Artist's impression of the fully-finished electric crane.

The largest electric crane in the world

Mammoet is investing in SK6000; a 6000-ton electric crane to serve the growing energy markets

Mammoet’s engineering nerve center in The Netherlands will soon be receiving the first parts of the new electric crane. In the months ahead, fabrication and production will continue as it is readied for its very first project.

With delivery scheduled in 2024, it is the world’s highest capacity land-based crane. It allows for clients to execute projects in a sustainable way, as it is fully operational with just electric power.

The electric crane sets a new standard in worldwide heavy lifting capacity. Consequently, it allows customers to construct heavier and larger components than ever before. With its outreach, hook height, and lifting capacity, this carbon-free lifting solution is leading the market.

The new ring crane shares the same engineering DNA as its predecessor, the SK350. By employing similar design principles and lifting techniques, it provides customers with continuity and peace of mind. Much of the crane’s technology has been working successfully, and safely, on project sites around the globe for many years.

The SK6000’s design reflects its earlier relatives, which enables swift mobilization and on-site assembly. Each of its features consider the next generation of offshore wind farms and its needs.

As offshore wind components grow in scale and in weight, the industry is calling out for greater capacity. The SK6000 delivers this capacity and unlocks a major design constraint. This innovation will enable customers to integrate higher and bigger turbines, and launch heavier foundations, whther fixed or floating.

In the conventional energy sector, the SK6000 allows offshore and floating production projects to reduce integration time by building even larger topside modules. On land, it helps refineries to reduce downtime by removing and installing larger components with minimum disruption.