Mammoet adds Fixed Jib on SK6,000 Offshore Wind Crane to reach Deeper Waters – Heavy Lift News
29 Sep 2022

Mammoet adds Fixed Jib on SK6,000 Offshore Wind Crane to reach Deeper Waters

Mammoet’s SK6,000 crane includes a fixed jib to allow offshore wind producers to access deeper waters and minimize floating wind construction costs.

Mammoet’s SK6,000 is a modern crane for installing wind turbines. With its revolutionary fixed jib, it can lift 3,000 tons at 220 meters.

Fast-growing fixed-bottom turbines and their foundations allow for projects farther from the shore, where stronger winds and larger yields are projected. Jackets and monopiles are taller and heavier than the world’s largest cranes.

As the industry advances to 20MW turbines, floating wind components grow larger and heavier. Modular strategies are needed to speed up development and install additional floating turbines during limited weather periods.

The crane may load floating foundations with its main boom before erecting the turbine tower with its fixed jib.

The SK6,000 fixed jib is the latest in a family of cranes that allow modest alterations to improve performance, reducing the need to design, engineer, and build a new crane. Future Mammoet offshore wind project bids will feature the enhanced jib design, which will be deployed when a suitable project is available.

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