3D printed offshore crane hook passes test
In the first week of 2018, the world’s first 3D printed offshore crane hook— manufactured by Huisman—successfully passed its load test (80t) and all associated quality control checks.
Mammoet and Stoof’s vision comes into focus
Piet Stoof first talked about his idea for a new design of very heavy lift crane with Cranes Today in 2013. Now, Mammoet has further elaborated the concept and is ready to build it. Stoof and Mammoet innovations director Wessel Helmens explain an extension of the original concept that will allow the giant crane to be assembled vertically in cramped spaces at working refineries. This effectively has led to two new types of crane. Will North reports.
Hitachi Sumitomo in Switzerland
Swiss contractor Gebr. Brun has invested in a new Hitachi Sumitomo SCX800A-3 to replace one of its existing crawler cranes. The company’s fleet includes three KH180-3s and one KH150-3.