|Crane’s superstructure is being lifted off the deck.|
Norway-based crane provider, the Nordic Crane Group, recently purchased six units of Grove GMK cranes from Manitowoc dealer Norman Olsen. With over 300 cranes in its fleet, Nordic Crane took delivery of one unit of GMK5310-2, one unit of GMK6300L and four units of GMK5220 in 2015.
One of the GMK5220 was put to work immediately to work on an oil platform in the North Sea where it was tasked with dismantling a derrick tower. The crane was disassembled ashore and reassembled on the platform. The job was completed in five month.
“Grove cranes are durable, reliable machines and operators find the fast set-up time an added bonus,” says Ove Grina, sales manager at Normann Olsen. “The strength and mobility of the Grove cranes make them an excellent choice for any company’s fleet.”
The Grove GMK5130-2 all terrain crane has a capacity of 130 ton and 60m two-lock boom while the 220 ton capacity GMK5220 features a 68m boom which can be extended to 105m with a jib. The 500 ton capacity GMK6300L offers the longest boom in its class at 80m and can be extended further with a 37m jib. For ease of set-up and tear-down, the crane can install and remove its outrigger box.
“Grove cranes are easy to operator and are user-friendly, making them ideal for a variety of jobs,” says Thorsten Bolender, area sales manager at Manitowoc Cranes. “The GMK5130-2 and GMK5220 have a higher lifting capacity compared to other machines in this class and they provide greater mobility thanks to their all-wheel steering. The GMK6300L offers some of the strongest lifting abilities of any six-axle all terrain crane, making it perfectly suited to the wide variety of work the machine will carry out.
The Nordic Crane Group was founded in 2008 and offers crane services across Scandinavia.
Check out more photos below of the job completed by Nordic Crane at North Sea
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- Nordic Crane Group invests in six Grove GMK Cranes, Manitowoc Cranes, 22 February 2016.