Nordic Crane expands heavy lift capability
Leading Nordic lifting company, Nordic Crane, has expanded its heavy lifting capability with the addition of an Enerpac JS-250 Jack-up system to the company’s rapidly growing Heavy Lift Division. Designed to lift loads up to 1300t, the JS-250 Jack-up will be deployed on infrastructure, tunnel and oil and gas projects in the region.
The Nordic Crane JS-250 Jack-up has already been deployed on the Norwegian infrastructure MossIA project – a new 10 km double track railroad through the city of Moss to MossIA ANS. It was used to safely and efficiently lift a 130 Te concrete form to a height of 5m during tunnel works.
Nordic Crane established the Heavy Lift Division in 2022. Headed by Paul Karlsen, the division is developing the company’s presence in the heavy lift market in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
“The Enerpac JS-250 jack-up system is a good fit with our other heavy lift systems and brings a new level of flexibility to the lifting solutions we offer,” says Paul Karlsen, chief operating officer, Nordic Crane. “The MossIA tunnel project is a great example of the jacking capability we now have available.
“We especially like the jack-up’s compactness and stability at 10m. Moreover, it can be readily adapted from a jack-up to a conventional hoist system with the addition of header beams and strand jacks, enabling us to handle a wider variety of heavy lift projects.”
The Enerpac JS-Series Jack-up system is a multi-point lifting system comprising four jack-up towers, one positioned under each corner of a load. The lifting frame of each jack-up tower contains four hydraulic cylinders, which lift and stack steel barrels. The load is lifted in increments as barrels are inserted via an automated system and stacked, forming the lifting towers. Managed by a single operator, each tower’s lifting and lowering operations occur simultaneously, while the jack-up’s synchronous technology maintains the balance of the load.