Ports & Shipyards
Mammoet announced today that it has successfully developed and tested the Mammoet Terminal Crane 15 (MTC15) which instantly transforms any general port into a heavy lift terminal.
The MTC15 is a mobile terminal crane with a capacity of 600 tons and a load moment of 15,000-ton meters = 500 metric tons @ 30 meters. No other heavy-lifting device on the market combines the MTC15’s features with high lifting capacity and potentially lower operational costs.
The MTC15 is a fully-containerized heavy-lifting device developed with the purpose of providing general ports with heavy lift capabilities in a matter of days. Mobilization and demobilization of the MTC15 are very efficient and the MTC15 can be operated in any port capable of receiving containers. This solution minimizes the need for self-geared cargo vessels and eliminates the use of floating cranes. Moreover, the MTC15 is a sustainable, cost-saving solution since it can use local resources such as water or sand for its ballast. This feature eliminates the need for operators to ship hundreds of tons of ballast to the port where the MTC15 is in operation.
Thanks to the MTC15’s extremely high capacity and outreach, the MTC15 is ideal for load-in/load-outs and the transfer of heavy components for oil and gas, mining, and power plant projects. The MTC15’s load moment capacity is equal to a large 1,200 metric ton crawler crane, making it equally ideal for loading and offloading heavy items such as columns, vessels, reels, project cargo, and engines without the need to reinforce the quay. The MTC15’s capabilities give a port a leading edge in the ever-growing and increasingly demanding market. The MTC15 helps locations worldwide maximize their oil and gas, mining, and power plant operations in record time.
“With the successful testing of the MTC15 in Westdorpe, The Netherlands, Mammoet has engineered a technological breakthrough for our customers,” according to Patrick van der Meide, Senior Commercial Manager at Mammoet. “Due to popular demand, Mammoet is currently developing a skid track, making it possible to move the MTC15 parallel to the quay. Mammoet is open to discussing other, specialized alterations to the MTC15 with customers to meet their logistical supply chain requirements.”
Max capacity: 600 metric tons @ 25 meter radius
Load moment: 15,000 ton meters > 500 metric tons @ 30 meters
Shipping: 25 x 20-ft containers
Ground bearing pressure: 10 tons/m2
Ballast: water or sand
Lifting and boom-up system: winches
Assembly crane: 1 x 80-ton crane
Assembly time: 7-10 days
Only 1 MTC15 operator is needed when assembled.