Mammoet is expanding its range of equipment with ten new towers for its Mega Jack 800 system. The expanded range will help the company to reduce risk and improve efficiency across infrastructure, port and petrochemical construction projects worldwide.
The order brings Mammoet’s total number of Mega Jack 800 towers to 22 units. The company utilizes these towers in projects where safety is prioritized and the impact on the usual business needs to be minimized, for example in ports or petrochemical facilities where the flow of cargo or product is continuous.
According to Mammoet, the Mega Jack 800 offers an effective solution to these challenges. It provides significant lifting power of 800 tonnes per tower within a compact footprint that reduces its impact on other site operations. This allows projects such as bridge installations to be performed quicker and work to expand or heighten port cranes to be completed with less disruption to the operations around them, Mammoet states.
“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. 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”, says Mammoet’s head of R&D, Ronald Hoefmans.
The system is remote controlled which helps with both safety and efficiency, Hoefmans explains: “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. This also minimizes the need for interaction with the machinery to help optimize safety on site.”
The Mega Jack 800 system is part of a broader range of jacking solutions. In the Mega Jack gamma, the company also offers a smaller system of 300 tonnes per tower as well as the much larger Mega Jack 5200 which, as the name suggests, can lift a staggering 5,200 tonnes per tower.