Mammoet develops ringer crane concept that can expand lifting capacity to 18,000 metric tons

The MSG1000 concept crane is derived from Mammoet’s fleet of ring cranes, namely the MSG80 and PTC models

Ring crane, Mammoet, Mammoet sliding gantry, Construction, Maintenance

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Mammoet is developing a ringer crane concept that can significantly expand the current lifting capacities of its largest cranes, from 5,000 tons to 18,000 tones.

The MSG1000 concept crane is derived from Mammoet’s fleet of ring cranes, namely the MSG80 and PTC models. The Mammoet sliding gantry (MSG) and its range of PTC cranes combine extreme lifting capacity up to 5,000 tons with a reach of up to 256 meters (main boom plus jib). Combined with a small footprint and 360 degree 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 ten PTCs worldwide.

Jacques Stoof, global director, market development and innovation, Mammoet, said: “The MSG80 and PTC cranes have revolutionized construction and maintenance efficiency in the last decade. However, we see new requirements in applications such as modular construction where 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."

In the coming months, Mammoet will discuss the concept with its main customers in different segments to further explore how its functionality can be tailored to market needs.

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