Dutch international heavy lift and specialist transport company Mammoet has unveiled its MTC15 terminal crane, which the company claims can transform any general port into a heavy lift terminal.
The MTC15 is a has a capacity of 600 tonnes and a load moment of 15,000 tonne meters. Mammoet claims that 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 to provide heavy lift capabilities in a matter of days and 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 and uses local resources such as water or sand for the ballast.
The MTC15 has a maximum capacity of 600 tonnes at a 25 meter radius, can be shipped in 25, 20ft containers, has a ground bearing pressure of 10 tonnes per square meter, uses winches for lifting and the boom-up system, needs just one 80 tonne capacity crane to help assembly which can be completed in 7-10 days and needs only one operator.
Mammoet said: “The MTC15 is ideal for load-in/load-outs and the transfer of heavy components for oil and gas, mining and power plant projects. Its load moment capacity is equal to a large 1,200 tonne 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 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,” said 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.”