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    Jekko JF545 Working From a Barge in Stockholm

    In the beautiful context of Stockholm downtown JF545 was stabilised on a scow and used by Wilgo AB company in the mounting of a pedestrian and cycle bridge.

    Many infrastructure projects are currently under development at the heart Stockholm. Among the most challenging ones there’s the construction of a pedestrian and cycle bridge over Riddarfjärden bay, the whole project is currently under development and it will be completed in summer 2021.

    For the installation of the bridge structure, made of 5 tons blocks, a machine with high lifting capacity and great outreach was required. One of the possible options was the use of a big mobile crane, to be stabilised on the nearby car bridge. Since the bridge that connects the islands in central Stockholm is very important for traffic flow, work could have been done only at night: a really expensive and time-consuming solution.

    Wilgo AB, a transportation and lifting company based in Gothenburg, offered the perfect solution: JF545, which was stabilised on a scow for 10 weeks and carried out all lift and handling operations from the boat.

    “From our perspective, the main advantages of JF545 are the compact dimensions, the high lifting capacity considering its weight and the possibility of working with no emissions when using the additional power pack. When operating with the electric engine, the crane is very silent and this improves the working environment tremendously. Last but not least the stabilisation system is very handy when there’s not a lot of space. For the job we did in Stockholm the JF545 was especially good because it could be stabilized on a scow, this allowed the contractors to save a lot of money and time. In unloading the bridge structure from the boat the machine was also priceless, if the Jekko hadn’t been on site the only way to unload the elements would have been using a mobile crane”

    explains Mr. Joacim Göransson, owner of Wilgo AB.

    When talking about his experience with Jekko, Mr. Göransson adds:

    ”We invested in a JF545 in late 2019 because we saw an opportunity for that kind of machine in Gothenburg. Our JF545 was the first crawler crane in the area and the city was investing in big infrastructure projects. Thanks to this model we could expand our working area and become experts in lifting in narrow spaces: with our Jekko JF545 we do all kinds of lifting in confined areas, for example in the archipelago outside Gothenburg, courtyards, in tunnels and below the ground level, on scows etc.”.