Mammoet is expanding its fleet of heavy lift jacks with the addition of 10 new towers for its Mega Jack 800 system.
The fleet addition increases the company’s total number of Mega Jack 800 towers to 22. The fleet expansion will increase Mammoet’s global availability of an innovation that has been proven to reduce risk and improve efficiency across projects such as civil infrastructure renewal, port expansions and petrochemical facility construction.
All of these projects prioritize the need for safe, efficient work that minimizes the impact on business as usual, such as the flow of traffic, movement of cargo or flow of product.
“More Mega Jack 800 towers means more possibilities for our clients to save time, operate more safely and reduce disruption across a range of different projects,” said Ronald Hoefmans, head of research & development and fabrication at Mammoet.
“One of the real benefits of the Mega Jack 800 system is its flexibility, and this has allowed it to make a real impact not just for civil and port projects, but for the likes of the nuclear decommissioning and OGP industries too.”
The Mega Jack 800 offers a highly effective solution to these challenges. Originally developed by Mammoet in 2014, it provides significant lifting power of 800 tonnes per tower, within a compact footprint that minimizes its impact on other site operations. This allows projects such as bridge installations to be performed quicker – sometimes in a matter of just a few days – and work to expand or heighten port cranes to be completed with less disruption to the operations around them.
At refineries, Mammoet customers benefit from a strong and versatile lifting system that can be deployed quickly with the majority of work undertaken at ground level.
“Because it is controlled remotely by computer, the system allows highly accurate, simultaneous operation of the towers, which is not possible with manual jacking systems. Importantly, this also minimizes the need for interaction with the machinery to help optimize safety on site,” Hoefmans said.
Mammoet is the world’s largest engineered heavy lifting and transport service provider. The Mega Jack 800 system is just one machine in Mammoet’s comprehensive range of jacking solutions, from traditional climbing jacks to the 300 tonne per tower capacity Mega Jack 300 and 5,200 tonnes per tower capacity Mega Jack 5200.