Nordic Crane inaugurates heavy lift system
23 October 2023
An under-construction Norwegian rail tunnel was the first project to benefit from Nordic Crane’s latest fleet addition. The Scandinavian specialist’s rapidly expanding heavy lift division now includes a new 1,300 tonne capacity Enerpac JS-250 multi-point jack up system with four towers.
The JS-250 was deployed on the MossIA project, a new 10 km twin track railway through the Norwegian city of Moss. Its first lift, to a height of 5 metres, was a 130 tonne concrete form for the tunnel.
Paul Karlsen, Nordic Crane COO and head of the heavy lift division set up in 2022, commented, “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.”
Karlsen continued, “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 10 metres. 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.”
Nordic’s JS-250 has four jack-up towers, one under each corner of a load. Four hydraulic cylinders raise the towers and steel “barrels” are then stacked in underneath. As the load is lifted, synchronously and in increments, the barrels are inserted automatically.