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Alimak Service wins order for Karlatornet

Serneke has placed an order with Alimak Service for the installation and service of five construction hoists to be used in the building of Karlatornet in Gothenburg, Sweden.


At 245 metres, Karlatornet will be the tallest building in the Nordic region and construction is expected to take about 2 ½ years. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the architects for Karlatornet, are also behind some of the world's tallest and most spectacular buildings such as Burj Khalifa and One World Trade Centre.

The scope of the project is to install five Alimak construction hoists and a common tower, of which one is an Alimak Mammoth TM with a payload of up to 5,500kg. The installation and on-going service support will be provided by Alimak Service and is the first time both an Alimak Mammoth and common tower will be used in Sweden. Installation will start during summer 2019 and is scheduled for completion during winter 2021/2022.

The hoists will serve as a critical part of the logistic flow throughout the complete building, serving all floors with large material via the Mammoth and utilizing the high-speed hoists to give quick and easy access for personnel.

The Alimak Service team has worked in collaboration with the Alimak construction sales team to offer a complete end-to-end customer solution to Serneke in providing the hoists, installation, service support and complete project management. With a commitment to providing the highest levels of product uptime and safety, winning the Karlatornet project demonstrates Alimak Service’s capability to support the world’s largest construction projects.

Source: Alimak Group Sweden AB