Geda supplies world’s largest hospital site
By Sarah Ann McCay10 June 2013
Geda has supplied 12 hoists to the construction site of the world’s biggest hospital project, the Stockholm University Hospital Nya Karolinska.
Lead contractor Skanska brought in two Geda Multilift P6 and 10 Geda 2 PK crane operator hoists to assist with work on the 32,000 m2 construction site.
On site, 400 temporary construction site containers are being used as work containers and as offices for Skanska. The containers are sometimes placed on top of each other and form a complex of several storeys. Swedish law states that in buildings with at least three storeys, a hoist must be installed during construction work.
One of the Multilift P6s is used to transport people and loads on the scaffold staircase tower of the Skanska work and office containers. The Multilift P6 is also used there as an emergency hoist to quickly transport any injured people down using a stretcher.
The second hoist is installed on the containers at the Skanska service centre. These store various devices, which can then be lent to construction workers.
The Multilift P6 has a load-bearing capacity of 650 kg or six people. The lifting speed is 24 m/min, while the maximum lifting height is 100 m.
Set to open in 2016, the hospital will have 600 in-patient beds and a capacity of up to 1,600 patient visits per day.