Alimak supplies hoists for the tallest building in Scandinavia

2019-06-27

Standing at 245 meters, Karlatornet Tower will be the tallest building in the Nordic region, with total completion expected to occur in 2021. The architects for Karlatornet; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, are also behind some of the world’s tallest and most extravagant buildings including the Burj Khalifa and One World Trade Centre.

Alimak have been appointed to supply five construction hoists, one of which is a Mammoth TM with a payload of up to 5,500kg. This will be the first time the Mammoth TM will be used in Sweden.

 

The Karlatornet Tower will have one construction crane, instead of the normal two which is a safety measure due to strong winds that are expected during the construction phase.

 

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

 

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

 

Tormod Gunleiksrud, CEO of Alimak Group, says that the Karlatornet Tower will be a landmark building, and that Alimak Group is pleased to provide the reliable, and high-quality vertical access solutions and services needed for the special requirements posed by the tower’s height, and wind impact.