Mammoet has expanded its Mega Jack 800 fleet with the addition of ten towers.

Originally developed by Mammoet in 2014, the jacks provide 800 tonnes of lifting capacity per tower, within a compact footprint that minimises impact on other site operations. This allows projects such as bridge installations to be performed quicker, according to Mammoet.

The company now has a total of 22 towers in its fleet.

Ronald Hoefmans, head of research and development and fabrication at Mammoet, said: “More Mega Jack 800 towers means more possibilities for our clients to save time, operate more safely and reduce disruption across a range of different projects. Because it is controlled remotely by a computer, the system allows highly accurate, simultaneous operation of the towers, which is not possible with manual jacking systems.

“Importantly,  this also minimises the need for interaction with the machinery to help optimise safety on site,” he added.

In addition to the Mega Jack 800 system, Mammoet offers a range of jacking solutions from traditional climbing jacks to the 300-tonne per tower capacity Mega Jack 300, and 5,200-tonne per tower capacity Mega Jack 5200.