Heavy lift and engineered transport specialist Mammoet is building a 6,000-tonne lift capacity ring crane that can be fully operated using electric power, with delivery scheduled for 2024.


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The first parts of the ring crane will soon be delivered to Mammoet’s engineering centre in the Netherlands. According to Mammoet, it will serve the growing energy markets and set new standards in heavy lifting capacity, allowing customers to construct heavier and larger components.   

To be named SK6000, it shares similar design principles and lifting techniques as its predecessor, the SK350. “Much of the crane’s technology has been working successfully – and safely – on project sites around the globe for many years,” said Mammoet. 
Like earlier models, the SK6000 is containerised, which enables swift mobilisation and onsite assembly. It has been designed with next-generation offshore wind farms in mind and will serve all global energy markets where additional lifting capacity is needed – both onshore and at sea.

“Our latest innovation will enable customers to integrate higher and bigger turbines, and launch heavier foundations, be they fixed or floating,” Mammoet added. “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.”