The Focus30 has been designed specifically to operate in areas with complex infrastructure and space limitations, such as petrochemical plants and inner cities. “It delivers a high capacity crane that can be assembled within the smallest area possible, allowing more work to continue around it than would be the case for a crawler crane,” said Mammoet.  

 The 2,500t class crane has a 30,000t/m load moment, while it can offer ground bearing pressure as low as 6t/sqm.  It can be erected swiftly in 14 days. Its boom system is assembled vertically in sections, allowing erection to take place from just a 30m x 40m footprint. This also contributes significantly to safety as it ensures no part of the crane overhangs buildings, plant or people during assembly and disassembly activities. 

“The crane’s compact footprint allows customers to complete more work alongside heavy lifting operations, while its low ground bearing pressure limits the impact on surrounding infrastructure and reduces the amount of civil work that is required for lifting to begin,” said Mammoet.

The Focus30 also offers a great amount of flexibility as its variable and splittable superlift enables it to be relocated swiftly. It can also be moved entirely to another lifting position, without having to be deconstructed.  

“We are delighted to have designed a crane that offers a high capacity while minimizing the impact on its surroundings. The FOCUS30’s ability to operate around key site infrastructure means refineries and chemical plants do not incur the typical loss of production while upgrades are made. That means projects are completed quicker and with a lower total cost of refurbishment,” said Jacques Stoof, global director market development and innovation, Mammoet. 

“Similarly, with real estate at such a premium in the world’s cities, all available land is built upon and underground infrastructure can prevent the use of heavier lifting cranes. The FOCUS30’s small footprint and low ground bearing pressure reduces disruption and helps civil engineers keep our busy, expanding megacities running smoothly.” 

Further models in the FOCUS range are planned, while the first crane to be produced will shortly undertake its first live project, in the North America region. 

You can read our exclusive interview with Mammoet from March 2020 when the FOCUS30 was still in development here: