|Year of build:||1990|
|Design:||Lloyd’s + 100 A1 – Crane Pontoon|
|Length Overall x Breadth x Height||103 m, 72 m, 100 m|
|Gross tonnage:||14,035 GT – 4,210 NT|
|Deck area:||app. 2,500m²|
|Max water depth:||N/A|
|Crane type:||Fixed gantry|
|Max lifting capacity:||8,700t|
|Accommodation details:||2 single cabins under bridge (capt+cheng), 12 livi|
|Service speed:||Under tow approx. 5 knts|
The shipyard formerly possessed a 138-metre high crane, known as the Kockums Crane, built in 1973/74 and capable of lifting 1500 tons, making it the largest crane in the world when it was installed in 1974. The crane was not used much because of the Swedish shipyard crisis of the late 1970s and 1980s. It was used the last time in 1997 for lifting the foundations of the high pillars of the Oresund Bridge.
The crane was sold the first time in the early 1990s to the Danish company Burmeister & Wain, but the company went bankrupt shortly thereafter. It was later sold to a Korean company, Hyundai Heavy Industries. The crane was a landmark of Malmö from its time of construction until its dismantling before being shipped to Ulsan in South Korea in the summer of 2002.
Read more about Kockums here