Crane and Hoist Canada

Products & Equipment Cranes
Mammoet launches new super heavy lift crane  

6,000-tonne capacity crane allows modules to be built bigger than ever before

November 25, 2020  By Mammoet

SK6000 will be able to lift and place a 1,654-ton 492-foot tall, flare tower in one piece. Photo courtesy of Mammoet

Mammoet announced a 6,000-tonne capacity super heavy lifting crane.

The SK6,000 allows EPCs and owners to build bigger than ever before, offering a maximum lift capacity of up to 6,000 tonnes. Its technology allows the topside modules to be lifted and installed from one single position without any need to rotate the hull, which is a costly and time-consuming exercise.

Its unique design, consisting of a centralized ballast, means that there is no need to install a full ring track. This frees up site space by up to 45 per cent, allowing operations around the crane to continue and the FPSO to launch faster.

Mammoet’s SK6,000 is a 6,000 tonne capacity super heavy lift crane. Photo courtesy of Mammoet

As the SK6,000 is containerized and can be assembled quickly on site, it can deliver heavy-lift capability to wherever it is needed. This provides greater flexibility in where and how projects are completed.

The SK6,000 allows EPCs and owners to consider construction methodologies involving heavier components than ever before, stretching to 5,000t and beyond. This allows new standards to be set in efficiency, safety, and time to production.

Maximum outreach is 472 feet while ground bearing pressure is designed to remain low. Photo courtesy of Mammoet

“As our customers strive for greater and greater efficiencies, both in terms of construction and production, the capacity of land-based cranes becomes a significant limiting factor when developing the FPSO modularization strategy,” said Mammoet sales director Giovanni Alders.

The SK6,000 utilizes the same proven design as the SK 190 and SK 350 before it, occupying a similar overall footprint to its predecessors. It allows construction to take place on a scale never before seen; re-defining what it is possible to lift with a land-based crane.

For more information, visit

Print this page


Stories continue below