Oil and Gas
Mammoet is pleased to announce that it will move forward with the development of the FOCUS30, an innovation that will set a new standard for heavy lifting in confined spaces.
Mammoet is pleased to announce that it will move forward with the development of the Focus, an innovation that will set a new standard for heavy lifting in confined spaces. The FOCUS30 is a high-capacity crane that can be erected vertically in a very small area.
This makes it the ideal heavy-lift solution for efficient and safe project execution in limited and congested spaces, such as plants and inner cities. After the announcement of the concept in 2018, Mammoet made adjustments to the initial design which further improves its performance. With the design finalized, Mammoet is ready to launch the FOCUS30 in the market and revolutionize the industry once again with a crane that can perform in a way other cranes can’t.
Following the initial announcement of the concept, Mammoet has altered the design to further enhance its value to project execution. In the improved design, the crane’s upper structure is placed on a pedestal, enhancing the crane’s stability and lowering ground bearing pressures to less than 10 tons per square meter. The crane requires a minimum amount of space for assembly and operation, just a 22 by 22-meter surface.
The second improvement is in the assembly of the crane. The FOCUS30 utilizes a climbing frame to build itself vertically, as opposed to the initial principle of an extension ladder. This is similar to the proven concept of a tower crane. ‘Sterilizing’ larger parts of a plant area for crane assembly is no longer needed and there is no need to build over live pipe racks in a plant. All in all, the assembly process is less complex, safer and more efficient, and significantly reduces the costly downtime of assembling a crane.
The new design will also include a variable superlift system, with a radius that can be adjusted under load from 16 to 30 meters. This will increase the crane’s flexibility, delivering a larger operational window, especially in congested areas.
“Mammoet is excited to commence the development of the Focus as we see it as a cost-saving solution for many of our customers within the power, petrochemical and civil sectors,” says Mammoet Innovations Director Jacques Stoof. “We have worked closely with these customers to listen and understand their current and future challenges. The FOCUS30 is a direct response to their need for greater lifting capacity and flexibility within limited and congested spaces. This crane will make a significant difference to the way we serve our customers.”
The first FOCUS30 crane is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2020.