Mammoet ships first PTC 200 DS
By Alex Dahm06 December 2011
The first unit of the new Mammoet PTC 200 DS super heavy lift ring cranes has been shipped for its first project.
It is the first of three new generation models in the 200,000 tonne-metre class already built by the Netherlands-based international heavy lifting and specialized transport company. As a fully containerised crane, in its current setup, it consists of 24 x 20 foot and 198 x 40 foot containers, weighing a total of 6,125 tonnes.
The crane was loaded on two inland waterway barges from the Mammoet terminal in Westdorpe, the Netherlands, and was first shipped to Antwerp in Belgium. From there the containers were transhipped on board cargo vessel MSC Antares, which left Antwerp in the early morning of 29 November.
The crane will arrive in Brazil in late December for it first job, working on the construction of an FPSO for the offshore petrochemical industry.