Crane Norway has taken delivery of a further 160 tonne Demag AC 160-5 All Terrain crane for its Nordic Crane Midt-Norge company based in Tiller, Trondheim.
The five axle AC 160-5 features a 69 metre main boom plus a 33 metre bi-fold swingaway extension. Features include Deamg’s IC-1 Plus crane control system, its dynamic launch control and independent rear axle steering. Offering an overall width of 2.75 metres and an overall length of 14.5 metres, Demag claims it is one of the most compact cranes in its class. Nordic Crane Midt-Norge will use the crane predominantly within the oil and gas industry as well as for transportation and construction projects, however its first job was working on a wind farm.
Crane Norway general manager, Trond Helge Skretting, said: “We already have several cranes of this model in our fleet. In terms of performance and reliability, they leave nothing to be desired. That’s why we decided to get a Demag AC 160-5 once more.”
Based in Sola, to the west of Stavanger, Crane Norway is part of major contractor Stangeland. The crane group is made up of six operating companies - Nordic Crane Sør, Nordic Crane Vest, Nordic Crane Midt-Norge, Nordic Crane Nord, Nordic Crane Engineering and Nordic Crane Oslo – which runs a fleet of more than 300 cranes including All Terrains to 500 tonnes and lattice crawlers to 650 tonnes.