Mammoet’s Focus build begins

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Pieces of Focus on the ground

The first steel has been cut for the construction of the first unit of Mammoet’s heavy-lift Focus crane.

Following the finalisation of structural engineering details and appointment of suitable subcontractors, the first steel has been cut for the Focus 30. It is a 2,500-tonne capacity class lattice boom crane particularly suitable for use in confined areas and congested sites. It can be erected vertically without the need for large areas of clear ground in which to assemble and layout a long boom.

Around 1,000 tonnes of steel will go into the new crane which will be built by a group of several subcontractors. Underway at the time of writing in early October were the work packages for the under and upper carrier, boom systems, erection frame, drive and control systems, winching components and hoist blocks, Mammoet said. Liebherr will supply the winch system.

Jacques Stoof, Mammoet director of market development and innovation, said, “We are confident that the selected vendors will provide the high-quality components necessary in order to bring our Focus 30 to reality. We believe that a good relationship between contractor and supplier is the foundation for a high-quality product. For this reason, we have chosen many local vendors to ensure close interaction throughout the building process.”

The first Focus crane is scheduled to be available in the second quarter of 2020.