Mammoet, the world’s largest service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport, and Stoof Engineering and Innovation (E&I) are joining forces to develop a new type of heavy lifter, named “Focus”. It an unparalleled lifting capacity and maneuverability with fast (de)mobilization.
The “Focus” is designed to facilitate easy and fast assembly, lift ultra-heavy loads and provide unique maneuverability in confined areas. It takes all these features to a new level:
-) Vertical Assembly without the need for extra cranes: The “Focus” can be fully assembled on site in confined areas. The whole assembly process takes place in vertical direction as opposed to conventional assembly of cranes which is usually on the ground. There is no need for auxiliary cranes as lifting capacity is integrated into the design, making the Focus and its boom sections – even above 200 meters main boom – self-erecting. The Focus is easy and efficient to transport due to its containerized design.
-) Ultra-heavy lifting capacity: Depending on the configuration, the “Focus” is expected to lift up to 24,000 tons with a load moment of up to 1,500,000 TM. This is beyond any capacity offered by cranes currently available.
-) Unparalleled Maneuverability: The “Focus” is designed to allow for variable distances between the mast/boom foot and the counterweight with a load in the hook. This can even be done while the crane is slewing. It provides for the unique maneuverability of the crane – combining linear movements and turning in one fluent motion – regardless of the radius involved at any point in time.
The “Focus” can pick up a load from a ship in a linear movement, pull back while turning, and place the object at any point around the crane. Because of the length of the mast – up to 200 meters – the object could even be placed over other buildings. Other cranes can perform these types of movements, but none of them are able to do it to the extent the Focus can.