CTE named Swedish Steel Prize 2018 finalist

CTE has been nominated for the Swedish Steel Prize 2018.

The company has developed what Swedish steelmaker SSAB is calling 'a highly innovative truck-mounted sky-lift that gives access to confined spaces where traditional solutions fail'.

CTE's MP 32.19 truck mounted skylift has a maximum height of 32 metres and a 19-metre outreach. It is mounted on a small, 7-ton truck and also features a 180-degree rotational boom that reaches hard-to-access working points.

Roberto Fenner, director of technoloogy at CTE said that efficiency and versatility were the chief objectives surrounding the development of the sky-lift. "We also wanted to deliver more structural stiffness to improve work safety conditions, while reducing the overall weight,” he explained.

The Swedish Steel Prize jury’s selected CTE as a finalist because the company had developed 'a small truck-mounted sky-lift of extraordinary versatility, height and reach. The compact boom system has a unique, elevated slewing mechanism that provides the added capability of manoeuvering around corners, giving access to confined spaces where traditional solutions fail. A carefully considered design as well as the optimisation of all boom cross-sections and use of high-strength steel made this possible.'

The Swedish Steel Prize is awarded annually to recognise the most innovative design utilising high-performance steel. CTE SpA, from Italy, is one of four finalists for this year’s prize, which will be awarded during a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden on 24 May. The award ceremony is part of a three-day event where hundreds of international participants will participate in seminars and site visits at SSAB.