International heavy lift and transport specialist, Mammoet, based in the Netherlands, has ordered a pair of heavy lift crawler cranes to add to its already extensive fleet.
Largest of the two new cranes will be a 1,600 tonne capacity Terex-Demag CC 8800-1 with heavy lift equipment. It is an upgrade, using stronger boom sections, of the 1,250 tonne capacity CC 8800. The crane will be operated with a joint venture partner in the Middle East and is due for delivery in 2007.
The other new crane is a 1,250 tonne capacity Terex-Demag CC 6800. The crawler, rated at 13,800 tonne-metres, has a 3.5 m wide boom and is an upgrade of the 1,000 tonne capacity CC 5800 first seen in iron last November.
Speaking exclusively to IC, a Mammoet spokesperson explained that both cranes will be additions to the fleet, as opposed to replacements, to meet unprecedented demand from energy related projects around the world.
For more details on these cranes and other developments in heavy lifting equipment seeIC December 2005, pages 16 to 19.