July 24 - Wagenborg Nedlift has expanded its crane fleet with a brand new 700-tonne capacity Demag AC-700 mobile crane.

The crane, which has a 60 m main boom and can carry a maximum 160 tonnes of counterweight, is suitable for lifting operations in the petrochemical, oil and gas and energy sectors, said Wagenborg.

It is also possible to equip the crane with a 36 m main boom extension, 50 m fixed fly jib and a 96 m luffing fly jib. Wagenborg explained that these features mean a lifting height of around 150 m can be achieved.

The crane is also equipped with Sideways Super Lift (SSL), which means that the crane's capacity is increased significantly in relation to a normal SL or main boom configuration, claimed the company.

Once the crane was handed over to Wagenborg Nedlift, it was immediately put to action in Eemshaven, where it assisted one of the company's 500-tonne capacity cranes in the lifting of a 185-tonne hydraulic piling hammer from the quay onto a vessel.