshore wind components grow in scale and in weight, more lift capacity is needed. The SK6000 delivers this capacity and unlocks a major design constraint.
Mammoet’s latest innovation will enable customers to integrate higher and bigger turbines, and launch heavier foundations, be they fixed or floating.
In the conventional energy sector, the SK6000 allows offshore and floating production projects to reduce integration time by building even larger topside modules. On land, it helps refineries to reduce downtime by removing and installing larger components with minimum disruption.