The tallest building in Scandianavia

Karlatornet is Gothenburg’s first skyscraper at 246 meters. The location on Lindholmen means that its silhouette will be visible both from the river and from the city centre. With its 74 floors, Karlatornet houses 611 apartments, hotel, offices and a sky bar. The construction of the tower is also the start of the new district Karlastaden.

Karlatornet is jointly developed by Serneke and Fastighets AB Balder and it is fully financed, through shareholder loans from the parties and a construction loan of about SEK 3 billion from Nordea.

We were tasked with undertaking the erection and subsequent dismantling the climbing CTL 272-18 Luffing Jib Tower Crane.

The CTL 272-18 was mounted on anchor feet and equipped with low-temperature kits, service derricks and telematics for reporting critical operating data and fault codes, so issues could be quickly diagnosed and fixed.

The Terex CTL 272-18 crane offers a maximum 61-m (200-ft) jib length. Work crews equipped the crane with 50 m (164 ft) of jib for the first tower construction phase. Initially, tower height was set to offer a 60,4-m (198-ft) hook height. As construction progresses on the skyscraper, it will ultimately climb to deliver a 252,5-m (828-ft) hook height to complete the 245-m-tall (804-ft) structure.

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