FOCUS30 crane launched to deliver big lifts with low impact
Mammoet launched the FOCUS30, a crane designed specifically to operate in areas with complex infrastructure and space limitations, such as petrochemical plants and inner cities. It delivers a high capacity crane that can be assembled within the smallest area possible, allowing more work to continue around it than would be the case for a crawler crane.
It can be erected swiftly in 14 days to allow projects to start and finish sooner. Its boom system is assembled vertically in sections, allowing erection to take place from just a 30 metre by 40 metre footprint. This also contributes significantly to safety as it ensures no part of the crane overhangs buildings, plant or people during assembly and disassembly activities.
Mammoet says the crane’s compact footprint allows customers to complete more work alongside heavy lifting operations, while its low ground bearing pressure limits the impact on surrounding infrastructure and reduces the amount of civil work that is required for lifting to begin. The FOCUS30 is a 2,500 tonne class crane, making it ideal for a wide range of lifts. It also offers a great amount of flexibility as its variable and splittable superlift enables it to be relocated swiftly. It can also be moved entirely to another lifting position, without having to be deconstructed.
• High lifting capacity – a 2,500 tonne class crane with a 30,000t/metre load moment
• Low ground bearing pressure – minimum of 6-tonne/m2
• Erection that does not overhang site infrastructure
• Small assembly area and footprint, allowing more work to continue around the crane
• Large and variable operational window, allowing more lifts to be made using the same crane
“The FOCUS30’s ability to operate around key site infrastructure means refineries and chemical plants do not incur the typical loss of production while upgrades are made. That means projects are completed quicker and with a lower total cost of refurbishment” said Jacques Stoof, Mammoet’s global director market development and innovation.
Further models in the FOCUS range are planned, while the first crane to be produced will shortly undertake its first live project, in the North America region.